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Worldskills Africa competition promotes capacity building for youth

Windhoek, Namibia | Xinhua | The second edition of WorldSkills Africa, underway in Namibia’s Swakopmund coastal town, is promoting skills development among the continent’s young populace. The WorldSkills Africa competition 2022 programme focuses on collaborative mentorship between WorldSkills international and national experts and promoting inclusive design approaches. For Euphrasia Mulenga, an …

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Namibia’s president labels gender-based violence as taboo

Windhoek, Namibia | Xinhua | Namibia’s president, Hage Geingob castigated gender-based violence (GBV) on Tuesday, during a virtual official opening of the fifth session of the seventh parliament in Windhoek. Geingob said this while highlighting the Combating of Domestic Violence Amendment Bill, which made part of the 14 possible bills set …

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Namibia sells 57 wild elephants through auction

Windhoek, Namibia | Xinhua | Namibia has sold 57 wild elephants through auction, an official said on Wednesday. The sale will raise 5.9 million Namibian dollars (400,000 U.S. dollars), Environment Ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda said. The elephants sold were among 170 put on tender in December 2020. “A total of 15 …

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COVID-19: Namibia’s hospitals full

Windhoek, Namibia | XINHUA |   Namibia’s hospitals are full to capacity, the health ministry said on Saturday as the southern African nation battles a surge in COVID-19 cases. “The numbers of new cases are progressively increasing on a daily basis especially in Windhoek residential areas,” a statement from the ministry …

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Namibia culls elephants to protect crops

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibia has killed 10 elephants over the past two months to prevent the freely roaming animals from trampling crops, the environment ministry said Tuesday. The southern African country is home to over 24,000 elephants, mostly concentrated in and around national parks near the northern border with Angola. The pachyderms are …

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Botswana president in self-quarantine

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gone into self-quarantine after a visit to neighbouring Namibia, which has three coronavirus cases, to attend the inauguration of the new president there, government announced Sunday. Namibian President Hage Geingob was sworn in at Windhoek on Saturday. Botswana’s director of …

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