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Namibian visual artists educate locals on COVID-19 through art

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By Ndalimpinga Iita Namibian visual artist, Jeremiah Haihambo does not only see art as a way to demonstrate his ability to craft...
Covid Case

Namibia reports high ratio number of daily COVID-19 cases to population

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Namibia is among top African countries in the ratio number of daily reported COVID-19 cases to population, with 315 positive cases recorded Friday, health...
Atlas Namibia

Namibian banks in healthy state

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Bank of Namibia governor Johannes Gawaxab said Wednesday he is happy with the liquidity and capitalization of the country's commercial banks even as he...
banks

Namibia’s central bank reduces repo rate to 3.75 percent

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Namibia's central bank Wednesday reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points from 4 percent to 3.75 percent. Bank of Namibia governor...
Atlas Namibia

Namibia launches first-of-kind reality TV show

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Namibia on Tuesday launched the first of its kind TV reality show that will search for the country's next sensational star. The...
Covid

Namibia registers highest daily COVID-19 infections

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Namibia on Sunday recorded 247 COVID-19 positive cases, the highest number since the virus was reported in the country on March 14 this year. ...
Vote

Namibia confident of holding upcoming elections amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The Namibia Electoral Commission (ECN) believes that the country can hold successful regional council and local authority elections in November if everyone complies with...
Face Masks

Namibians use face masks as new advertising tool amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Namibians have resorted to using face masks as a new frontier for retailers during the COVID-19 pandemic as marketers now embrace the face coverings...
Classroom

Namibia in need of more than 5,000 classrooms

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Namibia is currently challenged with a lack of classrooms, dilapidated and inadequate ablution facilities in the education sector and requires 5,169 more classrooms to...
Namibian Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila (1st L) launches the Public Sector Innovation Policy in Windhoek, Namibia, on July 22, 2020. The Namibian government on Wednesday launched its first Public Sector Innovation Policy to improve public service delivery. (Photo by Ndalimpinga Iita/Xinhua)

Namibia launches innovation policy to reform public sector

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The Namibian government on Wednesday launched its first Public Sector Innovation Policy to improve public service delivery. The policy provides a framework...
Anna Nghipondoka(R), Namibia's Education Minister, Rachel Odede (C), United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Albe Botha, Namibia Media Holdings Chief Executive Officer display books during a handover event in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, July 2, 2020. Namibia's Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture on Thursday received 3.9 million Namibia dollars (230,000 U.S. dollars) from UNICEF for the production and printing of primary phase workbooks. The workbooks are part of the ministry's efforts to ensure effective continuous teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)

Face-to-face learning resumes in Namibia’s COVID-19 epicenter

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Face-to-face teaching and learning for grades 11 and 12 in schools in three restricted local authority areas in Namibia's Erongo region resumed Wednesday following...
football

Major sponsor MTC ends 16-year relationship with expelled Namibia Premier League

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Namibia's mobile telecom company and sponsor of the Namibia Premier League (NPL), MTC, announced Tuesday that it has now officially severed its relationship with...
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Namibia’s US$5.4 billion development expenditure positions country as a regional hub

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Namibia's development expenditure of 90 billion Namibian dollars (5.4 billion U.S. dollars) in 30 years has strategically positioned it as a southern Africa transport...
flights

Namibia’s flagship airport gears for operations ahead of resumption of international flights

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Namibia's flagship airport the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) is ready for its restart plan as borders are going to gradually open under the...
Namibia

Chinese in Namibia helps needy households in fight against COVID-19

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A Chinese business community-based at Oshikango in the northern part of Namibia this week donated "four-in-one love packages" to the Helao Nafidi Town Council...
livestock

Namibian livestock farmers embrace recovery after severe drought, major losses

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by Ndalimpinga Iita At a far-flung village in Oshana region in northern Namibia, Paulus Nuyoma herded his eight cattle to a water pond. ...
Namibia's Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta (Front) takes part in the inauguration of Etosha National Park perimeter fence in Onanke area, northwestern Namibia, Feb. 22, 2020. The upgrade of the perimeter fence is crucial for the conservation of the Etosha area because it will assist in the reduction of human-wildlife conflict. The 824 km perimeter would include stock-proof fencing, game-proof fencing and cable fencing. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)

Namibian tourism accommodation occupancy reduces drastically amid COVID-19

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The Namibian tourism accommodation occupancy has reduced drastically despite efforts to revive the sector through domestic travel, an official said Thursday. Gitta...
Tax

Namibia extends filing of tax returns deadline to September

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Namibia's Finance Ministry will extend the deadline of submitting the annual individual income tax returns from June 30 to September 30 due to public...
dollars

Namibia launches arts sector bailout grant

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Namibia on Wednesday launched a 5 million Namibian dollar (300,000 U.S. dollars) grant to bailout the country's arts sector, which has been grounded by...
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Chinese province donates equipment to northern Namibia region to fight COVID-19

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East China's Jiangxi Province has donated preventative and protective equipment to Namibia's northern Oshana regional council to curb the spread of COVID-19. ...
alcohol

Namibia trade group says alcohol ban affects economy

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Namibia has lost 970 million Namibian dollars (58 million U.S. dollars) as a result of an alcohol ban imposed due to the COVID-19 lockdown,...
house

Namibia house prices dive in first quarter

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Namibia's house prices posted a contraction of 5.9 percent year-on-year at the end of March this year compared to a contraction of 1.5 percent...
Namibian Parliament

Namibian parliament to fully open following lockdown

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The Namibian parliament will reconvene its sessions fully next week to debate on four essential bills that will be tabled after the lifting of...
crime scene

Namibia launches phase 2 crime prevention operation

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Namibian Police on Thursday launched the second phase of the crime prevention operation code named operation Kalahari Desert II to run between June and...
hygiene

Tippy taps promote good hygiene practice in Namibian capital

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by Ndalimpinga Iita At a dwelling in Havana informal settlement in Moses Garoeb Constituency in Namibia's capital Windhoek, Fillipus Shambwangala was setting...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Electrification project to benefit 1,000 Namibian households in informal settlements

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Namibia is set to electrify peri urban areas as a way to make electricity available in informal settlements, the Namibia Power Corporation (NamPower) said...
budget

Namibia announces US$4.2 billion budget

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Namibian Minister of Finance Ipumbu Shiimi on Wednesday tabled a 72.8 billion Namibian dollars (about 4.2 billion U.S. dollars) budget for the financial year...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Namibia’s power utility to invest US$575 million in power projects

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Namibia's power utility NamPower will invest 10 billion Namibian dollars (about 575 million U.S. dollars) in energy generation and transmission projects over the next...
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Namibia central bank defines WhatsApp Stokvel as pyramid scheme

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The Bank of Namibia (BoN), Namibia's central bank, on Wednesday said that the business activities of the WhatsApp Stokvel that surfaced over the past...
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Namibian schools to reopen for 2020 academic year in phases

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Namibia's Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture on Tuesday announced that the reopening of schools and subsequent resumption of face to face teaching and...