Over 250 000 registered to vote
Thursday, 1. August 2019, NBC

Electoral Commission of Namibia ECNAdvocate Notemba Tjipueja

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has registered 256 564 eligible Namibian voters. A total of 255 830 Namibians registered in the country while 734 registered at diplomatic missions abroad during the supplementary registration period from 8 to 27 July 2019.

The commission is consolidating the voters' registration data in terms of voters who have turned 18-years-old since 2015, those who have moved to other constituencies and voters who applied for duplicate cards.

A provisional voters' register will be prepared and displayed at designated venues countrywide and abroad from 2 to 6 September for all eligible registered voters and political organisations to inspect and object against the inclusion of the name of any person(s) on the national register that is not entitled or qualified to be registered as a voter.

After the conclusion of the objection period, the number of registered voters recorded during the supplementary registration of voters might change following the ruling by a magistrate.


H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia: "I call on all Namibians to honour the memory of Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi by holding hands and uniting under the banner of unity - under the roof of our Namibian House to say, never again shall the people of Namibia suffer under imperialist aggression; never again shall the people of Namibia suffer under racist violence; never again shall the people of Namibia be torn apart by tribal and ethnic conflict and never gain shall the people of Namibia have to cross many rivers of blood to achieve their freedom." Source: 

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President Geingob mourns Swapo stalwart Hanno Rumpf
New Era, Staff Reporter National Khomas, 2019-02-11


WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob joined the masses, the diplomats and those in government in expressing his sadness and sorrow at the passing away of Swapo stalwart and former Namibian ambassador to Germany and the Benelux countries, Hanno Rumpf.

Rumpf died on Friday, at the age of 60.

The President wrote on his Twitter page on Friday, saying, “I have learned with sadness about the untimely death of Comrade Hanno Rumpf. Namibia has lost an illustrious son, and Swapo is poorer without a Freedom Fighter of the calibre of Cde Rumpf. My condolences to the family, comrades, and friends. May his soul Rest in Peace.”

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said, “The Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation has learnt with profound sadness of the passing of Ambassador Hanno Burkhard Rumpf.”

“Ambassador Rumpf has served Namibia and it’s people before independence and after independence with single minded dedication. He was a man of unbending principles. His bravery refused to be conscripted into the apartheid army of occupation to fight against his own people. For this, Hanno suffered ostracism by his friends. He was unyielding and fled the country to join the liberation struggle in exile,” she stated.

Nandi-Ndaitwah who is also the Deputy Prime Minister said, “Ambassador Rumpf was a consummate diplomat and skilful negotiator who served the Republic of Namibia with distinction as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, with concurrent accreditation to the Federal Republic of Austria and the United Nations in Vienna.”

“During his diplomatic tours, he endeared himself as a gentle giant both intellectually and through the warmth of his caring character to his peers and interlocuters at all levels. Through his unshaken and principled dedication and commitment to serving the people and government of Namibia, he distinguished himself as a forceful and ardent voice and promoter for socio-economic development, progress and well-being of the people of his country,” she stated.

Since his retirement in 2015, he continued to impart his vast knowledge and diplomatic expertise to the ministry and served as a member of the Namibia Association of Retired Ambassadors, until the time of his untimely death.

“Ambassador Rumpf was a man of peace and he was dedicated to the wellbeing of the Namibian people. He will be remembered as a hardworking, friendly person, whose dedication and commitment over his career has contributed towards shaping Namibia’s diplomacy and international relations, particularly in strengthening bilateral relations between Namibia and the EU, at an economic level,” said Nandi-Ndaitwah. Rumpf was among a small number of white Namibians who left the country to join Swapo in exile in the early 1980s. He went into exile during 1984. After independence, he served as permanent secretary at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (1990-1995), the Ministry of Trade and Industry (1995-1999) and the National Planning Commission (1999-2003). From 2003 to 2006, he was the Namibian ambassador to Germany. Before retiring in December 2015, he served as the ambassador to the Benelux countries, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and the European Union in Brussels.

Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation Namibia at AU-EU Ministerial Meeting in Brussles
22 January 2019

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Honourable Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations of the Republic of Namibia participated in the AU-EU Ministerial Meeting, on 22 January 2019, in Brussels, Belgium.

The meeting aimed at enhancing the AU-EU Partnership as agreed during the 5th AU-EU Summit held in Abidjan in November 2017.

Foreign Ministers of the European Union and the African Union discussed three main themes:

  • political aspects: peace, security and governance
  • economic aspects: trade, investment, and economic integration
  • multilateralism: strengthening cooperation in support of a rules-based global order
They adopted the Joint communiqué of the EU-AU ministerial meeting.

Extraordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, Assembly of Heads of States and Governments, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 17-18 November 2018

Media Release: Chairperson of SADC, His Excellency President Hage G. Geingob calls for leaner, efficient and financially self-sufficient African Union (AU)

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Chairperson of SADC, His Excellency President Hage G. Geingob calls for leaner, efficient and financially self-sufficient African Union (AU), able to deliver on the vision of prosperity and sustainable development for all its citizens, and condemns killing of peacekeepers in Eastern DRC His Excellency, Dr Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) concluded
participation yesterday in the Extraordinary Session of the African Union Assembly, currently taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 17-18 November 2018.

The Extraordinary Session considered reform proposals of the African Union in the following domains:

1. Reform of the leadership structure of the African Union Commission, including member state funding of the activities of the African Union

2. Division of Labour between Member States, the AU Commission, Organs and Offices, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), Regional Mechanisms, and other continental organizations

3. Mandate of the AU Development Agency (future transformed NEPAD)

4. Strengthening of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

5. AU Peace Fund

Emphasizing consultation and the need for harmonization of positions, President Hage G. Geingob convened a working dinner of SADC Heads of State and Government on the margins of the Extraordinary Session, on Friday 16 November, at which in his capacity as Chairperson of SADC, he led discussions on common positions on the AU reforms, and other matters pertaining to the region, including the forthcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Heads of State and Government in attendance thanked President Geingob for the consultative dinner, calling it an innovative approach and a new way of working that demonstrates urgency on matters of regional concern ahead of key events.

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