Windhoek Observer

Take responsibility

We are concerned that in the rush to exonerate the sitting president for Namibia’s financial woes, the responsibility for anything negative that happens in the country is being assigned to ‘no one.’  This is unacceptable.

Don Quixote: Change or die out

We’re jousting with windmills when we try to preserve the old ways of doing things rather than finding a way to survive amid new innovations and modern changes. 

The unending labyrinth of exam failures

We are concerned that there is not enough substantive policy focus on the tens of thousands who ‘fail’ the grade 10 and 12 examinations in Namibia. 

Enduro champions crowned

The Bank Windhoek Namibian Enduro Championship winners were officially awarded their trophies at Farm Elisenheim last weekend.

Football in a state of emergency

Namibian football has reached a stage where it is hanging on for dear life, and the confusion which surrounds the sport has become comical.

Zuma, the cornered president

The South African President has been put on notice. South Africans are not ready or willing to give up on this democracy yet. They are in the trenches and taking to the streets.
What happened in the North Gauteng High Court this week was massively significant.

Farmer scoops MTC’s N$1m

Front mtc winCommunal farmer and father of six, Kaaverua Karaerua, has won the MTC ‘Wanna Be a Million-yeah’ SMS competition, the mobile operator announced on Wednesday.

NaCC okays Samba,MTC deal

Front mtc 10 OctThe Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) has approved without conditions the transfer of MTC shares from Portugal Telecom to Samba Luxco.

Genocide negotiations not on the right track

The reported events surrounding the negotiations between the Namibian and German governments on the issue of the Nama and Ovaherero genocides resembles a situation where things are falling apart and the centre is no longer holding just as celebrated Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe alluded to in one of his books: Things Fall Apart. 

Hidipo Hamutenya has died

front Hidipo 06 OctVeteran politician, Hidipo Hamutenya has died. He was 77. The SWAPO stalwart had been in hospital for the past four weeks, after collapsing at a wedding reception at Onamutai village in the Oshana region.


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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