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.