Windhoek Observer

Trevor Noah hilarious at Oscars with fake Xhosa words

The South African-born comedian, Trevor Noah joked about people continuously greeting him with "Wakanda Forever" as well as about the fact that people think it is a real place.

N$2.8 million for Crayfish Festival

The crayfish countdown begins!  At a gala dinner held in southern coastal town of Lüderitz, (or the Bucht as it is known by locals) last week, N$2.8 million was pledged towards the planning and hosting of the 2019 Crayfish Festival.

2019 season opening tournament

The Khomas Netball Region is pleased to announce that the Season Opening Tournament which officially kicks off the 2019 Netball Season in the Khomas Region. The Season Opening Tournament will take place on 2 March at the netball courts of the Patrick Iiyambo Police Training College in Kleine Kuppe suburb, Windhoek.

Uprising Stars to host 21st anniversary tournament

Groot Aub will play host to the Uprising Stars Football Club’s 21st anniversary tournament starting Saturday and ending Sunday.

Commisssioner-General Raphael Hamunyela walk on Saturday

 The second edition of the Commissioner-General Raphael Tuhafeni Hamunyela 10 kilometre (km) walk takes place in Windhoek on Saturday.

Sunshine, Boxing Board on collision course

The Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy and the Namibian Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board are on a collision course regarding the hosting of a boxing tournament in Windhoek on Saturday.

FNB appoints Erwin Tjipuka as new CEO

FirstRand Namibia Limited announced Monday the appointment of Erwin Tjipuka as FNB Namibia Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 April 2019.

Former Gobabis police officer sentenced to 36 years in jail

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

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:

President appeases ancestral land claims activists

President Hage Geingob has moved to placate communities that lost their ancestral land during colonisation by appointing a 15-member Commission of Inquiry into Claims of Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution on land.


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