Namibia

Chinese-built Walvis Bay container terminal in Namibia inaugurated

WALVIS BAY, Namibia, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's quest to become an international trade hub and gateway advanced further Friday with the official inauguration of the country's 400-million-U.S.-dollar new container terminal in Walvis Bay by the county's President Hage Geingob.

The new container terminal located in the port town of Walvis Bay was constructed on 40 hectares of land reclaimed from the sea by China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) under just five years.

Prolonged drought disheartens Namibian farmers

WINDHOEK, May 13 (Xinhua): When there is a prolonged dry spell, the sea of withered amber crops becomes a common sight in the northern part of Namibia.

Every day before the sun was up, Liina Mupopya from Oshana region in northern Namibia came to observe her pearl millet field. However, the sight of withered crops disheartened her.

"The rain is delayed and some crops become withered. Some have not even germinated," said Mupoya.

Namibia had been experiencing droughts since 2013, affecting about 60 percent of the households dependent on crop farming and agriculture.

SADC attacks countries undermining Venezuela's Maduro

WINDHOEK, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Hage Geingob, president of Namibia and chairperson of Southern African Development Community (SADC), on Sunday attacked the countries that sought to interfere in the affairs and sovereignty of the Republic of Venezuela.

A statement released by the presidency on Sunday said countries had sought to undermine a democratically elected government of Venezuela.

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