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US Secret Service ‘failed’ in mission to protect Trump: director

World

US Secret Service ‘failed’ in mission to protect Trump: director

      US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle acknowledged on Monday that the agency "failed" in its mission to prevent the assassination attempt on former president Donald Trump. "The Secret Service's solemn mission is to protect our nation's leaders," Cheatle said during testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. "On July 13, we failed," she said. "As director of the United States Secret Service, I take full […]

Inmates fighting for conjugal visits

Namibia

Inmates fighting for conjugal visits

      American national convicted of murder, Kevan Townsend and trial-awaiting prisoner, a former magistrate, Jaco Kennedy appeared in the Windhoek High Court on Monday, in their fight for conjugal and private family visits. The two, appearing before Judge Collins Parker, are suing the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety and Security, the Windhoek Correctional Facility, Commissioner General of the Namibian Correctional Service, Raphael Hamunyela, and the Ombudsman, for […]

Harris races to wrap up nomination after Biden drops out

World

Harris races to wrap up nomination after Biden drops out

      By Danny Kemp and Frankie Taggart   US Vice President Kamala Harris raced Monday to lock in Democratic support and secure the party's nomination to take on Donald Trump in November after President Joe Biden's sensational exit. Armed with Biden's endorsement, the 59-year-old has quickly won the backing of a flood of Democrats as she prepares to kick off her first full day of campaigning with an […]

NamPol records over 110 000 criminal cases

Namibia

NamPol records over 110 000 criminal cases

  The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) has recorded 110 551 criminal cases, countrywide during the financial year 2023/24. The criminal cases range from robbery, rape, violence against women and children, and other forms of domestic violence, murder, theft of motor vehicles and livestock, dealing in drugs, housebreaking, and theft. This was revealed by Inspector General of NamPol, Lieutenant General Joseph Shikongo on Monday during the official opening of a five-day […]

Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to parliament listed South Africa’s old problems – but no new solutions

South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to parliament listed South Africa’s old problems – but no new solutions

      By Vinothan Naidoo, University of Cape Town     South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s opening of parliament speech successfully captured the spirit of a diverse and cohesive multi-party government ready to get down to work. But it failed to tell South Africans how the new dispensation will do things differently, and better. In the May 2024 national and provincial elections, Ramaphosa’s African National Congress party received just […]

Is your desk job killing your back? Ancient Egyptian scribes had the same aches and pains, say researchers

Health / Medical

Is your desk job killing your back? Ancient Egyptian scribes had the same aches and pains, say researchers

    By Petra Brukner Havelková, National Museum (Národní muzeum) Prague and Veronika Dulíková, Charles University     Thousands of years ago, during a period of Egyptian history known as the Old Kingdom (around 2649–2130 BC), it was rare for people to be able to read and write. From an estimated population of between 1 million and 1.5 million, only about 1% were literate and able to write in hieroglyphics. […]

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Aaninga yomofaalama mboka ya dhipaga omugandji gwiilonga mo 2018 otaya tameke oku tamanekwa ongula

Oshiwambo

Aaninga yomofaalama mboka ya dhipaga omugandji gwiilonga mo 2018 otaya tameke oku tamanekwa ongula

Aanilonga yaali yomofalama taya pewa ombedhi okudhipaga omugandji gwawo gwiilonga mo 2018 oya holoka paufupi mompangu yopombanda ya Windhoek nena,opo etamaneko lyawo li tameke. Aafekelwa:35-Bernadus Afrikaner na  Salatiel Unaeb, 47, oya holoka komeho gomutamaneki Naomi Shivute,ngoka eya tseyithile kutya oshipotha shawo otashi tameke ongula. Noya taalela iipotha 11 mwa kwatelwa edhipago,ekwatonkonga,omuyeka kwa homatiwa ,omulilo ,oku kala niilwitho shaali paveta,okuya uuyuki moshipala,noku dhenga paku mbandameka. Epangelo olyati alumentu yali oya dhipaga […]

