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  • 67 Namibians set to arrive from SA Namibian
  • Fitch Affirms State-owned Development Bank of Namibia at 'BB ... Fitch Ratings
  • Swakop father drowns on Mother's Day Namibian
  • Ombudsman weighs in on struggle kids Namibian
  • Taxi, bus fares to increase by 15% Namibian
  • Safari to retrench 177 staff, cut salaries by 50% Namibian

    Finance


  • Fitch Affirms State-owned Development Bank of Namibia at 'BB ... Fitch Ratings
  • Debt-driven demand risks financial stability Namibian
  • Namibia: Risks to Namibia's Financial Stability Have Increased ... AllAfrica.com
  • Alexander Forbes divests insurance activity in Namibia Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
  • Safari looks to Govt to save jobs Namibian
  • Shiimi's road to treasury Namibian

    Celebrities


  • Politicians unite for Twitter World Cup of National Flags Trinidad News
  • Olivia Culpo, Behati Prinsloo and More Celebs Are Wearing Tie-Dye Sweatsuits in Quarantine Us Weekly
  • The United Arab Emirates: A key piece in the global money ... Transparency International (press release) (blog)
  • Sport Relief: Celebrities on Namib Desert challenge CBBC Newsround
  • Who took part in the Namibia challenge for Sport Relief 2020? Manchester Evening News
  • Sport Relief Challenge 2020: line-up, Namibia route and why The Heat Is On moved from Mongolia over coronavirus iNews

    Culture


  • Covid-19 impact on arts and culture Namibian
  • Parliament to consider 27 bills Namibian
  • Opinion - Tolerance, productivity and Muslim community of Namibia New Era Live
  • Ombudsman weighs in on struggle kids Namibian
  • Namibia: COVID-19 Impact On Arts and Culture AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia: Teaching Materials a Relief for Parents AllAfrica.com

    Criminal


  • Breaching quarantine, isolation 'criminal' Namibian
  • Zero alcohol during lockdown Stage 2 Namibian
  • Namibia: Civil Society Condemns Abuse of Transgender AllAfrica.com
  • Kandjii nabbed for bashing income grant seeker New Era Live
  • Namibia: Official Nabbed for 'Vehicle Misuse' AllAfrica.com
  • First lady denies Fishrot links Namibian

    Religion


  • Opinion - Tolerance, productivity and Muslim community of Namibia New Era Live
  • Pence Meets Faith Leaders to Discuss ‘Responsible Religious Gathering’ Voice of America
  • Greek Church Demands Government Ease Controls on Religious Services Voice of America
  • Namibia votes as ruling party faces unprecedented challenge Associated Press
  • Namibia's ruling party faces unexpectedly challenging vote Associated Press
  • The voice of religions in times of coronavirus New Era Live

