front FOREIGN AFFAIRS 22 JULY 2016Chinese and Namibian diplomats are alleged to be in secret talks to find an amicable solution to the ongoing saga surrounding the cancelled multibillion tender to upgrade the Hosea Kutako International Airport, the Windhoek Observer can reveal.
front WILLEM G 22 JULY 2016The Ministry of Works and Transport has distanced itself from media reports suggesting that it had raised complaints over a contract awarded to D&M Rail for the rehabilitation of the Kranzberg-Tsumeb railway line on behalf of TransNamib.
front jUNIAS KANDYEKE 22 JULY 2016The Development Brigade Corporation (DBC), which has been operating illegally for close to 15 years, has become a hotbed of intrigue, as a parliamentary committee hunts for missing millions, allegedly siphoned off as board sitting fees,

Areva 19 JulyGovernment has rejected Areva SA’s asking price for a desalination to supply water to its arid western region, while its considering partnerships with private companies to build four more, the country’s finance minister said.

front rukoro 15 july 2016The decision by the Ovaherero Paramount Chief, Vekuii Rukoro, not to contribute to the ongoing bilateral negotiations with the German government on genocide and reparations, could increase tensions further, after it emerged this week that the Germans want all the leaders of the affected communities to accept their official apology, when it is finally given.

front Calle 15 july 2016Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein has declared his personal worth, which is estimated at N$7,9 million, making him the first Cabinet member to heed President Hage Geingob’s call and publicly disclose his assets.

front shaanngwa 15 july 2016Urban and Rural Development Minister Sophia Shaningwa has instructed the City of Windhoek to re-advertise a 800 square metre Kleine Kuppe plot it wanted to sell to Big Brother Africa winner Dillish Mathews at a massively discounted price.

Germany 13 July 2016Germany plans to formally apologise to Windhoek for the genocide of indigenous Namibians a century ago, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday, but added the move would not carry any obligation of reparations.

Arandis 08 July Arandis Power has lost its High Court bid to have the tender for the construction of a 250MW stop-gap measure power plant awarded to Xaris Energy nullified.

front german 8 july 2016Germany has warned that the country’s federal elections next year could potentially scupper the genocide reparation talks with Namibia, if no conclusion is reached before the end of this year.


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