Work-related illnesses kill nearly 2 million yearly

Work-related illnesses and injuries kill nearly two million people annually, largely because of long working hours, the UN said Friday, warning the pandemic would surely worsen the situation. The AFP reports that the first-ever joint assessment by the UN's health and...

German-speaking Namibians to help narrow inequality gap

The Forum of German-speaking Namibians has offered to help underprivileged Namibians and to help the government narrow the gap of inequality in Namibia. Nampa reports that the forum’s chairperson, Harald Hecht, said this on Friday when members of the group met with...

Unicef to black out digital channels

The United Nations Children Fund and its partners are planning to black out their digital channels for 18 hours as a wake up call for governments across the globe to re-open schools as soon as possible. The UN says for the last eighteen months more than 131 million...

U.S. warns risk of violence at pro-Trump Capitol rally

The United States’ Transportation Security Administration has ramped up security at airports near Washington DC. They are preparing for a planned rally tomorrow to support the insurrectionists charged for ransacking the Capitol building in January. The pro-Trump Look...

Johnson & Johnson vaccine available at drive-through

With the Johnson&Johnson vaccine finally having arrived in Namibia, we spoke to Jescey Visagie, the Gondwana Collection Namibia Group Brand Marketing Manager, who confirmed that the vaccine is available at their drive-through starting this weekend.

Italy makes COVID health pass mandatory

The Italian government approved on Thursday some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world, making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection. Reuters reports that the new rules will...

Ramaphosa calls on public to pick new chief justice

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the public to nominate their next chief justice. This he said will "further deepen public confidence in the independence and integrity of the judiciary". The nominations will be emailed to the presidency in the...

Gov keeps count of wildlife

Conservancy game guards in the Zambezi Region have received training from the Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation ahead of the game count activity. The annual activity assists the government keep count of the wildlife in the country as well as...

Over 100 children fell victim to rape crimes in 2020

Minister of Justice Yvonne Dausab, said a total of 120 children fell victim to the crime of rape in Namibia between August and September in 2020, a high number for such a small population. Nampa reports that Dausab announced this on Thursday in the National Assembly,...