Top SADC envoy to attend Madagascar inauguration

2014-01-21 13:26

A top Southern African Development Community envoy will attend the inauguration of Madagascar’s new president, Namibia’s foreign minister says.

Few African leaders at Mugabe's inauguration

2013-08-22 12:52

Few serving African leaders have attended Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's inauguration ceremony in Harare where thousands of his supporters filled the 60 000-seater venue.

Namibia parched

2013-08-12 23:03

Drought is eating away at Namibia; herdsmen, livestock, wild animals are all searching for scarce water in the desert

SA, Namibia sign cooperation pact

2012-11-06 17:45

South Africa and Namibia signed three co-operation agreements during a state visit by Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba.

Leaders left high and dry at ANC bash

2012-01-11 10:16

Several African heads of state are apparently deeply upset after they had to buy their own food and bedding for the accommodation provided for them during the ANC's centenary celebrations.

Tsvangirai presses case with Pohamba

2011-03-29 12:07

Zimbabwe's prime minister has met with Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, pressing his grievances over Zimbabwe‘s troubled power-sharing deal ahead of a key regional meeting.

Namibian president promises jobs

2010-03-21 22:32

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been sworn in for a second and final term, pledging to create jobs and bring development to rural areas.

Namibia struggles on

2010-03-18 12:44

Twenty years after gaining independence, Namibia is still struggling to fulfill its dreams. About 51% of the working-age population doesn’t have a job.

Namibia poll ruling reserved

2010-03-02 20:11

A Namibian court has reserved judgment in an application by nine opposition parties contesting last year's election results which gave President Hifikepunye Pohamba's party a landslide victory.

Court grants poll result review

2009-12-24 18:29

A Namibian court has ordered the electoral commission to release election material, except ballot papers, to opposition parties contesting the results of the general election.

Poll result challenged in court

2009-12-15 22:53

Opposition parties in Namibia have launched a court challenge to the result of the recent election which gave President Hifikepunye Pohamba's party a landslide victory.

Incumbent wins big in Namibia

2009-12-06 09:27

Namibia's election commission says President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won re-election, with more than six times as many votes as his nearest rival.

Nam president has strong lead

2009-12-02 19:10

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has taken a strong lead in partial returns from the general elections, despite a challenge from a new breakaway party.

Opposition claims irregularities

2009-11-28 22:30

Polling stations in Namibia have closed after two days of voting in elections expected to return Swapo to power despite a tough challenge from a new breakaway party who denounced irregularities.

Long queues as Namibians vote

2009-11-28 11:58

Polling stations in Namibia have opened for the country's second day of voting in national and presidential elections.

Pohamba casts his vote

2009-11-27 13:00

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has been among the first to vote after the opening of the polls in the country's general election.

Voting begins in Namibia

2009-11-27 08:48

Namibians have begun voting in general elections expected to see the ruling Swapo return to power despite a tough challenge from a new breakaway party.


Zuma heads to Namibia

2013-11-05 16:11

President Jacob Zuma is set to pay an official visit to Namibia, the international relations department says.

Mugabe eyes 'grand' inauguration

2013-08-22 07:33

Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe is set to be sworn in for a new five-year term in a massive stadium inauguration that will be boycotted by his election rival.

Namibia drought threatens 400 000

2013-08-07 14:20

A severe drought that sparked a state of emergency in Namibia has left 400 000 people facing hunger, the government says.

Namibia, Botswana welcome fast broadband

2012-06-27 08:14

Namibia and Botswana have inaugurated their links to a 14 000km underground cable system that provides both with faster and cheaper internet connectivity.

SADC silent on growing regional unrest

2011-08-17 14:59

Southern African leaders have opened a summit in Angola, but were largely silent on growing unrest in the region and ongoing leadership battles in Zimbabwe and Madagascar.

Namibia parties to appeal poll ruling

2011-02-22 22:22

The nine opposition parties in Namibia which lost a court case challenging the 2009 national elections will appeal the ruling.

Namibia celebrates independence

2010-03-21 16:02

Namibia is marking the 20th anniversary of independence from apartheid-era South Africa as leaders gather for the swearing in of President Hifikepunye Pohamba for a second five-year term.

Namibia court rejects poll query

2010-03-04 21:15

A Namibian court has dismissed an application by nine opposition parties contesting last year's election results.

Namibian parties seek poll re-run

2010-03-01 13:44

Nine opposition parties of Namibia have begun giving evidence in court in their application to have the country’s last elections declared null and void.

Poll results query postponed

2009-12-18 13:38

A Namibian court has postponed an application by nine opposition parties contesting last month's general election results which gave President Hifikepunye Pohamba's party a landslide victory.

Zuma congratulates Pohamba

2009-12-08 16:08

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba on his re-election for a second five-year term.

Landslide win awaits Swapo

2009-12-04 21:41

Namibia's ruling Swapo party is set to repeat a landslide victory with the newly-formed Rally for Democracy and Progress poised to take second spot.

Namibian polls 'free and fair'

2009-11-30 22:07

Namibia's general elections were "free and fair", observers from neighbouring countries have said.

Namibian elections draw to a close

2009-11-28 18:02

Officials have reported long voting queues at stations across Namibia, with turnout easing off towards the end of the final day of voting.

Swapo expected to retain power

2009-11-27 22:16

Namibia's long time ruling party may see its grip on the country weakened, with a challenge from a new breakaway party hoping to attract voters dissatisfied with corruption and leadership scandals.

Who is Hifikepunye Pohamba?

2009-11-27 11:58

Once viewed as a stooge for Namibia's liberation leader Sam Nujoma, President Hifikepunye has slowly cemented his own authority.

Namibia election set to go

2009-11-24 15:06

As Namibians head to the polls this weekend, candidates in the country's fifth presidential and parliamentary elections have little to offer for women, the youth and the unemployed.

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