Windhoek Observer

Namibian diamonds push De Beers’ profits

Namdeb Holdings diamonds helped push De Beers’ profits after they were sold at an average price of US$539 per carat in 2017, the highest in the  world’s leading diamond company’s production, financial results released on Thursday showed. 

The original sin

Last week, a lot happened: the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC resolved on Tuesday morning (13/02/2018) to recall President Jacob Zuma as a “deployee” of the ANC, in other words, the ANC NEC essentially asked President Zuma to resign as State President.

The tussle of rocking an afro

Natural hair is beautiful; it’s healthy, versatile, and gets noticed.  Many may find it modern, lovely or even fascinating, but nobody knows the struggle that goes with rocking an afro other than those of us who do it.  I tell you now, it is not easy.

God bless the discarded babies

How many unborn or newly born children must be thrown away before this country, begins to change laws, redirect resources for counselling and sex education, and upgrade children’s homes around the country? 

Taxi fare battles rage again

Last week, Werner Januarie, the head of the Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) called for a 20 percent increase in fares for minibuses and regular taxis.
Bank Windhoek recently hosted an information session on Bitcoin and its supporting blockchain technology, which was attended by 400 people.

MRoN pageant documentary filming in the home stretch

Finalists in the Miss Republic of Namibia (MRoN) contest to be held on 3 March in Windhoek, prepared cultural documentaries as a part of a judging category that is one quarter of the total scores during the competition.

Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has announced that it will be running its 75 percent discount during March, as Namibia celebrates its 28th independence anniversary.

The Ovaherero Traditional Authority (OTA) rejects with contempt the sms messages in a local daily, making unfounded allegations that the Ovaherero enslaved the San and Nama people in the past.

The decision by President Hage Geingob to recall former Health and Social Services Deputy Minister, Petrina Haingura, from Parliament is a step too far which implies that the president is no longer interested in party unity and reconciliation,
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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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