Windhoek Observer

Geingob chairs meeting with SWAPO rebels

SWAPO President, Hage Geingob, is currently chairing a meeting between the party’s top hierarchy and rebel councillors, who last week defied directives not to appoint Isak Kandingu and Johannes ‘Congo’ Hindjou as mayor of Rundu and Okahandja, respectively.

Top-down mandates hinder democracy

We look with interest at the ongoing saga of dictates from the SWAPO leadership articulated by Secretary General Sophia Shaningwa, being challenged by officials on local councils and regional authorities.
Speaking during the opening of the Ninth Session of the Sixth Parliament on Wednesday, President Hage Geingob tasked lawmakers with several legislative goals to make Namibian law better serve the needs of the people.

Congolese refugee smuggler's case ready for trial

The case of a Congolese woman accused of smuggling immigrants from her country into Namibia, is now ready to go to trial in the High Court.

Murder case of alleged repeat offender postponed to March

A 25-year-old man arrested for the murder of 28-year-old Harold Rooi in Rehoboth on 12 November, made his fourth appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Russian charged with human trafficking makes court appearance

A Russian national accused of raping five underage girls in Walvis Bay, made his first appearance in the High Court here Thursday.

CRAN hosts public consultative meetings

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) hosted two public consultative meetings on Regulations prescribing license categories and licensing application procedures for Postal Service Licensees and the amendment to the Regulations in respect of Type Approval and Technical Standards for Telecommunications Equipment respectively, in Windhoek.

Namport hunts for new CEO …board praises /Uirab’s achievements

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) has started its hunt for a new CEO, with services of a recruitment agency having been enlisted to assist the company’s board to find a suitable candidate.

Ban windfall for farmers

Cattle farmers are reaping huge benefits from government’s decision to impose a ban on the import and transit of cloven-hoofed animals and their products from South Africa following the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

Eskom woes worry Namibia

Mines and Energy minister, Tom Alweendo has ruled out the possibility of load shedding in the country, despite Eskom, the country’s biggest suppliers of power, having implemented the measures in the neighboring country citing a power production deficit.


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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