Namibia Friday is not Black Friday

They say that ‘Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’, so it is in that upbeat vein that I marvelled at this year’s Namibian version of the American “Black Friday” (BF) sales shopping furore. 

Lopes urges govt to reign in expenditure

In view of the downgrading of Namibia’s credit rating to junk status by ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, the Windhoek Observer’s Chamwe Kaira (CK) asked well-known African economist, Carlos Lopes (CL) about what this means for Namibia.

Joss Stone to perform in Namibia

Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, Joss Stone, is scheduled to perform live in Windhoek on 30 November at the Warehouse Theatre.

Govt to borrow more despite consolidation

Namibia can expect to borrow more money, which may raise further serious concerns about the country from international ratings agencies.
Attorney General, Sackeus Shanghala, who was previously opposed to phosphate mining in Namibia, has sought the advice of UK-based scientists and a rookie Namibian lawyer on how the project can proceed within the laws of the country.

Dance festival heats up Namibia

An international dance festival, which took place at the Warehouse Theatre, the John Muafangejo Arts Centre and at the College of the Arts in Windhoek, from 23 to 28 October, has been described as a huge success. 

Expert urges Namibia to go 100pct renewable energy

Namibia, which has one of the best potential renewable energy sources in the world, has been urged to adapt and apply a recent study and test case done in Tanzania. 

Namibia could lose out on Airbnb phenomenon

Namibians could lose out on the growing and lucrative worldwide phenomenon of renting out their houses through the US based short-term rental company, Airbnb, following an announcement by the Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) that people offering their houses for rent must be registered with the board.

Tourism safety in Namibia

In 2015, over 1.4 million visitors arrived in Namibia from all over the world.  Each one arrived for the vacation of a lifetime, believing that their safety in the country was within their acceptable risk levels.

Namibia celebrates tourism and culture

World Tourism Day was celebrated on Wednesday, 27 September at the Zoo Park in Windhoek, as Namibians joined the rest of the world to recognise this important day.
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