Ookomanda yopolisi yoshilongo oyeli moshigongi shokomumvo kOngwediva

Oshiwambo

Ookomanda yopolisi yoshilongo oyeli moshigongi shokomumvo kOngwediva

Ominista yiikwameni yoshilongo,omatembu,egameno nepopilo lyoshigwana Albert Kawana okwati uuministeli otau ka yamukula komashongo ga palamena opolisi ,ngele pwa holoka oonzo. Kawana okwali ta popi pethimbo lyeegululo lyomutumba guule woshiwike shimwe goo komanda  yopolisi kOngwediva nena,tati  okuli uupathi womashongo ogendji ga palamena opolisi. Tati oku kondjitha iimbuluma inaku kala ashike oshinakugwanithwa shopolisi oyo awike,nashi kale oshinima ha pumbwa omaidhopemo gopamuhanga. Ta tseyitha kutya omwedhi taguya otaya tameke okudheula aanambelewa yopolisi 1 […]

Epondolo oku hulithapo  o HIV onkee inaali adhika-UNAIDS

Oshiwambo

Epondolo oku hulithapo o HIV onkee inaali adhika-UNAIDS

Omatokolo gopapolitika taga kuthwa nuumvo otaga ka tala ngele oshishonekwa shoku hulithapo o HIV onga oshikele shuuhaku woshigwana okuthika komumvo 2030 otashaadhika,shiikwatelela kiigwana ya hangana nena. Omiyalu okuza momumvo 2023 odhuulike kutya iipotha iipe nomaso  oga shonopala ,oshowo enawapalo okwaadha epango lyaavu yo HIV. Ashike nonando omiyalu dhoka otadhi monika nawa,ehangano lyo UNAIDS olya londodha kutya epondolo onkee lya nkundipala. Olopota tayiti omatokolo aaleli taa kutha nuumvo otaga ka tala […]

United Arab Emirates a geyele aa Bangladeshi ya thika 57 sho ya holola omadhialdhilo moshilongo she

Oshiwambo

United Arab Emirates a geyele aa Bangladeshi ya thika 57 sho ya holola omadhialdhilo moshilongo she

  United Arab Emirates okwa gandja omageelo omale modholongo  kaa Bangladeshi 57 sho ya holola omadhiladhilo yeli ompinge nepangelo lyawo ,omanga yeli mo UAE,moka omahololomadhiladhilo giindiikwa. Onzonkundana yo AFP oya lopota kutya Bagladeshi okwali a taalela omahololomadhialdhilo omwedhi nguka,geli ompinge nomulandu goku topola oompito dhiilonga yepangelo,ngoka mboka yeli ompinge nago yati otagu gandja ashike uuwanawa kaayambidhidhi yepangelo lyuundikuyamukulwa lyomimvo 16 lyomupilima Sheikh Hasina. Omahololomadhiladhilo ga kwata oshiwike shimwe oga faalela […]

Russia okwa yahamo oo drone dha Ukraine dha konda 75 uusiku wa piti

Oshiwambo

Russia okwa yahamo oo drone dha Ukraine dha konda 75 uusiku wa piti

Russia nena okwati aakwiita ye oya yahamo oo drone dha Ukraine 75 uusiku wa piti,nodha thika 50 dha hanagulwapo muutokelo woshitopolwa Rostov. Uministeli wo defence okwati oo drone 47 odha yahwamo mo Rostov,o 17 omefuta eluudhe nolya Azov,no 11 omiitopolwa yilwe mwa kwatelwa moshitopolwa Belgorod. Omalelo gopashitopolwa mondoolopa Tuapse mefuta eluudhe moshitopolwa Krasnodar ogati iinyakwi yo drone ndjoka ya yahwamo oyeetitha omulilo kendiki lyoku thinda omahooli go petrol. Tagti epangelo […]

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US airlines begin resuming operations after global IT outage

Business / Economics

US airlines begin resuming operations after global IT outage

        Multiple US airlines said they were beginning to resume operations Friday following a major worldwide computer systems outage that grounded or delayed thousands of flights across the country. The IT issue has wrought global havoc at airports, grounding flights in Europe and the United States, while also derailing television broadcasts in the UK and impacting telecommunications in Australia. At Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, Evyn […]

