Namibian news to b’cast in local lingos

5 languages to start, with more to follow

JOHANNESBURG — The Namibian Broadcasting Corp. (NBC) announced Tuesday it will introduce television news bulletins in indigenous languages beginning Oct. 1.

NBC spokesman Umbi Swartz-Karuaihe said the Damara/Nama, Otji-herero, Oshiwambo, Lozi and Rukwangali languages would feature in the 10 p.m. news slot.

Other indigenous languages used in the southwest African country would be introduced at a later stage, she said.

Namibia has more than 10 indigenous languages.