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WINDHOEK – The Deputy Judge President of the Namibian High Court, Judge Hosea Angula, reserved his judgement in the application by Maria Ukamba Haindaka to interdict and restrain the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, the Shambyu Traditional Authority, Sofia Kanyetu, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) and the Council of Traditional Leaders from conducting an election for a new chief. CHOI - Leader of the Mashi Traditional Authority at Choi, Chief Joseph Tembwe Mayuni has expressed concern about the pro-secessionist Caprivi Concerned Group saying their activities are a major source of instability in the Zambezi that in 1998 was rocked by a secessionist uprising. CHOI - Zambezi regional governor, Lawrence Sampofu over the weekend said Tulikonge and other cultural activities promote harmonious co-existence among Namibia’s diverse communities. WINDHOEK – ‘Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future’ will be the theme for the 13th Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (well-known as the Ramsar Convention) to be held towards the end of this year. Query: Response to a hoax advert: with an unprofessional picture captioned “Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair is no more” and “Missing money” that is circulating on social media. Hoax Advert WINDHOEK - Petrus Kudumo, from Mashare Constituency in the Kavango East Region is the 2018 National Mahangu Grand Champion for the large-scale producer category. WINDHOEK – The Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) and the Livestock Producers Organisation (LPO) hastily organised talks with emerging and communal producers as well as government and financial institutions following rumours of border control on the export of weaners which has been under discussion since November 2017. WINDHOEK – To boost local pig production, two South African experts, Duncan Stephenson and Lauren Trusler, will address members of the Pig Producers Association at their annual general meeting (AGM) tomorrow on basic bio-security and the value of a balanced ration. WINDHOEK – A three percent increase in production and marketing of cattle was recorded from January to June this year, compared to the same period in 2017. WINDHOEK - Small scale producers must make use of the government’s support programmes to increase their cereal and horticulture production to ensure national and household food security, encourages Agriculture, Water and Forestry Deputy Minister, Anna Shiweda. The mood was telling as close to 5000 Ovaherero gathered at Okakarara near the Waterberg, the latter being the site of the landmark battle that separated the tribe from its wealth and land for good. The proposed tobacco plantation in Namibia’s Zambezi Region has generated contrasting opinions raising potential benefits, issues and concerns. The implementation of the project has divided various constituencies of society. WINDHOEK - Charcoal production is an important activity for managing bush encroachment in Namibia. With an estimated 160 000 tonnes of export volume in 2016, Namibia is currently ranked as the fifth largest exporter of wood charcoal in the world, which also makes it the largest exporter of charcoal in the Southern African region. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when one tries to answer the question: how can we raise the standard of our education locally? The main factors, however, remain the teacher and the student. We just want our mothers to be our mothers and our fathers to be our fathers at home. That is our safe place. MALTAHOHE - In the middle of the NamibRand Reserve, the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) centre, a non-profit organisation, has for nearly 15 years now been teaching solar cooking and how to adopt a sustainable way of life. WINDHOEK – Infighting within the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) board of directors came to a head on Tuesday when its chairperson Rodgers Kauta tendered his abrupt resignation. WINDHOEK – Bank Windhoek extended its footprint in the country even further when it officially opened its 55th branch in Okahao, Omusati Region this week. The newest Bank Windhoek branch was officially opened by the Governor of the Region, Erginus Endjala, in the presence of King Johannes Mupongolitha Mupiya of Ongandjera, Mayor of Okahao, Immanuel Amutenya, councillors of Okahao Town Council, Man WINDHOEK – Marius Sheya, Governor of the Kunene Region, alongside his regional and local authority councilors, recently paid a courtesy call on the MTC management and was received by the Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer, Tim Ekandjo. WINDHOEK - The new Blue Economy concept – which is defined as the use of ocean resources by human beings and at the same time make sure that such resources are not depleted, is increasingly gaining support as the vehicle towards achieving ocean sustainability in Africa.