Daily Archives: May 19, 2020

Lesotho’s New PM Has High Hopes — and Higher Stakes

JOHANNESBURG – Hopes are high across politically fractious Lesotho as Moeketsi Majoro, the nation’s finance minister, prepares to become prime minister. His swearing in, scheduled for Wednesday, comes after two years of bitter political squabbles in the tiny mountain kingdom

Botswana Probes Death of 56 Elephants

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana is investigating the mysterious death of 56 elephants in the last two months. Authorities have ruled out poaching, as all carcasses were found intact. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism says 12

NFA EXCO to decide on FIFA COVID-19 Funds

The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Executive Committee will decide what to do with the FIFA funds meant for the COVID-19 relief which are yet to be disbursed to FIFA members as funds requested by the FIFA Normalization Committee for Namibia

Southern Africa’s porous borders pose a problem for containing the coronavirus

Many countries around the world have declared lockdowns in an attempt to curb the sharp rise in deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic. In South Africa, which has the highest number of cases in Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a three week lockdown from 27

NFA exco yet to decide on FIFA COVID-19 relief funds

Namibia Football Association (NFA) Executive Committee will decide what to do with Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) funds meant for COVID-19 relief which was requested by NFA Normalization Committee. A media statement issued on Tuesday by NFA acting Secretary

Three Namibians and one German arrested for wildlife crimes

Three Namibians including a German national were arrested and charged for wildlife crimes between 11 and 17 May 2020, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has said. This was revealed in a media statement issued to Nampa on Tuesday, a report

Shiimi to table national budget next week

The Appropriation Bill will be tabled in the National Assembly by the newly appointed Minister of Finance, Ipumbu Shiimi a media statement availed Nampa on Tuesday indicates. The ministries spoke person Tonateni Shidhudhu said that the ministry has made progress

Oktoberfest 2020 cancelled

The organisers of the Windhoek Oktoberfest on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the iconic cultural event following the outbreak of Covid-19 and the directive from the head of state. The event was scheduled to take place on 30 – 31