Windhoek Observer

Govt inaction on unemployment is worrisome

This week, IUM Founder and Chairperson, former Minister of Education, David Namwandi, made a speech at the opening of his university’s Nkurenkuru Campus’ academic year, posing a vital question:  how is it that high unemployment in Namibia is not a major issue?  We echo his query.

Epukiro Horse Racing Independence Competition set for Okovimburu

The second edition of the Epukiro Horse Racing Independence Competition will take place at Okovimburu in the Omaheke Region on 30 March.

Swimmers ready for Bank Windhoek Championships

About 177 swimmers are currently preparing themselves for the Bank Windhoek Long Course National Championships scheduled to take place at the Olympia swimming pool in Windhoek between Thursday and Sunday.

NWR drops rates by 75pct

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

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.

Top-down mandates hinder democracy

We look with interest at the ongoing saga of dictates from the SWAPO leadership articulated by Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa, being challenged by officials on local councils and regional authorities.
Speaking during the opening of the Ninth Session of the Sixth Parliament on Wednesday, President Hage Geingob tasked lawmakers with several legislative goals to make Namibian law better serve the needs of the people.

Congolese refugee smuggler's case ready for trial

The case of a Congolese woman accused of smuggling immigrants from her country into Namibia, is now ready to go to trial in the High Court.

Murder case of alleged repeat offender postponed to March

A 25-year-old man arrested for the murder of 28-year-old Harold Rooi in Rehoboth on 12 November, made his fourth appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Russian charged with human trafficking makes court appearance

A Russian national accused of raping five underage girls in Walvis Bay, made his first appearance in the High Court here Thursday.

WINDHOEK OBSERVER

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