Key stakeholders meet for Cybersecurity Summit

Science & Technology

Key stakeholders meet for Cybersecurity Summit

The fourth Namibia Annual International High-Level Cybersecurity Conference is underway in Windhoek, focusing on "Emerging Cybersecurity Threats." Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Modestus Amutse stressed the critical importance of safeguarding networks and data in an increasingly digital world. The three-day event runs from Wednesday to Friday. The Namibia Press Agency reports that in his keynote address, Amutse said the conference aims to provide a […]

Corruption hurts businesses but digital tools offer the hope of fighting it, say manufacturers in Ghana and Nigeria

Science & Technology

Corruption hurts businesses but digital tools offer the hope of fighting it, say manufacturers in Ghana and Nigeria

Just_Super     By Samuel Adomako, University of Birmingham; Joseph Amankwah-Amoah, Durham University; Shlomo Tarba, University of Birmingham, and Zaheer Khan, University of Aberdeen     Technology has changed the way the world does business. Mobile and digital payment platforms, blockchain, cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) tools have all driven innovations in recent years. They allow businesses of all sizes to become more efficient and reach new markets. For […]

Kenya’s digital divide: pastoralists are key to the country’s economy, but they’re being left behind

Africa

Kenya’s digital divide: pastoralists are key to the country’s economy, but they’re being left behind

        By Job Mwaura, University of the Witwatersrand     Information and communication technologies (ICTs) hold great potential to expand African economies. They include mobile banking platforms, internet-enabled communication devices and e-government services. All of these can enhance financial inclusion and improve services for citizens. Kenya’s mobile money transfer platform, M-Pesa, for instance, has given millions of people access to banking services. And Rwanda’s e-government platform has […]

Catching online scammers: our model combines data and behavioural science to map the psychological games cybercriminals play

Lifestyle

Catching online scammers: our model combines data and behavioural science to map the psychological games cybercriminals play

Modern cybersecurity teams and users must stay vigilant and proactive to outmanoeuvre cybercriminals. treety By Rennie Naidoo, University of the Witwatersrand     When fiction’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, needed to solve a crime, he turned to his sharp observational skills and deep understanding of human nature. He used this combination more than once when facing off against his arch-nemesis, Dr James Moriarty, a villain adept at exploiting human […]

ENTERTAINMENT

High-Level Political Forum focuses on 2030 goals

Entertainment

High-Level Political Forum focuses on 2030 goals

The 2024 High-Level Political Forum is underway in New York, bringing ministers and senior officials together to discuss how to get the world back on track to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the legal framework that can make that a reality. Justice Nambitha Dambuza, a Judge of Appeal who sits on South Africa’s Supreme Court explains the role judges play in environmental protection.

Brenda Fassie’s 1997 hit song Vulindlela still raises questions about South Africa as a nation

Entertainment

Brenda Fassie’s 1997 hit song Vulindlela still raises questions about South Africa as a nation

          By Mbali Mazibuko, University of Johannesburg   In 1997, South Africa’s most famous music star had a huge hit. Brenda Fassie’s Vulindlela became a national pop anthem, played especially at weddings and celebrations. Vulindlela can be loosely translated from the Zulu language as an instruction to “make way” or, if you like, “clear the path”. The song is about making way for the groom (and […]

Why musicians die in poverty – South African study reveals battle to make ends meet

Entertainment

Why musicians die in poverty – South African study reveals battle to make ends meet

        By Gwen Ansell, University of Pretoria     Benefits and appeals were recently launched to support the medical costs of veteran South African guitarist Madala Kunene. It’s not the first time such initiatives have been necessary, nor the first time that media and politicians have expressed astonishment that a renowned musician “died in poverty”. Musicians’ dire financial circumstances are sometimes wrongly blamed on irresponsible spending; a […]

Hollywood didn’t know exactly what to do with Donald Sutherland – so they did everything with him

Entertainment

Hollywood didn’t know exactly what to do with Donald Sutherland – so they did everything with him

          By Daryl Sparkes, University of Southern Queensland     I don’t think Hollywood knew what to do with Donald Sutherland, who has died at age 88. He was not your classically handsome A-list actor like contemporaries Warren Beatty or Robert Redford, nor was he solely suited to the “tough guy” roles such as Robert De Niro, Al Pacino or Gene Hackman. Instead, his early film […]

