Namibia: Latest News
Staff, 2:00 pm
Referred to by some as the smartest bird in the world, African gray parrot can learn hundreds of words and sounds, eats seeds, berries, nuts and fruit, and lives in the central and western parts of Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 3:50 pm
South Africa’s corporate private sector is undertaking far more new project investments into Africa than state-owned counterparts. These include telecommunications, led by MTN; financial services including banks such as Standard Bank, First Rand, Sanlam and Liberty Life, and retailers such as Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Woolworths and Massmart.
Dana Sanchez, 5:35 pm
Asked about the absence of Burundi’s and Tanzania’s leaders, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said, “There is nothing shameful talking about the East African affairs without the other two countries.”
Makula Dunbar, 1:09 pm
Namibia’s housing sector will soon receive a much needed boost. The country’s government plans to allocate N$320 million ($32.2 million) to the National Housing Enterprise (NHE) project. With a scare amount of available land, more than 7,000 people remain on housing waiting lists.
Dana Sanchez, 11:05 am
The O3b satellites could take a country like the Democratic Republic of Congo from being one of the most poorly-connected on Earth to one of the best, a report said.
Makula Dunbar, 12:44 pm
The number of mobile internet devices is set to out number humans by the end of this year. There’ll be more smartphones and internet-connected tablets and monitors than there are people on the planet.
Dana Sanchez, 12:59 pm
FedEx plans to ground express flights between Asia and the U.S. in July, and faces a shift by international shipping customers away from priority service to cheaper options, a report says.
Dana Sanchez, 10:15 am
Partnering to create the app are technology firm Business Connexion, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and specialist recruitment company Conscript Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 1:48 pm
Local African communities are key stakeholders for conservation and they need real incentives, says Jeff Flocken, North American regional director for International Fund for Animal Welfare. Non-consumptive nature tourism, like wildlife viewing and photo safaris, is a much greater contributor than trophy hunting.
Dana Sanchez, 12:02 pm
McDonald’s has 170 branches in South Africa and KFC has 600-plus stores. Burger King is way behind, says Daniel Schwartz, named CEO of the Miami-based company June 7. He’s in charge of a strategy focused on international expansion.
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