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WeChat catapult Namibian youth into business

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On Friday afternoon, eyes glued to her mobile phone, Ottilia Namutenya virtually sorted orders for clients through WeChat. WeChat, the Chinese virtual...
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Namibia arrests 6 over rhino poaching

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Six Namibian nationals have been arrested for poaching a white rhino in the Okahandja district, near the capital Windhoek, last week, police said on...
Inflation

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...
Namibia

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...
Covid Vaccine

Namibia minister says first batch of COVID-19 vaccines expected late-Jan. or Feb.

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Namibia has paid around 30 million Namibia dollars (2 million U.S. dollars) to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX facility, Health Minister Kalumbi...
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African Nations Championship to go ahead despite COVID-19 concerns

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Despite continuing concern over COVID-19 pandemic in most African countries, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Thursday that the rescheduled 2020 African...
Covid

Namibia suspends 2021 CHAN preparations as COVID-19 infiltrates training camp

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The Namibia Football Association (NFA) announced Saturday the temporary suspension of the national men's 2021 African Nations Championship (CHAN) preparations after some players in...
Namibia

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...
taxi

Namibian taxi drivers turning weak link in COVID-19 fight as cases surge

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Festus Adams, a 38-year-old taxi driver, sits in his car, picking up passengers along the road in Namibia's capital Windhoek, for him and his...
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...
Inflation

Namibia’s annual inflation rate declines in November

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Namibia's annual inflation rate in November 2020 slowed to 2.2 percent from 2.5 percent recorded in November 2019, the country's statistics agency (NSA) said...
education

Early childhood development center gives hope for better education in Namibian village

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by Ndalimpinga Iita An early childhood development center at Omatope village in Oshikoto region in the northern part of Namibia is promoting...
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China-Namibia cooperation strengthened amid COVID-19

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Aid provided by China in the anti-COVID-19 fight has strengthened cooperation between Namibia and China, an expert in international relations said on Friday. ...
cattle

Namibia’s export abattoir hit by cattle shortages

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Namibian state-owned meat processing and marketing firm Meatco has been hit by a shortage of cattle at its export abattoir following a devastating drought...
Visitors go shopping at a market aiming to support locals to sell their art works and food in Namibia's capital Windhoek on Sept. 26, 2020. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)

Namibian informal traders reap brisk business from festive mood

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A jubilant festive mood engulfing the world has created relief and brisk business for Namibia's small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and informal traders whose...
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...
COVID-19

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...