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EFN speaks on media assaults, exclusion

1 hour ago | Disasters

Staff ReporterWINDHOEKThe Editors' Forum of Namibia (EFN) has taken exception to the ever-increasing government practice of allowing only state-owned media institutions at certain public engagements, especially since the declaration of the coronavirus state of emergency.Specific...

New rules for liquor sales

3 days ago - 02 June 2020 | Disasters

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKAs Namibia moves into stage three of the coronavirus state of emergency today, liquor sales will be permitted, putting an end to a two-month-long booze ban.As part of government's fight against the virus, alcohol...

Oshakati flood victims return home

2 weeks ago - 18 May 2020 | Disasters

NAMPAOSHAKATIOshakati localities which were under water due to the flooding experienced in and around the town over the past two months have dried up, and all the affected residents have returned to their homes.This according...

Covid-19: 60 000 to be tested

1 month - 29 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKHealth minister Kalumbi Shangula believes Namibia is firmly in control of the coronavirus outbreak, with no new cases reported in the last three weeks.Shangula says the next step is to determine whether any community...

Hunger could trigger civil unrest

1 month - 29 April 2020 | Disasters

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKWith more than a month of economic lockdown Namibia is facing a looming hunger crisis that could spark civil unrest among those stricken with increasing poverty and no social security net.“Tough economic times always...

Boss comes to the party for staff

1 month - 29 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKWith the threat of widespread retrenchments looming, some businesses are going the extra mile to make sure their employees and their families are cared...

130 000 grant applications rejected

1 month - 28 April 2020 | Disasters

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKThe ministry of finance has so far rejected 133 768 Emergency Income Grant (EIG) applications out of a total 890 980 received.The grant is...

Hunger to hit hard

1 month - 24 April 2020 | Disasters

WINDHOEKELLANIE SMITHunger has become the next massive impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Namibia, with the number of food-insecure Namibians expected to rise from an...

Namibia gifts Zimbabwe thousands of coronavirus test kits

1 month - 24 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKDespite Namibian authorities pleading ignorance, the Zimbabwean cabinet has confirmed that Namibia had gifted that country with 4 999 rapid coronavirus test kits.Both health...

Kapana drought continues

1 month - 24 April 2020 | Disasters

MICHELLINE NAWATISESWINDHOEKCity of Windhoek environmental health practitioner Lion Kahimise says no kapana (barbecued meat) may be sold at reopened formal markets.“No kapana is allowed to...

SCC to roll out N$700m stimulus package

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe Social Security Commission (SSC) has announced a N$700 million stimulus package for nine sectors believed to be the hardest hit by the outbreak...

Govt bans corona retrenchments

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Disasters

Ester Kamati & DENVER KISTINGWINDHOEKEmployers may not dismiss, retrench or send employees home on unpaid leave during the lockdown period.Legitimate layoffs and retrenchments, according to...

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Informal traders shattered

1 month - 23 April 2020 | Disasters

OGONE TLHAGEWINDHOEKInformal traders who have been restricted from doing business are lamenting the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, saying it will be hard to resume normal business...

Kavango East bemoans grant process

1 month - 21 April 2020 | Disasters

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUKavango East leaders yesterday called on government to extend the 30 April deadline to apply for the N$750 emergency income grant (EIG).They also asked...

U-turn on Romanian couple

1 month - 17 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKHealth minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has reversed his initial statement that the country’s first coronavirus patients - a Romanian couple - had recovered and...

Border opened for sick Angolans

1 month - 17 April 2020 | Disasters

ILENI NANDJATOONGWEDIVAThe ministry of home affairs, safety and security has decided to open the northern border to Angolans who are seeking medical treatment.The ministry’s chief...

N$10m water subsidy ‘a joke’

1 month - 17 April 2020 | Disasters

KENYA KAMBOWEKATIMA MULILOKatima Mulilo CEO Raphael Liswaniso has described the N$10 million set aside by government for a countrywide water subsidy as a joke, saying...

Contacts of corona patients 'lost'

1 month - 16 April 2020 | Disasters

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKGovernment yesterday confirmed it is in the dark regarding the whereabouts of people – potentially in their hundreds - who had come into contact...

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