Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post connects Namibia to African countries

The Trans-Kalahari-Mamuno Border Post is an important point of entry as it connects Namibia to other SADC countries and central Africa.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwa, says it's for this reason that Namibia and Botswana's Bi-national Commission agreed to urgently introduce a One-Stop-Border-Post.

A one-stop border post is a port-of-entry environment in which two governments decide to co-locate their port-of-entry operations at a common land border crossing.

Deputy Minister Matundu says Africans can promote intra-continental trade if they work together

International Relations and Cooperation's Deputy Minister Jennelly Matundu says Africans can promote intra-continental trade and ensure food security if they all work together.

During virtual panel discussion on Cultivating Strategic Diplomacy, Matundu says Africa can achieve a lot if all member state rectify the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.

UNAM to develop an artificial intelligence curriculum for Africa

The University of Namibia (UNAM) is developing an artificial intelligence curriculum for Africa.

Pro-Vice Chancellor at the institution, Professor Anicia Peters, says UNAM will collaborate with Africa-based Google and Microsoft.

"This curriculum came about because we said if Africans and women want to be part of the creators of AI and we want to diminish the gender biases, the racial biases, and the stereotypes against Africans, then we have to get on that wagon and we have to start educating our learners and students just like you."

Climate change is threatening Africa's ecosystems and economies - Schlettwein

Climate change is threatening Africa's ecosystems and economies.

The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein, says the situation is placing the African country's developmental gains, prosperity, and aspirations under the Africa Union Agenda 2063 in jeopardy.

He urged that all member states respond collectively and boldly to the challenges presented by climate change.

Start Up SADC founder highlights need for Africans to promote industrial development

The United Entrepreneurs Association of Namibia, together with the Start-Up SADC member states, aims to create a single market for goods and services to deepen economic integration on the African continent.

The founder of Start-Up SADC, Moses Sereme, says there is a need for Africans to hold hands to promote industrial development and sustainable and inclusive social-economic growth.

He was speaking at the Start-Up SADC conference by the United Entrepreneurs Association of Namibia at Swakopmund.

Africa to lose up to US$50 billion of its GDP per capita yearly from climate change effects

Africa could lose up to US$50 billion of its Gross Domestic Product per capita every year from the effects of climate change by 2030. 

Against this background, African countries are urged to put climate change dialogues into action as they prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference, to be held next month in Egypt.

These were remarks at the 10th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa, held in Windhoek.

AU Commission Chairperson urges Africa to curb foreign aid and stimulate peace

The Chairperson of the African Union says Africa must create wealth amongst its people as a tool to curb foreign aid and stimulate peace.

Moussa Faki Mahamat says the need to embrace African ideas on issues facing the continent is also critical to attaining transformation across all spheres of life.

Mahamat also raised concern about the unconstitutional seizure of political power in Africa, saying although success has been achieved in restoring peace across Africa, concerns still exist.

Founder/President of ADDI says Africa must rise and reclaim its position in the world

The Founder and President of the African Diaspora Development Institute, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao, says Africa must rise and reclaim its position in the world.

Dr Chihombori-Quao and her delegation are in Namibia to identify areas of investment as the African diaspora strives towards economic emancipation.

She said Namibia is on the right track with the 3rd revolution, which is economic emancipation.

However, she highlighted that multinationals that ran the economies during African countries' colonial eras continue to control the continent's economies.