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Nyasha Nyaungwa

Germany to atone for Namibian colonial horrors with a billion euros of projects

May 27 2021

WINDHOEK (Reuters) -Germany has agreed to fund projects in Namibia worth more than a billion euros over 30 years to atone for its role in genocide and property seizures in its-then colony more than a century ago, a Namibian government spokesman said on Thursday.

'He's OK': Tanzania denies Magufuli sick with COVID-19

Mar 12 2021

NAIROBI/WINDHOEK Tanzania's President John Magufuli is in good health and working normally, two officials said on Friday, after reports that he had flown abroad in critical condition with COVID-19.

Namibia moves to curb mining speculators, boost local ownership

Mar 03 2021

WINDHOEK, March 3 Diamond and uranium producer Namibia said on Wednesday that locals who own mineral exploration licences will no longer be able to sell out to foreigners, in a move aimed at curtailing speculation in the sector.

Namibia faces tough challenge to reverse apartheid legacy: president

Oct 01 2020

WINDHOEK Namibian President Hage Geingob said on Thursday that the southwestern African country must take care in its efforts to reverse the legacy of racist white minority rule, so as not to be seen as grabbing wealth.

Namibia fishing auction for COVID-19 cash flops

Sep 30 2020

WINDHOEK, Sept 30 A fisheries auction in Namibia meant to pay for COVID-19 care has flopped, after bidders stumped up barely 1.3% of the $38 million offers accepted, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Dozens of hippos at risk in dried-up water hole in Namibia

Sep 05 2020

WINDHOEK, Sept 5 Dozens of hippopotamuses are stuck in a shrinking pool of mud and water in a game reserve in Namibia and are at risk of dying of hunger and thirst, the Daily News online publication reported on Saturday.

RPT-Namibia opens airports and schools but extends overnight curfew

Aug 29 2020

WINDHOEK, Aug 28 Namibia will lift lockdown restrictions, allowing international travel, schools to reopen and onsite alcohol consumption from September, President Hage Geingob announced Friday, but he extended an overnight curfew as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

Namibia Apartheid politician turned independence advocate dies of COVID-19

Aug 26 2020

WINDHOEK Dirk Mudge, a white Namibian who began his political life with the pro-Apartheid National Party but later lobbied for Namibia's independence from South African white-minority rule, has died after contracting COVID-19, aged 92.

Namibia to auction fishing quota to raise money for COVID-19 medicines

Aug 10 2020

WINDHOEK, Aug 10 The Namibian government will for the first time auction its 60% share of the country's annual horse mackerel and hake output to the highest bidder by the end of October, as it scrambles to raise funds for equipment and medicines to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to a government letter seen by Reuters.

Accused in Namibian fishing corruption scandal withdraw bail application

Dec 02 2019

WINDHOEK Two former ministers and four others implicated in Namibia's biggest corruption scandal will remain in police custody until Feb. 20 after their lawyers abandoned their bail application on Monday, the prosecuting authority said.

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