N$1.5 Billion War Chest To Fight HIV

The US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) will contribute about N$1.5 billion (US$89 million) to Namibia in 2021 for HIV/Aids programmes. The funding is an increase of about N$200 million from the N$1.3 billion (US$81 million) that the programme provided this year. US Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson yesterday said the N$1.5 billion will…

Radio Presenter Runs For Office

Namibia Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Omurari Radio sport presenter Vezemba Rodman Katjaimo will stand as Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate for the Katutura Central constituency in the upcoming regional council elections. Katjaimo yesterday told New Era it had not been an easy decision to make, but he believed he had made the right one, and he would be…

Namibia ‘Disadvantaged’ By Upper-Middle-Income Tag

President Hage Geingob yesterday once again lamented Namibia’s classification as an upper-middle-income country, saying the categorisation presents challenges with regards to mobilising resources to finance developmental goals. The head of state voiced the concerns in a pre-recorded statement, delivered yesterday during the United Nations meeting on financing for sustainable development. “The World Bank formula, which divides…