The President of the Republic received New Year’s greetings from the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Portugal at the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.
The ceremony began with the Apostolic Nuncio, D. Ivo Scapolo, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, taking the floor, which was followed by the intervention of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
After the interventions, the greetings session took place.
Mr Ambassador Albertus Aochamub, Namibia Ambassador to Portugal.
With major oil and gas discoveries in early 2022, Namibia is the most recent trailblazer among Africa’s frontier energy hotspots, as displayed by the Invest in Namibia Country Spotlight organized at African Energy Week 2022 in Cape Town last October.
“Why Namibia? When it comes to cost-effective green hydrogen, the curve is much steeper than the gas sector,” noted Jonathan Metcalfe, Business Case Development Manager for Hyphen. “As a result, we need to focus on the quality of the resource and bankability of the project. This project is a combination of a high quality resource in a very stable country, with high investability. Namibia is one of the world’s lowest cost producers. This means a much lower deployment of resources compared to normal hydrogen or energy developments.
(From Energy Capital & Power)
The latest country to offer a ‘digital nomad’ visa , Namibia
offer a visa specifically targeted at remote workers. Digital nomads can now live and work in the southwest African country for up to six months.
To qualify for Namibia’s digital nomad scheme, you’ll need a minimum income of $2,000 (£1,780) per month, (more if you’re bringing any dependents). You’ll also need proof of income, health insurance and the usual travel documents. The visa costs $62 (£55).
That makes Namibia’s digital nomad visa scheme one of the most financially accessible in the world and making it the first country on the continent of Africa to offer such a visa programme.
CIRCULAR – DIGITAL NOMAD VISA PROGRAMME
The Republic of Namibia and the Portuguese Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Language Learning Promotion under the Culture and Education umbrella protocol on the margins of the bilateral political consultations in Lisbon, Portugal.
This agreement builds on successful teaching of Portuguese in Namibian schools since 2011 where some 2000 students have already been learning the language in 26 public schools in 7 political Regions of the country. The new ambition is expand this opportunity to all 14 political regions of Namibia and to all public schools.
Ambassador Albertus Aochamub signed the agreement on behalf of Namibia and Joao Ribeiro de Almeida, President of Camoes Institute for Cooperation and Language on behalf of Portugal.
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Namibia joins the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to commemorate SADC Liberation Day, on 23 March 2022, in honour of the sons and daughters who sacrificed their lives and paid the ultimate price in the struggle for the political liberation and economic freedom of the Region.
Since 2019, SADC has commemorated March 23 as the day that marked the end of one of the fiercest conventional battles at Cuito Cuanavale in southern Angola, where forces of the apartheid regime in South Africa were defeated, leading to the independence of Namibia and the creation of a non-racial democratic South Africa as well as the consolidation of the independence and sovereignty of Angola.
Thus, it brought to an end, the senseless destruction of economic infrastructure and bloodshed in Southern Africa.
The new chapter of peace and stability was opened, enabling the region to pursue the path of regional integration rather than confrontation. Hence, in commemorating March 23, Liberation Day, we honour the brave sons and daughters of the region and their fellow internationalist fighters who made supreme sacrifice in lighting the flame of freedom and whose blood watered the tree bearing the fruits we enjoy today.
Likewise, we salute the visionary founders of SADC whose foresight of Southern Africa moving towards political liberation has been translated into reality and it is now up to us and future generations to move it forward through the SADC Vision 2050 and the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020-2030; guiding the strategic direction of the Region.
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a season of giving, care, compassion and love. Respect the Covid-19 regulations, wear your mask, practice social distancing and most important, #getvaccinated. Drive safely to your respective destinations, arrive alive.
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The Trusted Travel System will ease the COVID results verification and facilitate travel for persons arriving and leaving Namibia.
Public Notice on Launch of the Trusted Travel System
Christine Mboma winning the 400m in Poland
A sensational performance
By the 18-year-old, decimated the women’s 400 m field at the Irena Szewińska Memorial meeting in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on Wednesday evening, winning in 48,54 seconds to post the seventh-fastest time ever.
Mboma also set a new u20 world record, African record, national record, meeting record, and personal best and world-leading time.