Category - namibia

  • 1 Dec 2013

    AfricAvenir and Friends of Namibia are inviting guests to the London Premiere of four Namibian short films which represent and reflect some current challenges and trends facing Namibian society today.

  • 30 Sep 2013

    A long time academic at the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey, Dr Paul J. Isaak, has been appointed as director of elections for Namibia.

  • 17 May 2012

    Last month the BBC reported from Uzbekistan where reporters were told about a secret policy of forced female sterilisation.

    Talking to doctors and women alike, stories emerged of ‘sterilisation quotas’ (up to eight per week), leading to secret sterilisations carried out during caesarean sections without the informed consent of the woman.

  • 19 Aug 2010

    A photo exhibition on cross-border traders in Southern Africa has put the spotlight on the need for the free movement of goods and peoples.

  • 8 May 2009

    Churches and civil society groups are urging the Namibian government to provide citizens with monthly basic income grants by raising taxes. They have called for a Basic Income Grant of 100 Namibian dollars (US$11) to alleviate poverty.

  • 12 Mar 2009

    A church-sponsored pilot project to provide a basic income to residents of a Namibian village has increased school attendance and employment while decreasing the poverty-related crime rate.

  • 5 Oct 2007

    A leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia says a move by a human rights group to bring former president Sam Nujoma before the International Criminal Court in The Hague might result in public violence or even civil war.

  • 10 Aug 2007

    The leader of the Council of Churches in Namibia has expressed concern about environmental problems that could be created if the uranium-rich southern African country accepts an offer by Russia to help build floating nuclear power plants.

  • 22 Feb 2007

    Namibia's Lutheran bishop Dr Zephania Kameeta has stressed the commitment of civil society to the fight against poverty in the country, rejecting criticism that a proposed Basic Income Grant (BIG) they are advocating would encourage people to become overly dependent.

  • 30 Jan 2007

    After being separated for decades along ethnic lines by a history of colonialism and apartheid, Namibia's three Lutheran churches are moving towards unity following an announcement that they have established a combined church council- writes Rodrick Mukumbira for Ecumenical News International(ENI).