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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.