KAZA members urged to implement UNIVISA


President Nangolo Mbumba has commended the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TCFA) for the organisation's efforts and effect on Namibia. 

As part of the KAZA 2024 summit resolutions, member states have been urged to immediately implement the KAZA destination brand and join the KAZA UNIVISA system. 

Speaking to nbc News on the sidelines of the summit on Friday, the Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta, said that the branding will market the member states as a collective. 

Green hydrogen a way to combat climate change in Namibia - SASSCAL


The Executive Director of the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL), Jane Olwoch, said green hydrogen is the way to combat climate change in Namibia in the future.

Dr. Olwoch said this at a Research Dissemination Meeting with SASSCAL Regional Tipping Points in Southern Africa, held in Windhoek on Thursday.

Dr. Olwoch said climate change and the globalisation of economic systems are enormous challenges for societies that demand global collaboration, cooperation, and a global perspective.

Namibia's Trio Nominated For Regional Annual Sport Awards


Three Namibians were recently announced as nominees for the African Union Sport Council Region 5 Regional Annual Sport Awards (RASA).

Lahja Ishitile, Ananias Shikongo, and Coach Letu Hamhola will be vying for top honors at the regional awarding ceremony in the Sportswoman and Sportsman with a Disability categories, as well as Coach of the Year, respectively.

Namibia, Zambia establish joint technical committee for offenders' welfare


Namibia and Zambia have established a joint technical committee to look into the needs of Zambian nationals serving time in Namibian jails.

This team will focus on determining if offenders want to complete the remainder of their sentences in Zambia.

A total of 122 Zambian nationals are incarcerated in Namibia's correctional facilities. 

Many of them wish to serve their sentences at home. Commissioner-General Raphael Hamunyela, of the Namibia Correctional Service, said it is beneficial for inmates to serve their sentences in their countries of origin.

Stolen cattle recovered from Zambia, returned to Zambezi Region farmer


36 cattle belonging to a farmer in the Zambezi Region have been recovered from Zambia after they were stolen while grazing about three weeks ago. 

A total of 42 cattle were taken, while 36 have been returned and six remain missing, although authorities believe that they may have been sold along the way after being taken from Namibia.

Botswana wildlife producers discontent with UK's Prohibition Bill


The Botswana Wildlife Producers Association expressed discontent against the United Kingdom's Hunting Trophies or Import Prohibition Bill. 

The bill tabled in the UK's Parliament in 2022 seeks to prohibit the import of hunting trophies into the UK.

Speaking at a media briefing recently in Gaborone, the Chairperson of the Wildlife Producers Association, Leonard Matenje, says the proposed bill will have a negative impact on communities that depend on hunting.

Lusaka City Council approve renaming two roads after Namibian leaders


All 38 councillors of Lusaka City Council in Zambia have unanimously voted in favour of gazetting two roads and renaming them after Namibian Presidents.

Lusaka City Council Public Relations Manager Chola Mwamba told nbc News correspondent Wamundila Chilinda that this marks the conclusion of the legal process for naming the two roads.

The two roads are among the key avenues exiting Lusaka City for southern-bound traffic.

They also connect to two other districts, namely Chilanga and Kafue.

President Hakainde Hichilema reiterates continued support to Namibia


Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema says his government will continue the support that has been extended to Namibia even after the funeral of the late President Hage Geingob.

Hichilema says Zambia, having lost two sitting presidents before, will continue to share the experience that goes with this period.

The Zambian head of state said this in an exclusive interview with nbc News correspondent Wamundila Chilinda before his departure to Lusaka.

Zambia mourns Geingob


The Zambian Government has declared two days of national mourning and a further three days of flags flying at half mast in honour of the late Namibian President, Dr. Hage Geingob.

In an urgent state communique dated February 20, 2024, Secretary to the Cabinet Patrick Kangwa announced, on behalf of the Head of State, that from Wednesday, the 21st, all flags must fly at half mast, with Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th, strictly reserved as public holidays to mourn the Namibian President.

Late President Geingob was humble, down to earth - Patrick Chisanga


A friend of the late President Dr. Hage Geingob, Patrick Chisanga, travelled from Zambia to Namibia to pay his respects and offer condolences to the president's family and the Namibian people.

Patrick Chisanga recalled how he first met the late president and described him as a humble and down-to-earth person.

He emphasised that the president never forgot his roots as a freedom fighter and always remained true to his values.