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Dr Hoze Riruako, a local political analyst spoke to In the Newsroom following the news that Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah was elected as the vice president of Swapo and will be the party's presidential candidate for the 2024 general election. Dr Riruako spoke about Nandi-Ndaitwah's excellent character and what she needs to do to pull the country back together.
The festive season is time for Namibians to take a long-deserved holiday after a long year of hard work. This would normally see Namibians going to different directions in and out of the country. However, concern over the price increase in commodities such as diesel and some food items, will not make it any easy for those that want to travel. Economist Cons Karamata said to In the Newsroom Namibians not only should they be worried about the reopening of schools, but also the long-term effect due to uncertainty of the world economy.
Leaked WhatsApp screenshots have lifted the veil on the political bickering between the municipality of Windhoek's council members, with a council member from the Landless People's Movement, Ivan Skrywer, who insulted his fellow board members. This during a conversation that appears to be about the appointment of Conrad Lutombi as the city's Chief Executive. Sade Gawanas, Mayor of the City of Windhoek spoke to In the Newsroom...
After intense negotiations, countries at COP27 reached an agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for ‘loss and damage’ from climate-induced disasters. Developing countries made strong and repeated appeals for the establishment of a loss and damage fund, to compensate the countries that are the most vulnerable to climate disasters, yet who have contributed little to the climate crisis. Namibia Chamber of the Environment chief executive officer Dr Chris Brown speaks to In the Newsroom about this outcome...
The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung together with the Minds in Action Team launched the Namibian Constitution Mobile App. The app was created in order to assist people with disabilities. It's available on both Google play and the App Store. In the Newsroom spoke to Claudia Gossow Programme Manager at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung ...
The Swapo Party has for many years been known as a party of unity and a powerful liberation movement. However, in recent years the members of the party have been embroiled in infighting, causing harm and disunity within the party. Now with the party elective congress happening this weekend, the party is more divided, especially with the vice presidency position at stake. Veteran journalist, Asser Ntinda, responded to a question of In the Newsroom of what he thinks can be done to unite the Swapo Party to its glory days.
Civil Society Organizations call for restorative justice following the marking of the third year anniversary since the country’s biggest corruption scandal, Fishrot, was uncovered. Over 30,000 leaked documents revealed how, since 2012, Iceland’s largest fishing company Samherji had paid millions of dollars to political figures and their associates in Namibia to divert fishing quotas away from local businesses. The Director of IPPR, Graham Hopwood spoke to In The Newsroom...
Communal farmers and their utter disregard for the labour law when it comes to farmworkers is still in the news. In the Newsroom checked in with UDF member, member of parliament and farmer in the Kunene region, Dudu Murorua and asked him how farmers in that region are abiding by the law.
Tucna has given the formal unions for farmworkers well-deserved credit saying these unions are doing very well in obeying the labour law and even going above and beyond, especially when it comes to wages. The challenge, he says, is the communal farming industry that underpays, uses illegal workers and child labour. He chats to In the Newsroom.
The Namibian People Against Poverty Organisation says it has around 25 000 members nationwide, of whom 40 have committed suicide this year due to poverty. The organisation held a peaceful demonstration in Otavi to draw attention to their state of poverty while also having the government to support and finance their small businesses. Social activist Rosa Namises told In the Newsroom that poverty is breaking Namibia.
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila during her visit to the southern regions of Namibia, told traditional leaders that the negotiations for reparations are not complete, and urges them to step up and get involved in the process. The government has in the past been criticised for going ahead on their own without the involvement of the affected communities. Brian Black, National Chairperson of the Independent Patriots for Change says to In the Newsroom that the German government does not value black lives as much as they value white lives.
Namibian Marshal Rangers Emergency Rescue Services was given a Mahindra 4X4 Ambulance by M&Z Motors at the Motor Show. The Mahindra will go to the coast to serve the Erongo Region to get to those in need in the dunes and areas with access challenges. They also established their toll-free emergency number nationwide, 919 and the public is urged to make use of this number during an emergency anywhere in Namibia. Namibia Marshal Ranger, Sean Naude spoke to IN THE NEWSROOM about the challenges they face with the lack of emergency vehicles all around Namibia.
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