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Brazilian business delegation proposes projects to improve Namibian products

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The visiting Brazilian business delegation has proposed projects that would add value to Namibian products.

The delegation led by Brazil's Ambassador Vivian San Martin met President Nangolo Mbumba at State House, marking the conclusion of its weeklong visit to Namibia.

One such project is the processing of yellow maize and the production of cooking oil and rice in Namibia.

Brazil is a major producer of yellow maize, and the delegation says processing the maize here in Namibia offers an opportunity for it to be exported to other SADC countries.

Namibian High Commission in Zambia honour President Geingob

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The Namibian High Commission in Zambia has continued to play host to all manner of activities in honour of the late President Hage Geingob.

This has put the nbc local media crew on its toes, chasing after these solemn efforts worth sharing.

It's been almost 34 years since he last resided here in Lusaka, Zambia, but the fruits of his stay and labour are nearly everywhere.

His contemporaries keep emerging. They all want their grief and loss heard loudly.

President Nangolo Mbumba vows to serve Namibian people

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President Nangolo Mbumba has vowed to serve all the people of Namibia with the utmost dedication and commitment. He undertakes to continue building on the excellent foundation established by Presidents Sam Nujoma, Hifikepunye Pohamba, and Geingob.

Mbumba said it’s poignant and reassuring that in a time of such heavy loss, the nation remains calm and united. Geingob, whom he referred to as the chief architect of the Namibian constitution, was a distinguished leader. He urged Namibians to remain united.

Government raises over N$790 million for share in Hyphen Hydrogen Energy

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The Green Hydrogen Commissioner says the Namibian government has raised over N$790 million in grant funding for its 24% share in Hyphen Hydrogen Energy and for other green hydrogen projects in the country.

James Mnyupe said this at a media briefing on the recent developments regarding the Green Hydrogen Programme in Windhoek today (Mon).

Government avails over N$700 million to 2023 Population and Housing Census

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The Namibian government has committed more than N$700 million towards the 2023 Population and Housing Census.

Census field work will be conducted from September 18 to November 3, 2023. This time span will include the enumeration as well as the Post-Enumeration Survey (PES).

The objective of the Census is to provide an accurate count of the country's population, provide data for development, equity, and inclusion, monitor progress, and allocate resources.

NamPol warn child pornography perpetrators

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The Namibian police have sternly warned those who are engaging in child pornography on the dark web, saying law enforcement remains committed to protecting children.

The Head of Namibia's Criminal Investigation Directorate, Commissioner Lilungwe Mayumbelo, spoke to nbc News Reporter Gordon Joseph.

Commissioner Mayumbelo says the advent of technology has led to a market for online sex exploitation of minor children and that Namibia is not immune to these concerns.

Case seeking to legalise dagga postponed

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The State has requested a further postponement in the matter in which cannabis activist Jaftha Brian is seeking a court order to legalise the use of dagga in Namibia.

Government lawyers have filed documents indicating that the matter be postponed to September 12 for a case management conference, citing the complexity and constitutional questions raised in the matter.

In March of this year, government lawyer Jabulani Ncube informed the court that the matter had been postponed to enable the defendants to await recommendations from the Law Reform and Development Commission.

PDM leader shows support for LGBTQI rights

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The PDM leader has also shown support for the rights of the LGBTQI community, saying that though his party's policy stance does not support the formalisation of same-sex marriages, those who identify remain a part of the country's society.

Venaani further says that Namibia is a liberal country, and harsh policies to punish the gay community have no place in Namibia.

Investigations continue in missing stillborn's body

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The Namibian Police are investigating the matter in which the body of a stillborn baby disappeared from the Windhoek State Mortuary.

Police national spokesperson Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi confirmed that the matter was brought to the attention of the police on June 1st, six months after the disappearance of the body.

Shikwambi informed nbc News that most of the statements have been taken by the police.

Shikwambi further confirmed that this is the first case of a missing body from the state mortuary registered with the police.

Students in Cuba unhappy with monthly stipends provided by NSFAF

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Some students studying in Cuba under the Cuban-funded scholarship say they face an ongoing issue in terms of inadequate monthly stipends paid to them.

The prices of goods and services have significantly risen, they say, making it increasingly difficult to make ends meet on the current stipend provided through the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund scholarship (NSFAF).

Currently, seven students receive a monthly stipend from NSFAF.

The stipend amount is set at N$2,000, which is slightly over US$130 per month.