August 2011

Cousin in Court Over N$3 Million Theft

ASSER Shakumeni Ndongo (25), the cousin of the interpreter who allegedly had a hand in the disappearance of about N$3 million from the Windhoek Magistrate's Court in Katutura, was also arrested over the weekend.

Permanent Secretary Tells Ex-Detainees They Have to Be Vetted

DISSIDENTS or not dissidents? This labelling appears to be at the centre of the storm over the non-recognition, as war veterans, of a group of ex-Cassinga detainees captured by South African colonial forces in the aftermath of Cassinga attack on 4 May 1978.

Local Duo Fail At World Champs

MIDDLE distance runner Daniel Nghipandulwa and his compatriot Tjipekapora Herunga failed to qualify from the their respective 800m and 400m IAAF World Champs on Saturday.

Bridges for the North

THE Roads Authority (RA) on Friday signed an agreement worth N$44 million with China Henan International Cooperation Group for the construction and rehabilitation of two bridges in the north.

45 Years in Prison for Rape of Baby

THE Combating of Rape Act of 2000 struck with vengeance in the High Court in Windhoek on Thursday last week, leaving a man convicted of raping a 17-month-old baby at Otjiwarongo three years ago with a 45-year prison term.

Henties Bay Fish Festival Trying to Boost Economy

The Henties Bay Tourism Association wants to improve the town's infrastructure to boost tourism.

Ankit Plans to Expand Locally

ANKIT Gems, a Mumbai-based diamond manufacturer, plans to more than double the number of employees at its Namibian facility by March 2012 as the company is hopeful to be awarded a Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) site.

Govt Looking At National Health Benefit Fund

HEALTH Minister Richard Kamwi has called for a 'back to basics' approach in dealing with the serious challenges facing healthcare in Namibia.

Traditional Authorities Welcome Benefit Sharing Bill

Namibian traditional authorities say the Draft Access and Benefit Sharing Bill is long overdue, as traditional communities have been exploited long enough.

Auction Facilities Open to All

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry says government owns auction facilities in communal areas and has the right to give all Namibians an opportunity to lease and manage the properties.