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Namibia: Ester Kali, first woman to head the Bankers Association

Ester Kali, CEO of Letshego Namibia and current chairman of the Namibia Bankers Association, is now the head of a multi-million dollar entity. She spoke at an event organized by the Bank of Namibia on capital, honoring the women who took the reins of 4 of Namibia's largest banks (capitalization...
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Namibia: Pilot project to support flooded areas in Windhoek

In order to support the communities affected by the floods, in particular people living in informal settlements, especially in terms of health, hygiene, food security and livelihoods, the Namibia Red Cross and the city of Windhoek launched a pilot project to manage and support floods in Windhoek....
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Namibia: Agra Online Agricultural Academy kicks off

In order to develop specific training for the agricultural sector of the country, Agra, through Agra ProVision, has just launched a brand new local agricultural academy online. Focused on technology, it offers a special e-learning platform that gives students the opportunity to study at their own pace, in the comfort of their home environment....
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Namibia: Bank Windhoek promotes female entrepreneurship

The Katuka Mentorship Program, founded by the late Lena Markus, "Businesswoman of the Year 2000", has so far trained 401 entrepreneurs and businesswomen. As of February 3, 2021, 48 mentors and mentees will start this program, aimed at empowering and encouraging entrepreneurs, businesswomen and professional women to succeed in their...
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Namibia: Agribank expects a good agricultural season

For Hanks Saisai of Agribank, Technical Advisor for Agriculture and Poultry in the Agri Advisory Service of the Agricultural Bank of Namibia, farmers would benefit from being more innovative this year. This Agribank executive also indicated that although the recent heavy rains may have caused damage to some extent, there...
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Namibia: Suspension of poultry imports from 10 European countries

Due to an epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forests, through its veterinary department, announced the suspension of imports of live poultry from 10 European countries. These are the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Ukraine, Belgium, Poland, Sweden and France....
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Namibia: Covid-19 Business Relief Loans Begin

From January 18, 2021, Development Bank of Namibia will provide Covid-19 relief loans to businesses. This funding will cover 3 months to a maximum of 6 months of working capital for businesses affected by COVID-19. The repayment period will be a maximum of 60 months and will be available both...
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Namibia: Appointment of a new director at the Central Bank

Ms. Sencia Kaizemi Rukata has just been appointed the new Director of Banking Services at the Bank of Namibia. She takes up her duties as of January 1, 2021, replacing Sam Shivute, following her appointment as Director General of the Namibia Revenue Agency, in September 2020....
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Namibia: Record grape campaign

Thanks to a "formidable" grape campaign that has far exceeded expectations (38,700 tonnes to harvest instead of the planned 34,200 tonnes), Namibian vineyards are expected to bring in around Namibian dollars in export earnings. Namibian Grape Growers Association Vice-President Kobus Bothma revealed that the 2020/21 Namibian table grape season started...
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Namibia Gold ingots sold to protect black rhinos

B2Gold used 1000 ounces of gold extracted in the mine of Otjikoto in Namibia to produce gold ingots representing black rhinos. 1,7 million dollars have been received for sale and will help protect this animal threatened in the country....
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