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Bank of Namibia Monetary Policy Committee Announcement Set for April 17

Business / Economics

Bank of Namibia Monetary Policy Committee Announcement Set for April 17

The upcoming Bank of Namibia Monetary Policy Committee announcement is slated for April 17. Notably, the Bank of Namibia's most recent interest rate decision maintained the Repo Rate at 7.75 percent. In comparison, the South African Reserve Bank's repo rate presently sits at 8.25 percent. Economist Robert McGregor from Cirrus Capital provided insights into the matter.  

UNam expert talks Rising Cost of Living Challenges

Business / Economics

UNam expert talks Rising Cost of Living Challenges

The escalating cost of living, both locally in Namibia and worldwide, has presented enduring challenges, making essentials like food and water unaffordable for many. Governments are grappling with aiding citizens in meeting these basic needs on a daily basis. Dr. Basilius Kasera, a faculty member in Human Sciences at UNam, provides his perspective on one possible solution.  

TransNamib Names Desmond Ernst van Jaarsveld as New CEO

Business / Economics

TransNamib Names Desmond Ernst van Jaarsveld as New CEO

TransNamib has declared the selection of Desmond Ernst van Jaarsveld as its incoming Chief Executive Officer, commencing tomorrow April 17. Formerly holding the position of managing director at DP World, van Jaarsveld succeeds Webster Gonzo, who has served as the interim CEO since the past year. TransNamib spokesperson Abigail Raubenheimer provided the announcement.  

U.S urges restraint following Iran’s attack on Israel

World

U.S urges restraint following Iran’s attack on Israel

U.S President Joseph Biden is meeting Iraq's Prime Minister in Washington, as countries urge restraint in the Middle East. Israel is weighing up how to respond to Iran's unprecedented attack over the weekend, when it launched 100s of drones and missiles, which were nearly all intercepted. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to reporters in Washington and reiterated the US request to Israel for de-escalation, not retaliation.  

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Expert Analysis on Rising Cost of Living: A Conversation with Professor Basilius Kasera

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Expert Analysis on Rising Cost of Living: A Conversation with Professor Basilius Kasera

  In a recent discussion, Professor Basilius Kasera from the University of Namibia sheds light on the pressing issue of rising prices and its implications on the lives of ordinary citizens. The conversation delves into various aspects of the current economic landscape, providing valuable insights into the challenges faced by individuals and families in meeting their basic needs amidst increasing costs. Professor Kasera begins by highlighting the lack of effective […]

S.A’s Central Energy Fund’s mid-month data predicts petrol prices to increase for the fourth consecutive month in May

Business / Economics

S.A’s Central Energy Fund’s mid-month data predicts petrol prices to increase for the fourth consecutive month in May

S.A's Central Energy Fund's mid-month data predicts petrol prices to increase for the fourth consecutive month in May, with an anticipated under-recovery of around 30-cents-per-litre. However, diesel prices are expected to decrease, with an over-recovery of approximately 28-cents-per-litre. The anticipated increase sees 93 octane petrol rising by 30-cents-per-litre and 95 octane by 31-cents-per-litre. Meanwhile, diesel wholesale is expected to have a decrease of 26 to 31-cents-per-litre

EENGHUNDANA DOKUYELE

Omashina goku hogololitha itagaka longithwa momahogololo-ECN

Oshiwambo

Omashina goku hogololitha itagaka longithwa momahogololo-ECN

Omunashipundi gokomisi yomahogololo Dr Elsie Nghikembua okwati omashina goku hogohololitha -o Eletronic Voting Machines kageshi oshilalakanenwa kokomisi,na itaga ka longithwa momahogololo gopashigwana ngoka geliko nuumvo,oshowo omahogololo gomalelo giitopolwa momumvo 2025. Nghikembua okwati ombaapila dhomahogololo odho tadhi ka longithwa momahogololo ahege. Omunashipundi gokomisi yomahogololo ta nongele kutya onakuyiwa oyili momalimbililo ,molwaashoka elongitho lyomashina inali kuthwapo thilu paveta.

