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Throughout this turbulent pandemic period, Namibia has been a leader in rapidly, comprehensively, and consistently responding to the changes needed to curb Covid-19. As at the end of 2021, student debt at the University of Namibia stood at a massive N$400 million, while the Namibia University of Science and Technology has recorded an amount of N$80 million in outstanding fees. Libaka zeñwi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi halisakonwa kufitwa kuzona kamukwakwa bakeñisa kunela hahulu kwapula. Pastors and prophets who preach and practice the gospel of exploitation have rubbed Namibia’s top cop the wrong way. The Namibia University of Science and Technology’s Eenhana satellite campus has officially commenced its academic year, months after it was launched in the Ohangwena region. Old and young politicians have weighed in on the shortcomings and strengths of the much-revered Namibian Constitution as the nation celebrates the 32nd anniversary of the adoption of the country’s rule of law. Swapo secretary general Sophia Shaningwa has warned party cadres against forming slates to contest in intra-party elections in the run-up to this year’s seventh elective congress. Higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi has ordered a committee tasked to reform the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) to speed up the process and report back on progress made. In an effort to accelerate and strengthen commercial ties between Namibia and Angola, international relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah will soon lead a delegation of businesspeople to the neighbouring country in search of business or trade opportunities. Mwakubata kuankufisa ni kutiiseza silikani salipisinisi mwahala Namibia ni Angola, likwambuyu walitaba zakwanda naha Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah cwanuñu uka etelela sikwata sabalipisinisi kuya mwanaha Angola kuyobata puluko yalipisinisi. As plans by the government draw closer to dissolve the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund, top executives are tendering their resignations - citing uncertainty. With the Zambezi region seen as a “Gateway to SADC” in unlocking the economic potential of the area, Zambezi governor Lawrence Sampofu has joined other voices for the Katima Mulilo Border Post to be upgraded to a One-Stop Border Post (OSBP). The environment ministry has confirmed 37 elephants have already been captured, including 22 earmarked for export to a destination to be announced at the end of the tender process. Following months of uncertainty and hardship endured by farmers, the government’s decision to lift restrictions has been welcomed following successful control and containment of the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak, which was detected in the Zambezi region in May 2021. Oshakati Town Council has started with the implementation of stormwater drainage system around the local authority, which is prone to seasonal floods. Namibia’s minister of international relations this week led a business delegation to Angola in an effort to accelerate and strengthen commercial ties after mutual borders swung open last week. As allegations of racism and discrimination refuse to settle in the tourism industry, the Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN)’s executive has distanced itself from such claims, saying they do not discuss issues based on race or colour. Lawmaker Elma Dienda wants parliament to change the rule that forces civil servants, members of the National Council and regional and local councillors to resign while standing for National Assembly elections. Among the exported goods from Namibia, rough diamonds valued at over N$1.5 billion (US$106 million) left the country for Belgium during 2020, with polished diamonds accounting for approximately N$80 million (US$5.4 million). Kasamulaho alikweli zakutokwa kuziba hande ni butata bone batalimani nibona balimi, kalulo yakufelisa milalo kasamulaho akukona kutibela butuku bwa taku ni mulomo, bone buzuhile mwakweli ya Kandao 2021 mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, iamuhezwi kamazoho amabeli.