Namibia expands visa-on-arrival services


The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has launched visa on arrival services at an additional four entry points, bringing the total number of entry points in Namibia with visa on arrival to 11.

The new entry points are Oshikango, Mohembo, Ariamsvlei, Noordoewer, and Oranjemund Border Posts.

During the launch, the Home Affairs Minister stated that the decision to implement visas on arrival for tourists and visitors is in line with the principles and agenda of the African Union for Africa's integration agenda and visa-free Africa.

Call for increased efforts to empower women in peacebuilding across Africa


More concerted efforts to scale up women's participation in peacebuilding processes are urgently needed in Africa.

International Relations Minister Peya Mushelenga has called on governments to allocate resources for the implementation of programmes that support women's inclusion.

The African Union members have taken stock of women's participation and leadership in peace processes in Swakopmund.

The high-level ministerial seminar further marked the 20th anniversary of the Peace and Security Council.

Namibia affirms commitment to diplomatic relations and legacy of late President Geingob


President Nangolo Mbumba has reassured the diplomatic community of Namibia's commitment to strengthening bilateral relations and partnerships, continuing the legacy of the late President Hage Geingob. 

He highlighted Geingob's internationalist approach, which guided Namibia's foreign policy of being a friend to all and an enemy to none.

President Mbumba addressed the diplomatic corps during the New Year's greeting ceremony, held annually at State House.

Namibians should celebrate achievements of the AU- President Geingob


President Hage Geingob says today Africans, including those in the Diaspora, are to celebrate the achievements of the African Union as an enduring continental body.

President Hage Geingob noted that the African continent and its people face a number of challenges, which would require collective efforts to achieve the dream of Agenda 2063 of the Africa We Want.

Young entrepreneurs called to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, is calling on local young entrepreneurs to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Nandi-Ndaitwah made the remarks during a public lecture on the 60th anniversary of the African Union in Windhoek.

Nandi-Ndaitwah believes that the AfCFTA has the potential to lift Africans out of poverty, ultimately bringing about the continent's prosperity.

Public lecture in commemoration of the AU's 60th anniversary to be held at Hage Geingob campus


A public lecture in commemoration of the African Union's 60th anniversary will be held at UNAM's Hage Geingob campus in Windhoek this afternoon. 

The commemoration is celebrated under the theme 'Our Africa, Our Future'. 

The African Group of Ambassadors residing in Namibia and the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation are hosting the panel discussion on the history, present, and vision of the African Union.

Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah will deliver the keynote address.

Ethiopia has has availed land for Construction of residence of Namibian ambassador


Ethiopia has allocated an additional piece of land for free to Namibia to construct an ambassadorial residence in the capital, Addis Ababa.

However, no development has taken place on the plot so far.

The Namibian Embassy is currently in talks to start the construction.

Ethiopian authorities started allocating land to all African countries with embassies and the African Union in 2004 to construct diplomatic missions and residences.

Namibia to achieve AU target of investing in Research and Experimental Development


Namibia is making progress toward the African Union target of investing 1% of its gross domestic product (GDP) in research and experimental development.

Preliminary findings contained in the 2022 National Research and Experimental Development Survey indicate that 0.6% of the country's GDP is invested in research.

Stakeholders in science, technology, and innovation have gathered at Swakopmund to validate various reports.

Among those reports is the 2022 National Research and Experimental Development Survey, which provides indicators of technological change.

AU sets up a youth wing to curb issues of conflict and violence through dialogue


The African Union has set up a youth wing as part of an organ known as the Panel of the Wise, which aims to curb issues of conflict, instability, and violence through dialogue and mediation in all countries.

The new wing, Wise-Youth-Africa Network, which was established through a decision of the 35th meeting of Heads of State in February this year, will allow young people to play a central role in conflict mediation and prevention.

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.