Windhoek Observer

Boycotting the polls rewards what you oppose

As national elections approach, we are concerned about the increasing number of comments, text messages, letters, social media commentary and ‘street talk’ about not voting in November. 

Namibia joins responsible mining initiative

The US government is stepping up efforts to break China’s dominance over supplies of critical minerals for a range of modern life’s aspects, including electric vehicles (EVs), green technologies and military applications by launching a plan to boost lithium, cobalt and rare earths mining across the globe.

Economy projected to remain weak

Government confirmed independent projections that the domestic economy will not recover this year, but will contract by 1.5 percent contrary to its initial projected growth rate of 0.2 percent estimated in the budget.

Meatco expected to snap up 2020 quota

Meatco could emerge as the sole applicant of the 2020 Norway Beef Quota after the Meat Board of Namibia invited bids for companies wishing to export beef to the lucrative market as part of the 1600 tons quota allocated to Namibia.

Air Namibia resumes flights to Luanda

Air Namibia has re-started the Windhoek/Luanda route after what it termed, “a temporary three-month suspension.”
Windhoek/Luanda flights will commence operation this Sunday, 27 October.

Tanga hits more copper in Namibia

Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed, Microcap Tanga Resources has announced that it has uncovered more copper at its Hagenhof copper project in Namibia, with follow-up drilling intersecting grades up to 2.97 per cent.

Sertum Energy puts Trekkopje solar power plant into operation

Independent power producer (IPP), Sertum Energy Namibia recently commissioned its Trekkopje solar power plant with a capacity of 5 MW, located on a site that has potential to produce 27 MW.

The judiciary must be independent

We await the results of Chief Justice Peter Shivute and the Judicial Services Commission’s investigation into why the KORA awards court matter was illegally hidden from the public. 

SACU, UK sign EPA agreement

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member states and Mozambique have signed a new Economic Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

KfW urges reforms to spur economic recovery

German state-owned development bank, KfW says Namibia could take a while to recover from its current economic crisis than expected.
KfW Director, Uwe Stoll, without giving a timeframe, told the Windhoek Observer that strong policy reforms were required to steer the country to recovery.
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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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