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Health / Medical

Patients to benefit from cataract surgical campaign

The Otjozondjupa Health Directorate and the National Blindness Prevention Programme are conducting a cataract surgical campaign with support from teams at the Windhoek Central Hospital and international volunteers from Germany and the US. The campaign starts in Rundu next month, where over 700 patients will be treated. The team will then move to Engela in July to help more than 600 patients before continuing to Oshana and concluding the campaign […]

todayMay 15, 2024 24


Germany begins trial of far right-coup plotters

The first high-profile criminal trials get underway today in Germany - as a group faces allegations of preparing to try and violently overthrow the German government. Prosecutors opened their case against individuals tied to the Reichsbürger (Citizens of the Reich) movement. In all, 27 people face charges, including high treason and belonging to a terror organization, but they will be tried in three separate courtrooms in different cities. The plot to overthrow the […]

todayApril 29, 2024 21

South Africa

South Africans fighting for Israel in Gaza: what does the law say?

    By Michelle Nel, Stellenbosch University   South Africa’s foreign minister, Naledi Pandor, said the country’s citizens fighting for the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza faced prosecution upon their return. This statement followed tension between South Africa and Israel amid the “humanitarian catastrophe” resulting from Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. There is a history of South African citizens of Jewish descent fighting for Israel, but the number fighting […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 14


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 […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 21


It is high time to tender an apology to the Namibian people: Steinmeier

Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier says it is high time that Germany apologises to Namibia for the genocide it inflicted on the Nama and Ovaherero people between 1904 and 1908. He was speaking at the memorial service of the late President Hage Geingob here on Saturday. Geingob died on 04 February and is set to be buried on Sunday. Steinmeier said he spoke to Geingob late last year and the Namibian […]

todayFebruary 25, 2024 9


German president tenders apology to the nation

Speaking during the State memorial service of late President Hage Geingob at Independence Stadium on Saturday German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Germany commits to a path of reconciliation, and thus he had to apologize to the Namibian people on behalf of his country with regards the 1904-1908 genocide against the Ovaherero and Nama communities. "It is high time to take responsibility and tender an apology to the Namibian people […]

todayFebruary 25, 2024 19


Confirmation of VIP Guests at Presidential Memorial and Burial Services

The Heads of State of the following countries will be attending this weekend's official ceremonies to mark the passing of former President Hage Geingob: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Qatar, Zambia, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Rwanda, and São Tomé and Principe. Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, will also attend on behalf of the British Royal Family, as […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 89


Legacy of the French Resistance: Rival factions joined forces, ‘to promote a certain idea of France’

When France hosts grandiose ceremonies commemorating D-Day, the heroic role of Missak Manouchian and other foreigners among French Resistance fighters in World War II is often overlooked. French President Emmanuel Macron sought to change that Wednesday by inducting Manouchian into the country's Panthéon national monument. A poet who took refuge in France after surviving the Armenian genocide, Manouchian was executed in 1944 for being a leader in the resistance to […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024 12