front Zuma 27 junePresident Jacob Zuma has cancelled his scheduled state visit to Mozambique after visiting former president Nelson Mandela in hospital last night, amid reports that the ailing 94-year-old was on life support.

front Warriors 26 juneThe secretary general of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) expects the Brave Warriors to perform well in the Cosafa Castle Cup to be played in Lusaka, Zambia from 6-20 July.

front vote Nam 26 juneNamibia’s representatives in the 8th season of Big Brother Maria Nepembe and Dilish Mathews are both on the chopping block this week after being nominated for possible eviction.

front Ueitele 25 juneGOBABIS – A verbal spat between Gobabis-based lawyer, Bennie Venter and the Governor of the Omaheke Region Festus Ueitele played itself out in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court shortly before court proceedings got underway.

front zim 25 juneMinister of Foreign Affairs, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah told the Windhoek Observer this week that her Zimbabwean counterpart, Patrick Chinamasa had informed her that his ministry has approached the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court to apply for the extension of the election date as directed by SADC.

front Health  24 juneMinistry of Health in partnership with the US embassy launched Namibia’s first National Public Health Laboratory Policy and its accompanying strategic plan in Windhoek on Monday. The policy was approved by the Cabinet in December 2012.

front Mandela 24 juneCape Town — Former President, Nelson Mandela’s condition has become “critical”, the office of South African President Jacob Zuma has announced.

front Swapo 23 juneThe Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has issued a detailed public apology to the Swapo leadership on Sunday, following a tense and heated Central Committee meeting in Swakopmund.

front Sand Sea 23 juneNamibia had one of its natural wonders put on the Unesco World Heritage List at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee underway in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia.

front TransNamib 21 juneTransNamib has acquired a fleet of four fully automated Scania R500 trucks and eight road fuel tankers at a cost of N$13 million.


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