New North Korean sanctions vetoed

China and Russia have vetoed a US-led UN Security Council resolution to strengthen sanctions on North Korea over its launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles. Dave Yin reports that all the other members of the council including France, the UK, India, Brazil,...

Cape Town to develop social housing

At a full council sitting on Thursday, Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis announced that more than 760 social housing units will be developed near Cape Town’s city centre. Hill-Lewis also said the city had more than 6,500 social housing units in the pipeline across 50...

Muinjangue urges people to ‘seek help’

Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Esther Muinjangue, has called on the Namibians to seek psycho-social support by professional therapists and social workers when encountering mental health issues.Muinjangue said that no one wants to talk about being...

Monkeypox still spreading

About 200 confirmed and more than 100 suspected cases of Monkeypox have been detected so far outside of the countries where it usually spreads, a World Health Organisation official said on Thursday, urging countries to increase surveillance for the infectious disease....

Father of ‘poisoned’ boys found unconscious

In an update to the story from South Africa, the father of three children who died after consuming “energy drinks” he had allegedly given them on Thursday was found unconscious at their home in Ratanda, near Heidelberg. Guateng police said that the man, who might be...

Erongo lacks health equipment

Calling on the private sector to assist, Erongo Governor, Neville Andre Itope, said the region still faces numerous health equipment challenges, which affect a lot of people, including disabled children. “These children, many who are suffering from cerebral paralysis,...

Republicans block US domestic terror legislation

Republicans in the US Senate have blocked legislation to combat domestic terrorism, as lawmakers fail to bridge the political divide even in the wake of a series of mass shootings. This, Benji Hyer reports, as 47 Senators voted in favour, and 47 against, short of the...

Zimbabwe secures wheat supply

The Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe has secured 400 000 metric tons of maize imports from Zambia and Malawi in what it calls "economic diplomacy" as several African countries start to shop around for grain. News24 reports that the Famine Early Warning Systems...

From Japan to Zambia, the push for paid menstrual leave

From Japan to Zambia, the push for paid menstrual leave

Many women have painful periods, but only a handful of countries, largely in Asia and most recently Spain, have moved to give them time off work to recover. Here is a tour of some of them ahead of World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28. - Spain - Spain has become the...

South Africa bracing for large petrol increase

While the Ministry of Mines and Energy is set to announce the Namibian fuel price adjustments for the month of June on Monday 30 May, the South African government is still deliberating whether to continue with its fuel price relief intervention introduced in March....