Cultural

Damaras accuse Ovaherero, Nama of 'enslavement'

1 week ago - 10 October 2018 | Cultural

Damara traditional leaders are building a case of enslavement against the Nama and Ovaherero, who are said to have mistreated the Damara long before the German colonisers came on the scene.Damara King's Council secretary-general Abner...

Headmen in cash-for-favours row

3 weeks ago - 25 September 2018 | Cultural

Well-known northern businessman Tobias Kuutumbeni says he paid three Oukwanyama Traditional Authority councillors so he could acquire a community earthen dam and the surrounding Ohakweenyanga village land, in order to establish an irrigation project.Kuutumbeni, who...

Oshakati unites against gender violence

1 month - 14 September 2018 | Cultural

A group of Oshakati men are preparing to host the Eembenzi (Beard) festival, in order to raise awareness about the battle against gender-based violence.The one-day event is slated for 22 September at the town and...

Bondelswarts dispute rages on

1 month - 13 September 2018 | Cultural

The Bondelswarts Traditional Authority is still embroiled in a bitter battle over the chieftainship despite clear instructions from the former minister of urban and rural development, Sophia Shaningwa.Shaningwa had instructed in January 2017 already that...

Namibia under a dark cloud - Geingob

1 month - 11 September 2018 | Cultural

President Hage Geingob says Namibia is currently under a dark cloud of a social evil that threatens to destroy the fabric of its social harmony.“Our nation is reeling… We are reeling from the shock and...

Olufuko detractors lashed

1 month - 31 August 2018 | Cultural

Swapo secretary-general Sophia Shaningwa, Founding President Sam Nujoma and Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba were among those who delivered strong statements in defence of the Olufuko festival...

Olufuko registers 47 girls for initiation

1 month - 22 August 2018 | Cultural

Forty-seven girls have so far been registered to undergo initiation at the 2018 Olufuko Cultural Festival to be held at Outapi in the Omusati Region...

Ondonga: Geingob intervenes

2 months ago - 16 August 2018 | Cultural

ILENI NANDJATO Tensions within the Ondonga community have reached new heights after President Hage Geingob summoned a group of fired...

Court orders King Elifas to testify

2 months ago - 10 August 2018 | Cultural

Oshakati High Court judge Maphios Cheda has granted an order that compels Ondonga king, Immanuel Kauluma Elifas, to give oral testimony in the matter in...

Ovaherero claim Windhoek

2 months ago - 03 August 2018 | Cultural

The Ovaherero Traditional Authority has claimed the bulk of central Namibia as part of its pre-colonial land. This is according to its official land...

Nujoma blasts Olufuko critics

2 months ago - 30 July 2018 | Cultural

Founding President Sam Nujoma says the Olufuko cultural festival, which has been shunned by various detractors over the years, will always be hosted.Nujoma, who was...

King turns to courts to oust rivals

3 months ago - 09 July 2018 | Cultural

Ondonga King Immanuel Kauluma Elifas has turned to the courts in a bid to wrestle control of the traditional authority from a dismissed grouping who...

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/Khowese dispute patrilineal succession

3 months ago - 29 June 2018 | Cultural

The /Khowese Royal House has rejected claims by a faction that the hereditary chieftaincy of the clan is based solely on patrilineal lineage. The royal...

Mushelenga enrages Witboois

3 months ago - 27 June 2018 | Cultural

A meeting held last week between urban and rural development minister Peya Mushelenga and the /Khowese Traditional Authority, also known as the Witboois, has apparently...

Nujoma wants Kahimemua's traditional belt...

3 months ago - 21 June 2018 | Cultural

Founding President Sam Nujoma has appealed to the Voigts family to hand over a belt of historical and cultural significance to the chief of the...

King Elifas used for enrichment

4 months ago - 14 June 2018 | Cultural

An aide to Ondonga king Immanuel Kauluma Elifas has confirmed they are aware of individuals who have been using his name to enrich themselves, including...

Hikuminue Kapika continues battle for...

4 months ago - 05 June 2018 | Cultural

Hikuminue Kapika has indicated that he will appeal a High Court decision to strip him of his chieftaincy of the Kapika Traditional Authority as he...

Keeping language alive

4 months ago - 04 June 2018 | Cultural

An expert in African languages has warned that government policies are often not conducive to promoting indigenous languages.Speaking at the Nama Cultural Festival held in...

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