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A dark cloud has settled over Namibia as tributes pour in following the death of anti-apartheid and liberation struggle icon, Archbishop Petrus Katikisa Daniel Tjijombo. South Africa’s ambassador to China, Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele, recently told New Era that the biggest trade hurdle within Africa is that some citizens do not have national documents in their countries. Mayemo alihalimu akutezi hahulu fafasi ane ali mwahala -3˚C ni 2˚C, ane asindeketilwe kimoya omutuna, viki yefelile nasiile bayahi banaha Namibia bakuña, mi babasina maino neba taselizwe hahulu. International relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says while the African continent has an abundance of resources, it has little to no control over global financial systems or international trade rules. An aggressive approach by the land reform ministry has resulted in the allocation of resettlement farms to applicants within two months. This was unheard of in the past, as the process would take up to six months to resettle needy farmers. Executive chairperson of the National Youth Council Sharonice Busch says over the past few years, Namibia has witnessed the emergence of inspiring youth-led initiatives that are focused on galvanising climate action at both local and national levels. The African Union (AU) youth ambassador for peace Khouloud Baghouri says young people are the most vulnerable group in the face of the current challenges that Africa is going through including violence and conflict. Izakuje Kamandoora and Ricardo Mbaeva noticed their son walking on his toes and when angry, he would hit his head against the wall. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula says the country continues to record an increase of sexually transmitted infections, stating that in the past five years, on average 96 000 cases were reported at healthcare facilities countrywide. Likwambuyu wamakete Kalumbi Shangula ubulela kuli naha izwelapili kufumana kekezo yalipiho zamatuku asiozwa, mi naize mwalilimo liketalizoho zefelile lipiho zelikana 96 000 neli bihilwe mwalipatela zanaha kaufela. ǂUrusib di ministeri, Dr Kalumbi Shangulab ge ra mî, !hūb ra ai!gû rase sorosiǁgoeǀhaob !nâ-ū ra ǂhīguhe ǀaegu di ǂharo ra !nae!khaide !nurisa, mî rase !kharu ge koro kurigu !nâs ministeris The Women Deliver Conference 2023 which recently took place in Rwanda, Kigali provided an extraordinary platform for young voices of Namibia to take centre stage, forging a path towards gender equality and breaking barriers. Women who fall pregnant at a young age do not just have to deal with the stigma but also have to overcome the anxiety of their life changing situation. The Environmental Investment Fund handed over N$88.3 million to 34 community-based organisations in eight landscapes that are threatened by climate change. Following the recognition of sign language as the 12th official language in South Africa earlier this month, Namibians have applauded the move, urging swift action for Namibia to follow suit. Seawork Fish Processors (Pty) Ltd, with the assistance of Bank Windhoek and other corporate partners, hosted their second seafood festival over the weekend to collect funds to aid less-privileged learners with meals. As tuberculosis soars, Namibia continues to form part of one of the largest contributors to the high burden on the continent, ranking ninth in the world according to the 2022 statistics by the World Health Organisation. The African Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI) recently completed its second residential programme in Swakopmund, where 17 fellows got exposed to the scope of business. The Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Namibia recently launched the EU-Namibia Youth Sounding Board (YSB), a ground-breaking initiative that aims to create real, long-lasting change in how the EU engages with young people in its policy work and cooperation around the world. The Nampharm Foundation, with partners, such as the health ministry and other medical professionals, has been working tirelessly around the clock, facilitating the procedures of surgically correcting closures of the cleft lip and cleft palates of children in Namibia.