• 11
  • Jan

Namibians greeted the recent news that, starting this year, Government will introduce universal, free primary education to learners from Grade 0 to 7 with widespread jubilation.

  • 20
  • Dec

The recent case of Lazarus Shaduka seems to have finally confirmed that the Namibian criminal justice system is a complete joke.

This man has single-handedly managed to make our entire judicial and law enforcement system look like a scene from an absurd, otherworldly, slapstick comedy of errors.

  • 13
  • Dec

It has now emerged that Namibia will apparently not send any peacekeeping troops to the DRC although our Government in principle supports the SADC decision to deploy a force. 
This will come as a relief to some Namibians who opposed the deployment of 2,000 Namibia troops to that country in 1998.

  • 06
  • Dec

PRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba could not have timed his Cabinet reshuffle this week any better. The reshuffle came in the wake of last weekend’s fifth ordinary congress of Swapo that ushered in major changes in the party’s top leadership.

  • 29
  • Nov

Finally, the mother of all Swapo congresses has arrived and by Sunday, we should all know the composition of the new top leadership of Swapo.

  • 22
  • Nov

The sudden rise in labour unrest in recent months has left many of us perplexed and scratching our heads wondering what the reasons behind it might be.

  • 16
  • Nov

When Frankie Fredericks won four silver medals at two Olympics, Michelle McLean won the Miss Universe crown and Johanna Benson won gold at the Paralympics it filled us with pride.

  • 09
  • Nov

The Government has apparently now agreed to offer all public servants, including striking teachers, an across-the-board 8 percent salary increase.


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