Disasters

Fires bring death, destruction

1 week ago - 04 August 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK At least nine people have lost their lives in the 13 house and shack fires that were recorded over the past three weeks. Police spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, said personal belongings were...

Cause of Twaloloka fire ‘impossible’ to determine

2 weeks ago - 29 July 2020 | Disasters

LEANDREA LOUWWALVIS BAYThe Walvis Bay Fire Brigade had their hands full trying to subdue a massive fire in Twaloloka settlement this past Sunday evening, while being protected by police from an angry mob armed with...

Forest fire management underway

2 weeks ago - 27 July 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Every year, forest fires burn about two million hectares of vegetation in fire-prone regions in Namibia, threatening lives and property as well as degrading the environment. ...

Half of Namibians can't afford a healthy diet

1 month - 15 July 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe number of hungry people in Namibia has increased by 100 000 in over a decade, according to a United Nations report. However, there are also now more obese adults in the country.The State...

Family destitute after shack fire

1 month - 13 July 2020 | Disasters

Elizabeth Joseph WINDHOEKThirty-year-old Claudine Kambatuku’s entire life changed this on Saturday, 4 July when her shack in Katutura’s Herero Location, along with all her...

Onandjokwe hospital nearly burns down

1 month - 30 June 2020 | Disasters

ILENI NANDJATO ONDANDJOKWE The Onandjokwe State Hospital is investigating the cause of a fire that threatened the hospital last Friday afternoon. Although...

Fires wreak havoc

1 month - 25 June 2020 | Disasters

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Fifteen shacks and two houses were destroyed by a fire this past weekend in Mondesa, Swakopmund....

EFN speaks on media assaults, exclusion

2 months ago - 05 June 2020 | 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,...

New rules for liquor sales

2 months 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...

Oshakati flood victims return home

2 months 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...

Covid-19: 60 000 to be tested

3 months ago - 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...

Hunger could trigger civil unrest

3 months ago - 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...

Disasters

130 000 grant applications rejected

3 months ago - 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

3 months ago - 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...

3 months ago - 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

3 months ago - 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...

3 months ago - 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

3 months ago - 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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