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Project HOPE Namibia launches USD60 million ANAPA Project in Malawi to tackle HIV crisis among young adults and children

Namibia

Project HOPE Namibia launches USD60 million ANAPA Project in Malawi to tackle HIV crisis among young adults and children

        Namibia in Malawi (PHN-MA) proudly announces the recent official launch of the Ana ndi Achinyamata Patsogolo – ANAPA (Children and Youth First) initiative in response to the ongoing challenges posed by HIV among young adults and children in the country. The HIV epidemic in Malawi presents a significant challenge, particularly impacting vulnerable groups such as children, adolescents, and young women. Despite progress towards UNAIDS goals fueled […]

South African parliament meets as ANC nears coalition deal

South Africa

South African parliament meets as ANC nears coalition deal

        By Julie BOURDIN, with Zama LUTHULI in Johannesburg   South Africa's newly elected parliament met Friday and was expected to re-elect President Cyril Ramaphosa to form an unprecedented coalition government as his humbled ANC raced to cobble together a deal. Chief Justice Raymond Zondo opened the first sitting of South Africa's seventh parliament since the advent of post-apartheid democracy in 1994, swearing in MPs in batches […]

Western Cape’s premier Alan Winde announced the new cabinet of the provincial government

World

Western Cape’s premier Alan Winde announced the new cabinet of the provincial government

In S.A , Western Cape's premier, Alan Winde announced the new cabinet of the provincial government. Anroux Marais is the new MEC for Police Oversight and Community Safety, replacing Reagan Allen, now deputy speaker of the legislature. Ricardo Mackenzie moves to Cultural Affairs and Sport, succeeded by Isaac Sileku as MEC for Mobility. Deidre Baartman is new the Finance MEC, and Mireille Wenger the MEC for Health and Wellness. The […]

China and New Zealand deepen trade ties during Premier Li visit

World

China and New Zealand deepen trade ties during Premier Li visit

Chinese Premier Li Qiang will meet New Zealand business leaders on Friday on the second day of a regional tour that also takes in neighbouring Australia and signals a warming in ties between the Pacific nations and their biggest trading partner. It's the highest level Chinese visit to New Zealand in seven years. As our Laura Westbrook reports.  

15-year-old girl was allegedly raped on various occasions over several months

Namibia

15-year-old girl was allegedly raped on various occasions over several months

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped on various occasions over several months by her 40-year-old uncle at Ouma village in the Omusati Region. NamPol's Crime Investigations Coordinator for Omusati, Deputy Commissioner Moses Simaho, said the incidents allegedly occurred between 2023 and 20 May this. The matter was only recently reported to the police. It is alleged that the suspect, who is an uncle to the victim and lives in the […]

South Africa the Secretary to Parliament says the inauguration of the president is expected to take place next Wednesday

South Africa

South Africa the Secretary to Parliament says the inauguration of the president is expected to take place next Wednesday

In South Africa the Secretary to Parliament Xolile George says the inauguration of the president is expected to take place on Wednesday, within five days of the election. Several parties, including MK, EFF, ActionSA, DA, and UDM, have made changes to their National Assembly lists. Despite MK Party members' likely absence from the first sitting, the quorum will be met with one-third of the 400 members. George says missing members […]

EENGHUNDANA DOKUYELE

Oshiketha shoku keelela iiponga yomoondjila yo MVA Fund otashiindiile aakuluntu ya kaleka aanona ya gamenwa pethimbo lyefudho ndika.

Oshiwambo

Oshiketha shoku keelela iiponga yomoondjila yo MVA Fund otashiindiile aakuluntu ya kaleka aanona ya gamenwa pethimbo lyefudho ndika.

Oshiketha momushangwa tashiti,sho ooskola odhindji dha pata nena mo 14 June,oshiketha otashiindiile aahingi,aakwashigwana,aavali naatakamithi yaanona ya kwashilipaleke egameno lyaanona kiiponga yinasha niiyenditho nenge yomoondjila nomaso pethimbo lyefudho. Tashiti iiponga yomoondjila oyo unene hayi etitha iiponga nomaso maanona yoomvula okuza pevalo -19. noshiponga  shegameno lyomoondjila maanona oha shiindjipala ethimbo lyuusiku,nokonima yoowili dhootundi,momahulilo shiwike,momafudho gopashigwana,nomomafudho gooskola,sho aanona haya kala noku dhana pondje momapandaanda. Oshiketha tashi holola kutya osha dhidhilika iiponga yaayendi yokolupandhi […]

Africa otaka unganekwa uudhano wotango wo Youth Olympic Games,tau ka dhanenwa mo Dakar sha Senegal mo 2026 .

