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WINDHOEK – Nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) living in Namibia positively welcomed news that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi is the provisional winner of that country’s presidential elections – saying he can learn a lot from stability in Namibia. WINDHOEK – Three councillors at City of Windhoek have dismissed claims that unqualified relatives were recruited in City Police with their assistance. At a press conference last week, Nudo City representative Josef Kauandenge availed a list of 11names of people allegedly related to ruling party Swapo councillors employed in the Windhoek City Police. WINDHOEK - Leader of the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) Bernadus Swartbooi has vowed to take on Public Enterprises Deputy Minister Veikko Nekundi who poked holes in the new party’s list of supposed members, in an objection submitted to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on Friday. WINDHOEK – “Business is doing very well. A lot of clients are borrowing in January,” Johannes Sheya, the owner of micro-lender Ondeya Financial Services, roared last week. WINDHOEK - A four-year-old girl from Greenwell Matongo in Katutura was allegedly lured with chocolate by unknown man while playing with her peers at a house and sexually assaulted in a riverbed a distance away. WINDHOEK - Khomas regional police crime investigation coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas said Affirmative Repositioning (AR) activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma who is facing three charges including obstructing an officer to execute his official duty is likely to appear in court today. This will depend on the doctor who admitted him in hospital. WINDHOEK – The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement, whose leader Dimbulukeni Nauyoma was granted N$500 bail after he was arrested on Friday, yesterday said it will challenge the constitutionality of some sections of the Squatters Proclamation of 1985, which it says is an extension of the apartheid machinery. WINDHOEK - Although there was criticism about Operation Hornkranz from some quarters, the joint police/army operation has been welcomed by a significant number of citizens as an initiative worth maintaining, said Namibian Police Force Deputy Inspector-General for Operations Oscar Peter Embubulu. WINDHOEK – No arrest has yet been made a month after a taxi driver was found dead and half-naked in Otjomuise, police say. WINDHOEK – A People’s Litigation Centre (PLC) under the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement has been established and registered with the Master of the High Court. WINDHOEK –– A 28-year-old woman was allegedly raped in front of her minor son after an acquaintance forcefully entered their shack over the weekend in Gibeon. WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration has advised the Namibia Refugee Appeal Board and the Namibia Refugee Committee to differentiate between refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants.