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Two more troop contributing countries exit Mozambique

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Angola and Namibia are the latest troop contributing countries (TCCs) to exit the South African Development Community (SADC) Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) as the...

Sat-Com Introduces Afracal1-HF Military RF Amplifier: Enhancing Tactical Communications with Unrivaled...

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Windhoek, Namibia – 6 May 2024. Sat-Com (PTY) Ltd, a leading provider of cutting-edge military communication solutions, is proud to unveil its latest innovation,...

SADC needs more inter-agency co-operation to effectively fight TOC

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Southern African regional police chiefs heard transnational crime poses “a serious menace” to democracy and peace in the region as well as the “loss...

Botswana, Namibia launch Hanganee II joint exercise

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Namibia and Botswana have kicked off the joint military exercise Hanganee II, which is being held in Namibia. The exercise, under the theme Enhancing Joint...

Ramaphosa calls for end to eastern DRC conflict

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit conflict in the “war-torn region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo...

SADC security summit singles out four countries

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Four Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries were singled out for attention at this week’s meeting of the regional bloc’s extraordinary troika summit on...

High level SADC security meeting in Windhoek

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Namibian President Hage Geingob today (Tuesday, 31 January) chairs a Southern African Development Community (SADC) “extraordinary organ troika summit” where the regional peace and...

SADC anti-corruption bosses see graft as danger to regional security

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Ongoing corruption, in the form of what the Southern African Development Community (SADC) calls “graft” known as State Capture in South Africa, does have...

Financial crime tops Southern Africa wrongdoing list

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The largest criminal activity in Southern Africa is financial crime, accounting for 43% of all reported crime in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). This...

Persistent threats dominate PanWise Namibia retreat

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The just ended Pan African Network of the Wise retreat (PanWise), held under the auspices of the African Union (AU), expressed its concern as...

High level AU retreat underway in Namibia

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The Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS) of the African Union Commission (AUC) is currently hosting its 13th “high level retreat” on...

African nations take part in Exercise Unitas in Brazil

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Cameroon and Namibia were the two African representatives in this year’s Unitas 2022 multinational naval exercise in Brazil. Between 10 and 22 September they joined...

US military donates equipment to help fight poaching in Namibia

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Coinciding with the visit of the US Navy vessel Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, US Africa Command through the Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid (OHDACA)...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives Namibia

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After a brief stop in Cape Town, the US Navy’s Lewis B Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Walvis...

Multiple new radio products from Sat-Com

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In response to customers requests, Namibia’s Sat-Com has developed an intercom system for armoured vehicles and tanks, adding to its growing range of radios...

Namibian F-7 fighter badly damaged in runway overshoot

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A Namibia Defence Force (NDF) F-7 fighter jet has been badly damaged in a runway excursion at Ondangwa’s Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport. The aircraft...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams visits Namibia

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The United States Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel "Woody" Williams has spent three days in Namibia as part of a continent-wide tour, before...

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

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Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, home to the only free-roaming black rhinos left in the world, government data...

Germany colonial-era genocide reparations offer not enough – Namibia vice president

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Germany’s offer to fund projects in Namibia worth more than a billion euros ($1.22 billion) over 30 years to atone for its role in...

Colonial era killings in Namibia were genocide – Germany

Germany apologised for its role in slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia (then South West Africa) over a century ago and described...

Sat-Com’s new Hammer Head radio ideal for a variety of built-in...

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Namibian radio specialist Sat-Com has developed a new radio, based on its flagship Leopard, which it says offers greater flexibility for fixed and mounted...

Namibia sees steady downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching

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Namibia saw a continued downward trend in rhino and elephant poaching last year after stepping up patrols and sharply increasing fines, the government said...

Sat-Com expecting boom year in 2021

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Namibian military radio specialist Sat-Com expects to have a boom year in 2021 as it continues to successfully penetrate the international market, launch new...

Sat-Com – Repeater and Re-Broadcasting Systems

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The Sat-Com Leopard1 and Cheetah3 Military Radios are all capable of various modes of communications including Repeater and Re-Bro (Cross Band). Every Sat-Com Manpack SDR...

Namibia weighs demands for rape crackdown after street protests

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Street protests that led to the arrest of 25 women’s rights activists in Namibia at the weekend have prompted the government to launch an...

Intelligence helps Namibia turn tide against rhino poachers, government says

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Incidents of rhino poaching in Namibia have been dropping steadily as timely intelligence work has helped nab hunters before they shoot in known hotspots,...

