Two children escape shack fire

Two children were lucky to emerge alive after a shack fire broke out at the One Nation informal settlement in Windhoek's Tobias Hainyeko Contiuency on Monday afternoon.

The two children, aged three and ten, were reportedly on their own when the incident occurred.

According to neighbours, they noticed smoke coming from the shack and screams from passersby that the dwelling was burning.

The neighbours attempted to extinguish the fire but to no avail.

Attempts to put out the fire were in vain, and no household goods could be salvaged.

1647 children in Kunene Region benefit from Project Never Walk Alone

1647 barefooted children in the Kunene Region will each receive a brand new pair of shoes this weekend through the Project Never Walk Alone initiative.

The founder of the 2-year-old project, Tim Ekandjo, says the project represents the dreams and aspirations of every barefoot child in Namibia who wishes to walk and pursue their dreams in the Namibian House.

Of the 1647 brand-new pairs of Namibian-made leather shoes, the Outjo circuit has been selected for the first phase in the region.

Dolutegravir medication improves health of children living with HIV

The health of almost 12,000 children living with HIV across Namibia has rapidly improved due to dolutegravir medication.

The child version of the HIV drug was introduced in July 2021 by the Ministry of Health and Social Services in partnership with the U.S. government.

Dolutegravir, or DTG, has proven to be more effective in treating HIV and less likely to cause side effects in children.

However, according to a media release by the US Embassy in Namibia, there are still challenges to treating and caring for children living with HIV.

Otjiwarongo Super Spar Hosts Children for Christmas

Children in Otjiwarongo spent their Christmas at Theo's Spar for a kiddies Christmas party.

Each December, the owner of the Spar supermarket in Otjiwarongo, Theo Borstlap, invites the children of staff members to a Christmas party.

Sweets and biscuits are part of the goodies they receive, and a big piece of cake goes to the parents as well.

The children ate and even received more goodies to take home.

About 140 children showed up for the spar Christmas party.

Two minor children burn to death in traditional hut at Omusati's Otjimanangombe village

Two minor children, who are siblings aged 3 and 4, were burned beyond recognition in the early hours of this morning while they were sleeping in their traditional hut at Otjimanangombe village in Ruacana Constituency, Omusati Region.

It is alleged that, at the time of the incident, four children were asleep in the traditional hut, which caught fire and burned to ashes.

Children of late Gedrud Rooi say police aware of father's alleged abusive nature

Children of the late Gertrud Rooi say NamPol's Gender-Based Violence Investigation Unit and the police at Dordabis are aware of their father's alleged abusive nature.

The 57-year-old Rooi and her 30-year-old daughter, Goldie Landsberg, were allegedly shot dead on Saturday at Stinkwater by Edward Rooi.

Reporter Emil Seibeb and cameraman Festus Mbendeka visited the family's home this morning, where the late Rooi's children told them of how they grew up in a toxic and violent environment with their father, who now faces murder charges.