Namibia

Namibia's President Hage Geingob wins re-election

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has been re-elected for a second term, the country's electoral commission says. Mr Geingob polled 56.3% in Wednesday's election, well ahead of his nearest rival Panduleni Itula with 29.4%. However, Mr Geingob's tally was well down from the 87%...

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 9:46am

Namibia declares state of emergency over drought

Namibia has declared a state of emergency as the southern African country is hard hit by an acute drought. Namibia's President Hage Geingob said the declaration followed consultations with cabinet and the wider government system, under Article 26 of the Namibian Constitution. "The rain...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 11:21am

Namibian women to benefit from amendment of aparthied marriage law

Hundreds of thousands of married women in the northern part of Namibia will begin to have access to inheritance after the deaths of their husbands, following proposed amendment  to an aparthied marriage law recently. The proposed amendment will see more than half of the country's married...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:17am

Tears, anger as Germany returns human remains seized from Namibia

Skulls and other remains of massacred tribespeople used in colonial-era experiments to push claims of European racial superiority were handed over by Germany to Namibia at a church ceremony in Berlin on Wednesday. In what historians call the first genocide of the 20th century, soldiers of German...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:54am

Namibia: 'The Germans Must Relinquish Their Farms'

Khomas residents last week rejected a proposal that when genocide reparations are eventually made, the money should be used to buy resettlement farms from Namibians of German descent. The issue was raised by participants at the Khomas regional consultation on land matters, at which regional...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 1:05pm

MTN to launch mobile service in Namibia

MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile telecoms firm, is aiming to launch a mobile service in Namibia around the end of August, a company executive told Reuters. Currently state-owned operator MTC dominates in Namibia, a country of 2 million people. Johannesburg-listed MTN has operated in...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:02am

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