Two men, aged 32 and 40, were arrested by members of Namibian police’santi-poaching unit in Etosha.
They were found in possession of unlicensed firearms. The police reacted to a tip-off from a member of the public who said the men were planning an incursion into the park.
The police said they had not yet determined whether the two men were linked to previous rhino poaching cases, but one of the suspects is linked to an elephant poaching case outside Etosha that took place during May this year. Read more about Two Etosha poachers nabbed
With no cattle having left the country since the introduction of South Africa’s new livestock import regulations that came into effect on 1 July, Namibian farmers are irate about the requirements that are forcing them to test their entire herds for diseases such as Tuberculosis amounting to thousands of dollars.
At an open day that was held by the Meat Board of Namibia, farmers expressed their frustration with South Africa and said that the Namibian government must immediately address the situation. Read more about Farmers beef up export battle
Talks of a new vaccine offers hope to millions, but a World Health Organisation (WHO) representative says while the vaccine shows great potential, we should continue to strengthen existing preventative methods.
The WHO representative in Namibia, Professor Monir Islam said the vaccine is one of the many vaccines that went through small trials in the past, including in countries like South Africa and Thailand. Read more about HIV vaccine trial offers hope
Sir Elton John has told journalists attending the International Aids Conference in Durban that he believes that the battle against HIV will not be won without better support for LGBTI individuals in Africa.
He is of the view that the spread of HIV will not be curbed unless everyone is drawn into the battle – gay and lesbian groups included.
“No one should be left behind,” the English singer-songwriter and one of the most highly acclaimed solo artists told journalists at the 21st International Aids conference on Wednesday. Read more about HIV won't end without gays
Construction of the Eenhana Multi-Purpose Sport Complex remains incomplete six years after the first foundation was laid.
While the Eenhana complex lies abandoned, the government is going ahead with the construction of a similar facility at Outapi, of which phase one is already under way amid financial constraints.
The Ministry of Sport has declined to disclose the total amount of money needed for the construction of the facilities. Read more about Stadium millions diverted
An elderly farmworker found guilty of stabbing two people to death in the Hardap Region in 2009 and 2011 has been sent to jail for an effective total of 55 years.
Eliakim Nampindi, 66, was sentenced by High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka yesterday morning after the judge last week found him guilty on two charges of murder with direct intent to kill and a count of attempted murder. Read more about Pensioner gets 55 years
Minister of Public Enterprises Leon Jooste yesterday unveiled his grand vision for the country’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), a plan that involves his ministry applying itself much more in the affairs of these entities.
Describing it as a “game changer”, Jooste introduced journalists in the capital to a “hybrid governance model for Namibian public enterprises” that was adopted by Cabinet on Tuesday following 16 months of research, benchmarking and consultation. Read more about Jooste announces SOE shake-up
The first cold front of the
winter is expected to hit
Namibia this weekend, with frost and sub-zero temperatures forecast for the southern, central and eastern parts of the country.
The weather bureau yesterday warned that temperatures will drop below freezing in many parts of the country from tonight.
According to the Namibia Meteorological Service’s chief forecaster, Odillo Kgobetsi, a series of cold fronts are moving over Cape Town and the Northern Cape, causing storms there. One of these will reach southern Namibia later today. Read more about Icy weekend ahead