Windhoek Observer

End of an Era…..

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.

The Okahandja Municipality might hold the swearing-in ceremony for the local authority councillors next week.
This is contrary to an order issued by Swapo Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa this week, in which she directed that the municipality effects changes to its office bearers no later than Thursday.
The Rundu Town Council has elected Isack Kandingu as the new mayor, defying SWAPO Party Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa’s directive to maintain the status quo.
Eight Namibian girls facing drug charges in Brazil say they are wallowing in poverty with no one to turn to after Namibian Consulate officials in Sao Paulo abandoned them at their hour of need.

NCRST attends conference despite boycott threat

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) was represented at the Namibia Innovation Conference on Wednesday, despite earlier threatening to boycott the event, citing ethical and principled reasons.

MUN worried by the sale of Rössing

The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) is worried that the selling of Rio Tinto shares in Rössing Uranium to China National Uranium Corporation Limited (CNUC Ltd) will have a negative impact on its members and the communities at large.

Former cop facing murder charges gets bai

lA 32-year-old former police officer, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend at Koës in November last year, was granted bail of N$4,000 in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Police officer in court for drug possession

A 32-year-old police officer, who was arrested on 30 November last year and charged with possession of drugs, made his second appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Second suspect in graveyard rape case arrested

The Namibian Police have arrested the second suspect in an alleged rape of a 34-year-old woman in Mariental.

TransNamib gets new board

Works and Transport Minister, John Mutorwa, has announced six new board members for the troubled rail operator TransNamib, in a quest by government to transform the institution into a profitable entity.


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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