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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.

Two Namibian ministers quit in bribery scandal involving Icelandic fishing firm

13 Nov 2019

WINDHOEK Namibia's justice and fisheries ministers resigned on Wednesday over bribery claims involving Icelandic fishing firm Samherji, the presidency said.

Namibia says China can buy Rio's uranium stake if it respects laws

29 May 2019

WINDHOEK Namibia's mines and energy minister said he has no objection to Rio Tinto's sale of its uranium mine stake to China provided it respects the African nation's laws.

Namibian tribes to appeal U.S. ruling on German colonial horrors

07 Mar 2019

WINDHOEK Namibian tribes seeking damages over genocide and property seizures by Germany more than a century ago said on Thursday they would appeal a U.S. court's dismissal of their suit.

Namibia to make white-owned businesses sell 25 percent stakes to blacks

13 Apr 2017

WINDHOEK President Hage Geingob has said Namibia will make it mandatory for white-owned businesses to sell a 25 percent stake to blacks, calling the country one of the most unequal in the world.

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