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  • Mar
Government has accorded a state funeral to the late king of the Ondonga Traditional Authority, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, who died in the early hours of Tuesday at the Onandjokwe State Hospital in the Oshikoto region at the age of 86.
Namibia churches have reacted strongly against the proposed tax on churches announced on Wednesday by Finance Minister, Calle Schlettwein, when he read out his budget speech in the National Assembly.
Independent presidential candidate proponent, Dr Panduleni Itula, has written a letter to SWAPO Party Secretary General, Sophia Shaaningwa, requesting a meeting with Party President Hage Geingob as well as other members of the party’s top four following Wednesday’s press conference denouncing him for his independent presidential candidate agenda.
Analysts have reacted with horror to a statement attributed to President Hage Geingob, who in a recent interview with the state-owned daily New Era, was quoted as having said there was pressure on him to appoint a bloated Cabinet because he had to accommodate all his peers in the ruling party.
  • 25
  • Mar
Treasury has made available an additional N$220 million to be spent on organising and running this year’s Presidential and National Assembly elections after the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) complained that the N$67 million allocated to it in the budget was woefully inadequate.
  • 25
  • Mar
National flag carrier Air Namibia has postponed the planned launch of additional frequencies on some of its domestic and regional routes, which were due to start on 31 March.
  • 25
  • Mar
Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president, McHenry Venaani, has said that most Namibians are not yet free despite the attainment of political independence from apartheid South Africa 29 years ago.
  • 25
  • Mar
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) says it does not see itself making use of ballot papers in the November Presidential and National Assembly elections despite objections by opposition parties over the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) without a Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail.
Some lecturers at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) were left fuming this week after council announced the appointment of a “junior” member of staff as Acting Vice Chancellor.
Political analyst Professor Joseph Diescho, who recently went on a self-imposed exile to Germany, said it is important that we redirect African politics from people or egos to issues and ideas in order to move forward.
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