Southern Africa Regional Cyber Investigations & Electronic Evidence Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa A. Johnson during the Southern Africa Regional Cyber Investigations & Electronic Evidence Workshop On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, I would like to welcome all of you to the U.S. Department of Justice’s workshop on investigating cybercrime and collecting electronic evidence. This is a matter of importance and urgency ...
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United States Forest Service Conducts Incident Command Systems Training

Windhoek – The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek facilitated a visit by instructors and experts from the U.S. Forest Service and Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service from March 19-23, 2018.  Over 25 personnel from the Windhoek Emergency Management Division participated in the specialty training over a period of five days.  This is the third such ...
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United States and Namibia Celebrate Success in Fight against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Windhoek – On 19 March 2018, the United States Ambassador Lisa Johnson, together with representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, celebrated the successful treatment of three young patients suffering from extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital’s TB Clinic in the capital. The cured patients are part of a group ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Black History Month through Film

In honor of Black History Month, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section will be hosting a movie-and-discussion series on Fridays in February. The movies are free and open to the public. February 2, 2018 Selma, a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma ...
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USAID joins the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joins the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence  starting today, November 25 (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women), and ending December 10 (International Human Rights Day). USAID works to prevent and respond to instances of gender-based violence (GBV) around the globe. GBV undermines the safety, health and ...
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Graduation of Community Health Workers

Ms. Michele Russell, Acting Country Representative, USAID Namibia Remarks at Graduation of Community Health Workers Regional Council Hall, Outapi, Omusati Region On behalf of USAID and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, I thank you for the opportunity to address you at this wonderful occasion – an occasion that can make us ...
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Nyah Project Fellowship

Ten high school students from Miami, Florida, met with U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Thomas Daughton on July 21.  The students were visiting Namibia as part of the Nyah Project Fellowship, a program founded on the belief that travel awakens leaders and develops diverse youth leaders through transformative experiences abroad.  Since arriving in the country last week, the ...
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United States Diplomatic Security Service Fraudulent Document Training

Windhoek – The U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office facilitated a Fraudulent Document Training course presented by Diplomatic Security investigators and experts from the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa to Namibian Police officers, Namibian Customs officers, Namibian Immigration officers, Bank of Namibia officials, and members of the private sector.  The training course focused on ...
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Water Trucks & Food Supplements: USAID provides N$49 Million in Drought Assistance

Windhoek — The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will purchase eight (8) water tanker trucks and promote community and school sanitation valued at US$1.6 million (N$21 million). Additionally, USAID, with funding from the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is rolling out US$2.2 million (N$28 million) in drought ...
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Useful Information on Malaria when travelling to Northern and Eastern parts of Namibia

Travelers are reminded that if travelling to the northern or eastern parts of Namibia, to please contact your health care provider to inquire about malaria prophylaxis at least one week before your travel. According to the Ministry of Health and Social Services, all regions are experiencing an increase of malaria cases. The Oshikoto Region has ...
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American students donate ‘The Shoe that Grows’ to Omaungete Mobile School in Opuwo

In the past, the school pupils of Omaungete Mobile School in the Kunene Region would set off to school barefoot. With help from six education students from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in the city of Tacoma, Washington in the United States of America, they are now able to walk to school in comfort and safety. ...
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Kutwano giving hope to the people with disabilities through sports

Neatly tucked away in Kamunu village, in the Zambezi region is the Kutwano Organization of Sports for People with Disabilities (PWD). Kutwano, which means ‘working together’ in Silozi has an estimated number of 128 active members, who they train and mentor in different sports disciplines. The American Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas. F. Daughton, through the ...
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Handover of the Linyanti Combined School Fence

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at the Official Handover of the Linyanti Combined School Fence  Good afternoon!  Thank you all for joining us today for the official handover of the new Linyanti Combined School fence.  This fence project was one of six initiatives from across Namibia that were supported by the American Embassy during the ...
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Wordsmith to Thrill Namibian Hip Hop & RnB Lovers with Messages of Purpose

The U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Center in Namibia, under “The American Music Abroad Program”, is hosting a series of public concerts next week on anti-bullying and gender-based violence delivered by American hip-hop group Wordsmith. Wordsmith will perform three concerts while in Namibia.  On Tuesday, November 1, they will perform in Ongwediva at the Sam Nuyoma ...
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Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Peace Corps Swearing-In Ceremony October 20, 2016, Municipality Hall, Okahandja Good morning!  It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to launch another generation of Peace Corps Volunteers in Namibia — Americans ready to give of themselves to work alongside Namibians as equal partners in pursuit of shared ...
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Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers – Onandjokwe District Hospital

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton at the Official Handover of Prefabricated Containers to Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP) Onandjokwe District Hospital Good morning, and thank you all for joining us today to mark an important milestone in the provision of high-quality HIV treatment to Namibians living with HIV in this district.  It’s important because today ...
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Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Official Opening of the Scaling Up HIV Viral Load Testing Workshop Safari Hotel, Windhoek September 13, 2016 Good morning!   It is a pleasure for me to welcome you to Windhoek for what I am sure will be a valuable workshop on scale-up of viral load testing.  This is the third in ...
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Namibia to host Regional Workshop on HIV Viral Load Testing

“Scaling up HIV Viral Load Testing and uptake of the Results through Improving Efficiencies of Systems” More than 120 technical experts from 11 different African countries are expected to convene in Windhoek, Namibia on 13 September, for a four-day HIV Viral Load Testing workshop at Safari Court Hotel. Viral load testing is recommended by the ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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U.S. Government provides over US$10 million to Accelerate Namibia’s HIV/AIDS Programming

U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Thomas Daughton and USAID Representative to Namibia Brian Fink joined the Minister in Charge of the National Planning Commission, the Honorable Tom Alweendo, on July 14 to sign an amendment to the USAID Health Strategic Objective Agreement (SOAG).  The amendment adds an additional US$10,327,226 of funding for HIV/AIDS Treatment Acceleration in ...
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Namibia Becomes First African Country Eligible to Export Beef to the United States

Namibia can now export beef to the United States of America, according to a July 13 decision by the U.S. government.  A final ruling from the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service published on July 13 adds Namibia to the list of countries eligible to export meat and meat products to the United States. U.S. ...
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