Muni gwa Windhoek okwa koleke elunduluko momeya gokopomba ngoka gena olwaala olundjimbi momidhingoloko dhimwe moshilandopangelo

Oshiwambo

Muni gwa Windhoek okwa koleke elunduluko momeya gokopomba ngoka gena olwaala olundjimbi momidhingoloko dhimwe moshilandopangelo

Muni gwa Windhoek okwa koleke elunduluko momeya gokopomba ngoka gena olwaala olundjimbi momidhingoloko dhimwe moshilandopangelo,tati ogena egameno lyokulongithwa, noshili oshizemo shelongitho lyomeya okuza mooboola. Omupopiliko gwa Muni Harold Akwenye okwati elunduluko olya dhidhililikwa kaakalimo yalwe,unene ngaashi mo Windhoek West,nomo Eros noshili oshizemo shiimongwa  yopaunshitwe okuza momeya gomooboola,ngoka gena olwaala lwa yooloka kungoka haga gandjwa shito ku muni. Akwenye ta fatulula kutya muni ohiiyutha komilandu kondololo dhongushu,oku kwashilipaleka kutya omeya taga […]

Omutumba go Namibia Local Content Conference, otagu tameke ko Lindili okuza ongula sigo ometine.

Oshiwambo

Omutumba go Namibia Local Content Conference, otagu tameke ko Lindili okuza ongula sigo ometine.

Omutumba oguunganekwa ko Antila Consultancy oil and Gas ,palongelokumwe no Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry,notagu ka ningwa kohi yehuku Empowering Namibia Energy Ambitions by Connecting Industries and Indigennous Talent. Momushangwa gwa pewa o nampa nena,omukuluntu wiliki go NCCI Charity Mwiya okwa hokolola omutumba kutya onguli ompito ya simana yaadhani nkandangala  moshikondo shopaumwene nepangelo ,okuya pamwe,okutopola otseyo ,noku tothamo omapungulo noompito dhoku longela kumwe. Omutumba otagu ka tala kiipalanyole ngaashi […]

Opena uutile wiikolokosha niita o Middle omolwa oshiponokela sha Israel ku Iran

Oshiwambo

Opena uutile wiikolokosha niita o Middle omolwa oshiponokela sha Israel ku Iran

Iilongo iinankondo muuyuni ohela oyiindiile uukeka omolwa uutile kutya iiponokela yoo missile noo drone ya Iran ku Israel ,otayi vulu okweetitha iita oyindji mo middle east,sho iigwana ya hangana ya pulakene eindilo lyoondjindikila oompe dhi tulilwemo Iran. Iran okwa ningi oshiponokela,shotango tashoodheke oshikandjo sha Israel,okuyamukula koshiponokela oshidhipagi shomewangandjo shoka tashi pelwe ombedhi  Israel ,shoka sha hanagulapo etungo lyuukalelipo shilongo wa Iran moshilandopangelo sha Syria, kuyele omwedhi nguka. Iiponokela oya tula […]

Oshiwana melelo lomufyuululwakalo laNdonga tashi tuwa omukumo shifule eendungu noi tenemba yomeva..

Oshiwambo

Oshiwana melelo lomufyuululwakalo laNdonga tashi tuwa omukumo shifule eendungu noi tenemba yomeva..

Omupopiliko welelo lomufyuululwakalo la Ndonga Enkali Frans,   okwa pula noku twa omukumo oshiwana shifule eendungu oshoyo oitenemba oyo tai dulu oku kwa fela oku ya moshipala omumbwe yomeva pefimbo lo kwenye. Frans edi okwe dipopya pefimbo leenghundafana odo ali mudo no Nampa metine, tati elelo i na li mona omayambidido oshimaliwa oku dja kepangelo opo li dule oku tunga eembola domeva,  no molwaasho tatu omukumo oshiwana shilafulule omifima neendungu […]

