front Naidjala 07 julyWBO bantamweight champion Immanuel Prince Naidjala became the new IBF champion after he defeated Emilio Norfat of Kenya with an eighth round knockout.

front Drought 07 julyUrgent humanitarian assistance is needed in Namibia as the impact and effects of drought worsen, leaving people struggling to find food, suffering from malnutrition and selling their assets just to survive.

front dock 07 julyShip repair company Elgin Brown and Hamer (EBH) Namibia says that its Panamax sized third floating dry dock arrived in Walvis Bay.

front shitembi 07 julyThe Brave Warriors might have been out of sight by halftime as goals from Petrus Shitembe and Pinehas Jakob gave them a 2-0 lead, but missed chances meant the Mauritians were always in the game.

front Madiba 07 julyGraca Machel, the wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, has provided emotional stability during her husband's lengthy hospital stay, the City Press reported today.

front Maria 05 julyRECENTLY evicted Namibian Big Brother Africa contestant Maria Nepembe has revealed some tantalising details about her stay in the house.

front ECN 05 julyThe Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday launched the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) the country will use in the upcoming National and Presidential elections at their headquarters in Windhoek.

news front 05 julyTHE Ministry of Lands and Resettlement has finally started the process of transferring ownership of the Namibia Grape Company (NGC) to the National Youth Service (NYS). 

The Windhoek Observer wish to apologise to its readers for an error in the 05-11 July edition. A wrong story was placed with the headline ‘Grape farm officially transferred to NYS’. Here is the correct story. We also apologise for running the expected animal feed price hike story twice in the same edition.


front Polytech  05 julyDAVID Namwandi, the Minister of Education is hell bent on conducting a forensic audit at the Polytechnic of Namibia it emerged this week. Furthermore, the demand for a forensic audit goes against the findings and advice by two reputable auditing firms, Ernst and Young and PriceWaterhouseCoopers that no grounds exist for carrying out such an audit.

front Nahas 05 julyTHE Ministry of Defence does not provide any psychological or posttraumatic treatment to its soldiers, according to sources inside the ministry. Even soldiers who participated in the SADC joint force in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over a decade ago were left to their own devices after returning from war the sources say.


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