At least 34 killed in Indonesian earthquake

At least 34 people have been killed and more than 600 injured after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck and toppled buildings in Indonesia’s Sulawesi island in the early hours of Friday morning. Al Jazeera reports that the epicentre of the quake, which has also...

Dozens of civilians killed in eastern DRC

Forty-six civilians are reported to have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior provincial official said on Thursday, blaming the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces armed group believed to...

SUN calls for Ministry official to be investigated

The Student Union of Namibia has expressed dismay over pornographic images circulating online, alleged to be those of a senior official at the Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service taken in an office setting. With the SUN having said in a press release that...

US/China trade war cost hundreds of thousands of jobs

United States President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has caused a peak loss of 245,000 US jobs, but a gradual scaling back of tariffs on both sides would boost growth and lead to an additional 145,000 jobs by 2025, a study commissioned by the US-China Business...

Zimbabwe inflation continues to decline

Zimbabwe’s year on year inflation rate for the month of December 2020 stood at 348.59 percent, down from 401.66 percent recorded the previous month, but still higher than the 336 percent predicted by Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube. The...

US Embassy extends contract of Covid workers

The US Embassy, through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has extended its support to the Ministry of Health and Social Services to employ 11 data clerks and four public health specialists for an additional month due to the severity of the COVID-19...

Efundja not yet arrived

Senior hydrologist at Cuvelai Etosha Basin from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in the Directorate of Water Affairs, Leonard Hango has told Future Media News says there are no indications so far of floods from Angola. According to Hango, who is also...

North Korea unveils new weapons

North Korea displayed what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile at a parade on Thursday night, state media reported, calling it “the world’s most powerful weapon”. Al Jazeera reports that photos released by state media showed the SLBM was labelled...

ACTION wants urgent action on ATI Bill

Namibia's Action Coalition is calling on the government to pass and implement the Access to Information bill as a matter of urgency, saying that for years Namibians have been promised an access to information law, to no avail. Speaking to Future Media News, ACTION...

World’s oldest cave paintings found

Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting, a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia. The finding described in the journal of Science Advances on Wednesday provides the earliest evidence of...