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Namibia faces tough challenge to reverse apartheid legacy - president

01 Oct 2020

WINDHOEK Namibian President Hage Geingob said on Thursday that the southwestern African country must take care in its efforts to reverse the legacy of racist white minority rule, so as not to be seen as grabbing wealth.

Namibia fishing auction for COVID-19 cash flops

30 Sep 2020

WINDHOEK, Sept 30 A fisheries auction in Namibia meant to pay for COVID-19 care has flopped, after bidders stumped up barely 1.3% of the $38 million offers accepted, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Dozens of hippos at risk in dried-up water hole in Namibia

05 Sep 2020

WINDHOEK, Dozens of hippopotamuses are stuck in a shrinking pool of mud and water in a game reserve in Namibia and are at risk of dying of hunger and thirst, the Daily News online publication reported on Saturday.

RPT-Namibia opens airports and schools but extends overnight curfew

29 Aug 2020

WINDHOEK, Aug 28 Namibia will lift lockdown restrictions, allowing international travel, schools to reopen and onsite alcohol consumption from September, President Hage Geingob announced Friday, but he extended an overnight curfew as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

Namibia Apartheid politician turned independence advocate dies of COVID-19

26 Aug 2020

WINDHOEK Dirk Mudge, a white Namibian who began his political life with the pro-Apartheid National Party but later lobbied for Namibia's independence from South African white-minority rule, has died after contracting COVID-19, aged 92.

Namibia to auction fishing quota to raise money for COVID-19 medicines

10 Aug 2020

WINDHOEK, Aug 10 The Namibian government will for the first time auction its 60% share of the country's annual horse mackerel and hake output to the highest bidder by the end of October, as it scrambles to raise funds for equipment and medicines to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to a government letter seen by Reuters.

Accused in Namibian fishing corruption scandal withdraw bail application

02 Dec 2019

WINDHOEK Two former ministers and four others implicated in Namibia's biggest corruption scandal will remain in police custody until Feb. 20 after their lawyers abandoned their bail application on Monday, the prosecuting authority said.

UPDATE 1-Accused in Namibian fishing corruption scandal withdraw bail application

02 Dec 2019

WINDHOEK, Dec 2 Two former ministers and four others implicated in Namibia's biggest corruption scandal will remain in police custody until Feb. 20 after their lawyers abandoned their bail application on Monday, the prosecuting authority said.

Accused in Namibian fishing corruption scandal withdraw bail application

02 Dec 2019

WINDHOEK, Dec 2 Two former ministers and four others implicated in Namibia's biggest corruption scandal will remain in police custody until Feb. 20 after their lawyers abandoned their bail application on Monday, the prosecuting authority said.

Namibians vote in tight contest clouded by economic crisis

27 Nov 2019

WINDHOEK Namibians voted on Wednesday in what was expected to be the toughest contest yet for the party that has ruled for three decades of independence as the southern African country wrestles with an economic crisis and its biggest corruption scandal.

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War not over, says Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces leader

The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious northern forces said on Monday he was still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured by government troops following nearly a month of battles and air strikes.