Africa: Namibian Environment and Tourism Minister runs into global social media storm

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Namibia’s Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta has kicked off a social media storm when he accused conservationists against hunting, i.e. consumptive wildlife use, as accomplices of poachers. He reportedly made the statement during a workshop on wildlife crime held last week in the capital Windhoek, where he had to admit his government’s failure to do more to stem the […]

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Africa: Air Namibia appoints Escher Luanda as chairperson

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Air Namibia has appointed Escher Luanda as the chairperson of Air Namibia board of directors recently. On September 5, Air Namibia has announced the resignations of the chairperson Dee Sauls- Deckenbrock and vice-chairperson Nangula Kauluma from its board of directors. Luanda is a seasoned governance and ethics practitioner. He holds a B.Juris as well as an LLB degree, a postgraduate […]

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Africa: Air Namibia Announces Management Board Resignations

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Air Namibia announced the resignation of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson from its Board of Directors with effect from close of business 5 September 2019. Due to a combination, inter alia, of personal reasons and significantly increased responsibilities in their respective professional roles, Advocate Dee Sauls- Deckenbrock and Ms. Nangula Kauluma have indicated that they are no longer in a position […]

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Africa: Namibia and the largest underground lake in the world

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46km north of Grootfontein, there is a cavern, known as the Dragon’s Breath Cave. Deep down this cave, it is the World’s largest underground non-subglacial lake, which was discovered in 1986 by the South African Speleological Association and named for the humid air that is felt emanating from its entrance. At least 16 invertebrate species, including the endemic amphipod Trogloleleupia […]

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Africa: Air Namibia suspends flights to Ghana temporary

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Air Namibia, the national carrier of Namibia, has suspended its Windhoek-Lagos-Accra flight services, following diplomatic issues between Namibia and Nigeria. Mr Charles Josob, the Namibian High Commissioner to Ghana, announced this in Accra, when he paid a courtesy call on Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation. It would be recalled that Air Namibia inaugurated the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route in […]

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Aviation: Air Namibia increases South African frequencies

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Air Namibia will up its service between Windhoek-Cape Town and Windhoek-Johannesburg from August 10. The route will be serviced by A319. The Johannesburg flight will be increased to 21 flights per week from the current 14, and Cape Town will have 14 flights from seven per week. Seven of the Cape Town rotations will be direct and non-stop; the other […]

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Africa: Namibia free Visa for Africans is only for Diplomatic Passport Holders

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Namibia will now be issuing free visa on arrival to more African countries outside the SADC region on a pilot project meant to promote free movement of people in line with the African Union plan to promote inter-regional trade. The move is expected to continue until more African countries can travel freely with less restrictions to Namibia in the near […]

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Africa: Air Namibia in Cash flow problems as 3 Airplanes seized by Maintenance Company leads to Cancellations

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Windhoek based Air Namibia is facing a liquidity problem. This is forcing its Airbus A319’s to be grounded until the airline can pay thousands of dollars in outstanding maintenance fees. The current cash crunch that Air Namibia finds themselves in stems from an ongoing court case with the now-defunct Challenge Air. The former Belgium based airline is demanding that Air […]

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Africa: Namibia seeks to deepen relations with Lagos State government

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The Namibian government has said it is poised to deepen the bilateral relationship that exists between the country and Nigeria and by extension the Lagos state government. Speaking at a Media and Stakeholders Forum held in Lagos, to commission the new visa processing centre, the Namibian High Commissioner to Nigeria, H.E Humphaey Geiseb, said the country which has a well-developed […]

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Africa: Namibia commissions Visa Processing Office in Lagos

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The Namibian High commission in Nigeria has commissioned a new visa processing office in Lagos to easy the process of accessing the commission by travellers in the city. The new office which is opened in partnership with the country’s national carrier, Air Namibia is geared towards deepening the bilateral relations between the South African country and Nigeria. Speaking at the […]

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