The Namibian economy has entered into a full recession after the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) announced on Thursday that the economy had contracted by 2,7 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to a 4,1 percent growth recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2016.
SWAPO Party Regional Coordinator for Omusati, Sacky Kayone, is likely to stand unopposed at next week’s elective regional conference after his challenger, Erastus Mashina, who is the current SWAPO Party District Coordinator for Ruacana district, pulled out of the race.
The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund has proposed the revoking of licences and impounding of vehicles from repeat traffic offenders, as a measure to curb high incidences of road traffic accidents in the country.
CEO Rosalia Martins-Hausiku told the Windhoek Observer that other countries in the world, especially in Europe had successfully implemented such drastic measures.
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Social Security Commission (SSC) says it has reduced the plight of disabled people in the country through its Special Disability Benefit Fund, which has paid out over N$8 million in disability-related benefits over the past five years.
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Despite a fervent attempt by the SWAPO Party leadership and Hage Geingob loyalists to impose him as the party president ahead of an elective congress set for November this year, SWAPO’s Secretary for Information and Mobilisation, Helmut Kangulohi Angula, says it is immaterial to refer to Geingob as Acting President or President of the party.
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Telecom Namibia, which is facing criticism from its customers for poor internet service especially around Windhoek, says the current problems are temporary and has pleaded with affected clients to bear with the company while the problem is being addressed.
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Economic analysts have commended the Ministry of Finance for implementing a fiscal consolidation plan that has averted, at least for now, a possible downgrade by rating agency, Fitch.
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The disputed SWAPO Party Youth League’s Central Committee (CC) meeting of 13 May, which nominated 35-year-old National Youth Council Executive Chairperson, Mandela Kapere, for the SPYL Secretary position, has been allowed to stand, SWAPO Secretary General, Nangolo Mbumba, has said.
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The Strand Hotel in Swakopmund has sounded alarm bells after experiencing a dip in business in recent months, as the liquidity crisis in the local economy bites.
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"We are Namibians and not South Africans. We do not now, and will not in the future recognize your right to govern us, to make laws for us, in which we had no say, to treat our country as if it was your property and as if you are our masters.
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