215 000 Namibians living with HIV/Aids


About 215 000 Namibians are living with HIV/Aids while 131 103 are currently on anti-retroviral treatment, Namibia Red Cross Society Secretary General, Naemi Heita, has said.

Heita made the revelation during the commemoration of World AIDS Day held in Kilimanjaro informal settlement here on Friday.

She said Namibia has made great strides towards the fight against HIV/Aids as the prevalence in the country declined from 18.2 percent in 2014 to 16.9 percent in 2016.

Walters tired of begging for feedback from ministries


Ombudsman John Walters said he will take ministries to court if they do not act on the recommendations he made in his most recent report.

The report on a national inquiry into racism, racial and other forms of discrimination and tribalism, deals with issues of access to justice, disability, education, health, land settlement and sports, among others.

In the report, the Ombudsman made recommendations to various ministries and requested them to provide him with detailed information on the concrete measures taken, within six months after receipt of the report.

Hage wins Swapo presidency


President Hage Geingob and his slate scooped the top four positions of the Swapo party.

Geingob won the presidency position with a resounding 574 votes, beating Jerry Ekandjo who received 153 votes and Nahas Angula with 39 votes.

This was announced by elections? Returning Officer, Sisa Namandje at about 04h30 Monday following voting done on Sunday at a local hotel.

The position of vice-president was won by Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah with 552 votes, with Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana obtaining 194 votes and Helmuth Angula 20 votes.

Namibia to attend swearing-in of Mnangagwa


President Hage Geingob has confirmed that Namibia will attend the inauguration of the third president of Zimbabwe on Friday.

Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila announced this during the opening of the 6th Swapo Ordinary Congress here on Thursday.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said it is not yet clear who will represent Namibia at the event, which will see former vice-president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn-in as Zimbabwe's third president.

This follows President Robert Mugabe's resignation as the country's leader on Tuesday.

Northern businessmen praise Geingob


Namibia was able to survive the recent economic crisis under the leadership of President Hage Geingob, leader of the Oshikango business community in the Ohangwena Region, Raed Hijazi has said.

Speaking to Nampa earlier this week, Hijazi said under Geingob's leadership, Namibia has also maintained a minimum level of economic and monetary stability.

We are certain that we will recover much faster with him leading this nation, stated Hijazi, who is an international investor and leader of the International Commercial company at the Oshikango suburb of Helao Nafidi town.

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