• 01
  • Nov

Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) Acting Vice Chancellor Morné du Toit seems to have succumbed to pressure from hawks at the institution who never wanted him to lead the institution in the first place, sources at Namibia’s second biggest institution of higher learning said this week. 

  • 01
  • Nov

 Michael Amushelelo, businessman and founder of Power, a fledgling political organization, has rubbished claims that the withdrawal of the party from this month’s Presidential and parliamentary elections is linked to his recent arrest for suspected money laundering and fraud. 

Mixed commentary has emerged following reports that a University of Namibia (UNAM) student was allegedly raped by her lecturer at the institution’s Neudamm campus about 30kms east of Windhoek. 

Political analyst Henning Melber says he doesn’t understand why Justice Minister Sakeus Shanghala still remains in office despite the long list of failures and shady deals that he has allegedly been involved in.

As an independent presidential candidate, Panduleni Itula’s campaign is gaining momentum,  top SWAPO leaders are evasive on whether or not they are rallying behind him.  

  • 25
  • Oct
Air Namibia has re-started the Windhoek/Luanda route after what it termed, “a temporary three-month suspension.”
Windhoek/Luanda flights will commence operation this Sunday, 27 October.
  • 25
  • Oct
Jennifer Davis, stalwart champion of majority rule in South Africa and Namibia, a key leader in the USA anti-apartheid movement, died on October 15 in Montclair, New Jersey.  She was 85.  Her insistent focus on the fight for social justice influenced and inspired countless activists and organizers.  She was a soldier in the struggle for justice against apartheid and colonialism.
  • 25
  • Oct
The Ignatius Shixwameni-led All People’s Party (APP) has for the second time in two years recalled its representative in the Grootfontein Town Council. 
  • 25
  • Oct
Officials at Air Namibia were left licking their wounds this week following a decision by Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein to deny the financially struggling national flag carrier a N$2 billion cash injection.

Drastic cost-cutting measures introduced by the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) last month will remain in place for now despite the public broadcaster receiving an additional funding of N$56 million in the midterm budget announced by the finance minister on Tuesday. 

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