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Home Affairs Mass Registration Effort Nears Completion with Over 90,000 Served

The Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security ministry is concluding its annual mass registration outreach this month, having assisted more than 90,000 individuals with essential national documents. The initiative, covering all 121 constituencies from February 5 to July 31, aims to provide birth certificates, identity documents, and duplicates, alongside processing citizenship applications. Deputy Minister, Lucia Witbooi emphasized collaboration with constituency councillors to ensure effective outreach coordination and community awareness of […]

todayJuly 18, 2024 6


Lake Victoria: why so many fishers are dying and what can be done about it

        By Ranaivo Rasolofoson, University of Toronto and Kathryn Fiorella, Cornell University     Small-scale fishers on Lake Victoria (Africa’s largest freshwater lake, shared by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) are drowning. Safety issues such as storms, a lack of available life jackets, and a shortage of navigational equipment and rescue services are a major cause of this. Existing studies have found that climate change is projected to […]

todayJune 26, 2024 7

Opinion Pieces

MAN ENOUGH: Fatherhood as a Sacred Responsibility Every Man is Armed For

      Father’s Day is marked annually on the third Sunday of June in many countries across the world. It is a fitting occasion not only to celebrate the gift of our fathers (and husbands), but also to highlight some of the elements of the unique and sacred vocation of fatherhood. As men ourselves, we take this opportunity to celebrate fatherhood and to encourage our fellow men that we […]

todayJune 21, 2024 3


Border Post’s 24-Hour Operation Aims to Spark Economic Recovery, Says Albert Kawana

The Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security minister, Albert Kawana, highlighted the significance of the newly inaugurated 24-hour operation at the Oshikango-Santa Clara border post for economic recovery. He emphasized diverse strategies in response to COVID-19's economic impact and anticipated benefits such as enhanced trade relations, reduced business costs, and improved logistics along the Trans-Cunene Corridor. Kawana promoted seamless cross-border commerce, noting advantages such as eliminating overnight stays for truckers […]

todayJune 17, 2024 15

South Africa

Owning a gun in South Africa offers some safety, but risks run high for users and society – expert

    By Guy Lamb, Stellenbosch University   South Africa has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, eclipsed only by Honduras and a handful of Caribbean island states. Furthermore, South African police crime data shows that South Africans experience above average levels of robbery, assault and rape. The 2022/23 Victims of Crime survey, which surveyed a representative sample of 42,746 South Africans, showed that the population had […]

todayApril 29, 2024 9


Ovanambelewa velelo loshilando sha Windhoek va yandja omapukululo longo enasha neameno lolusheno kounona mee fikola.

Ovanambelewa velelo lo shilando sha Windhoek, okwa lo potwa vali va talelapo ofikola yaHavana no  Cuba Primary Schools,  elalakano oku ya ndja oikonga pukululo kounona vo fikola shi nasha neameno  lo lusheno. Pefimbo letalelepo lova nambelewa va Muni peefikola da tumbulwa,  ota ku lopotwa vali va yandja omito kovanafikola vaye meenghundafana kombinga yolusheno,  naavo va li vakufa ombinga ovali vapewa omaano oinima iwa. Olopota yelelo loshilando sha Windhoek oyati,  elalakano […]

todayApril 24, 2024 7


Gangs, kidnappings, murders: why thousands of Rohingya are desperately trying to escape refugee camps by boats

    By Ruth Wells, UNSW Sydney and Max William Loomes, UNSW Sydney   Late last week, a boat crammed with Rohingya refugees fleeing a squalid camp in Bangladesh capsized off the coast of Indonesia. Around 75 people were rescued, including nine children, but more than 70 are missing and presumed dead. This tragedy isn’t an isolated incident. The number of Rohingya people trying to escape refugee camps by boat has […]

todayMarch 27, 2024 13


Minister Kawana Addresses Investigative Challenges: Over 4,000 Cases Pending Nationwide

Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Albert Kawana, disclosed that 4,377 cases are currently under investigation by the Namibian Police nationwide. Speaking in parliament, Kawana attributed the delays in solving these cases to a lack of resources and manpower. Financial constraints, shortage of personnel, and logistical challenges were highlighted as the primary obstacles. The highest number of unsolved cases is in Khomas, totaling 2,736, followed by Oshana with […]

todayMarch 4, 2024 18