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Namibia stands in solidarity with countries still fighting for their freedom

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President Nangolo Mbumba says Namibia stands in solidarity with all those around the world still fighting for freedom, justice, and dignity, stressing that, as the country commemorates its own massacre at Cassinga on May 4, 1978, citizens remember the power of unity expressed in the face of oppression. 

The president noted the support of the Republics of Cuba, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania during Namibia's fight for liberation from oppression. 

nbc DG acknowledges Geingob's impact on media freedom

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The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation's Director General, Stanley Similo, commended the late President Geingob for his influence on media freedom during his visit to Casa Rosalia.

Similo, accompanied by his wife Alna, who is the current Principal of Suiderhof Primary School, visited the family of the late President Geingob to express their condolences and offer their support during this difficult time.

After signing the Book of Condolence, the nbc Director General stated that the late President made a significant impact on media freedom.

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.

US Ambassador praises Namibia's media freedom record

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The US Ambassador to Namibia, Randy Berry has praised Namibia for its media freedom record.

Namibia is ranked number two on the World Press Freedom Index of Africa.

The US Ambassador during his first engagement with local media emphasized the significant role media plays in strengthening a democratic system.

Randy Berry stated that free and independent media is vital in a democracy, which he says, is evident in both the US and Namibia.

President Geingob reiterates state's commitment to press freedom

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President Hage Geingob has reiterated his commitment that no journalists would be persecuted or threatened but urged the scribes to be truthful in their reports as per the media code of ethics.

This commitment, Dr. Geingob says, remains despite damaging headlines and quotes often taken out of context without offering any right of reply.

Namibia is ranked No. 2 in terms of press freedom in Africa by the Press Freedom Index, just behind 

Zambians urged to cherish freedom, peace the country enjoys

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President Hage Geingob has urged Zambians to guard and cherish the freedom and peace the country has been enjoying for the past 58 years.

Dr Geingob was the guest speaker at this year's independence anniversary held at State House in the capital, Lusaka.

He says Zambia's independence was crucial as it inspired liberation movements in southern Africa to fight the colonial occupations of their motherland.

In his address, Dr Geingob says it is now time to translate that freedom into prosperity as espoused in the continental agenda 2063.