About 260 million people face acute food insecurity

The United Nations estimates that close to 260 million people in close to 60 countries around the world face acute food insecurity that requires urgent intervention.

The report by the Food Security Information Network attributed the status quo to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict in Ukraine, and weather phenomena.

The report was launched by the Global Network Against Food Crises, an international alliance of the UN, the EU, and governmental and non-governmental agencies working to tackle food crises.

Namibia and Ethiopia business people scout for opportunities

Business people from Namibia and Ethiopia have started scouting for opportunities in various sectors.

The two countries have currently no direct trade but are enjoying strong historical bilateral ties.

Namibia's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Emilia Mkusa, revealed this during an exclusive interview with nbc News.

Ethiopia has a market of more than 120 million people and a strong agricultural sector that accounts for 46% of its gross domestic product.

This has attracted interest from entrepreneurs in Namibia, particularly in flower production.

African countries submit tariffs to AfCFTA Secretariat

41 African countries have now submitted their tariffs to the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat (AfCFTA) .

Namibia and four other members of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) submitted as a group and notified the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This year's summit mainly focused on garnering greater commitment to accelerate the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.


President Geingob inaugurates Namibia’s diplomatic chancery in Addis Ababa

President Hage Geingob has inaugurated the renovated building of Namibia’s diplomatic chancery in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

The Chancery, located in the Bole suburb of Addis Ababa, used to host Swapo Party offices during Namibia’s struggle for independence.

However, after a number of years of occupation and consequent wear and tear, the building became inhabitable, and the Chancery found other premises to operate from until the government invested funds for renovation.

President Geingob to attend 36th Ordinary Session AU Summit

President Hage Geingob left for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he will join other African leaders for the 36th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit.

Dr. Geingob is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with several other heads of State and Government, as well as international organizations, during his two day official trip.

President Geingob jetted off from the Eros Airport in the early morning hours, where fellow leaders will discuss political and economic issues.

Namibia, Ethiopia to exchange intelligence information

Namibia and Ethiopia will soon be providing military training, military equipment, and the exchange of intelligence information, among other things, to each other.

This is contained in the Memorandum of Understanding on Defense Cooperation between the two countries. 

Namibia’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, and Ethiopia’s Minister of National Defense, Dr. Abraham Baley, signed the MoU in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday.

Ethiopian agricultural delegation commends Namibia on high sanitary standards 

Ethiopia has commended Namibia for being one of the most experienced African countries in sanitary practices, especially with respect to the requirements of international trade.

This was said by a high-level delegation on agriculture from Ethiopia, who are in Windhoek on a benchmarking visit to Namibia.

Dr Fikru Regassa, Ethiopian State Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, says that his country has invested in multiple infrastructures and made institutional re-arrangements, including restructuring of the sector to enable a wholesome livestock trade.