Namibia - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper France Telecom-Orange announces a major incident on one of its cable ships off the coast of Namibia Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:51:17 +0200 PARIS, France, August 10, 2012 — France Telecom-Orange ( has suffered a major incident on its cable-ship, the Chamarel. A fire broke out on the ship late afternoon on 8 August while returning from a repair operation on the Sat3-Safe cable off the coast of Namibia in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite the crew's efforts to control the fire, the decision was made to abandon the ship at around 8pm local time. All 56 crew members were safely recovered by a Namibian fishing vessel without injury or incident. The crew is currently located at the Namibian port, Walvis Bay and will be repatriated in the coming days. Antoine Ganne Namibia: Baby-dumping rates soar among school girls Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:21:00 +0200 Female college students across Namibia have caused a stir by holding a mini summit to discuss infanticide and baby dumping amid reports that figures are at an all-time high. Anna Smith Namibia and Zimbabwe politicians confront new technology Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:50:27 +0100 Following the recent 'Twitter-Facebook inspired revolutions' in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and other Middle East countries, Namibian leader, President Hifikepunye Pohamba, has sent a strong warning to his party's inner circle. Meanwhile, in neighbouring Zimbabwe, political propaganda are increasingly dependent on text messaging with Mugabe's party being the latest to jump on the bandwagon. Alice Chimora, Anna Smith Namibia: Uranium enrichment in the offing Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:02:32 +0100 Namibia, which has pockets of uranium deposits, is crafting a nuclear policy to be completed mid-2011 with plans of setting up a nuclear electricity plant. Uranium enrichment within its borders is also on the cards. Anna Smith African penguin gets a new lease of life Sat, 02 Oct 2010 12:25:25 +0200 The African penguin, a bird native to Namibia and South Africa, is now listed as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. The listing means the U.S. government has determined the African penguin is in danger of extinction throughout all of its range. Southern African region joins Zimbabwe in dismal press rankings Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:54:33 +0200 Press freedom rankings conducted by Freedom House, an international watchdog has revealed that Zimbabwe is still ranked as the lowest in the Southern African region. Alice Chimora Namibians slam Zambian president over missing activists Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:45:09 +0200 Zambian leader Rupiah Banda on Thursday faced a hostile reception on his state visit to neighboring Namibia over missing freedom fighters some 30 years ago. Belinda Phiri Swaziland: Reporter summoned to testify in court Wed, 21 Apr 2010 07:52:04 +0200 On 12 April 2010 a reporter with the privately-owned Times of Swaziland newspaper, Musa Nhleko, was summoned to appear at the High Court of Swaziland to testify in an attempted murder case he had covered recently when the crime was allegedly committed. Namibia: Deputy minister admits to slow progress on ICT Wed, 21 Apr 2010 07:38:59 +0200 The new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Deputy Minister, Stanley Simataa, has told Parliament that Namibians have not yet reaped the benefits from modern information technology, but the Namibian government will soon put out clear strategies and targets for this sector. Namibia: Search for NBC Chief brought to a halt Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:40:45 +0200 The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) could go longer without a permanent head, after the process of appointing a new Director General (DG) was brought to a halt. Again political interference was cited as the cause of the current setback, which is said to have brought a rift between the NBC board of directors and Information Minister Joel Kaapanda. President Hifikepunye Pohamba is said to be siding with Kaapanda. Pohamba or Kaapanda allegedly called off the short-listing of candidates indefinitely. The reason is said to be because they could not agree on the candidates and the possible DG. Namibia to follow Zimbabwe land reform example? Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:49:08 +0100 Namibian government could take the Zimbabwean route in distributing land to its black population after expressing frustration over the slow pace of land reform. Anna Smith Football: 2010 World Cup trials begin Wed, 03 Mar 2010 17:06:58 +0100 The countdown is on! It is 99 days to the D-day, and the six African teams qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2010 are busily getting ready, with some putting finishing touches to their strategies while others are still frantically looking for a coach or a midfielder... Wednesday has been set aside for friendly matches at all levels. Nicholas Mc Anally South Africa Football: Mokoena and Pienaar out for Namibia clash Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:35:45 +0100 Carlos Alberto Parreira, South Africa national team coach today announced a mixed squad to play lowly Namibia in Durban next week. Sakhile Modise Namibia: Row over big presidential car expenses Wed, 06 Jan 2010 16:21:16 +0100 A new N$10 million Namibian Presidential armoured motorcade has, allegedly, cost a ministry of Works and Transport employee his job for leaking information which reveals extravagant use of public funds. Anna Smith Air-Namibia commences direct flights from Accra, Ghana Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:11:58 +0100 <p class="spip">Air Namibia-Ghana, has commenced direct flights from Accra to Johannesburg, South Africa and Windhoek, Namibia.</p> <p class="spip">The flights, the first of which commenced on Saturday, November 21, 2009, would fly five times a week.</p> <p class="spip">Dedicating a town office for Air Namibia in Accra on Sunday, Mr Joseph Shipepe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Airline, said a study conducted by the airline revealed great potential in the Accra-Johannesburg route.</p> <p class="spip">"We look at it not only in terms of business but also, re-visiting the long standing friendship between Ghana and Namibia," he said.</p> <p class="spip">He said flights also served as a means of integrating the West African and South African regions.</p>