Windhoek Observer

Oil prices to average US$65 a barrel in 2018

Oil prices are forecast to average US$65 a barrel over 2018, up from an average of US$53 a barrel in 2017, on strong demand from consumers and restraint by oil producers, the World Bank said in a recent report.

Food bank challenges emerge

The recently announced streamlining of qualification criteria for the pilot food bank in Windhoek is not a surprise to us. 

Oujto hosts girls’ cricket development festival

Cricket Namibia recently hosted a junior cricket development festival in Outjo aimed at developing the sport amongst girls and women.

NWR strengthens EXCO team

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) on Monday announced the appointment of Talita Horn as its new Chief Financial Officer, and Julia Mutumbulua as its new Chief Human Capital Officer, effective beginning of May. 

World Press Freedom Day is on the 03 May 2018. It is a day that was set aside to recognize the vital role that journalists play towards the enlightenment and development of societies all over the world.  It is a day to celebrate the basic human right to be heard.

The Ministry of Works and Transport has finally followed a High Court order by terminating the contracts of 11 Zimbabwean architects and quantity surveyors whose agreements were supposed to expire in April next year.
Radio France International (RFI) has not made the demanded apology to President Hage Geingob after publishing a widely circulated article suggesting that he had received questionable payments from the sale of Canadian firm,
The Acting CEO of the Namibia Airports Company (NAC), Albertus Aochamub, recently fielded questions from the Windhoek Observer reporter, Sonja Smith,

May Day and Cassinga Day: not just days off

This week, both May Day (May 1) and Cassinga Day (May 4) occur.  Each year, people plan their post-Easter leave days around these two important national holidays.
The Namibian Stock Exchange’s (NSX) local index, which caters for only Namibian primary listed companies, increased by 9.54 percent in 2017.


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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