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Namibia’s annual inflation rate for December slows down to 2.4 percent

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Namibia's annual inflation rate for December 2020 fell to 2.4 percent, down from 2.6 percent of December 2019, the country's statistics agency said Friday. ...
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Namibia moves to contain new outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in northern regions

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Namibia has banned the movement of live cloven-hoofed animals within and out of areas where new foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) cases were confirmed and nearby...
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Namibia suspends non-urgent medical procedures amid rising COVID-19 cases

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Namibia, reeling under a new wave of COVID-19 infections, has postponed all non-urgent medical procedures, Health Minister Kalumbi Shangula said Wednesday. The...
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Namibian arts industry finds solace in technology for recovery

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Despite economic challenges as a result of failure to perform live during the better part of the year because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Namibian...
Railway Project

Namibia’s rail operator unable to meet wage increases due to financial constraints

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Namibia's national railway service provider, TransNamib is unable to meet any wage increases at the company at this particular time, Chief Executive Officer Johny...
biodiversity

Namibia to reform law to enhance environmental, biodiversity protection

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Namibia is reforming its environmental management legislation to enhance the protection of natural resources and promote sustainable management of the environment, a government official...

Turkish Airlines opens new cargo route to Namibia

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Namibia's flagship airport Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) has welcomed the Turkish Airlines as it commenced with a scheduled cargo operation once a...
Covid-19

Tourism expo promotes business revival in Namibia amid COVID-19

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At her premises, artist Elizabeth Ngombe counted proceeds generated from her exhibit at the Namibia Tourism Expo held in capital Windhoek from Nov. 4...
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Sign language interpreters convey COVID-19 information, bridge gaps in Namibia

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by Ndalimpinga Iita Sign language interpreters in Namibia are bridging gaps by conveying information on COVID-19 to the populace with...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Namibia needs 1.8 million USD to fight locust outbreak: minister

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Namibia needs an estimated amount of 30 million Namibia dollars (1.8 million U.S. dollars) for resources to deal with the locust outbreak in...
Cricket

Namibia cricket embarks on initiative to revive struggling tourism sector

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Namibia cricket has joined efforts with the "Eagles" brand to help revive the country's ailing tourism sector with the launch of the #EaglesChallenge on...
China’s economy

Namibia’s economy contracts by 11.1 percent in second quarter

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Namibia's domestic economy contracted by 11.1 percent in the second quarter this year compared to a decline of 3.6 percent recorded in the...
Staff unload Chinese medical supplies from an airplane at the Kotota International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020. China's medical supplies for 18 African countries have arrived here on Monday, and are scheduled to be delivered to the other 17 countries within a few days. The beneficiary African countries are Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Benin, Cape Verde, as well as Sao Tome and Principe. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

China has donated 2.9 million USD worth of medical supplies to Namibia in combating...

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Donations of medical supplies from China to Namibia against the COVID-19 pandemic are now roughly worth 50 million Namibian dollars (2.9 million U.S....
Environment Cleanup Exercise

Namibia launches annual cleanup campaign

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Namibia on Wednesday launched the annual national cleanup campaign amid the COVID-19 epidemic. Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta officiated...
Rhinoceros

Namibia’s rhino conservation continues to be hampered by poaching incidents: minister

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Namibia's rhino conservation remains challenged by poaching incidents despite a decline in poaching numbers as a result of ongoing interventions by the government, communal...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Namibia’s COVID-19 cases break 10,000 mark

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Namibia on Thursday recorded 114 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's cumulative confirmed cases to 10,078. Namibia's Health Minister Kalumbi...
Makeshift Hospital

Namibia not to extend state of emergency

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Namibia's President Hage Geingob on Thursday announced that the State of Emergency in the country will not be extended when it expires on...
inflation

Namibia’s inflation rate in August slows down to 2.4 percent

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Namibia's annual inflation rate in August slowed to 2.4 percent from 3.7 percent recorded in August 2019, according to the country's statistics agency (NSA)...
The first flight of the Xi'an-Istanbul direct air route arrives at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Dec. 30, 2019. Three round trips operated by Turkish Airlines are expected to be made between Xi'an and Istanbul, with inbound flights on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and outbound ones on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. (Xinhua/Shao Rui)

Namibia flagship airport welcomes 1st international passenger flight after 6-month stoppage

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Namibia's flagship airport, Hosea Kutako International Airport began operations on Friday with the first international arrival to Windhoek being the Ethiopian Airlines, which...
Law enforcement staff show copies of pirated dictionaries, textbooks and teaching materials confiscated at a cultural market in Huainan, Anhui province, Apr. 24, 2017. (Photo from People’s Daily Online)

Namibia postpones unique annual cultural arts festival

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The only cultural festival that focuses on celebrating the cultural diversity of Namibia's capital city of Windhoek, the /Ae //Gams Arts and Cultural Festival,...
Air Namibia

Namibia’s flag carrier says to cut employee salaries by half

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Namibia's struggling national flag carrier, Air Namibia, intends to reduce employee salaries by 50 percent following losses incurred over the past five years, which...
Namibia

Namibia’s emergency grant benefits over 760,000

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The Namibian finance ministry said Wednesday that out of over 800,000 applicants, 769,130 individuals have benefited from an emergency income grant. The...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.27 million

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent...
malaria

Namibia records 12,507 malaria cases, 40 deaths in 2020

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Namibia's malaria cases this year increased to 12,507 from 2,841 recorded in 2019, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health availed to...
Thato Bame (2nd L) of Botswana's national women football team vies with Abigail Kozik (1st L) of Madagascar's national women football team during the All Africa Games qualifiers in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, March 6, 2015. Botswana advanced to the next round of the All Africa Games qualifiers after knocking out Madagascar 3-2 on aggregate. (Xinhua/Koone Boikaego)

Development of Namibia women’s football dented as all activities for 2020 shelved

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Girls Youth Leagues and other healthy lifestyle activities have been canceled for the rest of the year, amid the...
blood bank

Namibia experiences massive drop in blood supplies as COVID-19 restrictions bite

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Namibia's lockdown restrictions to help combat the spread of COVID-19 have had a major impact on blood collections countrywide, an official told Xinhua...
Governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, at the Place of the talking drums during the governor?s visit to GUS contestants at Ude Ovulu jungle Aguleri, Anambra State over the weekend

Namibia avails more relief fund to arts industry ravaged by COVID-19

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The National Arts Council of Namibia (NACN) announced that it has approved an additional 608,050 Namibian dollars (about 36,400 U.S. dollars) under the...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Namibia extends restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

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Namibia's President, Hage Geingob, announced Friday that the special restrictions placed upon the local areas of Windhoek, Okahandja, and Rehoboth will be extended...
Transport Protocols

Namibia’s transport operators eke a living amid COVID-19 restrictions

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by Ndalimpinga Iita Amid COVID-19 travel restrictions, short and long-distance transport operators in Namibia have diverted to alternative routes...
Namibian Dollar

Namibia raises US$37 million from government fishing quota auction

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Namibia has raised close to 628 million Namibian dollars (37 million U.S. dollars) from the auction of 60 percent of its horse mackerel and...