For Namibia holidaymakers from Europe or the USA, travelling in Namibia has become almost ten percent cheaper in recent weeks. The reason: the South African Rand (ZAR) has lost a lot of value against the Euro and the US Dollar. The Namibia Dollar is pegge
The Namibian summer ended with sudden rainfalls in the last week of the month after a below average rainy season, drought is looming in some areas. Namibia will soon have its first wind power plant, which is to deliver 50 megawatt electricity. The cou
In March most parts of Namibia experienced little rain and in areas where rainfalls were recorded it came late as some crops already wilted. Communal and commercial farmers are concerned about a possible drought looming in the coming months. In the Ero
February has brought mainly sporadic rainfall and long dry spells in-between, which interrupted plant growth on many crop fields. Namibia and Botswana have launched a joint initiative to ease border crossing for citizens of both countries. They will on
Good rains at the beginning of the year in central Namibia and the central north have given rise to optimism in the agricultural sector. But the good rain also brought flooding to the north-central regions, due to heavy rains across the border in southern
The month of December brought welcome rains to several parts of Namibia and Windhoek experienced flash floods during a cloudburst. Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate action Robert Habeck officially visited Namibia before proceeding t
November was a very hot month with little rainfall as relief, except in the southern parts. The Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings has started flights from Frankfurt via Windhoek to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Namibia has secured huge loans an
Namibia has secured huge sums in loans and grants at the start of the international climate summit (Conference of Parties 27 – COP 27) in Egypt, to develop its green hydrogen industry. At the same time Namibia launched a new financing platform and signe
October started with rains countrywide mixed with hailstorms as a surprise, which resulted in large areas covered in white. The container terminal at the port of Walvis Bay will be outsourced to the Swiss company TIL, which is the major shareholder in
September was a month with two seasons, sudden cold spell between warmer spring weather and a few drops of rain. The Namibian Competition Commission has approved the takeover of Namibian Breweries by the Dutch beer giant Heineken, but with several cond
The Namibian government has dropped all regulations with regard to Covid-19 in mid-August. No negative PCR tests are required anymore when entering Namibia. Similarly, no vaccination certificates are required at entry points and border posts anymore. Covi
The month of July brought rather mild winter weather, which was a relief after a very cold June. The Namibian government has lifted all Covid-19 restrictions on 15 July and wearing of masks is not compulsory anymore. Daily updates on Covid infections w
June has brought unusually cold winter conditions for the Namibian interior while the Namib Desert and the coast endured warm to hot east wind weather. A new solar plant of 20 megawatt (MW) was inaugurated in the Erongo Region, while the South will soo
Summary of the most important economic developments and events in Namibia in May 2022.
Several areas of Namibia still received rainfall despite autumn approaching. The Kunene Region fortunately is one of the areas. The Namibian government has announced in mid-April that the existing Covid-19 regulations will remain in place until 15 May 20
A summary of the economic developments in Namibia in March 2022.
Good rains continued in the first half of February across most parts of Namibia, replenishing underground water aquifers and raising optimism for higher agricultural output. President Hage Geingob travelled to Europe to attend an ocean summit in France
Most parts of Namibia received good rains in the second half of January, caused by effects of the tropical storm Ana, which had earlier hit Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique. The Hardap and the Neckartal dams in southern Namibia are now full. The firs
Many areas in Namibia are still waiting for rains after the northern and north-eastern parts received good showers in mid-December. Most industrial countries, that banned entry from Namibia and other countries in southern Africa end of November due to
The warm summer weather prevailed throughout November with sporadic rainfalls across the country. The Namibian government announced at the climate summit in Glasgow in Scotland, that the ‘Hyphen’ consortium was the successful bidder to develop the cou
The global search for green and renewable energy sources is intensifying and green hydrogen is regarded as a promising solution. As northern countries scramble to secure hydrogen supplies from the southern hemisphere, Namibia has joined the race. The Nami
The first notable rainfalls were recorded end of October. President Hage Geingob travelled to Scotland on 30 October to lead the Namibian delegation attending the climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow.
September brought warm spring weather and the first few modest rainfalls. President Hage Geingob held several talks with investors in the USA, while he attended the United Nations’ general assembly.
A new subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, Eurowings Discover now connects Frankfurt with Windhoek five times a week. A local company, Fly Westair now flies to Rundu from Windhoek.
July brought very cold temperatures in the inland and several spells of hot east wind weather along the coast. Covid-19 infections have significantly dropped in the second half of this month.
During the cold weather in June, winter has firmly established itself in Namibia. After twenty years of absence, a Lufthansa passenger aeroplane has again landed at Hosea Kutako International Airport this month. Lufthansa has now resumed regular flights t
Winter in Namibia typically begins in May and the daytime temperatures have been quite pleasant this month, despite some chilly nights and cold early morning temperatures.
The summer is ending, bringing less rain, although the northwestern areas welcomed late, strong rains, which helped break the long drought of the Kunene- and northern parts of the Erongo Regions.
Some parts of the country received fairly good rainfall in March, but the north-west is still plagued by the drought.
In February it rained relatively well in Namibia and the sluices of some dams had to be reopened in between, some areas are still waiting for rain.
Exceptionally good rainfalls have covered most parts of Namibia in January, especially the southern parts, where even the famous Sossusvlei and the Sesriem Canyon received water.
The rain urgently needed in Namibia only came at the end of the month, with showers falling in many parts of the country.
Hot summer weather prevailed during November with only little rainfall recorded. Weather experts however predict a good rainy season over the coming months.
In October 2020, the Namibian government announced the removal of some Covid-19 restrictions. Namibia’s state-owned Agricultural Bank has introduced a loan scheme, which is specifically tailored for women and youth to empower them. Diamond production dr
Warmer spring weather prevailed during September with a few cool days in southern Namibia at month-end.
The cold winter weather prevailed during August with a short stint of slightly warmer temperatures in the third week and a few rain showers brushing over the southern parts of Namibia.
Cold winter weather prevailed in the Namibian interior throughout July, while the coastal areas experienced warm east wind weather.
Due to the difficult economic situation, companies started retrenching employees. The Bank of Namibia lowered its repo rate. Inflation at the end of May was 2.1 percent. The Fitch Ratings agency changed Namibia’s outlook from stable to negative.
Some parts of Namibia received their final rain showers in the first few days of May as winter slowly approached towards month end. The news Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi tabled the budget for the financial year 2020-21 in Parliament.
Good and widespread rains fell in April, even in some areas of southern Namibia. Most dam levels increased, with dams around Windhoek now being filled to over 80 percent capacity. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Namibia has also been under lockdown since 28
Good rains fell in many parts of Namibia in March, increasing the water levels of the dams, especially in the central parts of the country.
Namibia has received widespread good rains in the second half of February, which also improved water levels of several dams.
Many parts of Namibia received good rains in the first half of January, including the northwestern Kunene Region and southern Namibia, with seasonal flows of several rivers.
Widespread rains covering most parts of Namibia started in early December 2019 and continued over Christmas, causing several rivers to flow and replenishing low dam levels.
After a five-year pause, Namibia will start exporting game meat in due course targeting the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom as markets.
The first measurable rains in the new rainy season fell in the first half of October with several thundershowers in the northeast later in the month.
The winter month of August was unusually mild and also provided long spells of hot east wind weather for the coastal areas, including sand storms.
September saw the departure of winter weather except for a short cold spell at month-end. The first few rain clouds appeared, raising hopes for the rainy season to start soon.
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