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Namibia faces worst drought in decade

The Kamanjab Constituency is facing severe drought, leading local leaders to seek national assistance. Councillor Niko Somaeb told the Namibia Press Agency the area has experienced over 80% livestock loss due to the decade-long drought, which is the worst on record. Despite ongoing food aid efforts supporting 2,080 households, Somaeb stressed the need for additional support to sustain remaining livestock and address food insecurity.

todayJune 24, 2024 15


Support Needed for Katutura Hospital Goodie Bag Initiative

      By Dilia Mazula     In response to the dire conditions at Katutura Hospital, the WeCare Foundation is spearheading a heartfelt initiative to bring some much-needed relief and joy to patients. Between June and July, the foundation plans to deliver goodie bags to the hospital, specifically targeting the maternity ward, pediatric ward, and even the emergency room if enough donations are received. The initiative highlights the urgent […]

todayJune 6, 2024 7


Children born of rape: the devastating legacy of sexual violence in post-genocide Rwanda

    By  Myriam Denov, McGill University   Trigger warning: this article contains accounts of sexual violence. The 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi led to the murder of more than 800,000 people, an estimated 70% of the country’s Tutsi population. The unprecedented violence and mass killings of Tutsi and non-extremist Hutu were carried out over 100 days between April and July 1994. An estimated 250,000–500,000 women and girls were […]

todayApril 9, 2024 3


Heavy rainstorm destroys homes in Oshikoto and Ohangwena region

Heavy rainstorms have destroyed homes in Oshikoto and Ohangwena regions. According to councillor Ferdinand Shifidi of Endola constituency on Sunday, heavy storms coupled with rain and wind affected about 200 houses in Onepandaulo village, in the Ohangwena region, where the roofs of most structures were ripped off. Separately, Iikokola village headman I-Ben Nashandi says the storm uprooted homes, schools, and trees, a situation which left the residents in the Oshikoto […]

todayFebruary 12, 2024 15


Moses /Garoëb elders express gratitude for the food donation

  Elders in the Moses /Garoëb Constituency have expressed gratitude to the Khomas Regional Council for providing them with food parcels, which they believe would help reduce hunger in their homes. Fifty beneficiaries from the Havana informal settlement received the food items from the constituency councillor, Stefanus Ndengu, on Wednesday. The food items included maize meal, rice, pasta, canned fish, cooking oil, and condiments. “I am grateful to our leaders […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 21


How will we know when local communities benefit from carbon offset schemes? (commentary)

By Beth Allgood/John Waugh/Craig A. Talmage/Laura Musikanski/Dehara Weeraman on 5 January 2024 Carbon credit schemes face a crisis of legitimacy and often struggle to demonstrate the support of communities who must forgo land uses not compatible with the production and retention of carbon. At the very least, such projects should not negatively impact affected communities, but community support is also not a simple matter of just obtaining free prior and informed […]

todayJanuary 9, 2024 6


Commander appeals for support for police officers during festive season operations

  Namibian Police Force (NamPol) commander for the Oshikoto Region, Commissioner Theopoline Kalompo-Nashikaku, has called on private companies to donate food to the police during the festive season. Kalompo-Nashikaku was speaking at Omuthiya on Wednesday after receiving a donation of food items from the owner of Okaale Complex, Helena Nekomba. She urged other companies to emulate the example. “We have 11 teams camping in the bush, trying to stop theft […]

todayDecember 21, 2023 18

Health / Medical

NAMBTS urges Namibians to donate blood this festive season

  In a crucial call to action, the Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) is urging all eligible blood donors in the country to make a commitment to donating blood regularly, aiming to ensure the well-being of thousands of patients as the festive season approaches. Despite persistent efforts to replenish blood supplies over the past weeks, NAMBTS reports that the blood reserves remain critically low, particularly for O-positive and O-negative […]

todayDecember 8, 2023 4


Namibian Blood Transfusion Service Urges Urgent Blood Donations Ahead of Festive Season

  The Blood Transfusion Service of Namibia (NAMBTS) is making an urgent plea to all eligible blood donors in Namibia to commit to regular blood donations, as the nation faces a critical shortage in blood reserves just days before the festive season. In response to this crisis, NAMBTS has organized an emergency blood donation clinic scheduled for this Saturday, December 2, 2023, at the Grove Mall in Windhoek, located in […]

todayNovember 30, 2023 17