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Top Namibia port aims to triple capacity

Namibia's Walvis Bay will begin an upgrade early next year to transform its port into a regional hub that can handle one million containers a year, a top official said Wednesday. Situated on the south western coast of Africa, with access to key shipping routes, Namibia's largest commercial port currently handles a modest 350,000 containers a year.

Northern Namibia suffers worst drought in 30 years

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia, sub-Saharan Africa's driest country, is suffering its worst drought in a generation, with more than 100,000 children at risk of malnutrition, the United Nations said on Thursday. President Hifkepunye Pohamba declared a national emergency in the sparsely populated southern African nation after the failure of crops in May, and earmarked $20 million of relief for the worst-hit households.

Football: Namibia coach quits over threats - FA

Roger Palmgren has quit as Namibia coach after receiving unspecified threats, the country's football association said on Monday. "Palmgren tendered his resignation due to serious threats directed toward him and his family," a national football association statement said. The Swede's resignation comes just 48 hours before the 'Brave Warriors' host Group F leaders Nigeria in a must-win 2014 World Cup qualifier. Namibia have to collect maximum points at Sam Nujoma Stadium Wednesday to keep alive slim hopes of making the 10-nation final elimination round.

Namibian Parliament signs MoU with PoN to develop an improved Parliamentary website

The Namibian Parliament through its Support Program signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) here today.The MoU will see the PoN develop an improved Parliamentary website.The website is aimed at expanding the opportunity for exchange of ideas between Parliament and the electorate, thereby increasing the electorate’s participation in the democratic process.The Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Theo-Ben Gurirab and the Chairperson of the National Council, Asser Kapere signed the MoU on behalf of the National Assembly and the Nat

Minister of Safety and Security says his ministry worried about threats posed by increase of criminal incidences

The Minister of Safety and Security says his ministry is worried about the threats posed by the increase of criminal incidences which are causing fear and insecurity amongst Namibia’s law-abiding citizens.Minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko said this in the National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday while motivating the Safety and Security Ministry's allocation of N.dollars 3 227 423 000 to the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s operations for the 2013/2014 financial year.He said the increase in criminal incidences might also create an unfavourable situation for both local and foreign investo

Plan by children of liberation struggle to stage demonstration at Swapo-Party HQs stopped by NamPol

Plans by the ‘children of the liberation struggle’ to stage an unauthorised demonstration at the Swapo-Party headquarters in Katutura were stopped by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) yesterday.The disgruntled youth numbering between 200 and 250, who are now illegally camping in an open area along Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street and behind the premises of a diamond-cutting factory near the Swapo offices, were stopped in their tracks by NamPol members as they were about to enter Leonard Auala Street, which leads to the Swapo-Party headquarters.The group set up camp a

Pohamba commissions MV Mafuta mining vessel

President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Monday commissioned Debmarine Namibia's modern mining vessel, MV Mafuta which acquired at the cost of N.dollars 640 million early this year.The commissioning of the the vessels coincides with the 10th anniversary of the company.“We are proud that the MV Mafuta is registered at the Port of Luderitz and sails under the Namibian flag,” Head of State said.He said this investment and the fact that the vessel is registered in Namibia will have positive spin-offs for the Namibian economy, thus encouraged local companies to be engaged to provid

President Hifikepunye commissions modern mining vessel MV Mafuta

President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Monday commissioned Debmarine Namibia's modern mining vessel MV Mafuta, which was acquired at a cost of N.dollars 640 million earlier this year.The commissioning of the vessel coincides with the 10th anniversary of the company.“We are proud that the MV Mafuta is registered at the Port of Luderitz, and sails under the Namibian flag,” the Head of State said.He said this investment and the fact that the vessel is registered in Namibia will have positive spin-offs for the Namibian economy, and thus encouraged local companies to be engaged t

Ramblers and Pirates rumble for third position

After a three-week long recess, it is time again for MTC Namibia Premiere League (NPL) teams to return to the battle field and improve their positions on the log standing with only four rounds remaining.Ramblers Football Club coach, Konis Asino is optimistic that their round 18 match against FNB Orlando Pirates will be a chance of paving their way to third position on the log.

Lack of funds: MTC’s Northern Stream First Division (NSFD) second-leg league games cancelled

The Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC)’s Northern Stream First Division (NSFD) second-leg league games have been called off due to a lack of funds.The NSFD’s second-leg games were due to kick off this weekend, but were called off at the last minute as the start-up capital for all the 12 teams in the league has not yet been availed by the Namibia Football Association (NFA).NSFD league administrator Bennett Munango told this agency on Friday that the NFA has not yet availed start-up capital for the participating teams, referees as well as funds for administrative purposes.
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