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Author: Selma Ikela

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Posts by Selma Ikela:

    Worrisome drug use on the rise

    Worrisome drug use on the rise

    2020-05-11  Selma Ikela
    The increase of drug use following the restriction of alcohol during the Covid-19 lockdown continues to be observed, according to the Namibian Police.
    More youth seek family health services

    More youth seek family health services

    2020-05-12  Selma Ikela
    Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) needs do not stop to exist because Covid-19 demands greater attention and resources, said the Society for Family Health (SFH) country director, Taimi Amaambo.  
    Man kills self after assaulting nurses 

    Man kills self after assaulting nurses 

    2020-05-12  Selma Ikela
    A police investigation is underway after a 25-year-old man committed suicide shortly after assaulting two nurses at the Katutura state hospital on Friday morning. Jason Tuhafeni committed suicide by hanging himself in one of the hospital wards. 
    Police seize  drugs worth  nearly N$1 million

    Police seize  drugs worth  nearly N$1 million

    2020-05-14  Selma Ikela
    The police have arrested 22 people in less than a week for drug dealing. A rough New Era calculation based on information provided by the police over the last couple of days, indicates drugs worth nearly N$1 million were confiscated since Friday. 
    Cops rule out murder of paramedic

    Cops rule out murder of paramedic

    2020-05-15  Selma Ikela
    Police concluded that a 28-year-old paramedic from Swakopmund set himself alight last week and that he was not murdered. The paramedic, Warrick Ian Fortuin, sustained 90% burn wounds. 
    150 families receive food parcels

    150 families receive food parcels

    2020-05-18  Selma Ikela
    About 150 families, including a visually impaired woman, received food parcels from Motovac Namibia last week. The beneficiaries included 47-year-old Julia Shilongo who lives at Mix settlement on the outskirts of Windhoek. Motovac Namibia also donated food parcels to vulnerable families at Windhoek’s Havana, Ondangwa, Outapi, Ongwediva and Rundu. 
    Family of missing woman seeks closure

    Family of missing woman seeks closure

    2020-05-18  Selma Ikela
    The father of a 22-year-old woman who has been missing for over a month in Walvis Bay said they need closure. Shannon Darlikie Wasserfall’s father Tega Matheus said her daughter always communicated about her whereabouts when she goes out. 
    Gawanas rekindles abortion debate

    Gawanas rekindles abortion debate

    2020-05-18  Selma Ikela
    Namibia’s Bience Gawanas, who has been elected to the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) board of trustees, said the country should continue the debate on whether abortion should be legalised or not. Gawanas was at the weekend elected to the IPPF board.
    Authorities probe dumping of medical waste

    Authorities probe dumping of medical waste

    2020-05-19  Selma Ikela
    Highly infectious medical waste comprising of needles and syringes, circumcision blades, dirty linens and contraceptive implants were discovered about 50 metres from houses in Windhoek’s Goreangab area.
    Minister assures support to international students

    Minister assures support to international students

    2020-05-20  Selma Ikela
    Higher education minister Itah Kandji-Murangi said she has asked the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) to provide further support to Namibian students studying in Ukraine amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
    PDM slams 15% taxi, bus fare hike

    PDM slams 15% taxi, bus fare hike

    2020-05-22  Selma Ikela
    The temporary hike in bus and taxi fares by the Road Transportation Board (RTB) recently has not been well received by the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM), who want the hike to be reconsidered. 
    Father’s agonising search for missing daughter

    Father’s agonising search for missing daughter

    2020-05-26  Selma Ikela
    The father of a 22-year-old woman who has been missing for over a month, travelled from Windhoek to Walvis Bay this past weekend to meet with the police and visit places his daughter had last visited.