Namibia

I Call Him ‘Superman’

By Jethro Kwenani
 
My Father lost his father at the tender age of 12-years old and my late grandmother raised him and his siblings. Being the eldest was a lot of pressure, but he rose to the challenge. After school, he worked part-time to contribute to the household and help get his siblings through school. When I think back to when I was 12, I cannot even imagine having managed such a feat. That is just one of the reasons I call him Superman.
 

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OSISA Speaks About Namibia’s Right Challenges

According to a comment by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), no one could accuse Namibia's leading human rights institution, the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), of being sensationalist.

OSISA states that when the LAC warns that the Namibian government is poised to implement a law that will undermine academic freedom, constitute a clear and present danger to Namibian democracy and open society in general, it is time for everyone to sit up and start worrying.

Climate Change Hub for Southern Africa

Southern African countries have agreed to launch a centre to tie together climate change studies across the region.

South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia have signed a declaration to launch the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management in Windhoek, Namibia.

Set up with €50 million in German aid, the centre will streamline regional scientific research on climate change trends and on managing natural resources to deal with them.

Centres Empowered to Promote Development

The United Nations (UN) in Namibia held a workshop with several regions in Windhoek, which was aimed at staff and volunteers of multi-purpose community centres.

The workshop was aimed at equipping participants with hands-on experience in finalising the mission statements and management structures for their centres.

It was also aimed at expanding the knowledge, practice and to provide access to information in multiple formats to rural communities.

Namibian CSO to Hold Land Indaba

CSOs will jointly host a land workshop to review the current status of Namibia's land reform process, which they have criticised as slow and riddled with inconsistencies and allegations of corruption and favouritism.

Uhuru Dempers of Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Republic of Namibia's Desk for Social Development (DfSD) says the conference will come up with an action plan which Government and specifically the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement will be expected to act upon.

Call for Africa to Use ‘Adaptable’ ICTs

The Namibian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Joel Kaapanda, has called on African countries to continue developing print and electronic media in a manner that suits their conditions.

Kaapanda, who believes that the exchange of ideas between African countries will result in a developed continent, states that, "If we implement the good things, we would have learnt from others then we are guaranteed of success."

African Youth Day Conference 2011

The Organisation of African Youth (OAYouth) is the youth platform for information exchange, forum for debate on African issues and a network of future political, corporate, academic, literary, religious and traditional leaders in all African contexts.

The African Youth Day was declared and adopted by the African Union (AU) in 2006 to be commemorated on 1 November each year. It has since evolved as the most powerful platform of young people of Africa.

State on Top of Human Rights Reporting

Namibian Deputy Minister of Justice, Tommy Nambahu, says the delay in submitting the latest periodic reports on the realisation and protection of human rights to the United Nations Rights Council is not due to a lack of competent staff.

Responding to a question put to the ministry by Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP), Nambahu said the delay is as a result of insufficient human and material resources and an inappropriate internal organisational framework for multi-sectoral coordination on human rights issues.

Right to Kill’ Must Go Now

Namibia's National Human Rights Organisation (NAMRIGHTS) vehemently condemns the apparent blatant murder of a motorist, who was reportedly shot dead by members of the Namibian Police (NamPol) in the City of Windhoek in the small hours of Sunday morning. Human rights sources yesterday and media reports this morning indicate that NamPol members have shot and killed Mathew Shipanga (36), a Windhoek resident, who allegedly ignored a Police order to stop.

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