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Oshikango-Santa Clara Border Post opens 24/7

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The Oshikango -Santa Clara Border Post will now operate 24/7 following the launch on Friday.

This follows an agreement between the Namibia and Angola governments.

The 24/7 operation will allow the movement of people of the two countries at any time.

Ohangwena Governor Sebastian Ndeitunga is confident that the initiative will greatly ease the movement of people, goods and services and minimise illegal crossing among others.

Namibians to be trained in oil and gas vocational skills in Angola

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Thirteen Namibians with Level 3 qualifications in welding, fitting, and turning will be trained in vital oil and gas vocational skills in Angola.

With the help of this programme, Namibians will be better equipped to progress the country's rapidly growing oil and gas industry.

Namibia's oil and gas sector continues to gain momentum, necessitating the implementation of programmes to upskill its citizens for the emerging sector.

Stakeholders in Zambezi call for urgent revamp of various animal quarantines

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The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics and Public Administration has completed its two-day visit to the Zambezi Region.

The committee, headed by member of parliament Sebastiaan Karupu, explained the visit was a result of petitions by civil society organisations that complained about the standard of abattoirs and quarantine facilities in the northern communal areas (NCAs) and the urgent need to revive livestock markets in said areas.

South African Coach Boosts Namibia's Table Tennis Hopefuls

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The Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA) recently held the Junior Table Tennis Championship in Windhoek.

The event was highlighted by the presence of South African coach Simon Gologolo, who is assisting in selecting the national team for the upcoming Africa Youth Games in Botswana and the Region 5 Games in Angola.

The championship featured a strong participation of young players competing in singles, doubles, and mixed competitions.

Angola to open energy market

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Angola has indicated that it can supply Namibia with electricity. 

Namibia's Ambassador to Angola, Patrick Nandago, said this during an interview with nbc News.

According to Ambassador Nandago, Angola is close to becoming self-sufficient in energy generation and distribution.

Angola's electricity sector is currently organised by public companies within the Ministry of Energy and Water.

However, the country is planning to open up the energy market for private investors, especially with smaller hydropower projects.

Namibia, Angola to extend broadcasting cooperation

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Namibian Broadcasting Corporation Director General Stanley Similo says Namibia and Angola's cooperation in broadcasting will be extended to include television.

Currently, only nbc National FM has programmes catering to Angolan citizens living in Namibia.

The Director General said this at the three-day Senior Officials Meeting for the Inaugural Session of the Angola-Namibia Bi-National Commission, currently underway in Luanda, Angola.

Namibia, Angola’s senior officials meeting kicks off in Luanda

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Senior officials meeting for the inaugural session of the Angola-Namibia Bi-National Commission convened in Luanda, Angola, on Thursday.

The three-day session will review, facilitate exchange, and bring about substantive ideas that will reinforce cooperation between the two countries.

During the opening ceremony, the head of the Namibian delegation and Executive Director in the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, Penda Naanda, said Namibia and Angola continue to enjoy excellent and cordial bilateral relations, dating back to the liberation struggle. 

MPLA pays courtesy call on President Mbumba

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The Vice President of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Luisa Damiao, paid a courtesy visit to President Nangolo Mbumba today. 

The visit highlights the longstanding ties between the two countries, rooted in mutual respect and political comradeship.

President Mbumba welcomed Damiao and a delegation comprised of parliamentarians and other dignitaries. 

The courtesy visit holds significance not only on a diplomatic level, but also serves as an opportunity to strengthen MPLA and Swapo Party relations.

Namibia-Angola governors forum strengthens bilateral ties

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The Governors Forum is a collaborative initiative between Namibia and Angola that signals a pivotal step towards enhancing bilateral relations and addressing shared challenges impacting communities along the border.

The gathering of key stakeholders from the border regions of Namibia and Angola is poised to serve as a platform for meaningful dialogue, cooperation, and strategic engagement.

Namibia invited to join International Hydrogen Trade Forum

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Namibia is accorded an opportunity to contribute to the global collaboration agenda for advancing the green hydrogen ecosystem following an invitation to join the International Hydrogen Trade Forum.

Namibia is a member of the International Hydrogen Trade Forum through the Namibian Green Hydrogen Programme, spearheaded by the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The forum is imperative for high-level discussions between importing and exporting nations, ensuring the development of global trade corridors for hydrogen and its derivatives.