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Voting underway in Morocco legislative, local polls

1 week ago - 09 September 2021 | International

NAMPA-AFP RabatMoroccans began voting yesterday in parliamentary and local elections that will decide the fate of Islamists who have governed the kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings. The vote comes as...

California moves to outlaw 'stealthing'

1 week ago - 09 September 2021 | International

NAMPA-AP CALIFORNIACalifornia lawmakers moved to make the state the first to outlaw ‘stealthing’, which is removing a condom without permission during intercourse. Legislators sent governor Gavin Newsom a bill on Tuesday adding the...

India restricts religious festivals

1 week ago - 09 September 2021 | International

NAMPA-AFP MumbaiIndian authorities are restricting major religious festivals that start this week and attract huge crowds, warning that a new Covid-19 wave had already begun in the...

Marchers walk 7 000 steps for Canadian pair detained...

1 week ago - 07 September 2021 | International

NAMPA/AFP OttawaHundreds of supporters of two Canadian men being held in China on what Ottawa says are specious charges marched 7 000 steps through the Canadian capital on Sunday to mark the pair's 1...

Taliban claim control of Panjshir, promise formation of government...

1 week ago - 07 September 2021 | International

NAMPA-REUTERS KABULThe Taliban claimed victory over opposition forces in the Panjshir valley north-east of Kabul yesterday, declaring that it completed the Islamist group's takeover of Afghanistan and promising to announce a new...

Covid: Sydney cases top 2 000 a day

1 week ago - 07 September 2021 | International

NAMPA-REUTERS SYDNEYSydney, the epicentre of Australia's biggest coronavirus outbreak, is expected to see daily...

Tigrayan forces allegedly looted aid warehouses in Ethiopia

2 weeks ago - 02 September 2021 | International

REUTERSADDIS ABABAForces from Ethiopia's Tigray region in recent weeks looted warehouses belonging to the US government's humanitarian agency in the Amhara region, USAID's mission director...

Tanzania court dismisses objections to opposition leader's trial

2 weeks ago - 02 September 2021 | International

AFPTANZANIAThe terrorism case against the leader of Tanzania's main opposition party can go ahead as planned, a high court judge in Dar es Salaam said...

Geingob's talks with Mnangwagwa led to vaccine donation

2 weeks ago - 01 September 2021 | International

NAMPAWINDHOEKThe donation of 20 000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine by Zimbabwe followed a discussion between President Hage Geingob and that country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa on...

Decolonise the language of science

4 weeks ago - 23 August 2021 | International

SARAH WILD / NATURE MAGAZINEThere’s no original isiZulu word for dinosaur. Germs are called amagciwane, but there are no separate words for viruses or bacteria....

Council may rule Afghanistan, Taliban to reach out to...

1 month - 20 August 2021 | International

REUTERSAfghanistan may be governed by a ruling council now that the Taliban has taken over, while the Islamist militant movement's supreme leader, Haibatullah Akhundzada, would...

India celebrates 75th independence anniversary

1 month - 17 August 2021 | International

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKThe Indian embassy in Namibia has kicked off a series of celebratory events for that country’s 75th independence anniversary and its journey from colonisation...

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UN condemns Zimbabwe child marriages

1 month - 09 August 2021 | International

NAMPAHARAREThe United Nations has condemned the practice of child marriage in Zimbabwe following the death of a 14-year-old girl after she gave birth at...

Namibia rejects Israel’s AU observer...

1 month - 29 July 2021 | International

STAFF REPORTER The Namibian government has rejected the African Union Commission’s decision to grant...

Cabinet instructs home affairs to...

1 month - 26 July 2021 | International

NAMPAWINDHOEKCabinet has directed the immigration ministry to enter into an agreement with the Burundian government and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) which...

France: Macron calls for unity...

1 month - 26 July 2021 | International

ASSOCIATED PRESSPARISFrench President Emmanuel Macron appealed for national unity and mass vaccination to fight the resurgent virus, and lashed out at those fuelling anti-vaccine sentiment...

Ethiopia's Amhara boss urges residents...

1 month - 26 July 2021 | International

AFPADDIS ABABAEthiopia's Amhara region on Sunday called on all armed residents to mobilise for battle against rebels from conflict-hit Tigray, calling it a "survival campaign",...

New Mexico town eyes economic...

2 months ago - 12 July 2021 | International

NAMPA/REUTERSNEW MEXICOAs the first passenger rocket plane gears up for take-off, a sleepy desert town near Spaceport America in New Mexico is hoping for a...

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