Zambia mourns Geingob

The Zambian Government has declared two days of national mourning and a further three days of flags flying at half mast in honour of the late Namibian President, Dr. Hage Geingob.

In an urgent state communique dated February 20, 2024, Secretary to the Cabinet Patrick Kangwa announced, on behalf of the Head of State, that from Wednesday, the 21st, all flags must fly at half mast, with Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th, strictly reserved as public holidays to mourn the Namibian President.

Late President Geingob was humble, down to earth - Patrick Chisanga

A friend of the late President Dr. Hage Geingob, Patrick Chisanga, travelled from Zambia to Namibia to pay his respects and offer condolences to the president's family and the Namibian people.

Patrick Chisanga recalled how he first met the late president and described him as a humble and down-to-earth person.

He emphasised that the president never forgot his roots as a freedom fighter and always remained true to his values.

Namibian High Commission in Zambia honour President Geingob

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.

Zambia mourns President Dr. Geingob

In Zambia, where the late President Hage Geingob played his part in Namibia's liberation struggle for nearly two decades, events in his honour have been unfolding over the past week.

A host of his contemporaries continue to eulogise this accomplished pan-Africanist.

Our Special Correspondent in Lusaka, Wamundila Chilinda, brings us this report.

A dark cloud that has covered the land of the brave has extended to the land of work and joy—Zambia.

Zambezi Police Investigate Poaching of Elephants

Police in the Zambezi Region apprehended a 37-year-old man found in possession of 24 elephant tusks during a joint operation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism last night.

The tusks are alleged to have come from Botswana, where the elephants were poached, and entered Namibia through the Batubaja Area in Linyanti Constituency.

All 24 tusks were found loaded into a vehicle with an expired disc licence driven by a suspect who was allegedly called to provide transport after the car in which they were transported initially ran out of fuel.

Children say no to abuse

Some children from Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have expressed their views on Children’s Day and their rights by saying abuse, access to clean water, drug addiction, and feelings of neglect are their biggest concerns.

South African singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka, has made a passionate appeal for the protection of children during the march to raise awareness of the sub-regional celebrations of World Children's Day taking place tomorrow in Walvis Bay.

Namibia, Zambia to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships

Namibia and Zambia have agreed to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships among private sector players and facilitate trade through improved market access for products.

Trade Ministers from both countries and their delegations met in Lusaka this week to take stock of the progress made in trade and investment areas of cooperation.

Products such as sugar, salt, fish, meat and meat products, wheat, maize, avocados, honey, and tomatoes are just some to be traded with through improved market access.

Paulus Noa attends Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities 6th AGM

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Namibia Director General Paulus Noa attended the 6th Annual General Meeting of the Africa Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities in South Africa.

The announcement was made by the ACC on its social media pages.

The purpose of the two-day meeting, which was held from July 31 to August 1, was to discuss the battle against corruption and illicit financial flows on the African continent.

First exchange of sentenced inmates in Zambia takes place

The first exchange of sentenced inmates between Namibia and Zambia took place at Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region.

This is part of the resolution of the Namibia/Zambia joint Permanent Commission on Defense and Security to facilitate the transfer of sentenced offenders who indicated a willingness to serve the remainder of their sentences in their home countries.

15 Zambian and six Namibian convicts sentenced to prison terms were transferred during the ceremony to serve the remainder of their sentences in their countries of origin.