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

To understand the risks posed by AI, follow the money

Science & Technology

To understand the risks posed by AI, follow the money

Shutterstock/Chaosamran_Studio Tim O'Reilly, UCL; Ilan Strauss, UCL; Mariana Mazzucato, UCL, and Rufus Rock, UCL Time and again, leading scientists, technologists, and philosophers have made spectacularly terrible guesses about the direction of innovation. Even Einstein was not immune, claiming, “There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable,” just ten years before Enrico Fermi completed construction of the first fission reactor in Chicago. Shortly thereafter, the consensus […]

In a future with more ‘mind reading,’ thanks to neurotech, we may need to rethink freedom of thought

Lifestyle

In a future with more ‘mind reading,’ thanks to neurotech, we may need to rethink freedom of thought

Our minds are buffeted by all kinds of influences, though some seem more menacing than others. wenjin chen/DigitalVision Vectoria via Getty Images Parker Crutchfield, Western Michigan University Socrates, the ancient Greek philosopher, never wrote things down. He warned that writing undermines memory – that it is nothing but a reminder of some previous thought. Compared to people who discuss and debate, readers “will be hearers of many things and will […]

Science & Technology

We saw one of the most powerful magnets in the Universe come to life – and our theories can’t quite explain it

Artist’s impression of a magnetar. Carl Knox, OzGrav/Swinburne University of Technology Marcus Lower, CSIRO; Gregory Desvignes, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, and Patrick Weltevrede, University of Manchester After a decade of silence, one of the most powerful magnets in the universe suddenly burst back to life in late 2018. The reawakening of this “magnetar”, a city-sized star named XTE J1810-197 born from a supernova explosion, was an incredibly violent […]

Nato marks 75th anniversary

Science & Technology

Nato marks 75th anniversary

Today (Thursday) marks the 75th anniversary of the foundation of NATO. To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held in Brussels, before foreign ministers resumed day 2 of their talks.  From the NATO headquarters, Abby Throndson has more.

Denmark to host AI supercomputer for drug research

Science & Technology

Denmark to host AI supercomputer for drug research

The owner of Novo Nordisk, the drugmaker that gave the world Ozempic and Wegovy, is funding a new supercomputer powered by Nvidia’s artificial intelligence technology with a key aim of discovering new medicines and treatments. CNN reports that the supercomputer, named Gefion, is expected to be ready for pilot projects before the end of the year and will be housed in Denmark’s National Center for AI Innovation.

UN adopts first global AI resolution

Science & Technology

UN adopts first global AI resolution

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted the first global resolution on artificial intelligence which aims to encourage the protection of personal data, monitoring AI for risks, and safeguarding human rights. While it is a nonbinding resolution, according to Linda Thomas Greenfield, the US' Ambassador to the UN, it is just the first step in ensuring AI technology is used and developed responsibly.

ENTERTAINMENT

Quiet on Set highlights how we don’t keep child stars safe – in Hollywood or online

Entertainment

Quiet on Set highlights how we don’t keep child stars safe – in Hollywood or online

Adonis Page/Shutterstock     By Edith Jennifer Hill, Flinders University   The new documentary Quiet on Set investigates children’s television station Nickelodeon from the late 1990s to the early 2000s. The five-part series highlights the abuse many child actors faced while working for the station. The child stars on these shows – now adults in their 30s – share their experiences working on the Nickelodeon sets. The series raises questions about […]

South Africa’s conservation model: why expanding the use of biodiversity to generate money is a good idea

Entertainment

South Africa’s conservation model: why expanding the use of biodiversity to generate money is a good idea

    By Hayley Clements, Stellenbosch University; Alta De Vos, Stellenbosch University, and Matthew Child, University of Pretoria   South Africa’s government is calling for public comments on an updated version of its existing biodiversity economy plan. The National Biodiversity Economy Strategy aims to conserve biodiversity while also contributing to job creation and economic growth. It proposes to do this by promoting sustainable use of the country’s natural resources. The […]

Taylor Swift dominates iHeartRadio awards with six wins

Entertainment

Taylor Swift dominates iHeartRadio awards with six wins

Taylor Swift, SZA, and Ice Spice were some of the big winners at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles. Swift won six awards including Artist of the Year, while SZA took home four awards including Song of the Year for her hit Kill Bill. Beyoncé received the Innovator Award and her acceptance speech centered on the fortitude required to be an innovator.

