front A TEAM 13 marchDeputy prime minister designate Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said this week that she is honoured and humbled by the opportunity to serve in president-elect Hage Geingob’s Cabinet. The president-elect announced his choices for vice president, prime minister and deputy prime minister at a press conference on Wednesday, where Nandi-Ndaitwah was absent.

front tobacco 13 marchMinister of Lands and Resettlement Alpheus !Naruseb has denied any knowledge of the recently announced N$1 billion Chinese tobacco and maize project in the Zambezi Region despite reports suggesting it was a done deal. Speaking in an interview on Thursday, !Naruseb said that he was shocked to read media reports that the country had given a Chinese company 10,000 hectares of land for a tobacco plantation.

front UNAM  06 marchSuspended University of Namibia’s Director for the University Central Consultancy Bureau (UCCB) Akiser Pomuti will likely be reinstated in his position after investigations into his alleged misconduct fell flat. Pomuti was suspended by the university in June last year, just five days before the suspension of Pro Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Boniface Mutumba.

front Rapist 06 marchTHE Windhoek High Court has sentenced engineer Epafraditus Ndokotora Unengu to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of rape and aggravated assault. Judge Christie Liebenberg sentenced Unengu to 12 years imprisonment on Thursday on one count of rape and an additional six months on a count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

front job febPolitical tensions seem to have escalated on the eve of the nationwide demonstration and mass land application organised by suspended Swapo Party Youth League leader Job Amupanda.

front sharon febBy Thursday morning this week, the power struggle in the Namibia National Student Organisation’s (Nanso) presidential elections seemed poised to entangle first-lady-in-waiting Monica Geingos.

front Namoloh 20febThe Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development Charles Namoloh has seconded an official from his ministry to act as chief executive officer of Okahandja in an attempt to address the on-going squabbles at the town.

front Sacky 20 febSacky Shanghala’s future role as the Chairman of the Law Reform and Development Commission (LRDC) remains in the hands of President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

front 13 FebruaryDESPITE boasting late last year that they had turned the corner, the national airline Air Namibia is far from breaking even let alone recording profit, information released by the airline this week revealed.

front Mwat 13 FebruaryPlans by low cost airline Namibia Flyafrica to start operating in the country next month appears to have hit turbulence as the airline is still battling to get an operators’ licence from local aviation authorities.


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