Windhoek Observer

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.

Namibia Critical Metals sign manganese deal

TSXV-listed Namibia Critical Metals, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kunene Resources Namibia, has signed an agreement with a private Namibian group to allow the pegging of a mining claim covering a small manganese occurrence within EPL 4347 which is held by the company.

Bright prospects for graduates at Capricorn Group, Bank Windhoek

In early February, graduates Jason Akwenye, Ashmeen-Lee Cloete and Christiana Namoonde, were announced as the three graduates inducted into Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek’s revamped Graduate Training Programme (GTP).

FirstRand Namibia records N$ 812.3 million PBT

FirstRand Namibia has recorded a 4.1 percent increase in profit before tax to N$812.3 million for the period ended 31 December 2018.

Affirmative Loan Facility requirements hit uptake

The Agribank says it continues to record low uptake figures for its Affirmative Action Loan Facility (AALS) due to restrictive application requirements and has begun a review process.

Namibia's economic outlook downgraded

Global credit ratings agency, Fitch has warned that Namibia's lower growth prospects will have an adverse effect on government's ability to stabilise the growing public debt.

Wernhil to meet deadlines

Broll Namibia, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, says N$330 million has been spent to date to complete the on-going Wernhil Park Phase 4 expansion project, an amount which is inline with its budget estimates.

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.


The Windhoek Observer is an English-language weekly newspaper, published in Namibia by Paragon Investment Holding. It is the country's oldest and largest circulating weekly.

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