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SWAPO Veteran Pushes for Extraordinary Congress After President’s Death

SWAPO veteran, Jerry Ekandjo met with the party's secretary general, Sophia Shaningwa, a day after President Hage Geingob's death to discuss the possibility of holding an extraordinary congress within three months. Reports indicate that this meeting followed Ekandjo's discovery that the politburo had decided to postpone the congress. Ekandjo, who has been advocating for an extraordinary congress after Geingob's death, insisted to Shaningwa that it must take place within the […]

todayMay 27, 2024 2


Hamushanga woSwapo Sophia Shaningwa, aulika elineekelo laye opo ongudu ika li kole omawi oo ya kanifile mo mahoololo adileko.

Hamushanga wo ngudu yo Swapo meme, Sophia Shaningwa  okwati ongudu oyina ehalo nomafaneko oku kalikola  oipundi ifike po   two-thirds oyo ya kanifile oku dja mo mahoololo omo 2019. Shaningwa edi okwe di popya metitatu po shongalele sho ngudu yo Swapo osho shali sha ningilwa momudingonoko wa Tuhingireni . Okwati ongudu yo Swapo oya kala oyo ili komesho no uhapu woipundi meumbo lomutumba wopashiwana oku dja mo 1994 tati ongudu oya […]

todayMay 10, 2024 7


Namibian Teachers’ Union Raises Alarm Over Increase in Corporal Punishment Cases

Loide Shaanika, Secretary General of the Namibian National Teacher’s Union, voices concern over the growing incidence of corporal punishment in schools. Shaanika disclosed that her office received 56 cases of corporal punishment last year and 18 cases this year. In response, Shaanika issued an external memo on Friday urging all NANTU members and teachers to abstain from administering corporal punishment to learners. She emphasized the need for alternative disciplinary measures […]

todayMarch 19, 2024 2


SWAPO Secretary General Decries Succession Talks Amid Mourning for Late President Hage Geingob

SWAPO Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, strongly condemns party members engaging in discussions about succession plans while the party is still mourning the recent loss of President Hage Geingob. Geingob passed away a week ago in Windhoek during cancer treatment, leaving the ruling party without a president. Some members are advocating for an extraordinary congress to elect a new party president. Shaningwa labels discussions of SWAPO succession as "unsympathetic, insensitive, and […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024 4


UN Chief urges world peace amid ‘age of chaos’

The UN Secretary-General has outlined his priorities for 2024 in a speech at the General Assembly on Wednesday. Antonio Guterres has stressed the need for peace in the world saying the world is in an "age of chaos". Jody Jacobs reports from the United Nations in New York.

todayFebruary 8, 2024 7


UN chief pays tribute to late President Hage Geingob

United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to late President Hage Geingob during the Wednesday of the UN General Assembly’s 55th plenary meeting’s 78th session. The 82-year-old died in hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer. Antonio Guterres called Geingob a respected and principled statesman who dedicated his life to serving and developing his country. The UN chief called Geingob a prominent anti-apartheid […]

todayFebruary 8, 2024 13


António Guterres sets up review of UNWRA

United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has appointed an independent review group to assess the UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza. This follows accusations that at least 12 staff members of the agency were involved in Hamas’s deadly attack on Israel last year.

todayFebruary 6, 2024 2

South Africa

ANC to Pursue Disciplinary Action Against Zuma Despite Non-Response

ANC Secretary General Fikile Mbalula asserts the party's commitment to pursue disciplinary action against former president Jacob Zuma, even if he doesn't respond to the suspension. Zuma's membership was suspended on Monday for violating the ANC's constitution through his involvement in the uMkonto we Sizwe Party. Mbalula emphasizes the party's dedication to upholding discipline and preserving the ANC's constitutional framework.  

todayFebruary 2, 2024 1