Investing in art is often considered an activity only for the wealthy. Karabo Morule would disagree.

Entertainment

Investing in art is often considered an activity only for the wealthy. Karabo Morule would disagree.

      By Taurai Maduna, bird story agency   For anyone unsure what art to buy or which artist to follow, Karabo Morule is a godsend. At the Investec Cape Town Art Fair in mid-February, while walking a group of patrons - all wearing eye-catching headphones - through the exhibits, she explained the exhibits and at the same time advised her group on which art they should potentially be […]

This is how President Ramaphosa got to the 25% figure of progress in land reform in South Africa

Entertainment

This is how President Ramaphosa got to the 25% figure of progress in land reform in South Africa

      By Johann Kirsten, Stellenbosch University and Wandile Sihlobo, Stellenbosch University   Nearly three decades into democracy, land reform remains central to South Africa’s transformation policies and agricultural policy. We have over the years pointed out that the progress on land reform has been incorrectly reported. It’s been consistently understated. We have argued that, if the statistics are treated carefully, the progress has been much better than politicians […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger Discusses Marvel Fatigue, Says Company Quietly Canceled Projects | THR News Video

Entertainment

Disney CEO Bob Iger Discusses Marvel Fatigue, Says Company Quietly Canceled Projects | THR News Video

Bob Iger is pushing back on the idea that there's superhero fatigue. The Disney CEO was interviewed at a Morgan Stanley conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, where he was pressed about what he is doing to turn the film business around. The executive noted that they're doing a lot and even quietly cancelled certain projects. "...You got to make those tough calls. We've actually made those tough calls. We've […]

HEALTH / MEDICAL

UNam expert talks Rising Cost of Living Challenges

Business / Economics

UNam expert talks Rising Cost of Living Challenges

The escalating cost of living, both locally in Namibia and worldwide, has presented enduring challenges, making essentials like food and water unaffordable for many. Governments are grappling with aiding citizens in meeting these basic needs on a daily basis. Dr. Basilius Kasera, a faculty member in Human Sciences at UNam, provides his perspective on one possible solution.  

South Africa Recalls Johnson & Johnson Children’s Cough Syrup Over Concerns, Ben Nangombe weighs in with Namibia’s response

Health / Medical

South Africa Recalls Johnson & Johnson Children’s Cough Syrup Over Concerns, Ben Nangombe weighs in with Namibia’s response

South Africa's health regulator has declared the recall of several batches of Johnson & Johnson's children's cough syrup due to the discovery of heightened levels of diethylene glycol. These affected batches were distributed across South Africa, Eswatini, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria. Ben Nangombe, the executive director at the Ministry of Health, provided insights into the local response during an interview with Future Media News.  

World Tuberculosis Day Marks Global Efforts to Combat TB

Health / Medical

World Tuberculosis Day Marks Global Efforts to Combat TB

World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social, and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. This year, the theme is 'Yes! We can end TB!'. Here is the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Kalumbi Shangula.  

ASICS global study shows link between regular exercise in teenage years and positive mental wellbeing in adulthood

Health / Medical

ASICS global study shows link between regular exercise in teenage years and positive mental wellbeing in adulthood

      Today, ASICS is announcing the results of its second Global State of Mind Study, which reaffirms a positive link between physical exercise and mental wellbeing and uncovers a link between being physically active in teenage years and positive mental wellbeing in adulthood. The study of over 26,000 respondents across 22 countries found that the more people exercise, the higher their State of Mind scores1. Across the globe, respondents who are regularly […]

ENVIRONMENT

Tanzanian floods kill 60

Africa

Tanzanian floods kill 60

Nearly 60 people have died since the start of April in heavy rains and flooding that has hit several parts of Tanzania, the government said. The coastal region of the East African country is one of the worst affected, with floods damaging thousands of farms there, Mobhare Matinyi, the government spokesperson, said in a statement on Sunday. He told the BBC that so far, 58 deaths have been recorded across […]

