President appeases ancestral land claims activists

February 22nd, 2019
President Hage Geingob has moved to placate communities that lost ...

The Namibian rocked by resignation of senior editors

February 22nd, 2019
The country’s biggest English daily, The Namibian, has been rocked by ...

AG’s legal advisor accused of swindling KK

February 22nd, 2019
A legal advisor in the Attorney General’s Office, Dolly Muatjetjeja, ...

Esau moves to calm nerves amid corruption claims

February 15th, 2019
Fisheries Minister, Bernard Esau, has rubbished reports that the ...

Correctional Services health system in a coma …..As only one doctor left to serve over 4,000 inmates

February 15th, 2019
The Namibian Correctional Services (NCS) is skating on thin ice as ...

SWAPO to enforce 1pct ‘tax’ on members

February 15th, 2019
The ruling SWAPO Party says it plans to enforce a provision in its ...

Okahandja mayoral election remains uncertain

February 08th, 2019
The Okahandja Municipality might hold the swearing-in ceremony for ...
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  • NWR drops rates by 75pct
    • Wednesday, 20 February 2019

    Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) is once again offering a 75 percent discount at selected establishments during the month of March.

  • Geingob chairs meeting with SWAPO rebels
    • Monday, 18 February 2019

    SWAPO President, Hage Geingob, is currently chairing a meeting between the party’s top hierarchy and rebel councillors, who last week defied directives not to appoint Isak Kandingu and Johannes ‘Congo’ Hindjou as mayor of Rundu and Okahandja, respectively.

  • End of an Era…..
    • Wednesday, 13 February 2019

    Police on Wednesday escorted long-serving Namibia Football Secretary General, Barry Rukuro, out of Soccer House after he was given an hour by the Hilda Basson Namundjebo led Normalisation Committee to vacate his office.



  • Former Gobabis police officer sentenced to 36 years in jail
    • Friday, 22 February 2019

    A former senior Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officer found guilty of killing a teenager and wounding a woman at Gobabis in 2016, was on Thursday sentenced to 36 years imprisonment.

  • Samupwa spells out his vision to modernise SWAPO
    • Friday, 22 February 2019

    The Windhoek Observer News Editor, Nyasha Francis Nyaungwa (NN), recently sat down with the SWAPO Party Executive Director, Austin Samupwa (AS), to find out what he has been up to since his appointment in March last year. Samupwa spoke at length about his mandate and how he intends to modernise the ruling party and instil a culture of discipline. Below is an excerpt from that interview:

  • ‘Hands off Shaningwa’
    • Friday, 22 February 2019

    SWAPO Executive Director, Austin Samupwa, has leapt to the defence of his boss, under siege party Secretary General, Sophia Shaaningwa, who has been accused of arrogant behaviour and dictatorial tendencies by some party faithful, particularly councillors in Okahandja and Rundu. 



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