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Visas will now be required from Namibians to enter the UK

Visas will now be required from Namibians to enter the UK

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The United Kingdom recently implemented a visa requirement for all Namibians who intend to travel there. This new requirement was implemented with immediate effect. The aforementioned decision was made as a response to a notable increase of asylum seekers in the UK from Namibia, which according to UK officials has become a cause of concern. The UK government announced on Wednesday that, it constitutes an abuse of the provision to visit the UK for a limited period as non-visa nationals with the changes coming into effect immediately applying to all Namibian citizens. A four week transition period until August 16 has been put in place, so all the Namibians holding confirmed tickets booked will still be able to travel to the UK without a visa. British high commissioner to Namibia, Char...
Nurses, doctors should report gay people to the police – Swapo MP

Nurses, doctors should report gay people to the police – Swapo MP

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Swapo member of parliament Laurentius Makana Iipinge said the Marriage Amendment Bill should include a provision that will allow nurses and doctors to report make gay people who may seek medical attention to the hospitals to the police. Iipinge who is also the councillor for Okalongo constituency said this in the National Council this week.According to him homosexuality should be criminalised and all same sex persons proven to be in an intimacy relationship should be arrested. Another Swapo parliamentarian Andreas Amundjindi from Uukwiyuushona constituency said all members of parliament either from the National Council or National Assembly should act their gender.“Anyone who acts otherwise… do the honourable thing and resign,” he said.Calling homosexuality “moral decay”, Amundjindi ...
Social Media As A Propaganda Tool

Social Media As A Propaganda Tool

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With technological advancements in today’s world, social media has become a tool for first world and second world countries to influence and shape perceptions of many people in the world. Media companies have a biassed view towards certain conflicts. We can use the Russia-Ukraine conflict as a practical example. Both sides are clearly using the media to manipulate the truth in their favour. When Russia launched its first attack on Ukrainian territory, there were rumours spread that the Ukrainian President Zelensky had fled the country which resulted in President Zelensky responding with a short video nullifying these rumours. Media coverage by western media is biased towards Russia compared to the United States of America. You’d find social media outlets portraying the USA’s involvemen...