Tag Archive | Namibia

Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m

Namibia contenders withdrawn from Olympic 400m

(Reuters) – Namibia athletes Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi have been withdrawn from the 400m event at the Olympic Games, after tests revealed their testosterone levels were too high, the Namibia National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association said on Friday. Both Mboma and Masilingi failed to meet the World Athletics eligibility regulations for female […]

Namibia considers scrapping anti-gay law

Namibia considers scrapping anti-gay law

Namibia could soon scrap a colonial-era law that criminalises homosexuality, the justice minister said on Friday, calling the legislation “outdated and discriminatory”. The law is rarely enforced in the Southern African country, and is among several dozen laws that the government will consider abolishing, following recommendations by a reform commission. “The LGBTQI community are human […]