    Politics


  • Founding president Sam Nujoma turns 91 Namibian
  • Namibia president appoints new central bank governor Reuters Africa
  • Namibian president calls for cooperation on combating COVID-19 ... Xinhua
  • SPYL demands evidence of Geingob Fishrot link Namibian
  • Southern Africa: Namibia Undertakes to Facilitate Regional Trade AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia cautiously eases lockdown as infections remain static Daily Maverick
  • Namibia's strategy after lockdown Namibian
  • Namibia: Ministry Rejects Request to Resume Classes AllAfrica.com
  • Geingob urges senior government officials 'to do more with less' Namibia Economist
  • Namibia: The Presidency Briefing Statement By His Excellency The ... AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • Coronavirus briefs: Church thanks Govt for prayer day Namibian
  • India Announces $265 Billion Package to Revive Battered Economy Voice of America
  • Jamaica Set to Relax Restrictions on Churches and Bars Amid COVID-19 Outbreak Voice of America
  • Europe Finds Borders Are Harder to Open After Coronavirus Closures Wall Street Journal
  • Namibia: Govt Condemns Mistreatment of Namibians in China AllAfrica.com
  • Second Namibian tests positive for Covid-19 in Zambia Namibian
  • Namibia plans Covid-19 exit strategy Namibian
  • Nujoma celebrated at 91 New Era
  • Japan’s Prime Minister Expected to Extend COVID-19 State of Emergency Voice of America
  • Fitch Affirms State-owned Development Bank of Namibia at 'BB ... Fitch Ratings
  • To Compare or Not to Compare? Namibian
  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • Covid-19 wipes out positive economic signals Namibian
  • Namibia: COVID-19 Wipes Out Positive Economic Signals AllAfrica.com
  • “The Namibian economy is expected to contract by 6.9 percent in ... Ventures Africa
  • Namibia faces worst-ever economic contraction: researcher - Xinhua ... Xinhua
  • Namibia's economy expected to contract by 6.9 pct in 2020 : central bank - Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua
  • Passengers pay for lockdown losses Namibian
  • Economic growth without climate action is no longer feasible UNDP (blog)
  • Osino Resources has found Namibia’s next significant gold deposit Financial Post
  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • Standard Bank to fuel Payment24 Cape Business News
  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • 3 Ways To Play The Next Major Rally In Oil PR Newswire UK (press release)
  • CORONA vs. YOUR INVESTMENT The Patriot Namibia (press release) (blog)
  • Further Sovereign Downgrades to Sub-Investment Grade Probable ... Fitch Ratings
  • Buy local to get economy going, save jobs – Team Namibia Namibia Economist
  • Namibia: Buy Local to Get Economy Going, Save Jobs - Team ... AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia: Construction Needs to Start Immediately After Lockdown ... AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • To Compare or Not to Compare? Namibian
  • African Continent: Challenges of Climate and Demographic Changes Global Risk Insights
  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • GIEWS Country Brief: Namibia 21-April-2020 - Namibia ReliefWeb
  • Namibia faces worst-ever economic contraction: researcher - Xinhua ... Xinhua
  • At 23, she is one of Africa's youngest ministers. The COVID-19 outbreak has been her baptism by fire. Bhekisisa (blog)
  • Africa pins its hopes on a youthful population to mitigate the devastation of Covid-19 Daily Maverick
  • The 65-Year-Old Still Fighting for Wild Places Outside Magazine
  • AFRICA: Desalination, now a key component of water supply strategies AFRIK 21
  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • Covid-19 wipes out positive economic signals Namibian
  • Namibia: COVID-19 Wipes Out Positive Economic Signals AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia's First Beef Batch Reaches Us AllAfrica.com
  • ANALYSIS - COVID-19 could mean crippling economic losses for ... Anadolu Ajans?
  • Two-wheeled wanderer: Dispatch XIII — Out of Namibia, into Zambia Idaho Press-Tribune
  • Africa's Liquid Soap and Washing Preparation Market to Expand ... Global Trade Magazine (blog)
  • Africa Business in Brief - ISSUE 349 | 26 APR 2020 Lexology
  • GIEWS Country Brief: South Africa 30-April-2020 - South Africa ReliefWeb
  • COVID-19 a threat to SADC regional economy Namibia Economist
  • B2Gold Reports Strong Q1 2020 Results and Quarterly Records for ... Canada NewsWire (press release)
  • Fitch Downgrades Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.'s IDR to 'B+'; Outlook ... Fitch Ratings
  • Why COVID-19 is a Double Whammy for Middle East Countries Voice of America
  • Can Namra improve Namibia's revenue collection? The Southern Times
  • California to Use Mail-in Ballots for All 2020 Voters Because of Pandemic Voice of America
  • Namibian government's sneaky trick to tap local retirement funds Fin24
  • IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Namibia International Monetary Fund
  • All set for income grant launch Namibian
  • Govt rolls out N$8,1b Covid-19 stimulus Namibian
  • B2Gold Corp (BTG) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript Motley Fool
  • Finance Minister says Namibia's debt has almost reached its ceiling nbc.na
  • US warns Nam against Chinese loans Namibian
  • Moody's downgrades Namibia's ratings to Ba2; outlook stable african-markets.com
  • Cabinet gets thumbs up New Era Live
  • Namibian government's sneaky trick to tap local retirement funds Fin24
  • Namibia: We Are Not Crazy for Loans - Geingob AllAfrica.com
  • Chinese loans collateral-free - Schlettwein New Era Live (press release)
  • 'No sinister motive in Chinese loans' Namibian
  • Govt wants N$10 billion from China Namibian
  • Is China the World’s New Colonial Power? New York Times

