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28 December 2020
Reconnaissance Energy Africa, an oil and gas company with headquarters in Canada, has recently begun exploratory drilling in northern Namibia. Conservationists and local communities are concerned over the potential environmental impact that oil and gas extraction could have on such an important…
17 December 2020
President Hage Geingob yesterday ignored questions regarding a report meant to direct the government on how to address the claims of ancestral land in Namibia. The report published by the commission of inquiry into the claims of ancestral land for restitution was submitted to the President's Office…
13 December 2020
Located about 50 kilometres from the Noordoewer border post that separates Namibia from neighbouring South Africa, Aussenkehr has vast vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see. Surrounded by a semi-desert area, the vineyards thrive only because of a plentiful supply of water from the nearby…
19 November 2020
Os Prêmios de Inovação para Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Secretário-Geral da Commonwealth foram lançados para reconhecer e celebrar as contribuições que os inovadores nos setores público, privado e sem fins lucrativos estão fazendo no avanço das metas de desenvolvimento sustentável nos países da…
6 November 2020
Quando um incêndio no campo devastou a área de Shakambu no distrito eleitoral de Mashare, na região leste de Kavango, norte da Namíbia, o fazendeiro local Tjikomo Nakumbwata perdeu suas cabras, com outros animais ainda indetectáveis.   "Dói e me sinto mal por perder tanto após tanto trabalho árduo…
22 October 2020
KB.L seeks to bring to life all aspects of the ‘land issue’, recognizing that land is both a deeply important aspect of our history, and an emotive issue shaping our political landscape. KB.L seeks to develop a comprehensive sense of this history, heritage and memory through a combination of news,…
16 October 2020
Reports suggesting that a Canadian oil and gas firm is planning to start hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in one of Africa’s most sensitive environmental areas along the Namibia-Botswana border have made environmentalists, civil society organisations and local communities apprehensive about the long…
31 August 2020
THE minister of urban and rural development, Erastus Uutoni, has applied to the High Court to evict about 2 000 people who allegedly grabbed unserviced municipal land at Okahandja. Uutoni and the Municipality of Okahandja are asking the court to authorise the eviction of people who allegedly…
27 August 2020
After 30 years of independence, the “land question” is at a critical point in Namibia. Regarding rural land reform, a compromised “willing buyer, willing seller” approach and resettlement-based processes have yielded little success. Not only have they been expensive, inefficient, and often…
21 August 2020
Residents in Namibia’s capital Windhoek are tapping into new techniques to grow food, overcoming food insecurity amid the biting COVID-19 pandemic. In the heart of the bustling informal settlement of Goreangab, 42 -year-old Lucky Matunge is breaking new ground and growing vegetables in sacks that…
17 August 2020
The Otavi Town Council has vowed to fast track the allocation of plots after a number of residents complained they are yet to be presented with proof of ownership despite paying for the land almost a year ago.  Mayor George Garab said the local authority will act with urgency to resolve the issue…
13 August 2020
A RESIDENT of Okahandja submitted a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Commission today calling for an investigation into alleged corrupt land deals implicating councillors and officials at the town. Johannes Gaseb says he filed his complaint as an individual concerned about alleged corruption with…