Mauritius’ next growth phase: a new plan is needed as the tax haven era fades

Africa

Mauritius’ next growth phase: a new plan is needed as the tax haven era fades

      By Pritish Behuria, University of Manchester     Mauritians will head to the polls by November 2024 and politicians are considering the economic direction of the island country. For the last two decades, the country’s economic growth has depended heavily on its offshore sector – the provision of financial services by banks to foreign firms. As an isolated country located in the south-western Indian Ocean, Mauritius has […]

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 […]

HEALTH / MEDICAL

Is your desk job killing your back? Ancient Egyptian scribes had the same aches and pains, say researchers

Health / Medical

Is your desk job killing your back? Ancient Egyptian scribes had the same aches and pains, say researchers

    By Petra Brukner Havelková, National Museum (Národní muzeum) Prague and Veronika Dulíková, Charles University     Thousands of years ago, during a period of Egyptian history known as the Old Kingdom (around 2649–2130 BC), it was rare for people to be able to read and write. From an estimated population of between 1 million and 1.5 million, only about 1% were literate and able to write in hieroglyphics. […]

INTERVIEW: Cathy Kambanda, Director of National Mental Health Care Namibia, Speaks on the Link Between Unemployment and Mental Health Issues

Health / Medical

INTERVIEW: Cathy Kambanda, Director of National Mental Health Care Namibia, Speaks on the Link Between Unemployment and Mental Health Issues

Unemployment is more than just an economic issue; it has profound implications for mental health. Cathy Kambanda, Director of National Mental Health Care Namibia, sheds light on how unemployment significantly contributes to depression and other mental health challenges in the country. The Psychological Toll of Unemployment "Unemployment people are highly affected by depression," Kambanda states, emphasizing the connection between lack of employment and mental health struggles. Without a steady income, […]

Namibia on Track to End AIDS by 2030, Says Health Minister

Health / Medical

Namibia on Track to End AIDS by 2030, Says Health Minister

Health and Social Services minister, Kalumbi Shangula, stated that if the current rate of acquired immune deficiency syndrome progression continues, ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 is achievable. He reported a significant decrease in HIV-AIDS-related deaths in Namibia.Shangula emphasized that Namibia has made significant strides in controlling AIDS, with more than 90% of those on antiretroviral treatment showing a suppressed viral load. He expressed optimism that if […]

Progress in Neonatal Unit Construction and ICU Expansion Highlight Ministry’s Healthcare Commitment

Health / Medical

Progress in Neonatal Unit Construction and ICU Expansion Highlight Ministry’s Healthcare Commitment

Ben Nangombe, Executive Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, praised progress on the N$27 million Neonatal Unit at Swakopmund Hospital, which faced delays but is now advancing under a new contractor. The unit, set to be completed in six months, will include 28 beds for standard, high-care, and intensive care, supporting decentralized healthcare to ease pressure on central hospitals. Nangombe also highlighted efforts to enhance ICU services […]

Promoting Support Systems for Employees with Serious Illnesses

Health / Medical

Promoting Support Systems for Employees with Serious Illnesses

          By Noreen Arangies, Communication Content Specialist, Capricorn Group     The dark journey of adversity On 29 November 2021, I received devastating news from one of Namibia's top specialist physicians. He said, "Mrs Arangies, I am sorry to tell you that your bone marrow biopsy results reveal Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), and unfortunately, Namibia lacks the necessary facilities and a haematologist to provide treatment." This […]

Gambia MPs uphold ban on female genital mutilation

Africa

Gambia MPs uphold ban on female genital mutilation

      Gambian lawmakers voted this afternoon to uphold a 2015 ban on female genital mutilation, rejecting a controversial bill seeking to overturn the law after months of heated debate and international pressure. Legislators killed the bill by voting against all the proposed amendments to the 2015 text that would have decriminalised the practice. Rights groups and the United Nations had urged MPs to reject the bill, saying it […]