Rhino poaching in Namibia down 63% on tougher policing, penalties

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Rhino poaching fell 63% year-on-year in Namibia, the ministry of environment said on Friday, citing intensified intelligence operations by authorities and tougher sentences and...

Namibia to ground national carrier’s license over cash hole

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Cash-strapped Air Namibia will have its planes grounded at midnight on Wednesday after it failed to secure enough funding to remain solvent, voiding its...

Namibia considering options for struggling national flag carrier – finance minister

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The Namibian government is weighing several options regarding the future of struggling national carrier Air Namibia, new Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi told parliament on...

Sat-Com – Secure and Tactical Communications

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Modern militaries need to communicate securely and effortlessly, between old and new equipment and across different arms of service. Traditionally, defence forces have used...

Namibia shuts harbour town airport after two coronavirus infections

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The airport in the Namibian harbour town of Walvis Bay has closed after two residents tested positive for the coronavirus and the economic hub...

US hands over two vehicles for anti-poaching efforts in Namibia

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The US Department of Defence (DoD) handed over two Toyota Land Cruisers to the Namibian Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) on 18...

Botswana Defence Force hardware delivered via Namibia

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Images that have emerged on social media allegedly showing Chinese military vehicles arriving in Cape Town are in fact of Botswana Defence Force (BDF)...

Increase in Namibia liquor smuggling

Namibian police report an increase in people smuggling beer and whisky from neighbouring Angola and Zambia, using illegal border crossings to beat a ban...

Afracal 2 Triple Band Power Amplifier: facilitating wide band communications

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One of the flagship products from one of the leading military manufacturing companies in Africa and the world, Sat-Com (Pty) Ltd (Secure And Tactical...

US Embassy donates ambulances, medical equipment to Namibia to fight COVID-19

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US Ambassador Lisa Johnson has handed over to the Ministry of Health and Social Services three ambulances, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to...

Brazilian Navy vessel wraps up Namibia visit

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The Brazilian Navy offshore patrol vessel Amazonas has called on Namibia for a short visit ahead of participation in Exercise Obangame Express. The vessel (P120)...

Lightweight and portable: The Cheetah 3 battlefield radio

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Namibian radio specialist Sat-Com has been selling its Cheetah lightweight and portable wideband VHF/UHF radio for many years now, with the radio currently in...

Three communication bands in one package make Sat-Com’s Leopard radio unique

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Namibian communications specialist Sat-Com’s wideband manpack size Leopard radio is relatively unique in the global military radio market as it offers HF, VHF and...

Namibia – worst drought in a century

Namibia dam water levels have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes the desert nation...

Namibia’s Sat-Com aims for the global market

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Sat-Com is one of the leading military radio manufacturers in Africa, and after cornering the Namibian market the Windhoek-based company is now looking towards...

Namibia’s Namdock to maintain Angolan Navy vessels

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Namibia’s Namdock has been awarded a contract to repair and maintain Angolan Navy vessels, with the first set to arrive in early 2020. Namdock Commercial...

INS Tarkash visiting Namibia

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The Indian Navy’s frigate INS Tarkash is currently visiting Walvis Bay, Namibia, as part of its overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia. INS Tarkash...

Herero, Nama killings were genocide – German minister

A German minister described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most...

Sea Shepherd helps fight fisheries crime in Namibia

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International conservation group Sea Shepherd has teamed up with the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) to carry out surveillance activities in...

Namibia commissions new naval facility

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Namibia’s defence minister Penda Ya Ndakolo has commissioned a new jetty and naval base on Impalila Island in the Zambezi Region of the country. The...

Damen building offshore vessel for De Beers Namibia

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Damen Shipyards Group has started construction of a new offshore vessel for De Beers Marine Namibia, which will use it for marine diamond recovery. A...

A critical fight: anti-poaching with the H125

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In Namibia and Botswana, government agencies are using the Airbus Helicopters H125 to fight the surge in wildlife crimes. The statistics are dire. Less than...

Namibian tribes to appeal U.S. ruling on German colonial horrors

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Namibian tribes seeking damages over genocide and property seizures by Germany more than a century ago said on Thursday they would appeal a U.S....

Lawsuit against Germany over Namibian genocide dismissed

A US judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking Germany to pay damages for genocide and property seizures by colonists in what is now Namibia more...