Madelaine McCann suspect loses court appeal

The man at the centre of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has lost a court appeal to have a separate jail sentence overturned. Christian B had challenged the validity of a European arrest warrant because it cited a drugs conviction but not...

Domestic economy contracts by 11.1%

The Namibia Statistics Agency announced today that the domestic economy had contracted by 11.1 percent during the second quarter of 2020 compared to a decline of 3.6 percent recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2019. Explaining the data, public relations officer,...

EU does not recognise Lukashenko

The European Union does not recognize the leadership of Aleksander Lukashenko, who was secretly sworn in for a sixth term as president of Belarus. FSN reports that the high representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borell, said on Thursday that the new...

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

A construction worker in the US state of Massachusetts was killed by his liquorice habit, doctors say. The BBC reports that the man, who has not been named but was 54 years old, ate about one-and-a-half bags of black liquorice every day. He had suffered no symptoms...

Mozambique turns to EU for support against insurgents

Mozambique has formally asked the European Union for support to battle Islamist militants in its gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado. The BBC reports that it has requested support in logistics and specialised training for its soldiers. The southern African...

Hochveld fire brought under control

Gideon Maletzky, the Chief Fire Officer at the Okahandja fire department, has told Future Media News that the veldfire reported yesterday has been brought under control, though according to reports, more than 20,000 hectares have been destroyed.