El Niño drought leaves Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba only 13% full: a disaster for people and wildlife

Africa

El Niño drought leaves Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba only 13% full: a disaster for people and wildlife

    By Joshua Matanzima, The University of Queensland   Water levels at Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe have dropped dramatically because of the latest El Niño drought. The country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has declared a national disaster. Historian and social scientist Joshua Matanzima grew up at Lake Kariba and has spent the past 10 years researching socioeconomic life there. He discusses the impact of the latest drought on the people of […]

Africa’s wildebeest: those that can’t migrate are becoming genetically weaker – new study

Africa

Africa’s wildebeest: those that can’t migrate are becoming genetically weaker – new study

    By Joseph Ogutu, University of Hohenheim   Wildebeest – large African antelopes with distinctively curved horns – are famous for their great migrations on the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa. One hundred and fifty years ago, they migrated in huge numbers across the continent, in search of grazing and water and to find suitable areas for calving. Migration is crucial to sustain their large populations. But their […]

Analysis of largest elephant surveys ever shows stable population, but disturbing trends

Africa

Analysis of largest elephant surveys ever shows stable population, but disturbing trends

    By Jim Tan via Mongabay   New research comparing data from the two largest-ever elephant surveys reveals the overall population in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area is stable, but also uncovers some concerning local trends. Elephant numbers in Botswana, home to more elephants than any other country, are stable overall, but declining numbers in areas where hunting is permitted, and increasing numbers in protected areas, suggest underlying […]

Fossil beetles found in a Botswana diamond mine help us to reconstruct the distant past

Environment

Fossil beetles found in a Botswana diamond mine help us to reconstruct the distant past

    By Sandiso Mnguni, University of the Witwatersrand   When most people think of fossils they probably picture bones. But there’s much more to the global fossil record: plants, shells, minerals and insects. The study of fossil insects is called palaeoentomology. Palaeoentomologists like myself seek out and study fossil insects that were trapped in mud which later became rock sediments, and those found in amber (tree resin). Very few deposits […]

Government to invests millions in National Park upgrades

Environment

Government to invests millions in National Park upgrades

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism Namibia plans to allocate N$ 40.7 million for upgrades in the  Etosha National Park, including renovating entrance gates and sanitation facilities by July 2025. Additionally, N$7.2 million will be invested in upgrading facilities and infrastructure in the Hardap National Park. The improvements, according to Ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda, are funded through the NamParks V project, a collaborative effort between the government and Germany's […]

VIDEOS

Researchers have created hyper-realistic models of diseased hearts to help train transplant surgeons

Health / Medical

Researchers have created hyper-realistic models of diseased hearts to help train transplant surgeons

Bleeding and beating heart models have been created to help train transplant surgeons. The fake organs were created with silicone gels, fabrics and different fibres, using 3D printing technology. Researchers have created hyper-realistic models of diseased hearts and lungs – which can beat, bleed and breathe like the real organs – to help train surgeons to perform transplants.  

Six more years: Putin claims landslide election victory in Russia

Videos

Six more years: Putin claims landslide election victory in Russia

Vladimir Putin has won a fifth term as president in a landslide election victory that had an all but certain outcome. Russia's number one faced no credible opposition candidates, amid a ruthless crackdown on dissent and critical voices. Russian election officials said Putin - who will now serve another six-year term on top of his nearly quarter-century rule - won more than 87% of the vote. Putin claimed Russia's democratic […]

Paris 2024 Forum celebrates life−changing legacy of sport

Lifestyle

Paris 2024 Forum celebrates life−changing legacy of sport

With just over 100 days to go before the first athletes take to the Olympic stage at Paris 2024, the benefits already achieved by the Games for the people of Paris, France and beyond are being celebrated. Representatives from all levels of government, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee, the IOC, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the public came together for the Paris 2024 Forum with the aim of taking stock of the […]

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