Oshiwambo

Africa otaka unganekwa uudhano wotango wo Youth Olympic Games,tau ka dhanenwa mo Dakar sha Senegal mo 2026 .

Gwa thanekwa gu kaleko pokati ko 31 October -13 November 2026,uudhano okwa tegelelwa weete pamwe aadhani aagundjuka muuyuni,yaka kuthe ombinga momaudhano ga yooloka geli 35 uule womasiku 14. Omupresitend go International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach okwa hokololwa uulike eyambidhidho ku Senegal okuunganeka uudhano wo Youth Olympic Games,ta holola  uukumwe mu Africa noohedhi dhe dhuudhano,shiikwatelela ko Africa News.

Oshilongo osha taalela ompumbwe yoongulumambo kooskola,noshilongo ashihe shina ashike oongulumambo  164

Oshiwambo

Oshilongo osha taalela ompumbwe yoongulumambo kooskola,noshilongo ashihe shina ashike oongulumambo  164

Mooskola 1 713 moshilongo,ooskola 164 odho ashike dhina oonguluskola tadhi longo,naanilonga yomoongulumambo ya kutwa yeli 47. Shika osha hololwa komukuluntu go  Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS), Sarah Negumbo,pethimbo lyoshiindingili yelo noku topola uuyelele  sha ningwa metitatu kohi yehuku: “Enhancing Learners Performance through the Utilisation of School Libraries in Namibia”. Negumbo tiindiile oonkambadhala dhopamuhanga okuyamukula kompumbwe yoongulumambo kooskola,oku kwashilipaleka kutya kehe okanona oka Namibia oka mona oonzo nomayakulo gongulumambo.

Russia ota sheke omatsokumwe gegameno ngoka Ukraine a shaina na America komutumba go G7

Oshiwambo

Russia ota sheke omatsokumwe gegameno ngoka Ukraine a shaina na America komutumba go G7

Omupopiliko guuministeli wiikwameni mo Russia ohela  okwa sheke ompangela yegameno ya America na Ukraine,ya tseyithwa pethimbo lyomutumba go G7 kutya oyili ashike ombaapila ya nathangwa. Maria Zakharova okweendululwa wo koonzo dha Russia tati omatsokumwe ngoka kageshi sha,kagena oonkondo dhopaveta. Ohela,,Ukraine okwa shaina omatsokumwe gegameno na America na Japan,gongaashingeyi gomokati koompangela dha faathana dha ningwa nookuume komiilongo yomuutokelo,mwa kwatelwa Britain na France. Omikanda odha kwatelamo omauvaneko oku tsikila okuyambidhidha ukraine  pakwiita […]

O Bank of Namibia oya sindana epapa lyo Transparency Award

Oshiwambo

O Bank of Namibia oya sindana epapa lyo Transparency Award

O Bank of Namibia oya sindana epapa lyo Transparency Award kegandja lyomapapa lyokomumvo lyo Annual Central banking Awards mo London mo 13 June. Oshiindingili shuunganekwa ko Central Banking Publications ohashi tyapula omapondolo dhingi moshigwana shoo Central bank. Momushangwa gwiikundaneki o Bank of Namibia oyati oya simanekwa omolwa oonkambadhala dhawyo dhingi omilandu dhawo dhopashimaliwa noku nawapaleka uundikuwetikile moshinakugwanithwa shayo shengungumano lyoondando.

North Korea okwa tumu omakondeina ko Russia,tashi vulika gena oo shell dhoo artillery oomilion 5,

Oshiwambo

North Korea okwa tumu omakondeina ko Russia,tashi vulika gena oo shell dhoo artillery oomilion 5,

North Korea okwa tumu omakondeina ko Russia,tashi vulika gena oo shell dhoo artillery oomilion 5,shiikwatelela kuuministeli wiikwapondje ya South Korea. Ta popi no Bloomberg News,Shin Wosnik okwati South Korea okwa mona oma kondeina geli 10 000 guuka ko Russia. Nomepingakanitho Russia okwa lopotwa tumine North Korea uu teginology oku kwathela moompangela dhe oku hanagulapo oo satelite dhuundaadhi,oshowo iiliwitho yina okuvula kwiikwalute. Shin tati Putin okwa tegelelwa a konge elongelokumwe lyegameno […]

