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Investing in Your Future – A Holiday Gift to Yourself

The holiday season, with its festive spirit and gift-giving traditions, prompts us to reflect on what truly matters in life. Amidst the joy and merriment, it's worth considering a gift to yourself that transcends the immediate pleasures of the season – the gift of financial security through long-term investments. As we approach the end of the year, there's no better time to contemplate the future and take steps to secure […]

todayNovember 29, 2023

Health / Medical

Why a social media detox may not be as good for you as you think – new research

DimaBerlin/Shutterstock Niklas Ihssen, Durham University and Michael Wadsley, Durham University Whether you’re an influencer, an occasional poster, or just a lurker, you likely spend more time than you’d like on social media. Globally, working-age people with internet access now spend more than 2.5 hours per day on social platforms like Instagram, Facebook or X (Twitter). Social media use can become excessive and problematic when it interferes with school or work, […]

todayNovember 28, 2023 5



What is federalism? Why Ethiopia uses this system of government and why it’s not perfect

By Bizuneh Yimenu, University of Birmingham Federalism is a system of government where power is shared between a central authority and smaller regional governments. Many countries adopt federalism to manage ethnic diversity within their borders and help promote unity. There are 25 federal countries globally, representing 40% of the world’s population. Federalism allows regions to govern some of their affairs – such as decisions regarding education or working languages – […]

todayNovember 27, 2023 1


A Basic understanding of farm enterprise diversification

By Erastus Ngaruka, Technical Advisor: Livestock Agricultural production involves growing crops and rearing livestock, in order to produce a range of commodities or end-products. Farm enterprise diversification is simply the practice of producing a range of commodities as opposed to a single commodity on farmland. Diversification constitutes the process of allocating farm resources or the factors of production land, labor and capital) to different enterprises. This process identifies valuable or […]

todayNovember 22, 2023 1

Opinion Pieces

The Realized, Perceived, Expected Inflation in Namibia and Globe

By Josef Kefas Sheehama Expectations about future inflation play a key role in driving inflation, as those views influence decisions about consumption and investment today. Therefore, the long-term relationship between household savings and anticipated inflation is evident from the cointegration test. Inflation remained uncomfortably rapid in October despite a moderate in fuel costs, but other commodities remain fragile. Namibia’s annual inflation rate increased by 6%, in October 2023. The constant […]

todayNovember 22, 2023 2

Maji-Maji uprising

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300,000 Tanzanians were killed by Germany during the Maji-Maji uprising – it was genocide and should be called that

Klaus Bachmann, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Gerhard Kemp, University of the West of England Political actors in Tanzania have in recent years demanded compensation from Germany for colonial atrocities committed in the early 20th century. In early 2017, the National Assembly of Tanzania stopped short of putting the label of genocide on the atrocities committed by German troops during the Maji-Maji uprising (1905–1907). During a visit […]

todayNovember 20, 2023 1

Health / Medical

NPPF open letter to patients and members of Namibian medical aid funds

Dear Patients and Members of Namibian Medical Aid Funds… The purpose of this communication is to provide some information on the latest developments within the Namibian private healthcare system, a system of such quality and standard that it even surpasses many systems in first-world countries. This is due in large part to a combination of excellent facilities, excellent practitioners and an excellent financial system providing a functional third-party payer (medical […]

todayNovember 16, 2023 213

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Prioritizing sports as a strategic objective at the University of Namibia

By Vincent Shimutwikeni Sports has long played a significant role in the lives of students and the community alike at the University of Namibia. Integrating sports as a strategic objective holds the potential to yield numerous benefits beyond the traditional boundaries of the playing field. The University of Namibia should elevate sports to a more prominent position and prioritize it in its strategic plan. After almost every weekend, you may […]

todayNovember 14, 2023

Opinion Pieces

The Paramount Importance of Severe Illness Cover

By Shali Nanghala, Head of Distribution: Momentum Retail In our ever-evolving world, life's unpredictabilities loom large. From global health crises to personal medical emergencies, we often find ourselves face to face with challenges that can profoundly impact our health and financial stability. In these uncertain times, the value of foresight and preparedness is unparalleled, and one essential element of this preparedness is severe illness cover. Let us delve into its vital […]

todayNovember 14, 2023 18