• August 18th, 2019
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City faces cash flow problems

WINDHOEK - The City of Windhoek strategic executive head of finance Jerome Davis has warned that the city is facing cash flow problems that requires creativity, cooperation and political will from the executive and senior management teams to resolve.

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MET throws lifeline to nearly 70 hippos

WINDHOEK - As a mitigation measure, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has drilled a borehole to pump water into drying up ponds to save about 68 stranded hippos that are fighting not only for territorial space but also survival in the Chobe River. 

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Help us graze in Angola, Geingob asked

ONGWEDIVA - Livestock farmers in Oshana Region want the Namibian government to engage Angola authorities on a possibility of allowing them to graze their cattle in, and export meat products into, Angola. The farmers argue that the available grazing areas in the north are densely populated with livestock – and

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NSFAF funding deficit receives attention

WINDHOEK- The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation has announced that the high-level technical committee, constituted for the purpose of identifying additional sources to fund Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) beneficiaries, has successfully completed its assignment. 

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NCRST head-hunting CEO

WINDHOEK - The National Commission on Research, Science, and Technology (NCRST) is in the process of head-hunting for a suitable candidate after they failed to find the right person to fill the vacant post of its CEO

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Woman dies after being run over by own vehicle 

WINDHOEK - A 46-year-old woman died yesterday morning after her vehicle – allegedly with a faulty handbrake – rolled backwards and trapped her underneath it before coming to a standstill some metres into her neighbour’s yard. It is alleged that the woman tried to stop the vehicle which  was rolling on a slight slope.

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Geingob explains sale of Erindi

WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob has said Erindi, Namibia’s biggest privately-owned game reserve, measuring 65 000 hectares, can legally be sold to foreigners since the waiver was granted way before last year’s land conference. 

Potential murderer commits suicide

WINDHOEK – A swift response from a gender-based violence activist and the Namibian Police Force saved a Windhoek woman’s life as she could have been a victim of gender-based violence at the hands of her ex-boyfriend last week.  

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US avails N$1.2b HIV war chest

WINDHOEK – The government of the United States of America, through its President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar) this year committed nearly N$1.2 billion (U.S $82 million) for HIV programmes in Namibia. 

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Rundu residents seek divine intervention

RUNDU - Residents of Rundu are now seeking divine intervention and have organised a prayer day today  for the town’s administration which is in chaos with constant disunity amongst the council members which has now brought operations in the Rundu Town Council to a standstill.

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Speak to workers themselves, unions tell PM

WINDHOEK – The country’s two largest civil servant unions have told Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila that they do not have a problem with a one-off two percent voluntary contribution by civil servants to the drought coffers, provided that civil servants agree to it themselves.

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NSFAF loan applicants demand funding for all

WINDHOEK – A large crowd of tertiary students staged a peaceful demonstration in Windhoek on Wednesday, demanding from the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and the minister of higher education that all qualified and eligible students be funded to further pursue their studies.

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Judge removed for potential bias in NamibRe case

Supreme Court Acting Judge of Appeal Theo Frank was removed from any involvement in the pending appeal of Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein against a decision by the Windhoek High Court to stay the implementation of the provisions of the NamibRe Act, pending the outcome of a constitutional challenge against the provisions of the Act.

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Call to amend fishing right requirements

National Council Swapo Member of Parliament Damian Nakambare, who is also Nkurenkuru Constituency Councillor, has proposed that the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources considers amending some of its fishing rights requirements to ensure that all Namibians – irrespective of their social status – can freely apply for fishing rights. 

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Inexperience cost us, says Benjamin

Brave Warriors assistant coach, Collin Benjamin, heaped massive praise on Namibia’s courageous performance in their 2-1 loss to Malawi late yesterday during their 2019 Cosafa Cup Group B decider, but admitted that lack of experience had a hand in their defeat.

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Tribute to Dr Nickey Iyambo

On behalf of the National Assembly, and on my own behalf and that of my wife, I would like to express our great sadness and deep sense of loss on the passing of Dr Nickey Iyambo, one of the founding members of the Namibian Nation.

