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LATEST UPDATE: Academia learners in tragic accident, as seven lose limbs

WINDHOEK—A horrific car accident claimed the life of a taxi driver yesterday left seven pupils from Academia Secondary School fighting for their lives at Lady Pohamba Private Hospital. It has emerged that the report of one of the learners dying was erroneous as the said victim was not related to the accident. The accident happened around lunch hour, along the Western Bypass, Monday when a reckless driver in a bakkie caused mayhem after he drove…

"LATEST UPDATE: Academia learners in tragic accident, as seven lose limbs"

It’s real: Matangara ready in minutes

Ready–made traditional Matangara in either chili or gravy sauce has found a way to turn a 5-hour cooking process into 5 minutes. Thanks to African Deli and a microwave of course. Beef tripe, (Matangara in Oshiwambo) is one of Namibia’s most popular cuisines, however most urban contemporaries have found it increasingly difficult to keep up with its demands of at least 4-5 hours cooking process. With a factory in Walvis Bay, the N$70m Omatangara food…

"It’s real: Matangara ready in minutes"

Ndilimani stars in ICU after deadly car crash

WINDHOEK—Two top Ndilimani Cultural Troupe front-men are fighting for their lives at Lady Pohamba hospital after a tyre-burst on a curve causing a deadly accident on their way to Opuwo on Tuesday, this week. The accident claimed the life of Ndilimani business partner (name withheld) who was also travelling with the duo of Castro and Matangara in a brand-new Toyota twin-cab owned by band leader Jessy Nombanza. Nombanza was not in the car. Castro Lileni…

"Ndilimani stars in ICU after deadly car crash"

Repo Rate maintained @ 7% as Nam records N$24b in international reserves

  WINDHOEK—The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Namibia kept the Repo rate unchanged at 7 percent following a review of global, regional and domestic economic and financial developments. In its monetary policy announcement today, the Central Bank says this rate remains appropriate to maintain the one-to­ one link between the Namibia Dollar and the South African Rand, without compromising growth. This as global economy is projected to improve slightly in 2017, compared…

"Repo Rate maintained @ 7% as Nam records N$24b in international reserves"

Robbie hospitalised

WINDHOEK-Popular Namibian football mascot Robbie Savage is under the weather. Robbie (50), as he is affectionately known is currently hospitalised at Katutura hospital 6th floor where he might spend his third day in hospital tomorrow, as diabetes ketoacidosis which is caused by lack of insulin and sky-high blood sugar takes its toll on the ever-green sports fanatic. Robbie rose to prominence with the Namibian sports world in 1998 when then Prime Minister, now President Dr…

"Robbie hospitalised"

Ya Toivo Memorial at Oluno

WINDHOEK- The remains of late Namibian liberation icon and African freedom fighter Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo will be transported to the North for a memorial service. A memorial service will be held at Andimba Toivo ya Toivo Secondary School, at Oluno, in Ondangwa on Friday 16 June 2017. The second memorial service for the struggle icon will be held on Friday 23 June in the capital, before burial at the Heroes Acre. Share on: WhatsApp

"Ya Toivo Memorial at Oluno"

SME loan repayment nightmares- DBN advises

WINDHOEK-In the wake of recent reports of lapses in repayment of debt on small and medium enterprise loans issued with the purpose of enhancing Namibia’s development, economic activity and prosperity, DBN Senior Communication Manager Jerome Mutumba has clarified important aspects of mutual responsibility for lending and borrowing, which must be factored into the concept of development finance. Mutumba says that there is a distinction between finance for development and commercial finance. Finance for development will…

"SME loan repayment nightmares- DBN advises"

Ya Toivo: 3-Days of National Mourning & Funeral Date Set

WINDHOEK- Today President Hage G. Geingob has formally conferred the honour of national hero status upon the Late Andimba Toivo ya Toivo (1924-2017). With that proclamation, the President has directed that a State Funeral be held in honour of the Late Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo. “As is customary with this announcement the remains of Ya Toivo will be interred at the Heroes Acre and it is directed that all flags in Namibia be flown at…

"Ya Toivo: 3-Days of National Mourning & Funeral Date Set"

Bank hoping to lure Chinese businesses in Namibia

WINDHOEK-As China globalised, sending people and money abroad, so too did its criminal economy. In Namibia, not a month passes by without a Chinese national being arrested for money laundering. This, as many Chinese business people are accused of sneaking millions of US$ out of Namibia. In a bid to increase banking interests from Chinese businesses in Namibia, Standard Bank has appointed a Mandarin speaking Namibian to focus on the Chinese market in Namibia. Liina…

"Bank hoping to lure Chinese businesses in Namibia"

The Andimba that I knew

WINDHOEK—VICKI and the late Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo got married exactly a week after Namibian independence in 1990. They had first met in 1984. Oshili24 Editor, Confidence Musariri reproduces an interview he had with the couple earlier on the eve of one of his birthday celebrations recently, where Vicki opened up on the Andimba that she got to know… “If old age implies limitations rather than wisdom, then neither of us believes in being old.…

"The Andimba that I knew"