    Namibia Leaders


    President


  • NAMIBIA EASES LOCKDOWN ON MAY 5 The Patriot On Sunday (press release)
  • SPYL demands evidence of Geingob Fishrot link Namibian
  • Private sector banker appointed Bank of Namibia chief Central Banking
  • Nujoma celebrated at 91 New Era

    Speaker of Parliament


  • It was not a party – Shaningwa Namibian
  • Turkish Parliament Passes Bill to Free Thousands from Prison Amid Coronavirus Voice of America
  • Botswana coronavirus: road transport resumes, regulations gazetted Africanews English
  • Britain's Zoom Parliament Makes Almost Glitch-Free Debut Voice of America

    Prime Minister


  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • Coronavirus briefs: Church thanks Govt for prayer day Namibian
  • India Announces $265 Billion Package to Revive Battered Economy Voice of America
  • Jamaica Set to Relax Restrictions on Churches and Bars Amid COVID-19 Outbreak Voice of America

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • Namibia: Govt Condemns Mistreatment of Namibians in China AllAfrica.com
  • Joint press statement Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health ... Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
  • Confusion over Zim, Nam Covid-19 test kits donation Namibian

    Minister of Economy


  • Namibia Minister of Energy on Future of African Energy: Register for ... Africa Oil & Power
  • Namibia's Minister of Energy and the Oil and Gas sector to discuss ... CNBCAfrica.com
  • India Announces $265 Billion Package to Revive Battered Economy Voice of America
  • Economy to bleed N$10 billion Namibian

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Agri sector crumbles under Covid-19 pressure Namibian
  • Meatco's beef with Jooste Namibian
  • Namibia: Agriculture Sector Crumbles Under COVID-19 Pressure AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia: Meatco's Beef With Jooste AllAfrica.com

    Minister of Culture


  • Covid-19 impact on arts and culture Namibian
  • Schools to open between June, August Namibian
  • Private schools under the radar as ministry cuts funding Namibian
  • Namibia: Private Schools Under the Radar As Ministry Cuts Funding AllAfrica.com

    Minister of Defense


  • US gives N$100 million for Covid-19 response New Era Live
  • DRC asks Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to mediate over border dispute ... The Zimbabwe Mail
  • The Latest: UN's Guterres: Africa could see virus spread Associated Press
  • Nam President Hage restructures govt The Southern Times

    Minister of Education


  • Namibian private schools' request to resume with normal classes ... Independent Online
  • Schools to open between June, August Namibian
  • Almost 500 youths for door-to-door Covid-19 education Namibian
  • Namibia: Blind Feel Left Out of Virus Awareness AllAfrica.com

    Minister of Energy


  • Namibia Minister of Energy on Future of African Energy: Register for ... Africa Oil & Power
  • Namibia's Minister of Energy and the Oil and Gas sector to discuss ... CNBCAfrica.com
  • Passengers pay for lockdown losses Namibian
  • Gratomic granted Namibia graphite mining licence Resource World Magazine (press release)

    Minister of Finance


  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • Namibia: EIG Applicants Besiege Finance Ministry AllAfrica.com
  • Landlords urged to be lenient Namibian
  • Safari looks to Govt to save jobs Namibian

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Joint statement on Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and ... France Diplomatie (press release)
  • Joint press statement Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health ... Reliefweb
  • Chinese gov't, enterprises win acclaim for anti-COVID-19 solidarity with Africa - Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua
  • Namibia: Govt Condemns Mistreatment of Namibians in China AllAfrica.com

