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.  

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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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. 

Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) President McHenry Venaani said on Thursday that he will seek an audience with SADC Chairperson, Tanzanian President John “Bulldozer” Magufuli, to seek his intervention on the feared “irregularities” associated with the November Presidential and National Assembly elections. 

The Bank of Namibia has been inundated with inquiries from people who claim to have lost money following the arrest two weeks ago of flashy businessman-turned politician Michael Amushelelo, the Windhoek Observer has been briefed. 

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Tsumeb Municipality employees are up in arms after they were recently told that they will not be receiving their annual salary increase for a second year running despite earlier promises of a 12 percent salary adjustment spread over two years by the council.
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