• 09
  • Jan

The latest decision by the Botswana government to ban all import of second hand cars through to Zimbabwe once again shows that all the regional summits of SADC leaders for the free movement of goods and people is just a pipe dream.

  • 19
  • Dec

President Hifikepunye Pohamba is always full of surprises, and one never knows what he is going to say next. Only last weekend he told residents of Kavango West that the Government could not force anyone to vote in national elections, and that if people did not want to vote they should stay at home.

  • 12
  • Dec

It was a proud moment for Namibians to see President Hifikepunye Pohamba play such a central role at the memorial service for the late South African president Nelson Mandela.

  • 05
  • Dec

The new “Growth at Home” strategy launched amid pomp and pageantry by Prime Minister, Hage Geingob is indeed a good initiative for the country, as far as national objectives such as the 4th National Development Plan (NDP4) and food self-sufficiency is concerned.

  • 28
  • Nov

You only realise how hellish the lower levels of our criminal justice system are when you come into contact with it. There is no other way to describe Katutura Police Station except as a hell on earth.

  • 21
  • Nov

We should not take the warning Meatco issued last week about the damage the current drought has caused to the long-term health of the country’s livestock industry lightly. Desperate farmers had to resort to selling their livestock at rip-off prices rather than go through the pain of watching them die in front of their eyes.

  • 14
  • Nov

Two Commonwealth heads of government have effectively decided to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government Meeting (CHOGM) that started in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo yesterday.

  • 07
  • Nov

Shameless opportunism has become the order of the day in this country. The so-called Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) that some companies have proposed to the City of Windhoek offer a perfect example of this form of opportunism.


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