Chief Samuel Maharero commemorated

The Red Flag has commemorated 100 years since the reburial of the remains of Chief Samuel Maharero, who died in Botswana in 1923.

The commemoration was held at Okahandja under the theme, ''Celebrate the past, embrace the present, and leverage the foundation for the future generation".

Hundreds of descendants of the OvaHerero flocked to Okahandja in remembrance of the reburial of Chief Samuel Maharero's remains.

Maharero is remembered for succeeding in leading thousands of his people to the British Bechuanaland Protectorate, today known as Botswana.

A living legacy of Namibia’s liberation struggle

For 99-year-old Elizabeth Iilonga, a Tsumeb resident, Heroes' Day holds special significance as her four children and one grandchild selflessly dedicated their lives to Namibia's liberation struggle.

Iilonga, affectionately known as Kuku Nekulu, in an interview with the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa), commended the Namibian Government for officially designating August 26 as a day of commemoration.

The date holds deep significance for her as it memorialises the sacrifices of her children and grandson in the pursuit of a free Namibia.

World Refugee Day commemorated at Osire

The Head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Fafa N'Konou, says refugees should not be deprived of services or jobs they need to live self-reliant lives.

N'Konou explained that no matter how long they stay in exile, refugees want to carry on with their lives.

She was speaking at the commemoration of World Refugee Day at Osire Refugee Settlement.

Some refugees fled their countries because of war in Ukraine, Syria, the DRC, and Sudan.

72 million African children estimated to be engaged in child labour

Seventy-two million African children are estimated to be engaged in child labour, of which 31,5 million are working in hazardous environments, prostitution, and domestic work.

This was said by the National Programme Officer for Gender Responsive and Pro-Employment Budgeting of the UN Population Fund, Natalia Halweendo, at the commemoration of the Day of the African Child.

Halweendo added that although child labour deprives minors of education and childhood, it is a decent course as it is mostly done in helplessness.

National Genocide Remembrance Day commemorated at Independence Memorial Site

Affected communities of the 1904-1908 genocide committed by German forces against the Nama, Ovaherero, and Ovambanderu people have called for the speedy promulgation of the National Genocide Remembrance Day.

This call was made during the commemoration in the capital today.

Retired SWANU MP Usutuaije Maamberua had in 2016 proposed that May 28 be declared National Genocide Remembrance Day, as it was on that day that the genocide officially ended when all concentration camps in Namibia were ordered to close in 1908.

Erongo Governor emphasizes the need for African countries to strive for economic independence

Erongo Governor Neville Andre has emphasised the need for African countries to strive for economic independence.

Andre said this during the Africa Day commemoration with senior citizens at Walvis Bay.

Africa Day is an occasion to commemorate and honour the achievements of the Organisation of African Unity, now known as the African Union, since its establishment in 1963.

Namibians celebrate International Nurses Day

Namibians joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Nurses Day.

The day is aimed at celebrating the remarkable contributions of nurses worldwide and honouring their tireless dedication and selfless commitment to healthcare.

This day also offers an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable role that Namibian nurses play in promoting national well-being.

Retired Nurse Cecily Petersen, who was the keynote speaker at the occasion, urged nurses to be patient and show love towards patients at all times.

Namibian Christians observe Ascension Day

On this quiet morning, when most people were still asleep, others made their way to church to observe Ascension Day.

Those who nbc News team spoke to described Ascension Day as a time of hope as they await the return of Jesus Christ.

According to Christian belief, today marks the 40th day after Jesus Christ's resurrection.

The feast of the Ascension ranks with Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost in the universality of its observance among Christians.

Churchgoers at The Universal Church sang songs of praise.

Christian faith commemorates Ascension Day

Today is Ascension Day, the Christian holiday celebrated annually, about 39 days following Easter Sunday. On this day, followers of the faith commemorate the ascension of Jesus Christ to heaven.

This feast day is one of the ecumenical feasts of Christian churches, along with the celebrations of the Passion, Easter, and Pentecost. Ascension Day is generally observed on a Thursday, the forty-first day after Easter.

nbc News reporter Stefan |Uirab spoke to Apostle Nancy Ganes.

President Geingob commemorates International Nurses Day

President Hage Geingob says the important role of nurses and their selfless commitment and sacrifices cannot go unappreciated.

Geingob joined in to commemorate International Nurses Day, celebrated today (Friday).

International Nurses Day is celebrated annually worldwide to recognise nurses' contributions to healthcare and raise awareness of the crucial roles they play in promoting the health and wellness of people.