Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-01-03 09:48
NAMPA - Windhoek
The Katutura State Hospital recorded the highest number of babies born on New Year's Day, with five babies delivered by Sunday morning. The first baby, a little girl, was born at 01:16 on the first day of 2012. According to an official in that maternity ward, of the five babies born, three were girls and two boys. At the Windhoek Central Hospital, only one baby was born. The baby boy was born at 04:32. The Rhino Park Private Hospital also recorded only one birth, that of a baby boy at 01:59. Read more about Seven New Year's babies born in Windhoek
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-01-03 09:43
NAMPA/AFP - SEOUL
South Korea's president said Monday that creating jobs and taming inflation were his top economic priorities this year, vowing to spend more than US$8.6 billion (about N$70 billion) on expanding employment.
Lee Myung-Bak, in a New Year’s speech, said his administration would create more than 70 000 quality jobs for young people over the next 12 months.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-01-03 09:40
Staff Reporter - Windhoek
Secrecy in handling mining contracts and lack of disclosure on oil and mining revenues are crippling Africa’s mineral potential, denying the continent billions of dollars as commodity prices rise, reports the East African this week.
Experts meeting recently in Addis Ababa warned that while the sector has benefited from the recent commodity boom with net profits for top 40 mining companies expanding by 156% to US$110 billion (N$889 billion), this has yet to translate into substantial benefits for African countries due to governance issues within the sector. Read more about Lack of transparency killing Africa’s mining potential
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Tue, 2012-01-03 09:27
NAMPA - Windhoek
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has established a centre to address seed supply challenges in the region. The centre is housed at the SADC Plant Genetic Resources Centre in Lusaka, Zambia. Read more about SADC now has seed centre