Namibia and China businesses urged to partner in health sector


President Nangolo Mbumba has called for professional partnerships between Namibian businesses and Chinese counterparts in the health sector. 

Dr. Mbumba received a courtesy call from the delegation from AIDEA Pharma, a high-tech pharmaceutical company, at State House.

Among others, the China-based AIDEA Pharma company aims to accelerate drug innovation with a rigorous scientific attitude. 

According to Dr. Heliang Fu, the chairman of AIDEA Pharma, the strong focus is on the major diseases that seriously threaten human health. 

Ban on poultry meat import from South Africa lifted


The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform has announced the resumption of the importation of poultry meat from South Africa to Namibia.

This was revealed in a notice issued by the Directorate of Veterinary Services.

The Ministry says it should be noted that only poultry meat derived from live poultry originating from bio-secure poultry farms, as listed by the Veterinary Authority of South Africa, will be permitted to be imported into Namibia.

Namibia, Angola to review and renew agreements


Namibia and Angola have agreed to review and renew some of their agreements.

This was resolved during the Senior Officials Meeting that was held ahead of the Inaugural of the Bi-National Commission in Angola. 

A legal audit determined that Namibia and Angola have about sixty agreements in different sectors. 

The meeting reviewed different agreements between the two countries and the relevance of some of the agreements, both those that expired and those that needed renewal.

Namibia condemns coup attempt in DRC


Namibia says it remains resolute in its stance on zero tolerance for acceding to power through unconstitutional means, in line with the principles of the African Union, the AU Constitutive Act, and the African Charter on Democratic Elections and Governance.

The instruments call for the condemnation and rejection of an unconstitutional change of governments and are in agreement with the AU's commitment to "Silencing the Guns in Africa."

Health Ministry hails social cooperation with Angola


The Executive Director in the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) has shared with the nbc-News team the importance of social cooperation between Namibia and Angola.

Ben Nangombe is co-chairing the social sector at the Senior Officials Meeting for the Inaugural Session of the Angola-Namibia Bi-National Commission, currently underway in Luanda, Angola.

President Mbumba invites investors in ammonia and fertiliser production


President Nangolo Mbumba has called on potential investors to explore opportunities in ammonia and fertiliser production in Namibia and elsewhere across the African continent.

The Head of State addressed the opening session of the Africa Fertiliser and Soil Health Summit underway in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

Lüderitz Crayfish festival officially kicks off


Lüderitz is positioned to become Namibia's energy capital because of emerging industries such as green hydrogen, oil, and gas in the southern coastal town and surrounding areas. 

Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said this when she officially opened the annual Lüderitz Crayfish Festival. 

Since its inception in 2008, the Crayfish Festival has become a cherished annual event, uniting locals and visitors alike in the celebration of culture, economy, and community spirit. 

Namibia's press freedom rankings drop


Namibia's press freedom rankings dropped to second place in Africa and to 34th position from 22 globally.

Mauritania now ranks first in Africa.

This is according to the latest annual World Press Freedom Index produced by Reporters Without Borders.

The World Press Freedom Index indicates the political and legislative environment in Namibia remains conducive to the free exercise of journalism.

Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat celebrates 20 years


The Cross-Border Road Transport Agency's CEO, Lwazi Mboyi, says the governments of Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa have emphasised the need to work together to realise Africa's integration.

Mboyi made these remarks during the 20th anniversary of the Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCS) held at Swakopmund.

The transport and trade corridor, Mboyi says, advances the collective ambition of linking Africa, ensuring economic growth, and promoting trade.

Cyclists raise awareness on significance of Trans-Kalahari Corridor


A group of cyclists from Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa have undertaken a 1,800-kilometre ride to raise awareness about the significance of the Trans-Kalahari Corridor (TKC). 

The cycling initiative is a first step towards the elimination of tariff barriers erected at borders and within countries. 

The team embarked on this journey from Rustenburg in South Africa to Walvis Bay in the Erongo Region.