We are not a tax haven: Geingob


Namibia is not a tax haven and is instead being targeted, President Hage Geingob said at State House on Thursday.

Speaking during a courtesy visit by European Union (EU) ambassadors, Geingob said he was surprised by Namibia?s listing as a tax haven.

"Where does it come from" Why didn't we discuss this?" Geingob questioned.
Namibia was one of 17 countries named on a blacklist of tax havens by the EU in December last year.

Geingob congratulates Ramaphosa


President Hage Geingob on Thursday congratulated Cyril Ramaphosa on his uncontested election by parliament as President of the Republic of South Africa.

In a statement availed to Nampa on Friday, Geingob said Ramaphosa?s election as President is not only an endorsement of his credentials as a leader of the ruling African National Congress, but also an endorsement of his credentials as a tested cadre of the struggle and a shrewd negotiator.

Venaani to attend Tsvangirai’s funeral


Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader, McHenry Venaani said he will attend the funeral of late Zimbabwean opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

Tsvangirai reportedly died of colon cancer in a South African hospital aged 65 on Wednesday.

Venaani in a condolence message in a media statement on Thursday said he had a close relationship with Tsvangirai.

Monthly inflation increased in January 2018


The monthly inflation rate recorded an increased from 0,2 per cent to 1,6 per cent, the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) revealed in its latest Namibia Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for January 2018.

NSA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Statistician-General, Alex Shimuafeni said in the NCPI report that a price level increase of 1,4 percent was registered in all categories except for transport which decreased to 0,6 per cent.

Recreation and culture and communication remained unchanged at negative 0,1 per cent and 0,0 per cent respectively.

Veii memorial lecture on Saturday


Swanu of Namibia will hold a public lecture in remembrance of its former president, liberation fighter and political prisoner, Gerson Hitjevi Veii on Saturday.

In a statement issued to the media on Wednesday, Swanu president Dr Tangeni Iijambo said the memorial lecture will be held to honour Veii's legacy and his contributions to Namibia's independence.

It starts at 10h00 at the Swanu office in Katutura, Windhoek behind the Black Chain Shopping Centre.

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