New clashes erupt in Palma, Mozambique

New clashes have erupted in the town of Palma in Mozambique, three weeks after a jihadist attack there left dozens of people dead and forced thousands to flee their homes, military and security sources said. “There were shots, but the situation is under...

Government spent billions on social grants

Government has spent N$ 6 billion in the 2020/21 financial year on social grants aimed at supporting vulnerable and unemployed Namibians. This, the Namibia Press Agency reports, was said by President Hage Geingob while delivering the State of the Nation Address in the...

Russia says US addicted to sanctions

The Kremlin has dismissed what it calls an American ‘addiction’ to sanctions and says new measures will not affect Russia’s economic stability. A spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the president will decide on an appropriate response. Well, it seems...

Lack of genocide memorial site unacceptable

National Unity Democratic Organisation secretary-general Joseph Kaundenge has said it is astonishing that Namibia has no genocide memorial site in remembrance of the atrocities committed against Ovaherero and Nama people by Germany between 1904 and 1908. Kaundenge...

Hong Kong media tycoon sentenced

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorised assembly. The BBC reports that Lai was one of several activists in court on Friday who were earlier found guilty of charges relating to...