Daily Archives: August 7, 2020

More Than 100 Boko Haram, Captives Surrender Along Cameroon-Nigeria Border

MAROUA, CAMEROON – More than 100 Boko Haram and their captives, almost all Nigerians, have fled the group in the past two weeks, according to the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting the Islamist militants. Thirty-four-year-old Nigerian Kharim Kalga is among

Tanzania Opposition Leader to Run Against President in General Elections

DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu was chosen this week to take on President John Magufuli in October’s general elections. Lissu returned to Tanzania from Belgium last week for the first time since 2017, when the

Somali Floods Displace Hundreds of Thousands, Raise Fears of Coronavirus Spread

GENEVA – Surging floodwaters in the southern regions of Somalia have driven more than 650,000 people to flee their homes this year. The U.N. refugee agency reports the flooding has caused food shortages, led to the outbreak of killer diseases

Namibia to abide by SADC protocols amidst Zimbabwe situation

The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (MIRCO) has announced that Namibia will respect and abide by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocols in the midst of Zimbabwe’s growing reports of alleged human rights violations. In a statement on

BoN records second positive COVID-19 case

The Bank of Namibia on Thursday announced that it recorded a second positive COVID-19 case at its head office and the building will be disinfected on Friday, 07 August 2020. The case involves a staff member who was last at

Keetmanshoop Municipality announces power outage at the southern town

The Keetmanshoop Municipality announced that due to its annual preventative electricity maintenance, there will be a power outage on Sunday between 07h00 and 19h00. In a public notice, the municipality said the power outage will affect the entire town of

Corruption, favouritism and nepotism taking Namibia down: Mutorwa

Minister of Works and Transport, John Mutorwa said corruption, favouritism and nepotism applied by some officials in different institutions who put personal interests ahead of national interest when awarding tenders and filling vacancies, are taking the country down. Mutorwa made

Namport requests N.dollars 1.2 billion for Walvis Bay Port entrance channel upgrade

The Namibia Ports Authority (Namport) has appealed to the Ministry of Works and Transport for financial support to fund the up grading of Walvis Bay Port’s entrance channel at an estimated cost of N.dollars 1.2 billion. This was said by