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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

What will a robot make of your résumé? The bias problem with using AI in job recruitment

Science & Technology

What will a robot make of your résumé? The bias problem with using AI in job recruitment

Parradee Kietsirikul/Getty Images       By Melika Soleimani, Massey University; Ali Intezari, The University of Queensland; David J Pauleen, Massey University, and Jim Arrowsmith, Massey University     The artificial intelligence (AI) revolution has begun, spreading to almost every facet of people’s professional and personal lives – including job recruitment. While artists fear copyright breaches or simply being replaced, business and management are becoming increasingly aware to the possibilities of […]

Microsoft to invest $3.2 bn in AI in Sweden

Science & Technology

Microsoft to invest $3.2 bn in AI in Sweden

    Microsoft said Monday it would invest 33.7 billion kronor ($3.2 billion) over two years in cloud and artificial intelligence infrastructure in Sweden, the US company said in a statement. The group will train 250,000 people by 2027 to boost AI knowledge and competence and also increase capacity at its three data centres in the country, the statement said, adding that the investment was Microsoft's biggest ever in Sweden. […]

Opera Mini launches Locked Mode for PIN-protected browsing

Science & Technology

Opera Mini launches Locked Mode for PIN-protected browsing

      Global browser innovator Opera today announced a significant privacy enhancement to Opera Mini with the introduction of Locked Mode, which enables PIN-protected browsing to further boost privacy protections. The move addresses the needs of 94%* of mobile users who have requested increased password protection features, particularly when sharing devices with family or friends. The new Locked Mode allows users to set a PIN that is independent from […]

Democracy in Africa: digital voting technology and social media can be a force for good – and bad

Africa

Democracy in Africa: digital voting technology and social media can be a force for good – and bad

Electoral agents test a voting machine ahead of the DRC’s 2023 elections. Patrick Meinhardt/AFP via Getty Images)     By Maxwell Maseko, University of the Witwatersrand   It’s a bumper year for elections on the continent: by the end of 2024, 20 countries ought to have gone to the polls to vote in national elections. A handful of others are also scheduled to conduct local-level elections. As is the case elsewhere […]

Hate speech and disinformation in South Africa’s elections: big tech make it tough to monitor social media

Science & Technology

Hate speech and disinformation in South Africa’s elections: big tech make it tough to monitor social media

      By Guy Berger, Rhodes University     There’s a growing global movement to ensure that researchers can get access to the huge quantity of data assembled and exploited by digital operators. Momentum is mounting because it’s becoming increasingly evident that data is power. And access to it is the key – for a host of reasons, not least transparency, human rights and electoral integrity. But there’s currently […]

ChatGPT’s use of a soundalike Scarlett Johansson reflects a troubling history of gender-stereotyping in technology

Science & Technology

ChatGPT’s use of a soundalike Scarlett Johansson reflects a troubling history of gender-stereotyping in technology

Scarlett Johansson, shown here in a 2012 photo receiving her star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, did not grant OpenAI permission to use her voice. (Shutterstock)   By Alex Borkowski, York University, Canada   Actress Scarlett Johansson released a statement this week expressing anger and concern that OpenAI used a voice “eerily similar” to her own as a default voice for ChatGPT. The voice in question, called Sky, has […]

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment

Alert level raised for Philippine volcano after ‘explosive eruption’: volcanology agency

      The alert level for a Philippine volcano was raised Monday after an "explosive eruption" sent a plume of ash, gas and steam five kilometres (three miles) into the sky, the volcanology agency said. Mount Kanlaon on the central island of Negros erupted shortly before 7:00 pm (1100 GMT), prompting warnings for nearby residents to wear facemasks due the threat of volcanic gases and falling ash. "When it […]

Was Beethoven truly the greatest?

Entertainment

Was Beethoven truly the greatest?

