Muslims mark Ramadan

Muslims began marking Ramadan with communal prayers Tuesday in a socially distanced contrast to the empty mosques of a year ago when Islam’s holiest month coincided with the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The Associated Press reports that mosques were allowed to...

DRC announces new parliament

The Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo has announced a new cabinet. FSN reports that the announcement comes four months after President Felix Tshisekedi broke up the coalition he led with his predecessor Joseph Kabila over a power struggle.

CoW to introduce prepaid water meters

The Windhoek municipality is planning to roll out the installation of prepaid water meters to reduce residents' water-consumption debts. The Namibian newspaper reports that the prepaid devices will replace current water meters, which have been blamed for residents'...

Absa clients left hanging

Absa clients have reacted with shock to the news that Absa is closing its money market fund. According to Moneyweb, the fund is worth 75.47-billion-rand. Absa says the unit trust fund, which has been operating since 1997, will be closed on 6 July. The bank gave no...

D&M Rail hires job-seekers through labour ministry

The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation has confirmed that D&M Rail has filled some of the vacancies through it. According to a statement by the Ministry's Executive Director Bro-Mathews Shinguadja, they referred 53 job seekers of...

Ukraine, US head to Nato HQ

Ukraine's foreign minister is due to visit NATO headquarters on Tuesday amid major troop movements in Ukraine and Russia. According to FSN, Dmitro Kuleba and his US counterpart  — Secretary of State Antony Blinken — will be there later in the week, to reaffirm the US...

Mozambique needs over $114m to reconstruct Palma

The Mozambican government says it needs more than $114m for the socio-economic reconstruction of the district town of Palma, in northern Cabo Delgado province, recently vandalised by Islamist terrorists. BBC reports that the Minister of State Administration and Public...

Government spends N$165 million on Covid-19 isolation

Government has spent N$165 million to accommodate Covid-19 patients at guest houses and luxury hotels since the start of the deadly pandemic last year, official statistics provided by the health ministry have revealed. The Namibian Sun newspaper reports that upmarket...