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President Mbumba thanks Namibians for unity during mourning period

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President Nangolo Mbumba has expressed gratitude to Namibians for their conduct during the past three weeks, following the death of the late President Hage Geingob.

In a statement, President Mbumba said citizens conducted themselves in a dignified and orderly manner, calling it the greatest honour bestowed on the memory of the dearly departed Commander-in-Chief.

Following the death of President Hage Geingob on February 4, 2024, the Namibian nation went through difficult hours and weeks of grief. 

Egyptian experts to assist in food security

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Egypt has hailed Namibia's position in Israel's war on Gaza, which calls for an end to attacks and for Israel to refrain from engaging in provocative acts against the Palestinian people.

Namibia, just like Egypt and other African countries in particular, have been urging Israel to respect international humanitarian laws and to have greater regard for civilians, including women and children, as well as civilian infrastructure.

Egypt looks to extend diplomatic relations to sports

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Egypt's Ambassador to Namibia wants to bring his country's football superstar and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah, to Namibia.

Wael Lotfy Batea revealed this as he provided an update on the bilateral relations between Egypt and Namibia to President Hage Geingob at State House.

The excitement brought to the nation by the Dr. Hage Geingob Cup over the weekend has inspired the Egyptian diplomat to expand relations to sports.

Namibia, Portugal strengthen bilateral ties

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Portugal's outgoing Ambassador to Namibia wants the two countries to consider joint value addition to fisheries and agricultural produce.

Luis Gaspar da Silva says this is due to the similarity of challenges faced by Namibia and Portugal in these particular economic sectors.

Da Silva, who heads into retirement, bid farewell to President Hage Geingob at State House, saying he is satisfied with the state of bilateral cooperation.

Nigeria and MeatCo discuss possible collaboration

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Several states in Nigeria are having discussions with Namibia's Meat Corporation about possible collaboration in husbandry and meat exports.

Namibia's record of being among the few to export its beef to the European Union and the first African country to do so to the US has inspired Nigeria's livestock producers.

Talks between the stakeholders started as early as 2019 as Nigerian producers wanted to upgrade ranching and processing facilities to international standards, benchmarked from Namibia.

President Geingob attends Africa Energy Week

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Africa should be allowed to strike a balance between transitioning to clean energy production and using its oil and gas discoveries to develop and industrialise.

This is just one of the arguments brought forward during the Africa Energy Week conference underway in Cape Town, South Africa.

More than 600 million Africans are said to be facing energy insecurity, despite the continent being endowed with natural resources to produce electricity.

President Geingob optimistic over Orange River border solution

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President Hage Geingob is hopeful that the long-standing issue of the Orange River border will be resolved amicably.

Dr. Geingob and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, are co-chairing the presidential segment of the 3rd session of the Namibia-South Africa Bi-National Commission meeting underway at State House.

 

Africans in the Diaspora urged to play role in defending continent's progress

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Africans in the Diaspora have been urged to play their role in defending the continent's progress made since its first attainment of freedom more than 50 years ago.

This plea was made by President Hage Geingob as he returned to the historic Apollo Theatre in Harlem in New York 40 years later, as one of the guests during a panel discussion titled "Next Narrative Africa, the Bridge''.

The conversation examined the changing narrative on the continent, which used to be associated only with poverty, hunger, and other notions contrary to socio-economic development.

Namibia calls for immediate suspension of the IMF surcharges

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Namibia has added its voice to the countries calling for the immediate suspension of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) surcharges for developing countries during the 8th Ministerial meeting of the Like-Minded Group of Middle Income Countries at the UN General Assembly on Friday.

Surcharges are additional interest payments the IMF imposes on heavily indebted borrowing countries.