• 03
  • Oct

THE article published in the Windhoek Observer last week under the headline “Medical Aids, Doctors in Tariff War” opens up the opportunity for a very timely debate on this very important subject.

  • 26
  • Sep

One cannot overemphasise the importance of the United Nations conference on desertification currently underway in our country’s capital Windhoek, and ends on Friday. Sadly, however, the subject matter of the conference seems to have passed over most people’s heads, and it somehow seems not to have engaged the attention of the average Namibian citizen.

  • 12
  • Sep

We all really needed something to lift our spirits after the gloom of a bleak, cold winter and the persistent drought that afflicts most of the country. The onset of warmer summer weather and the announcement of Government’s Mass Housing Development Initiative could not have come at a better time to help cheer us up.

  • 06
  • Sep

It is difficult to understand all the toing and froing over the release of the report the Fourth Delimitation Commission. Things that people regard as routine and relatively simple matters in most countries always become extremely complicated in this country.

  • 29
  • Aug

During his Heroes’ Day speech at Omugulugwombashe, President Hifikepunye Pohamba made some remarks about the land question that gave some people hope that Government might finally start taking land reform seriously.

  • 22
  • Aug

The decision to rename the Caprivi region and the town of Lüderitz to Zambezi region and !Nami?Nüs respectively has provoked a storm of protest in some quarters. Whatever one might think of the new names, it should serve to remind us that the question of place names will always remain a sensitive issue.

  • 15
  • Aug

The increasing lawlessness among members of the various branches of our security forces has reached disastrous level. This is by no means a new problem, but an issue that has persistently plagued our security forces ever since independence.

  • 08
  • Aug

The announcement by the Government Institutions Pension Fund this week that it has committed N$2.3 billion to its unlisted investments portfolio seems like welcome news.


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