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Tonata Kadhila

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Environment

EU to introduce 10-year prison terms for environmental crimes

The European Union has become the first international body to criminalise the most serious cases of environmental damage that are “comparable to ecocide”. Ecosystem destruction, including habitat loss and illegal logging, will be punished with tougher penalties and prison sentences of up to 10 years under the EU’s updated environmental crime directive. Here is local Ecologist Peter Cuningham.

todayFebruary 28, 2024 2

Environment

Swakopmund residents protest radioactive facility plans

Swakopmund residents are outraged over plans for a radioactive material storage and handling facility in the coastal town’s industrial area. According to residents, the facility, if approved by the town council, puts the lives of residents at risk, as toxic matter will be stored near their homes. We contacted former Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr. Bernard Haufiku for his take.

todayFebruary 28, 2024 3

Business / Economics

Finance Minister, Ipumbu Shiimi tables 2024/25 national budget

Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi has tabled the National Budget for the 2024/25 period in the National Assembly this afternoon. Shiimi said that this year’s budget was built on the three pillars of stimulating domestic demand, accelerating investments in productive public infrastructure, and cultivating fiscal prudence. Revenue estimates for FY2023/24 have been revised upwards by N$2.5 billion to a total of N$81.1 billion.     Old Age Grant and the Disability […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 1

World

Private sector invests in universal connectivity

The mobile phone industry has pledged over $9 billion towards the goal of connecting the world. ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin said, “Thanks to these new commitments, millions of people will benefit from accessible and affordable connectivity across the world.” Around 2.6 billion people remain offline worldwide, according to data from the specialized UN agency, which drives innovation in communications technology. As telecommunications infrastructure forms the backbone of connectivity and digital transformation, […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 1

World

France moves to enshrine abortion rights

France is on the verge of enshrining abortion rights into the country's constitution. Lawmakers in the lower house passed the historic bill last month, which now heads to the French senate for its final legislative hurdle. The AFP news agency reports that President Emmanuel Macron’s government wants Article 34 of the constitution amended to specify that “the law determines the conditions by which is exercised the freedom of women to […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024

Africa

ICC to rule on reparations for Ongwen victims

The International Criminal Court will this Wednesday deliver its ruling on reparations to victims in the case involving jailed former Lord's Resistance Army rebel commander Dominic Ongwen. Ongwen was a commander in a militia rebel group in Northern Uganda. Leon Solomon reports.

todayFebruary 28, 2024

Environment

2 Men convicted of killing Run-DMC’s Mizell

The godson of Run-DMC star Jason Mizell has been convicted of his murder in New York City, more than 20 years after the rap star's death. Mizell, known as Jam Master Jay, was fatally shot in 2002 in his music studio. He's credited with helping hip-hop break into the pop music mainstream in the 1980s - with hits including 'It's Tricky'. The Associated Press reports that an anonymous Brooklyn federal […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 1

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