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Jamalife ordered to cease operations and pay back the money

An investigation by the Bank of Namibia (BoN) into the business model of Jamalife Helpers Global has determined that the business contravenes section 55A of the Banking Institutions Act. As a result, the Bank has directed Jamalife Helpers Global to cease their operations and to repay all monies obtained from the public within a period of 21 days.

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Global economy is interdependent - Zhang

Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming says no country in the world “can afford to pursue development with its doors closed” because the global economy is interdependent, and that countries have so much to gain through openness as opposed to trade warring.

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Rössing to close in 2020 if sale collapses

SWAKOPMUND – Rio Tinto will accelerate the closure of its Rössing Uranium mine to June 2020 if the N$1.5 billion sale of the mine to China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC) is not approved by the Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC).   The mine has about 1000 employees and a lifespan stretching to 2025. 

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Namibia, Russia strengthen ties

WINDHOEK - International Relations and Cooperation Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said Namibia and Russia remain special friends and their friendship needs to be nourished and maintained, not only at the political level but through other platforms as well. 

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Deputy PM calls for drought solidarity

MARIENTAL - The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on Namibian citizens to show solidarity with one another during the current crippling drought that the country is facing.

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Venezuelan funds frozen in international banks

WINDHOEK - Approximately US$5.4 million or the equivalent of N$77 million of Venezuelans funds meant for social programmes are held, frozen and confiscated in international banks, as a result of the economic blockade of Venezuela. The economic sanctions are being spearheaded by the USA government.

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War veterans reject state housing

OMUTHIYA - Some war veterans that were to benefit from the veterans affairs housing scheme have been reportedly refusing to move into the houses upon completion, an issue that has irked the ministry which says the houses could have been diverted to more deserving individuals.

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Govt's new internship coming soon

WINDHOEK – Executive Director in the Office of the Prime Minister I-Ben Nashandi yesterday said government will soon announce the new public service internship framework that has been under review since the beginning of this year.

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Katti acquires cannabis licence in Lesotho

WINDHOEK – The Lesotho government has granted Namibian businessman Knowledge Katti and his Mosotho partner Thabo Ntai a licence to cultivate, manufacture and supply cannabis, in line with the kingdom nation’s laws. The licence is valid for ten years and is renewable on an annual basis.

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MET office at Ndiyona to close down

RUNDU - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) is closing down its Ndiyona settlement sub-office in Ndiyona Constituency in Kavango East and the three staff members  at the office will be relocated to Buffalo core area in the Bwabwata (West) National Park in Mukwe, Kavango East.

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Unam arrear students to sit for exams

WINDHOEK - Following months of anxiety among defaulting students at the University of Namibia (Unam) over being allowed to sit for their exams, the university management has decided to allow such students to write exams which started this week.

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Geingob congratulates ANC

WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob – who also heads Namibia’s ruling party Swapo - has added his voice to the loud thunders of congratulations for his South African counterpart, the African National Congress (ANC) and SA President Cyril Ramaphosa, following their victory in the just-ended elections.

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Kharas youth speak out on challenges

KEETMANSHOOP - New Era recently engaged youth leaders from various political parties in the //Kharas Region so that they could share on the challenges they face and on what remedial interventions should be implemented to address these demands.

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Guilty verdict for kidnappers

SWAKOPMUND - Four Walvis Bay residents, Logan Pretorius, his fiancé, Sandra Riobo, Ashley Januarie and Curven Vries were on Friday found guilty on a charge of kidnapping and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm.

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Save nation from hunger, governors told

WINDHOEK - Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila and the Deputy PM Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah yesterday implored regional governors not to let anyone die of hunger as a result of the drought that was declared a state of emergency by President Hage Geingob on Monday.

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Swapo distances itself from independent candidate 

WINDHOEK - The ruling party Swapo yesterday distanced itself from the independent candidate in the upcoming Ondangwa Urban Constituency by-election, after social media posts suggested she was a ‘Swapo independent candidate’. Photos of Angelina Immanuel were accompanied by Swapo colours, with a call to vote for her.

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German company tackles hepatitis in DRC

SWAKOPMUND - A German company, Blueplanet Investment, will tackle Hepatitis E through a pilot project that will be launched in the Democratic Resettlement Community (DRC) in Swakopmund, with environmentally friendly products they produce in Frankfurt.