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Namibian economics to the point - March 2020

31. mars 2020, inke - Economics

Good rains fell in many parts of Namibia in March, increasing the water levels of the dams, especially in the central parts of the country. The global Covid-19 crisis recently also hit Namibia. Despite a small number of confirmed cases to date (as of March 31, 2020: 11 cases), the government imposed a lockdown. On 20 March, the Namibian central bank cut the repo interest rate in order to support the local economy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Namibian economics to the point - March 2020

150 years of Namibia-Finland relations started in Ondonga territory

27. mars 2020, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Only a few kilometres from Ondangwa in north-central Namibia lies a hidden historic treasure: the first mission station in the area at Olukonda, founded in 1870 and now a museum together with the house of the Lutheran pastor. This was 150 years ago and the fact that the first missionary there, Martti Rautanen hailed from Finland, is the reason for a significant anniversary later this year near Olukonda. Preparations to celebrate 150 years of Finland-Namibia relations are on the way. 

150 years of Namibia-Finland relations started in Ondonga territory

Gondwana weathering the storm

18. mars 2020, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

At this trying time, when the world is changing rapidly and is faced with the extreme social and economic challenges that are being experienced globally, we feel it essential to communicate with our faithful followers, Gondwana card holders and the general public. We would like to assure you that we stand firmly positioned and able to weather the storm. We are using this period constructively to be able to come out afterwards - together with Namibia - stronger than before.

Gondwana weathering the storm

Namibia builds resilience to climate change

13. mars 2020, inke - Economics, Environment

Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to climate change as heavy rainfalls and floods in Mozambique and Zimbabwe during 2019 among others have shown, affecting thousands of people, who lost their homes, crops and livestock. Other countries in southern Africa, including Namibia endured the other extreme, namely drought over the past years. Climate change adaptation and mitigation is very costly and requires mobilisation of funds and a good oversight during implementation.

Namibia builds resilience to climate change

Gondwana draws all eyes on blindness

06. mars 2020, inke - Gondwana Collection

Have you ever tried eating dinner completely blindfolded? If your answer is no then prepare to have your senses heightened as you partake in an evening of ‘Dinner in the Dark’ in support of a good cause. Gondwana Collection Namibia is organising a fundraising dinner on the 20th March 2020 to support visually impaired athletes representing Namibia at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The ‘Dinner in the Dark’ is organised in cooperation with the Gondwana Care Trust and the Capricorn Group. 

Gondwana draws all eyes on blindness

Namibia accomplished many achievements in 30 years

06. mars 2020, inke - Discover Namibia

Namibia celebrates thirty years of independence on 21 March 2020 and looks back on three decades of democracy, peace, stability and economic development. After the First World War the former German colony (1884-1915) became a British mandated territory in 1920 and remained under South African administration until 1 April 1989, the start of a transitional year under UN supervision. In 1990, at midnight on March 20 to March 21, the national flag of independent Namibia, now a sovereign state, was hoisted at a big ceremony in a sports stadium in Windhoek.

Namibia accomplished many achievements in 30 years

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