Debates heat up in National Assembly 

In a tumultuous turn of events, the National Assembly session scheduled for Thursday failed to proceed as anticipated, as it was marred by exchanges and heated debates right from the beginning.

The session quickly spiralled into chaos as Members of Parliament raised concerns about the dwindling attendance among their colleagues, demanded accountability, and proposed significant changes to the system.

Mourners bid farewell to Sadrag Theofilus Nakale 

Hundreds of mourners bid farewell to the late popular music artist Sadrag Theofilus Nakale at the ELCIN Parish in Windhoek.

The 60-year-old Nakale died on Sunday in Windhoek after battling cancer.

Speakers described Nakale Ya Nakale or Sisande as humble, bubbly, and full of compassion.

Fellow artist Kamati Ekanda said he lost not only a colleague but also a brother.
Speaking on behalf of his children was his firstborn, Anna Nakale, who described her father as a very tidy person and full of jokes.

Zambezi Region celebrates Day of the Namibian Child

The Day of the Namibian Child was officially celebrated in the Zambezi Region today.

The 28th of September, declared the national day for the Namibian Child by the Namibian Cabinet in the year 2000, has been celebrated annually and this year under the theme "The rights of the child in a digital environment" at the main event, which took place at Masokotwani in the Sibbinda constituency.

The Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Doreen Siyoka, stressed the ministry's continued efforts to safeguard Namibian children's overall well-being.

Namibia, Zimbabwe discuss challenges faced by liberation movements

Namibian President Dr. Hage Geingob and Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa recently met in New York during their attendance at the UN General Assembly.

The two leaders used the opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by liberation movements and to call for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe, which had been imposed by the US and other Western countries.

The courtesy meeting was the first since President Mnangagwa retained the presidency in a harmonised general election last month, where he gained 52.6% of the votes.

Lack of housing a pressing matter in Namibia

A lack of housing remains a pressing issue for many Namibians, with high costs making it impossible for ordinary Namibians to qualify for land or conventional home loans.

The President of the Popular Democratic Movement, McHenry Venaani, says this has placed an even bigger strain on the poor, youth, and unemployed citizens, as there is no system to accommodate them.

Namibia is second to Dubai in skyrocketing house prices, something Venaani questioned considering Namibia’s low population and massive land.

Teenage preganancy remains burning issue

High cases of teenage pregnancy among girls aged between 13 and 19 years old in Kamanjab, Kunene Region, remain a burning social issue that needs concerted efforts to address.

These are the views of Deputy Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare, Bernadette Jagger, when she addressed the Women and Girls Conference on Teenage Pregnancy held yesterday.

She highlighted that the escalation of such social issues is driven by poverty, peer pressure, sexual abuse, a lack of parental involvement, and harmful cultural beliefs.

Venaani raises concerns about order paper 

In an unexpected turn of events during today's parliamentary session, the leader of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), McHenry Venaani, raised concerns about the order paper, leading to the abrupt adjournment of the house for a tea break without any motions being tabled.

Venaani stressed that private members' bills, including his own, should be accorded the same consideration as government bills in accordance with parliamentary rules.

National Skills Competition testifies Namibia is moving towards self-reliance 

Over 150 talented competitors from across the country have gathered to showcase their skills in a wide range of trades, including hairdressing, bricklaying, woodwork, hospitality, and many more, for the 3rd edition of the National Skills Competition.

Speaking during the official opening, the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Technology, and Innovation said the competition is a clear testament that Namibia is fast moving towards self-reliance through robust technical skills.

Natalia |Goagoses was speaking on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

Africans should be custodians of their mineral resources

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa Amadhila has emphasised the importance of Africans taking responsibility for the custodianship and management of their mineral resources.

She delivered these remarks during the official opening of the Colloquium of African Geology in Windhoek.

Prime Minister Amadhila's statement aligns with Africa's ambitions to position itself as a global economic powerhouse, as outlined in the AU Agenda 2063.