Claims of many Houthis killed

The Saudi-led coalition supporting Yemen’s government says it has killed 160 Houthi rebels in air raids south of the strategic city of Marib, where loyalists say rebels have made advances. This, Al Jazeera reports, as the Houthis began a major push to seize Marib...

eSwatini taxi operators vow continued protest

Public transport remained at a standstill on Sunday in Eswatini, in the latest pro-democracy protest against Africa's last absolute monarchy. The AFP news agency reports that the shutdown over the past week has seen people forced to walk between towns and businesses...

Rundu taxi operators bemoan poor infrastructure

Taxi operators in Rundu took to the streets on Friday to protest the bad conditions of the roads in the Kavango East’s capital. Bemoaning the number of potholes, representative, Lukas Shinga, explained to the Namibia press agency that they pay annual motor vehicle...

Deputy Minister calls for food security

Speaking at the commemoration of World Food Day in Walvis Bay, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Anna Shiweda, said that we need to transform our food systems for food security, improved nutrition and affordable healthy diets for all. “Addressing...

U.S. donates additional Covid vaccines to AU

The US has pledged an additional 17 million coronavirus vaccines to the African continent, which is lagging way behind the world in vaccinations. According to the BBC, the vaccines will be distributed through the African Union. The announcement was made during a...

SA minister says hostage situation, not acceptable

South Africa's Minister in the Presidency, Mondli Gungubele says Thursday’s hostage situation involving military veterans in a hotel in Irene, Pretoria, is not acceptable. Newsflash reports that a group of disgruntled veterans held Gungubele, Defence minister Thandi...

Crashlanding at Ondangwa airport

A private aircraft overshot the runway at the Andimba Toivo ya Toivo airport at Ondangwa in the Oshana Region on Friday. The plane, in an attempt to land, crashed into a fence on Friday afternoon. Namibia Airports Company spokesperson Dan Kamati confirmed the accident...

Australian PM to attend COP26 after all

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will attend the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow but China’s Xi Jinping reportedly won’t. It comes after the Queen was overheard describing it as “irritating” that world leaders talk but don’t do on climate action. Meanwhile,...

Ex-Boeing 737 MAX chief technical pilot indicted

 A former chief technical pilot for Boeing was charged with fraud on Thursday for deceiving federal regulators evaluating the company's 737 MAX jet, hindering the ability to protect airline passengers and leaving "pilots in the lurch," the U.S. Justice Department said.