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Namibia rejects Israel’s AU observer status

5 days ago - 29 July 2021 | International

STAFF REPORTER The Namibian government has rejected the African Union Commission’s decision to grant Israel observer status in the African Union (AU).After nearly 20...

Cabinet instructs home affairs to repatriate Burundians

1 week ago - 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 will expedite the voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees in Namibia.This...

France: Macron calls for unity after anti-vaccine protests

1 week ago - 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 and protests.About 160 000 people protested around France on Saturday...

Ethiopia's Amhara boss urges residents to fight Tigray rebels

1 week ago - 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", state media reported.Amhara borders Tigray to the south, and the...

New Mexico town eyes economic lift-off from Virgin Galactic...

3 weeks 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 lift-off from tourism.The oddly named town of Truth or Consequences,...

China vows retaliation after US blacklists companies

3 weeks ago - 12 July 2021 | International

NAMPA/APBEIJINGChina on Sunday said it will take “necessary measures' to respond to the UD blacklisting of Chinese companies over their alleged role in abuses of...

SA ramps up vaccine drive

3 weeks ago - 12 July 2021 | International

NAMPA/APJOHANNESBURGSome in wheelchairs, others on canes, hundreds of South Africans waited recently on the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking garage to get their Covid-19...

Germany to donate all remaining AstraZeneca vaccines in Aug

3 weeks ago - 09 July 2021 | International

NAMPA/REUTERSBERLINGermany will give all its remaining doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to less developed countries in August, the government decided on Wednesday.The cabinet decided...

Chinese port city Qingdao launches fight against algae bloom

3 weeks ago - 09 July 2021 | International

NAMPA/APBEIJINGThe northern Chinese port city of Qingdao has deployed thousands of boats and powered scoops to deal with a massive algae bloom that is threatening...

Exiled Turkish journalist attacked in Germany

3 weeks ago - 09 July 2021 | International

NAMPA/APTURKEYA Turkish journalist, who is critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government and has been living in exile in Germany, was injured after being attacked...

Namibia, Angola set up livestock fence committee

1 month - 28 June 2021 | International

NAMPAWINDHOEKNamibia has set up a technical committee that will work with the Angolan counterparts to construct a livestock fence along the Namibia-Angola border.According to a...

SA 'diamond rush' unearths only quartz crystals

1 month - 22 June 2021 | International

REUTERSJOHANNESBURGUnidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds...

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Why China is getting tough...

1 month - 22 June 2021 | International

AFPBeijingCryptocurrency prices have fluctuated wildly in recent weeks as China intensifies a crackdown on trading and mining operations.On Monday bitcoin slumped more than 10 percent...

Policeman killed, more than 80...

1 month - 21 June 2021 | International

NAMPA-REUTERSLAGOS Gunmen killed a police officer and kidnapped at least 80 learners and five teachers from a school in the Nigerian...

Zambia’s founding president dies

1 month - 21 June 2021 | International

NAMPA-REUTERS LUSAKAKenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president who led his country for 27 years and...

700 million Africans without sanitation

1 month - 15 June 2021 | International

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMore than 700 million people in Africa do not have access to sanitation, resulting in many preventable diseases. This was said by agriculture minister...

To counter China, G7 leaders...

1 month - 14 June 2021 | International

ELIZABETH PIPERCARBIS BAYG7 leaders were expected on Sunday to commit to increasing their climate finance contributions to meet an overdue spending pledge of $100 billion...

Fugitive Chilean colonel arrested in...

1 month - 14 June 2021 | International

REUTERSBUENOS AIRESPolice in Argentina arrested a retired Chilean army colonel in Buenos Aires on Saturday after he fled neighbouring Chile, where he was convicted of...

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