Tag Archives: Americans in Namibia

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Africa

You: “I want to move to Africa!” Us: “Know these things first…”

by KAYLAN REID SHIPANGA 

In 2010, I hopped on a plane and left The Big Apple—I was moving to Africa. After 17 hours in the air, I landed in Namibia for a year of teaching English abroad. Seven years later, I’m still here! I’m now married to a Namibian and raising our two-year-old son. What an unexpected turn of events, huh? Read more

U.S. Government avails US$100 000 for Immediate drought assistance to Namibia

United States Ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson, has  announced US$100 000 (N$1.44 million) in immediate drought assistance for Namibia from USAID’s Office for Disaster Assistance (OFDA).

The funds will be used for humanitarian disaster relief with water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions to be provided by the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) to targeted drought-affected communities. Read more

Wartburg College students receive grant to help communities in Africa

Two student led projects at Wartburg College have each received $10,000 as part of the Davis Projects for Peace grants to help communities in Namibia and Sierra Leone.

“I am super excited to actually go home and give back to a community that I have lived in,” Sophomore Saffa Bockarie said. “The place I come from, they do so much of agricultural acclivity and connecting that to Iowa I say is something that I am very thankful for.” Read more

Americans descend on Erongo in Namibia for business opportunities

By Eveline de Klerk

SWAKOPMUND – A delegation from the City of Atlanta in the USA is in Namibia to explore investment opportunities in the areas of sea and air transport as well as tourism.

The delegation is also keen on exploring business opportunities in mining, export and import as well as collaboration on port and airport developments.

They are specifically looking to invest in the country’s Erongo Region.

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