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Embassies encourage their staff’s spouses to go all out at International Food and Crafts Bazaar

The staff and their spouses of the Russian Embassy were the star performers at this year’s International Food and Crafts Bazaar, hosted by the Association of Diplomatic Spouses earlier in April at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. The day grossed close to N$90,000 for the association’s charity fund, bolstered in no small measure by a generous N$30,000 contribution from the Russians, all collected during the bazaar from the large range of items the embassy staff offered. A record 21 countries participated in the bazaar, as well as a group representing the Southern African Customs Union while the Ethiopian Table...

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No need for adventurers to cart all their equipment along, everything is already there at the camp site

Outdoors and utility retailer, Cymot, has teamed up with lodge operator, Gondwana Collection, to launch a new one-stop website for tourists with the spotlight on recreation and adventure. The website will target prospective visitors with loads of information on adventure leisure such as camping, fishing, hiking, photography, birding and off-roading. Announcing the project this week, Gondwana said its contribution comes in the form of fourteen lodges and one hotel, spread across Namibia in some of the most secluded and pristine locations. At all these spots, various leisure and adventure activities are offered to guests, either as self-exploring excursions, or...

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EU funded project diversifies livelihoods of the local San community

The EU Ambassador to Namibia, Jana Hybaskova recently visited several projects sites in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy area, following the announcement marking the closure of the EU Climate Change Grant. This was an opportunity for the official to see what had effectively been achieved on the ground during the project’s duration. The Ambassador revisited two villages that were visited twice before, when the project was in its early days and the progress that had been made and the changes were clearly visible and the people of the Conservancies were rightly proud of their achievements. According to a statement released,...

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Bank Windhoek zooms in on green and sustainable investments at the Mining Expo

Bank Windhoek’s focus will be on green and sustainable investments and the bank will showcase its corporate and institutional banking services at the Mining Expo which takes place this week Wednesday and Thursday, 25 and 26 April. Experts from the bank’s Treasury and Corporate Investment Department will also be there to advise current and prospective investors in the Namibian mining industry on practical and technical aspects of investing locally. According to the executive officer for Bank Windhoek Corporate and Institutional Banking, Lukas Nanyemba, this year the focus will be on green and sustainable investments. Bank Windhoek recently allocated a...

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Namibia views post-Brexit as an opportunity to enhance trade and investment

The President, HE Dr Hage Geingob held a discussion with Prince William at the Kensington Palace on invitation by the Prince, Duke of Cambridge this week in the United Kingdom. Dr Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari the Press Secretary and Presidential Adviser in statement said the discussion occurred on the margins of the Commonwealth Summit focusing on the role of education in transforming communities and creating sustainable societies, the value and the future of the Commonwealth, including what leaders could do to make the body work for the member states. According to Hengari, Geingob informed the Duke of Cambridge that Brexit...

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Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC to meet in Angola

The Southern African Development Community (SADC), will convene a Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government SADC on 24 April, in Luanda, Angola. The Summit will comprise of Heads of States and Governments, or representatives from South Africa (Chair of SADC), Namibia (Deputy Chair of SADC) Kingdom of Swaziland (Out-going Chair of SADC),Angola (Chair of Organ), Zambia (Incoming Chair of Organ) and Tanzania (Outgoing Chair of Organ). According to a statement from SADC, the Double Troika Summit will receive progress reports on the implementation of the SADC decisions in the Kingdom of Lesotho; the political and...

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WHO, UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally

The WHO and UNICEF last week in a statement issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. According to the UN agencies breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 199 and the practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding, the agencies said. Breastfeeding is vital to a child’s lifelong...

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Revamped and expanded Agra Maltahöhe serves west-central farming and tourism sectors

The Agra branch in Maltahöhe will be reopening this Friday, 20 April, for clients after several renovations and improvements have been made. “To thank customers for their continued support during the construction phase, outstanding discount prices will be offered on a wide variety of products from 19 to 29 April, apart from Agra’s regular month-end specials,” said Elvira Hattingh, Agra’s Public Relations Officer. However, the branch’s official opening will only take place in May, when several stakeholders, businesses and politicians will be invited to a glamorous relaunch, Agra promised. According to Hattingh, the upgraded branch now boasts more shelves,...

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