A portrait of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven in 1818. 12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images     By Philip Ewell, Hunter College   On May 7, 1824, Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony premiered in Vienna, Austria. On its 200th anniversary, much was made about this seminal achievement of a composer routinely touted as the greatest master who ever lived. In an essay for The New York Times, conductor […]

Bridgerton season three – all the usual froth, but a more mature edge as Regency fears of spinsterhood explored

Entertainment

Bridgerton season three – all the usual froth, but a more mature edge as Regency fears of spinsterhood explored

        By Danielle Mariann Dove, University of Surrey   Note this piece contains spoilers for seasons two and three of Bridgerton Netflix’s Regency-inspired romance series Bridgerton has returned in all its garish glory (at least if you’re a Featherington) for the show’s much-anticipated third season. Transporting viewers once again into the glittering world of high society scandal, gossip and romantic intrigue, this latest instalment shifts the focus […]

Taylor Swift has got the 1830s all wrong

Entertainment

Taylor Swift has got the 1830s all wrong

      By Emily Ireland, University of Liverpool     Taylor Swift has become incredibly popular as a documenter of her dating history. But in her new album, The Tortured Poet’s Department, she tries her hand at writing about actual history. In the second verse of “I Hate it Here” (track 23 on the mammoth 31-track anthology version of the album), Swift sings about playing a game that involves […]

Africa

From eco-friendly roofing and waste collection to AI-powered healthcare and farming, 2024 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation finalists revealed

    Four innovators from Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Uganda have been selected from a shortlist of 16 to compete for the £50,000 Africa Prize in its tenth anniversary year · Their innovations address recycling in construction, AI tools for healthcare and farming, and reengineered waste collection · The three runners up will each receive £15,000, and a £5,000 prize – titled ‘One to Watch’ – will be awarded to […]

Universal’s music is returning to TikTok, ending a spat that hurt fans more than anyone

Entertainment

Universal’s music is returning to TikTok, ending a spat that hurt fans more than anyone

    By James Hall, Edith Cowan University   A longstanding feud between TikTok and Universal Music Group seems to have finally reached an end, with both parties signing a deal that will see Universal-backed music returned to the social media platform. Universal first removed its artists’ work from TikTok about three months ago, restricting access to tunes from household names such as Billie Eilish, Adele, Harry Styles, Drake, Kendrick […]

HEALTH / MEDICAL

INTERVIEW: Blood Transfusion Service Extends Gratitude on World Blood Donor Day

Health / Medical

INTERVIEW: Blood Transfusion Service Extends Gratitude on World Blood Donor Day

  As the world gears up to commemorate the 20th World Blood Donor Day, the Namibia Blood Transfusion Service (NAMBTS) extends its heartfelt gratitude to the generous souls who have selflessly donated blood over the span of six decades. Under the theme "Thank You Donors," this year's celebration, organized by the World Health Organization, acknowledges the invaluable contribution of blood donors globally, highlighting their role in saving countless lives and […]

Are presidents good role models for vaccination uptake? DRC study shows only if they’re trusted, and people get to know about it

Health / Medical

Are presidents good role models for vaccination uptake? DRC study shows only if they’re trusted, and people get to know about it

        By Nik Stoop, University of Antwerp; Elie Lunanga, University of Antwerp; Lara Collart, University of Antwerp, and Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp     Immunisation is considered one of the most cost-effective public health interventions, saving millions of lives each year, and benefiting the health of the wider community through herd immunity. Yet, there is as much reason to worry as to celebrate. During the COVID-19 […]

Michael Mosley used science communication to advance health and wellbeing. We can learn a lot from his approach

Health / Medical

Michael Mosley used science communication to advance health and wellbeing. We can learn a lot from his approach

        By Lauren Ball, The University of Queensland and Kirsten Adlard, The University of Queensland     Overnight, we learned of the tragic passing of Michael Mosley, who went missing last week while on holiday on the Greek island of Symi. The British celebrity doctor was a household name in many countries, including Australia. Mosley was well known for his television shows, documentaries, books and columns on […]

Cholera can kill you within hours if left untreated: how to recognise the symptoms and protect yourself

Health / Medical

Cholera can kill you within hours if left untreated: how to recognise the symptoms and protect yourself

        By Samuel Kariuki, Kenya Medical Research Institute   Cholera is a deadly disease caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, associated with poor sanitation and limited access to clean water. But it has also been found in seemingly clean places, including affluent neighbourhoods, hotels and restaurants with poor hygiene practices such as handling food with dirty hands and using contaminated water to wash utensils and prepare food. […]

Veneers, implants and agonising pain: the risks of cosmetic dentistry are nothing to smile about

Health / Medical

Veneers, implants and agonising pain: the risks of cosmetic dentistry are nothing to smile about

UK reality star Katie Price has been open about her quest for ‘Turkey teeth’ Go My Media/Shutterstock     By Adam Taylor, Lancaster University     How much would you be willing to pay for a perfect movie star smile? For some, trying to achieve dazzlingly white, uniformly straight teeth without a Hollywood budget comes at a cost to their health as well as their wallet. The UK social media […]

