• September 25th, 2020

National

Ministry probes lion attack

OMUTHIYA - The environment ministry has launched an investigation to determine if a police case can be opened after farmers recently undertook to hunt a lioness that was reportedly killing goats north of Etosha National Park. 

Police holding cells under quarantine

ONGWEDIVA – The police holding cells at Eenhana have been placed under quarantine after 19 inmates tested positive for the coronavirus, the regional commander, Commissioner Elizabeth Sibolile said yesterday.

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Naute Dam employment dispute resolved

KEETMANSHOOP – The //Kharas region’s political leadership has intervened in a labour standoff at the Naute Dam, which is run by the Namibia Industrial Development Agency (Nida), following allegations that people from the south were being overlooked in the hiring of seasonal workers. 

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More join homelessness fight

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday endorsed deputy information minister Emma Theofelus, who will be joining other A-list celebrities for the MTC Knockout Project in aid of efforts to address homelessness in the country.

Yanyazwa kabubulai walukululwa

WINDOKO – Muzamaisi wa katengo kakatalima mayemo akutuituta, ili kakazibahala ka NQA Frans Gertze, yana tamilwe kakalezo ya kukunupa musala’ hae hasilezi, nalukuluzwi mwakhuta ya muatuli yomunyinyani mwa Windoko, kasamulaho taba yahae izwisiwa. 

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MPs back revised Orasecom agreement

National Assembly members this week were mostly in support of the revised Orange-Senqu Watercourse Commission (Orasecom) Agreement following a motion tabled by agriculture, water and land reform minister Calle Schlettwein in which he asked lawmakers for endorsement of the new plan. 

Business as usual at Keetmanshoop Urban

KEETMANSHOOP— //Kharas regional council chairperson Jan Scholtz said the daily administrative and political functioning of the Keetmanshoop Urban constituency office has not been hampered since the death of councillor Maxie Minnaar. 

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Mayor’s trust reaches out to the vulnerable

KEETMANSHOOP – As part of its core objective to assist vulnerable members of the community, the Keetmanshoop Mayor’s Trust recently handed over school uniforms, beddings, educational materials school children, needy parents and the town’s Covid-19 isolation centre. 

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Importance of water to livestock

Many farmers seem to focus more on forage or feed intake as the factor that contributes to livestock performance, however, all physiological processes responsible for intake, reproduction, growth, milk and meat production, amongst others, depend on water.

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Embracing digital Govt during pandemic

The prime minister’s office has encouraged government offices to embrace and enhance the use of digital technology to enable the work from home strategy and to minimize exposure of employees to the novel coronavirus. 

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Service station robbers on the run

The Namibian police in Erongo are appealing to the public to assist them in tracing unknown suspects who carried out a robbery at the Puma Service Station in Kuisebmond yesterday morning. The robbers got away with N$77 000. 

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LPM slaps back at Venaani

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) has slammed the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president McHenry Venaani over his recent comments in which he warned against “new political messiahs”. 

Tension mounts at road construction site

KEETMANSHOOP – Disgruntled residents of Aminuis constituency in the Omaheke region recently stopped construction of the main road that stretches from Onderombapa to Aranos via Aminuis, citing unfair labour practices. 

Katulo ya Masule ikafiwa mwaliviki zepeli

WINDOKO – Katulo mwataba yeo mubatisisi yomuhulu mwa ofesi yelwanisa litaba za bulyangelino ili yezibahala ka ACC Phelem Masule, ya zekisa Ngambela Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila hala kulundulwa fasitulo sa litaba za kubatisisa ni kuzekisa, mazazinyana amano huliswa ika fiwa la 28 Muimunene.

Bayahi bakupa menzi akunwa akenile

OMUTHIYA – Bayahi ba Choi mwasilalanda sa Kongola, mwasikiliti sa Zambezi bakupa baliofesi kuankufisa kuisa mezi kwateñi, kakuli bahapelezwa kuzamaya misipili yemitelele kuyoka mezi kwaminzi yeli bukaufi.

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Mumbala confident of poll victory 

KEETMANSHOOP - Swapo //Kharas regional coordinator Matheus Mumbala said the Keetmanshoop Urban constituency seat they lost last year to the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) is merely like a room rented by a landlord and that the term will expire very soon. 

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Lingering vandalism irks governor

Khomas governor Laura McLeod-Katjirua has expressed concern over some members of the public’s non-adherence to Covid-19 state of emergency regulations as well as the rampant vandalism of property meant to help fight the pandemic in the informal settlements such as water tanks. 

NSFAF students will not forfeit their non-tuition fees

Following weeks of uncertainty over the issue of laptop procurement, higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi yesterday assured students funded by the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) will not forfeit their non-tuition fees as per the signed contract. 

