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African countries begin to lift Covid-19 restrictions

– – Many African countries have started lifting their Covid-19 restrictions to further make life easier for citizens and return them normalcy. There have been Covid-19 restrictions such as mandatory wearing of masks, quarantining persons that test positive, lockdowns on communities considered hot spot among others. Last week Kenya announced that it has lifted all restrictions imposed to curb the… Read More
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Covid-19: Namibia’s capital Windhoek on two-week lockdown

– – Namibia’s government has announced a two-week lockdown of the capital Windhoek to fight the spike in Coronavirus pandemic. The city has recorded more than half of the Covid infections in the entire country. On Tuesday evening President Hage Geingob announced tighter measures to limit the spread of virus after recent spike in infections and deaths. In a televised… Read More
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Germany to pay Namibia €1.1bn in reparations for colonial genocide

Germany has accepted to pay Namibia €1.1bn as reparation for genocide committed during its colonial-era occupation of the African country. The reparation will be in a form of financial support for Namibia’s development through a programme. Per the deal of the reparation there will be funding paid over 30 years through spending on infrastructure, healthcare and training programmes benefiting the… Read More
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Air Namibia ceases operations as it files for liquidation

– – Namibia’s national carrier Air Namibia has suspended all operations, leaving hundreds of workers without jobs. The airline is cancelling all of its flights and grounding its aircraft with immediate effect. In a statement Air Namibia asked all affected customers to cancel reservations and request refunds. The state owned newspaper the New Era reported that more than 600 employees are being sent home by… Read More
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Namibia auctions 170 elephants due to drought

– – The Namibian government has announced the auctioning of elephants due to drought and human-widelife conflict. An advertisement in the state owned Era newspaper said about 170 high value elephants will be auctioned off. “Due to drought and an increase in elephant numbers, coupled with human-elephant conflict incidents, a need has been identified to reduce these populations,” according to the… Read More
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Namibians demonstrate against gender-based violence

– – Hundreds of Namibians on Thursday hit the streets of the country’s capital Windhoek to demonstrate against recent cases of gender-based violence. They have demanded investigations and prosecution of persons who perpetuated the violence. It follows the discovery of the body of a woman in a shallow grave in Walvis Bay, south-west of the country. Hundreds of citizens have… Read More
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Namibia: Incumbent President Geingob wins re-election

Namibia’s incumbent President Hage Geingob has been declared winner of last month’s presidential election. The electoral commission of Namibia said on Saturday that Geingob retained power, winning the election with 56.3% of the vote. His closest rival, a fellow SWAPO party member Panduleni Itula who ran as independent came second with 29.4%. In third place was the leader of the… Read More
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Namibia: Commonwealth says poll was ‘peaceful and orderly’

Namibia’s election on 27 November was carried out in a largely peaceful and orderly manner, according to an interim statement issued by the Commonwealth observers who were deployed to the country. The group noted that the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections – the sixth multiparty elections since Namibia‘s independence – were the most competitive in the country’s electoral history.… Read More
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Namibians vote in crucial presidential and parliamentary polls

Namibians went to the polls on Wednesday to vote for a new president and parliamentarians in elections considered crucial and anticipated to be tight. The ruling Swapo party has been in power since independence from South Africa in 1990 and is expected to prolong that hold on power. Incumbent President Hage Geingob who is the country’s third leader since independence… Read More
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Esther Muinjangue: Namibia’s first female candidate for president

On Wednesday Namibians will be heading to the polls and Esther Muinjangue will be the country’s first female presidential candidate in the election. She will be leading her National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) party into the election hoping the 2.45 million citizens will give her a chance to lead the country. In an interview with AFP she said she feels… Read More