Canadian firm granted rare earths mining license

Canadian firm Namibia Critical Metals Inc., through its 100% owned subsidiary, Namibia Rare Earths, has been awarded a 25-year mining license for the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earth Dysprosium-Terbium Project. A press release issued by the company explains that Lofdal is one...

Ombudsman to stay on for now

The Judicial Service Commission says that in the wake of the cancellation of the interviews for the position of Ombudsman, President Hage Geingob has, on their recommendation, appointed Advocate John Walters as acting Ombudsman for a period of two months from 1 August...

Noa not reappointed yet

Contrary to media reports stating that Paulus Noa has been reappointed as director of the ACC, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila explained to us that President Hage Geingob has merely nominated Noa, along with Erna van der Merwe as ACC Director General and...

US expressed concern about Tunisia

The United States on Monday voiced alarm over the Tunisian president’s sacking of the government and urged the birthplace of the Arab Spring not to give up its nascent democracy. The AFP news agency quotes State Department spokesperson Ned Price as saying that...

Coffee prices soar as Brazil is hit by bad weather

In bad news for coffee lovers, Arabica coffee prices rose 10 percent more on Monday, after jumping nearly 20 percent last week, to their highest in nearly seven years as unusually cold weather threatens coffee crops in the world’s largest producer, Brazil. Al Jazeera...