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AR demands Keetmanshoop by-election

The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement on Monday called for the withdrawal of the Electoral Commission of Namibia’s decision not to hold a by-election at Keetmanshoop Urban constituency, arguing it is unlawful and not in compliance with the Regional Council Act.

Virus defers baby-dumping trial

The Covid-19 stage three restrictions in Windhoek has caused a temporary delay in the trial of a teenage girl, who is accused of dumping her dead infant last year after giving birth at home in Katutura. 

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ECN says 2014 voter cards are still valid

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) yesterday assured electorates that voter cards issued to eligible voters in 2014 during the general registration of voters can still be used in this year’s regional council and local authority elections. 

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Live ammunition uncovered buried in Zambezi

Live ammunition was found early this week and buried at the Lizauli area of Mulikete in the Zambezi region. The police on Monday detonated the ammunition, which was discovered by Nored employees who were clearing business in the area. 

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The Damascus Goat

For those who may have never seen a Damascus goat, you are in for a surprise. To say they look like something out of a horror film is an understatement, though they are a very useful breed.

Putting the brakes on Covid-19 pandemic

GOBABIS – In an effort to curb the further spread of Covid-19 in the region, healthcare workers at Gobabis, including doctors and nurses, took to the community to educate and share information on the deadly virus. 

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Voter registration well on course 

Zambezi regional governor Lawrence Sampofu said the supplementary registration of voters was well on course in the region, with no challenges experienced during the first day of the process amid the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Kakokwani kafofaza milelo ya kubabaza

WINDOKO – Butuku bwa Covid-19 ili bobu tisize butata hala kueza liketisa mwalinaha zeñata unumwaha, butisize lipuzo kana Namibia itukiselize kueza liketisa zalikiliti ni litolopo mwakweli ya Njimwana unumwaha.

Likolo za kwamukunda lihana mulelo wa muuso

WINDOKO – Likolo za kwamukunda viki yefelile neli hanile mulelo wa liluko la tuto wa kukwalula likolo, kasamulaho akusundwa ki katengo kaka yemela maticele ka Nantu. Liluko neli cincize muhupulo viki yefelile kaku bulela kuli likolo lika kwalula mwa likalulo zetalu, ili kubeela kwatuko zibahazo ya Mueteleli Hage Geingob ya la 28 Muyana yakuli likolo likwalule kacenu.

Taba ya Masule ika kena mwa Khuta Labune

WINDOKO – Taba yeo mubatisisi yomuhulu mwa ofesi yelwanisa litaba za bulyangelino ili yezibahala ka ACC, Phelem Masule ya zekisa Ngambela Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila hala kulundulwa fasitulo sa litaba za kubatisisa ni kuzekisa, mazazinyana amano huliswa ika kena mwa Khuta Yepahami Labune.

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Land provision crucial to flattening virus curve

The councillor of Samora Machel constituency, Samuel Shivute, has urged the City of Windhoek to speed up the process of allocating plots to residents to address congestion challenges and ultimately curb the spread of infectious diseases such as Covid-19.

Slow start to tourist arrivals 

The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) says it expects tourist arrivals in the country by mid-September following the reopening of the Hosea Kutako International Airport this week. 

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Schlettwein calls for agri reforms

Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein has sounded an urgent call for Namibians to transform and modernise agriculture into a vertically and horizontally integrated sector in order for it to serve as the strong bedrock of the country’s economic recovery efforts.

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Drimiopsis San march for justice

GOBABIS – Drimiopsis community members marched to the regional police headquarters in Gobabis yesterday where they handed over a petition concerning the violence and abuse against San women and girls in their community. 

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Nudo wants November vote postponed

National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) secretary general Josef Kauandenge yesterday called for the postponement November regional council and local authority elections due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Cops sensitise residents on curfew

KEETMANSHOOP - The Namibian Police in the //Kharas region educated Keetmanshoop residents on Sunday evening on the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by government to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.  

Mubatisisi wa ACC uzekisa Ngambela

WINDOKO – Mubatisisi wa katengo kaka lwanisa litaba za bulyangelino ili kaka zibahala ka ACC Phelem Masule, waitwanela kasamulaho akulundulwa fasitulo sakuba yomuhulu walitaba zakuzekisa ni kubatisisa kwa katengo kaka lwanisa litaba za bulyangelino.

Mahangu prices frowned upon

NKURENKURU – The prices at which the Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA) is buying  mahangu grain from local producers has been hugely criticised by producers in the Kavango West region, describing it as peanuts.

Okahandja seeks to evict squatters

Okahandja municipality has approached the Windhoek High Court to evict people currently occupying municipal land “illegally” in the areas of Eekunde Proper, Eekunde Extension 5, Veddersdal Extensions 1, 2 and 3 and Five Rand Extension 3 and 4.

