The Waking Crew 2.0

Catch Jarret and Deon for their early morning antics: 06:00 - 09:00

Read More

The Coffee Break

Get that morning buzz you need, from 09:00 - 12:00

Read More

The Hard Drive

with Karlien, for your lunch time entertainment 12:00 - 15:00

Read More

The Headrush

End your busy day with Chops, 15:00 - 18:00

Read More

Contact Us

Address: #28 and 30 Simpson Street, Windhoek West, Namibia
Tel: (061) 242350
Fax: (061) 242322
Whatsapp: 0818856452
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

 

PMR Africa Award Winners
2 Diamond Arrow
5 Gold Arrow

 
 

Week in Review – 20 October 2017

We start with Somalia, where on Saturday, October the 14th; the Horn of Africa Nation experienced the deadliest single attack ever since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. The director of an ambulance service in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu said on Monday that the death toll from last week Saturday’s truck bombing was now at 300. This attack is also one of the world’s worst in recent years. According to the Xinhua News Agency, residents came out in large numbers to donate blood to help save the lives of injured victims as over 290 people sustained injuries following the terrorist attack. News24 reports that more than 70 critically injured people were airlifted by Monday Morning to Turkey for treatment as more international aid came flooding in. Showing their support, the US Military said that it was ready to boost its support for the Somali government by providing training and advice for the Somali military and also logistic support; while the Eiffel Tower in Paris dimmed its lights in solidarity with Somalia on Monday. The al-Shabaab extremist group is claiming responsibility for a number of recent attacks in Somalia – but not Saturday’s huge bombing that left more than 300 dead. 
 
In local news, more candidates were endorsed to contest the top four leadership positions at the upcoming Swapo Party Congress in November. Jerry Ekandjo and Nahas Angula will now challenge President Hage Geingob who was the sole candidate for the party presidential position. 
In Swakopmund, more than 300 politicians and administrators from varies local authorities in Africa on Monday convened a first joint annual general meeting to deliberate on better service delivery mechanisms. The 6-day event also included the final regional preparatory meeting for the upcoming Global Judicial Integrity Network, for Anglophone and Lusophone African Countries. 
Following the anthrax outbreak that killed over 100 hippos, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has called on communities living in the vicinity of the Kavango River, not to eat or handle fish from the area. The Namibian Stock Exchange celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Thursday while the bank of Namibia cautioned the country this week about an online financial scheme known as My Life Change 247. The bank appealed all members of the public to refrain from participating in the scheme as you will be committing an offence and if found guilty, could be subject to a fine or imprisonment.  
 
South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba expressed his concern regarding the reinstatement of the corruption charges against South African President Jacob Zuma and the effect that it will have on the economy. Following the reinstatement, Rights Group Afriforum said on Tuesday it would privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma, the son of Jacob Zuma. He will be charged with culpable homicide after a 2014 car accident where one person was killed. According to Reuters, South African Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, will prosecute Duduzane on behalf of the rights group. Tuesday saw a Cabinet Reshuffle for the second time this year, a move set to deepen tensions before the ANC chooses a new party leader in December.  Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande; a veteran member of the South African Communist Party, which is a key political ally within the ruling ANC Alliance was ousted by Zuma, causing the South African Communist to lash out at Zuma, calling it an attack on the tripartite alliance. 
 
In Other News, Kenyan universities are embracing biometric registration of students in bid to curb terror networks within the institutions; in Zimbabwe, more than 50 people, including women, have applied for the post of hangman; and Bangladesh announced plans to build a refugee camp that could accommodate around 800,000 Rohingya Muslims pouring over the boarder from Myanmar. 
 
And finally, Australia launched an online portal to report revenge porn on Tuesday, after research showed woman were having intimate images shared without their permission on a mass scale; two Stellenbosch University students found that by continually distracting their users, smart phones are harming students’ ability to concentrate; and world renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough has called for the world to cut back its use of plastic in order to protect our oceans.