Windhoek Observer

Medical follies

With the wonders of modern medicine, people in most countries no longer regard becoming ill as a catastrophe, or as inevitably fatal.
Unfortunately, one cannot say the same about the situation in Namibia.

SADC Troika summit discusses DRC

DAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania on Tuesday held the first Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit since the regional body elected the country to chair the Troika on Politics, Defence and Security in Maputo, Mozambique last month.

Lady May to perform in Ghana

ent may 07NAMIBIAN songstress Martha Namundjebo popularly known as Lady May is expected to perform in Ghana on September 22.


THE recently concluded Swapo Youth League (SPYL) conference certainly provided more than enough drama and fireworks to keep everybody on the edge of their seats.

Idling Warriors a headache

BRAVE Warriors coach Bernard Kaanjuka is worried about his players’ match fitness after observing that the majority of them are kicking their heels on the sidelines waiting for action when the season starts.
He is disappointed about the fact that some of his treasured assets in the national team set-up spend much of their time without actively playing football.

A cautionary tale

WE live in dangerous times right now. People, particularly in politics and the media, have become delirious with congress fever and this seems to have slightly unhinged some people’s minds.
The Swapo Party Youth League congress that started this week perhaps provides an appetiser or foretaste of what we can expect in the run-up to the main congress of Swapo towards the end of the year.

NIPAM launches SOE Business Centre

WINDHOEK – The Namibia Institute for Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) has launched a state-owned enterprise (SOE) business centre aimed at ‘fostering excellence’ in SOE administration.
The SOE business centre was created to “provide systematised professional transformational training and to be a dedicated training centre” for all SOE and corporate entities in Namibia.

Zimbabwe too strong for Namibia

ZIMBABWE proved too strong for Namibia in their 15th place play-off at the WEP Harris Oval in Brisbane on Thursday, where half-centuries to Ryan Burl and Matthew Bentley set up a 70-run victory for Zimbabwe.
Having chosen to bat, Zimbabwe were in trouble at 10 for 2 as Jason Davidson (3 for 26) removed both the openers, before Bentley and Kevin Kasuza (33) resurrected the innings.

Keetmans to host Heroes’ soccer tourney

KEETMANSHOOP – The annual Jeremiahs Christiaans’ Heroes Cup tournament, the biggest soccer tournament in the Karas Region, will kick off on Saturday and end Monday at the Joseph Stephanus Sports Field in Keetmanshoop.
The tournament, which was launched by Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor Jims Christiaan on Wednesday evening at the Women’s Action for Development (WAD) centre, is always held over the Heroes holiday with all first and second division teams in the Karas, Hardap, Khomas and other regions invited to participate.

Kindergarten politics

The strike at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation that led to a total news blackout across large swathes of the country for six days finally ended on Wednesday this week.
The striking NBC employees only ended their industrial action after Government seemingly managed to pull off an extraordinary magical trick.


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