INTERVIEW | Economic analyst Salomo Hei gives an assessment on the President's media briefing

"We have circumvented the rough tides and now, we stand ready to forge ahead and revive the Namibian economy by continuing our drive towards shared prosperity." 

After the difficulties that we went through, our country is on a positive trajectory"  

These are quotes from President Hage Geingob's speech during yesterday's end of the year media briefing at State House. 

The president expressed his dissatisfaction with cooperative platforms, most notably the UN Security Council and the Southern African Customs Union.

INTERVIEW | Nigerian businesses draw interest in Namibia's green hydrogen production

The discovery of oil and the production of green hydrogen in Namibia have drawn interest from Nigerian businesses.

High Commissioner Terhemen Tarzoor says the diplomatic mission in Windhoek has been inundated by requests for business-to-business exchanges in these sectors.

nbc's Blanche Goreses spoke to Dr. Tarzoor after he paid a farewell courtesy call to President Hage Geingob at State House.

Dundee Precious Metals commits to empowering locals

Dundee Precious Metals says wealth creation and empowerment of locals remain important in line with the National Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF), which is being mooted by the government.

The framework seeks to ensure a balanced redistribution of wealth and resources in the country, but some of the provisions in the framework have raised concerns among foreign investors.

nbc News Reporter Blanche Goreses engaged the President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals, David Rae, following a courtesy meeting with President Hage Geingob at State House.

INTERVIEW | Ambassador Kaire Mbuende on Isreal and Hamas conflict

The surprise attack by Hamas militants on Israel and some of its military installations has resulted in a declaration of war on Palestine, particularly the Gaza strip controlled by Hamas.

More than 1,300 people have been killed as Israel pummels Gaza, and battles continue between Hamas fighters and Israeli soldiers.

The United States and its western allies announced support for Israel and pledged further weapons and military assistance to Israel.

INTERVIEW | Alex Shimuafeni on progress of nationwide enumeration

Yesterday, September 24, 2023, was designated as the Reference Night for the fourth Population and Housing Census.

This means that all people who find themselves in the country on that day will subsequently be counted in relation to the household where they spent the night.

News anchor Ndapewa Ambambi spoke to Statistician-General Alex Shimuafeni to provide insights into the progress and significance of this important nationwide enumeration.

INTERVIEW | Dr. Kaire Mbuende on SDG's progress

The 78th session of the UN General Assembly started this week to, among other things, look at the challenges facing the world and also to recommit to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN.

The 17 SDGs are an action plan for countries to end poverty and protect the planet against climate change so that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

News anchor Ndapewa Ambambi spoke to Namibia's former diplomat, Dr. Kaire Mbuende, to discuss where Namibia and the world are in terms of achieving the SDGs.

INTERVIEW | Water Canal revamp in northern Namibia

Residents of Oluthalweegolo, Uuvudhiya, and Ondjungulume villages are rejoicing as the revamped Water Canal's water flow has brought relief to both humans and livestock.

The Olushandja-Uuvudhiya canal's revamp is being spearheaded by NamWater and the Oshana, Omusati, and Oshikoto regional councils, all of which are set to benefit from it.

nbc News Reporter Ndapanda Shuuya has the details.