ENVIRONMENT

The basic care during the winter lambing and kidding season

Environment

The basic care during the winter lambing and kidding season

        By Erastus Ngaruka,Technical Advisor, Livestock & Rangeland   During the winter season, smallstock (goat and sheep) farmers always have a big task at hand of ensuring that the lambing (sheep birth) and kidding (goat birth) season progresses well with fewer or no complications in their kraals to potentially achieve their production targets. Generally, animals’ breeding activities take place during seasons or times most favorable to their […]

Wildfires in South Africa are set to increase: how legal action can help the country adapt better to climate change

Environment

Wildfires in South Africa are set to increase: how legal action can help the country adapt better to climate change

      By Tracy-Lynn Field, University of the Witwatersrand     As climate change drives temperature increases and lower precipitation in southern Africa, research has found that there is likely to be an increase in the number of wildfires in regions that are already hot, dry and water scarce. Massive wildfires broke out in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province on 12 and 13 July 2024, killing six firefighters who were […]

Diving with penguins: tech gives ocean scientists a bird’s-eye view of foraging in Antarctic waters

Environment

Diving with penguins: tech gives ocean scientists a bird’s-eye view of foraging in Antarctic waters

      By Chris Oosthuizen, University of Cape Town; Emmanuel Dufourq, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences; Lorène Jeantet, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences; Pierre Pistorius, Nelson Mandela University, and Stefan Schoombie, University of Cape Town     Chinstrap penguins are members of Antarctica’s brush-tailed group of penguins. They’re easily identified by the feature that gives them their name – a black strap that runs from ear to ear below […]

Extreme weather in South Africa is disrupting tourism – research tracks the impact on coastal areas

Environment

Extreme weather in South Africa is disrupting tourism – research tracks the impact on coastal areas

        By Kaitano Dube, Vaal University of Technology     South Africa has experienced some extreme weather events in recent months. These have included floods and an uncommon tornado in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, floods in the Eastern Cape and mid-latitude cyclones in the Western Cape. Kaitano Dube, a human geographer who has researched tourism, extreme weather and resilience to climatic threats, says these severe storms are […]

Lions in a Uganda park make a perilous journey across a 1.5km stretch of water: study suggests the drive is to find mates

Environment

Lions in a Uganda park make a perilous journey across a 1.5km stretch of water: study suggests the drive is to find mates

        By Alexander Richard Braczkowski, Griffith University; Christopher J. O'Bryan, Maastricht University; Duan Biggs, Northern Arizona University, and Robynne Kotze, University of Oxford     Domestic cats will do almost anything to avoid contact with water. Not so for their wild cousins, though. Lions, tigers and jaguars have had to adapt to water and sometimes take the plunge for survival. And this is what we observed on […]

Mercury to hit 50 in parts of Iraq

Environment

Mercury to hit 50 in parts of Iraq

Temperatures across parts of Iraq are expected to top 50 degrees Celsius on Thursday. Iraq’s meteorology and seismology organisation announced that temperatures are set to reach 50 degrees Celsius, prompting a public holiday on Thursday in several provinces. William Denselow reports from Baghdad.    Thursday is a workday in Iraq; however, public offices and most businesses are closed on Friday and Saturday. According to the organization’s forecasts, eight provinces will […]

VIDEOS

Future Media News | Top Stories-July 8th to July12th | #WeekInReview

Videos

Future Media News | Top Stories-July 8th to July12th | #WeekInReview

https://youtu.be/ysxFfiXw5jI       This Week's Future Media News Top Stories: Graham Hopwood calls for the implementation of the Whistleblower Protection Act. ECN registers 823,761 voters for the November elections. Michael Amushelelo leaves NEFF and joins LPM, sparking reactions. Floods in South Africa's Western Cape displace thousands. Kenyan protests lead to major government changes. UN predicts the world population will peak in the mid-2080s.

Happy Auala Discusses New Art Piece Inspired by Ancient Japanese Proverb

Videos

Happy Auala Discusses New Art Piece Inspired by Ancient Japanese Proverb

https://youtu.be/HR1A5BVXj1M     Happy Auala speaks to Future Media News about her latest art piece, inspired by an ancient Japanese proverb. She explains that the work serves as a societal reminder to be mindful of what we listen to, the words we speak about others and ourselves, and the content we consume on social media. Auala's art urges viewers to reflect on the impact of their actions and thoughts in […]

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. […]

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