Foreign healthcare volunteers in Africa can harm local relationships – Zambian study

Africa

Foreign healthcare volunteers in Africa can harm local relationships – Zambian study

        By James Wintrup, Chr. Michelsen Institute     Thousands of global health volunteers, most from the United States, travel to Africa every year. These volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and have varying levels of experience. They include surgeons, anaesthesiologists, nurses and medical students. They arrive with the ambition to improve health outcomes in Africa and learn about “global health”. In my research I have studied the […]

ENVIRONMENT

Malawi farming experiment shows how simple changes can boost maize yields and improve soil

Africa

Malawi farming experiment shows how simple changes can boost maize yields and improve soil

    By Alan Dixon, University of Worcester     Malawi’s increasingly unpredictable rainfall and higher than usual temperatures are causing problems for smallholder farmers. Soil erosion has increased, causing soil fertility and water availability to decline. Crops often fail. Farmers are already struggling financially. Many farm only one crop: maize. They can’t easily afford chemical fertilisers that would boost the soil’s fertility and sustain yields. Agriculture accounts for just […]

African elephants address one another with name-like calls − similar to humans

Environment

African elephants address one another with name-like calls − similar to humans

Elephants have close social bonds, which may have led to the evolution of name-like calls. Michael Pardo     By Mickey Pardo, Colorado State University     What’s in a name? People use unique names to address each other, but we’re one of only a handful of animal species known to do that, including bottlenose dolphins. Finding more animals with names and investigating how they use them can improve scientists’ understanding […]

Farming with a mixture of crops, animals and trees is better for the environment and for people – evidence from Ghana and Malawi

Africa

Farming with a mixture of crops, animals and trees is better for the environment and for people – evidence from Ghana and Malawi

Moving away from intensive farming practices comes with many benefits. Nikada     By Laura Vang Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen; Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, University of Denver; Ingo Grass, University of Hohenheim; Marney Isaac, University of Toronto, and Rachel Bezner Kerr, Cornell University     Farming just one kind of crop in a field at a time, and using a lot of chemicals, poses a risk to both people and nature. This simplified […]

Flooding and landslides kill three in Vietnam’s north

Environment

Flooding and landslides kill three in Vietnam’s north

      Flooding and landslides in northern Vietnam have killed three people, state media said Monday, after days of heavy rain that partially submerged thousands of homes. Images on state media showed water gushing down the steep roads of mountainous Ha Giang province, a popular spot for motorcycle tours, with vehicles overturned and abandoned in the floodwater. Residents in Ha Giang city stood on rooftops waiting for rescue. Around […]

Hunter-gatherer diets weren’t always heavy on meat: Morocco study reveals a plant-based diet

Africa

Hunter-gatherer diets weren’t always heavy on meat: Morocco study reveals a plant-based diet

      By Zineb Moubtahij, Leiden University     About 11,000 years ago, humans made a major shift from hunting and gathering to farming. This change, known as the Neolithic Revolution, dramatically altered our diets. For decades, scientists have thought that pre-agricultural human groups ate a lot of animal protein. But analysis has always been hampered by a scarcity of well-preserved human remains from Pleistocene sites. So, in fact, […]

Hydropower damages river systems in Africa: how more solar and wind power can solve this problem

Environment

Hydropower damages river systems in Africa: how more solar and wind power can solve this problem

      By Angelo Carlino, Carnegie Science; Andrea Castelletti, Polytechnic University of Milan, and Rafael Schmitt, Stanford University     Across the African continent, more than 300 new hydropower projects are planned to meet the growing demand for electricity. Some of these will require big dams, which can have major negative environmental impacts. Another looming problem with hydropower is that the water cycle is affected by climate change. Water […]

VIDEOS

Future Media News-Week in Review: June 3-7

Videos

Future Media News-Week in Review: June 3-7

https://youtu.be/3E9aXHclgx8       OndangwaStateVet suspends services due to a water shortage affecting essential operations. Our Northern Correspondent Maria Namupala speaks with Dr. Johannes Iipinge. ClimateChange continues to challenge the agricultural sector, causing floods, droughts, and pest outbreaks. Erastus Ngaruka from AgriBank discusses the impact on farmers. WorldOceansDay on June 8 highlights the theme "Catalysing Action for Our Oceans and Climate." Minister Derek Klazen emphasizes the need for global awareness. […]

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 […]

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