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Govt opens borders to Angolans Namibian
  • Who will replace Byabashaija at the helm of Prisons? Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)
  • Zimbabwe: Call Centre Attends to 3800 Calls AllAfrica.com
  • In the Era of COVID-19, Russia's Strategic Politics of Aid Takes the ... Modern Diplomacy

    Minister of Justice


  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • Shanghala's 2018 Fishcor link denial Namibian
  • Lawyer De Klerk in N$20 billion Fishrot deal Namibian
  • Fishrot cases postponed to end of May Namibian

    Minister of Health


  • Health Ministry commends nurses, midwives for life saving roles Namibia Economist
  • WHO supports supplies for front line health workers - Namibia ReliefWeb
  • Namibia: Health Ministry to Conduct Targeted Testing of COVID-19 ... AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia launches COVID-19 Communication Centre - Namibia ReliefWeb

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Namibia's Minister of Energy and the Oil and Gas sector to discuss ... CNBCAfrica.com
  • Namibia Minister of Energy on Future of African Energy: Register for ... Africa Oil & Power
  • Schools to open between June, August Namibian
  • Shiimi's road to treasury Namibian

    Minister of Sports


  • NFA to meet sport ministry Namibian
  • Covid-19 provides sports reform opportunities: Kantema-Gaomas Namibian
  • New Zealand could restart professional sport within days - minister Namibian
  • Covid-19 provides sports reform opportunities New Era Live

    Director of State Security Service


  • Opinion - Covid-19 and the deepening cuts of inequality New Era Live
  • Senior Programme Manager Reliefweb
  • GIEWS Country Brief: Namibia 21-April-2020 - Namibia ReliefWeb
  • Maintaining Nuclear Safety and Security During the COVID-19 Crisis Russia Matters

    Chairman National Bank


  • NPL mum on massive legal bill Namibian
  • 6 Gold Investments to Buy for Limiting COVID-19 Risk Stock Investor
  • Namibian banks can afford a loan break period Namibian
  • Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank appoints new chairman CPI Financial

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Chinese gov't, enterprises win acclaim for anti-COVID-19 solidarity with Africa - Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua
  • Akparode Clark at 90 The Nation Newspaper
  • Xinhua Headlines: China-Africa unity, joint anti-virus efforts ... Xinhua
  • At UN, Reflections on World War II, COVID Challenge Voice of America

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • The Covid-19 pandemic around the globe Namibian
  • Pence Distancing From Trump Amid Positive COVID-19 Tests at White House Voice of America
  • White House Staffers Told to Wear Masks Voice of America
  • NPL mum on massive legal bill Namibian

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • NPL mum on massive legal bill Namibian
  • CAS win never in doubt - Haikali Namibian
  • NBC sport producer suspended Namibian
  • Namibia: NBC Sport Producer Suspended AllAfrica.com

    Opposition


  • Namibia: Opposition Sue Swapo for Lockdown Violation AllAfrica.com
  • Opposition sue Swapo for lockdown violation Namibian
  • Namibia: Swapo, Opposition Differ On Birthday Gathering AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Namibia GDP to Shrink Most Since 1991 Independence This Year Bloomberg
  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • Namibia faces worst-ever economic contraction: researcher - Xinhua ... Xinhua
  • Namibia: COVID-19 Wipes Out Positive Economic Signals AllAfrica.com
  • Covid-19 wipes out positive economic signals Namibian
  • Namibia Minister of Energy on Future of African Energy: Register for ... Africa Oil & Power
  • Namibia's Minister of Energy and the Oil and Gas sector to discuss ... CNBCAfrica.com
  • Namibia: Construction Needs to Start Immediately After Lockdown ... AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia at the crossroad of securing tomorrow New Era Live
  • Namibia: Striking a Balance Between Health and Economy AllAfrica.com
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    Investment

