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.

Namibia ranks among top 10 countries with high TB cases in the world

Namibia is among the top ten countries with high tuberculosis cases in the World.

Health and Social Services Minister, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula calls on community members with TB symptoms to get tested and start receiving treatment without delay.

Dr. Shangula was speaking at the commemoration of World TB Day in Tsumkwe under the theme Yes! We can end TB!

Namibia recorded 8,604 cases of TB last year, an increase of 30% compared to 2021.

Dr. Shangula says it is devastating that TB cases are high while the disease is preventable and treatable.

PDM to commemorate Clemens Kapuuo

The Popular Democratic Movement will commemorate the life of former Ovaherero Ombara Otjitambi and leader of the  Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA)  Clemens Kapuuo on Tuesday afternoon.

Kapuuo was assassinated by an unidentified gunman in Windhoek On Easter Monday in 1978.

Clemens Kapuuo, described by many as an advocate for democracy, played a critical role in Namibia attaining her  independence.

Following his killing, the largest military operation undertaken by South Africa since the Second World War, Operation Reindeer, was launched. 

Namibia marks Commonwealth Day

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Commonwealth Charter, which was signed by the late Queen Elizabeth in 2013. 

The Charter expresses the commitment of member states to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all the people of the Commonwealth.

The Charter also acknowledges the role of civil society in supporting the goals and values of the Commonwealth.

Ovaherero and Ovambanderu communities converged at Ozombu Zovindimb for an annual commemoration 

The Ovaherero and Ovambanderu communities converged at Ozombu Zovindimba in Otjinene, Omaheke Region, over the weekend for an annual commemoration that promotes the spirit of unity as well as to share updates on the ongoing genocide discussions.

The Ozombu Zovindimba commemoration emanates from the 1904–1908 war between the German troops and the Ovaherero tribe.

It was at this place that General Lother Von Trotha issued the extermination order to eliminate the Ovaherero and Nama communities on sight.