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(New Era 19/06/13)
WINDHOEK - The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Richard Kamwi says Namibia has passed the programmatic tipping point, where the annual HIV/AIDS increase in adults on treatment exceeds the annual number of adult infections. "The 120 000 Namibians living with HIV on treatment represent an estimated coverage of 87 percent at a CD4 eligibility threshold of 350. More than 83 percent of HIV-exposed infants receive an HIV test within six weeks of birth, and our mother-to-child HIV transmission rate at six weeks is less than 3 percent. These impressive results are some of the best on the African continent," he said. Kamwi was speaking at the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 10th anniversary in Washington...
(New Era 12/06/13)
The Embassy of Finland yesterday signed a funding agreement with three Namibian organizations to the tune of N$4.5 million in Windhoek. The beneficiaries include the Civil Society Foundation of Namibia (CSFN) that will receive almost N$2.9 million, the Namibia Art, Craft and Design (NACD) that will get over N$450 000 and the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) that will receive approximately N$1.4 million. According to Chargé d'Affaires ad interim of the Finnish Embassy, Anne Saloranta, the three organizations and their specific projects are funded through an instrument called Fund for Local Cooperation administered by the Finnish Embassy. "The fund supports the overall aim of Finland's Development Policy, that is the eradication of poverty," she said, adding that the funds are in...
(The Associated Press 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG — The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela's office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn't worked there for years. The meticulously preserved room is one of many tributes to the legacy of a former prisoner who became so revered for his efforts to reconcile a racially divided nation that many South Africans cannot bring themselves to speak openly about the possibility of his death. That reluctance is gradually eroding as the 94-year-old receives treatment for a recurring lung infection, spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma called Mandela's condition "very serious" but said he has...
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(New Era 03/06/13)
Windhoek — If the popularity of the recent four-day 2013 Tourism Expo is anything to go by, then Namibia's tourist industry should be booming. Namibia is renowned among foreign and local tourists for its breathtaking getaway lodges and scenic destinations, which offer everything from game view drives and boat cruises, to holistic massages in the comfort of your luxury bungalow. Thousands of people flocked to the Windhoek Show Grounds this past weekend, where the 2013 Bank Windhoek Tourism Expo opened its gates to the public on May 29 and closed on Saturday June 01 2013, with many exhibitors packing the halls. The annual four-day event particularly caters for travel agencies, airlines, hotels, lodges, direct suppliers to the hospitality industry, government...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...

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