  • Osino Resources has found Namibia’s next significant gold deposit Financial Post
  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • Standard Bank to fuel Payment24 Cape Business News
  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • 3 Ways To Play The Next Major Rally In Oil PR Newswire UK (press release)
  • CORONA vs. YOUR INVESTMENT The Patriot Namibia (press release) (blog)
  • Further Sovereign Downgrades to Sub-Investment Grade Probable ... Fitch Ratings
  • Buy local to get economy going, save jobs – Team Namibia Namibia Economist
  • Namibia: Buy Local to Get Economy Going, Save Jobs - Team ... AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia: Construction Needs to Start Immediately After Lockdown ... AllAfrica.com
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    Demographics

  • Namibia's youngest MP enters the crucible as Africa's youth lead the way The Guardian
  • To Compare or Not to Compare? Namibian
  • African Continent: Challenges of Climate and Demographic Changes Global Risk Insights
  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • GIEWS Country Brief: Namibia 21-April-2020 - Namibia ReliefWeb
  • Namibia faces worst-ever economic contraction: researcher - Xinhua ... Xinhua
  • At 23, she is one of Africa's youngest ministers. The COVID-19 outbreak has been her baptism by fire. Bhekisisa (blog)
  • Africa pins its hopes on a youthful population to mitigate the devastation of Covid-19 Daily Maverick
  • The 65-Year-Old Still Fighting for Wild Places Outside Magazine
  • AFRICA: Desalination, now a key component of water supply strategies AFRIK 21
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    Export/Import

  • Bleak outlook for Namibia's economy as COVID-19 takes its toll Ventures Africa
  • Covid-19 wipes out positive economic signals Namibian
  • Namibia: COVID-19 Wipes Out Positive Economic Signals AllAfrica.com
  • Namibia's First Beef Batch Reaches Us AllAfrica.com
  • ANALYSIS - COVID-19 could mean crippling economic losses for ... Anadolu Ajans?
  • Two-wheeled wanderer: Dispatch XIII — Out of Namibia, into Zambia Idaho Press-Tribune
  • Africa's Liquid Soap and Washing Preparation Market to Expand ... Global Trade Magazine (blog)
  • Africa Business in Brief - ISSUE 349 | 26 APR 2020 Lexology
  • GIEWS Country Brief: South Africa 30-April-2020 - South Africa ReliefWeb
  • COVID-19 a threat to SADC regional economy Namibia Economist
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    Public Spending

  • B2Gold Reports Strong Q1 2020 Results and Quarterly Records for ... Canada NewsWire (press release)
  • Fitch Downgrades Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.'s IDR to 'B+'; Outlook ... Fitch Ratings
  • Why COVID-19 is a Double Whammy for Middle East Countries Voice of America
  • Can Namra improve Namibia's revenue collection? The Southern Times
  • California to Use Mail-in Ballots for All 2020 Voters Because of Pandemic Voice of America
  • Namibian government's sneaky trick to tap local retirement funds Fin24
  • IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Namibia International Monetary Fund
  • All set for income grant launch Namibian
  • Govt rolls out N$8,1b Covid-19 stimulus Namibian
  • B2Gold Corp (BTG) Q1 2020 Earnings Call Transcript Motley Fool
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    Public Debt

  • Finance Minister says Namibia's debt has almost reached its ceiling nbc.na
  • US warns Nam against Chinese loans Namibian
  • Moody's downgrades Namibia's ratings to Ba2; outlook stable african-markets.com
  • Cabinet gets thumbs up New Era Live
  • Namibian government's sneaky trick to tap local retirement funds Fin24
  • Namibia: We Are Not Crazy for Loans - Geingob AllAfrica.com
  • Chinese loans collateral-free - Schlettwein New Era Live (press release)
  • 'No sinister motive in Chinese loans' Namibian
  • Govt wants N$10 billion from China Namibian
  • Is China the World’s New Colonial Power? New York Times
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