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Namibians no longer required to complete arrival or departure forms at entry points

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Namibian citizens and holders of Permanent Residence Permit are no longer required to complete arrival and departure forms, the Ministry of Home Affairs and...
FlyWestair

Namibia’s private airline, FlyWestair increases flight frequencies to local and regional routes

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Namibia private airline Westair Aviation on Friday announced the addition of two-weekday flights to the current routes serviced by its commercial airline, FlyWestair. ...
tax

Namibia to introduce new tax incentives for small, medium-sized businesses

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Namibia plans to introduce new tax incentives aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises to help them grow, Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein said on...
accident

94 dead in road accidents in Namibia during festive season

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A total of 94 people in Namibia lost their lives in separate road accidents during the recent festive season, the Namibian Police Force said...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Southern African countries sign modernisation programme with UK

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Countries in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Kingdom (UK) to support the SACU Custom...
property search

Namibia property prices to remain in the red

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Namibia's property market activity is expected to be weak in the medium, large and luxury segments, of which they are likely to control property...
Gender violence

Namibia to introduce new laws to fight gender-based violence

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Namibia is introducing new laws to deal with the influx of gender-based violence (GBV), the country's Ministry of Justice said on Friday. ...
inflation

Namibia inflation down to 2.6 percent in December

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Namibia's annual inflation rate slumped to 2.6 percent in December last year, down by 2.5 percentage points year on year. According to...
court

Former Namibian ministers facing bribery charges approach supreme court

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The two former Namibian ministers accused of accepting fishing quota bribery had approached the Supreme Court to regard their arrests as illegal, court documents...
accident

Namibia’s road deaths decrease over the festive period

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The number of fatalities on Namibia's roads decreased by 20 percent during the just ended festive period, data provided by the Motor Vehicle Accident...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

South African countries agree on roll-over business agreement with UK

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Countries in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) plus Mozambique have agreed to institute a roll-over agreement of their trade relations with Britain to...
meat

Namibia to continue exporting meat to China

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Namibia has to date exported about 3,000 tonnes of beef to China, where demand continues to grow, official of Meatco, Namibia's leading meat exporter...
Namibian President Hage Geingob addresses at the inauguration ceremony of the Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building at Walvis Bay, Namibia, on July 22, 2016. The airport's new building was built by Chinese construction company, New Era Investments at a cost of about 900 million Namibian dollars (62 million U.S. dollars) and now is able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour catering for one-million passengers per annum. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei)

Namibia, Mali to cooperate on bilateral relations

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Namibia and Mali have made commitment to work together and improve bilateral relations as well as trade engagements in the future. A...
economics traders koforidua

Namibia hopeful for economic recovery in 2020

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Namibia's Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein on Tuesday said there is hope for some economic recovery in 2020 in the southern African nation. ...
arrested

Namibia: former ministers fail to appeal arrest over bribery charges

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Two former Namibian ministers have failed to appeal their arrests over a fishing corruption scandal. The accused, former minister of fisheries Bernhard...
Air Namibia

Namibian national airline gets multi-million dollar fund

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Namibian national airline has acquired a 578 million Namibian dollars loan (40.6 million U.S. dollars) to pay for "qualifying arrear invoices", the airline's acting...
debt

Namibia government total debt continues to grow

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Namibia government's total debt continued to increase year-on-year, reflected in both the domestic and foreign borrowings, the central bank said Friday. As...
insurance over

Namibia reinsurance sector gets positive rating

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Namibia National Reinsurance (NamibRe) on Friday received a positive rating from Global Credit Rating (GCR), a leading rating agency in Africa, despite a rather...
Air Namibia

Air Namibia to trade normally following settlement with Challenge Air SA

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Namibia's national airline, Air Namibia, Wednesday confirmed that all litigation matters which existed between Air Namibia and Challenge Air SA, have been amicably resolved...
rice

Namibian subsistence farmers hopeful for a better harvest

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Liina Ndahangashimwe has been farming with pearl millet and legumes for over 25 years in a far-flung village in Namibia's northern Oshana region. ...
Xenophobic

Namibia to relocate 42 foreigners

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The Namibian government will relocate 42 foreigners who ran from South Africa because of xenophobia in that country, the Ministry of Home Affairs said...
inflation

Namibia’s annual inflation rate slows to 2.5 percent

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Namibia's annual inflation rate slowed to 2.5 percent compared to 5.6 percent recorded in November 2018, based on the November 2019 price movements, the...
Luderitz cruise

Namibia records increase in passenger vessel visits via main port in 2019

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Namibia's cruise tourist arrivals via the Namibian Port Authority(Namport) has equated to 21,779 visitors, according to the port's authority. This indicates an...
Gender violence

Namibia vows to improve laws to fight against gender-based violence

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Namibia on Tuesday celebrated human rights day with government declaring that the country has laid a solid foundation in cementing human rights and created...
Suicide.

Namibian psychologist blames poor economy for rising suicides

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Namibia's economic crisis, lack of jobs and a crippling drought are increasing the risk of suicidal behavior, a psychologist warned on Monday. ...
SMEs

SME sector key to Namibia’s employment creation, poverty alleviation

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Namibia's central bank governor, Iipumbu Shiimi, on Friday said the country's Small-and-Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) sector is important for economic development as it has the...
Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Namibian minister says Southern African Customs Union member economies remain subdued

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The economic performance of Southern African Customs Union (SACU) member countries has been very subdued and prospects of improvements are doubtful, Namibian Minister of...
Hage Geingob

Namibia’s former ministers removed from ruling party list amid international bribery scandal

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Namibian President Hage Geingob, in his post-election address Monday evening, confirmed that former ministers, Sacky Shanghala and Bernhardt Esau, will not be going to...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC observation mission endorses Namibia polls

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The electoral observation mission of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said on Friday that the Namibian presidential and parliamentary elections on Wednesday were...
Court

Namibia’s court dismisses election petition against EVMs

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A Namibian magistrate court on Monday threw out the challenge by independent presidential candidate Panduleni Itula to rescind the use of Electronic Voting Machines...