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PDM calls out SADC over Zim crisis

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) says it is perplexed by the deafening silence of SADC and its member states despite the continuing oppression and violence being perpetrated against opposition activists, government critics and media personnel by the Zanu-PF regime in Zimbabwe. 

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PDM questions ECN’s preparedness

“How will the commission be able to conduct the supplementary registration of voters slated to take place from 7-15 September 2020, and the election itself on 25 November 2020, while there is a restriction on gatherings?” 

Ondepe nambano iri mOtjomuise!

Otjomuise- Mondjivisiro ya Ritjatatu movandu avehe kumwe mouparanga wehi mba munikire o Covid-19 kombunda yo ngonÿononeno womata wombinÿu yawo, movandu o 201, o 158 ova Tjomuise.

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Forex traders suffer legal setback

Local forex traders Michael Amushelelo and Gregorie Cloete suffered a legal blow yesterday in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court after the presiding officer dismissed their application to provisionally withdraw their case from the court’s roll.

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Katjavivi hails Unam for virus testing ‘milestone’

Speaker of the National Assembly Peter Katjavivi has congratulated the University of Namibia (Unam) management and its vice chancellor Kenneth Matengu for a “milestone achievement” following the university accreditation as one of the country’s certified Covid-19 testing centres.

Kandjoze: Say no to shoddy work

Sewerage, water supply, hostel block renovation and extensions are some areas being prioritised and receiving urgent attention from the Covid-19 budget allocated to the Omaheke region.

Covid-19 disrupts mock exams 

OMUTHIYA – The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted a number of examination proceedings for grade 11 and 12 at some schools in the Oshikoto region after teachers and pupils tested positive for the virus. 

Khuta ilibelela piho ya mayemo amunahano

WINDOKO – Khuta yepahami ya Windoko haisika amuhela kale piho ya mayemo amunahano ayo nali mubeleki wakatengo ka Global Fund, yanyaziwa kakubulaya folomani wahae ni kuholofaza yana beleka ni yena, kwa liofesi zefumaneha fahala muleneñi wa Windoko ñohola.

Nacapa ya twapo otjihorera

Otjomuise-Nangwari tjiri ozo zetara okuza membo no tji za tjitire Oroviungura ndazuko ozo tji za ngundire ama ze huhuna ozoiri zo zo gnumbiro nambano ndu ma ze kara opure wo zoiri mbari uriri.

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Standard Bank searches for new CEO 

The man at the helm of the biggest local listing on the Namibia Stock Exchange (NSX), Vetumbuavi Mungunda, has confirmed his resignation and will leave Standard Bank Namibia (SBN) Holdings Group with effect from 1 May 2021. 

LPM, Nudo slam Ngavirue genocide talks 

The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) and the National Unity Democratic Organisation (Nudo) yesterday criticised the ongoing genocide negotiations between Namibia and the German government, asking for the inclusion of people in the diaspora, especially those in Botswana and South Africa.

Unam lab licensed to test Covid-19 samples

In the wake of increasing transmission of Covid-19 across Namibia, diamond mining giant Debmarine Namibia and the University of Namibia (Unam) have teamed up and established a laboratory that is licensed to conduct Covid-19 tests as from 3 August 2020.

School disciplines pupil after spitting spree

ONGWEDIVA – A grade 11 learner at the Mupewa Combined School in Oshikuku, who is alleged to had gone on a spitting spree after being in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case last month, will be hauled before a disciplinary hearing today. 

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PDM ‘sidelined’ in Tsumeb CEO recruitment

OMUTHIYA – Popular Democratic Movement town councillor at Tsumeb Daniel Venaani claims the party’s advice and input towards the smooth and timely recruitment of a substantive CEO for the local municipality is being ignored by the majority members of the council who are from the ruling party. 

ǁŌs ge huri-am skolgu tsûadanab ase go ī

!GOMENǁGAMS - ǂHanub di ǂam skolgu hîa Tsoaxubams tsî  !Gomenǁgams !nâ māgu ge ǀgaisa ǁgâib !naka hâ, ǁnāpa gu ǀgauna nî ôa mâtin ǀasa xoaǂgāde !gaoǁgui xrats tsî xrat 1’s hâra !aroma nî dīsa nî ôase.

//Kharas conservancies thrown EIF lifeline

GRÜNAU - After struggling for years to source funding, residents of //Gamaseb and !Gawachab conservancies in  //Kharas region could not hide their joy when they recently received N$3 million from the European Union (EU) through the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF).

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Nust academic joins ICC investigators

The Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) announced that its lecturer and Deputy Head of Department: Social Sciences, in the Faculty of Human Sciences, Dr Pilisano Masake, was recently included in the list of professional investigators of the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

Public urged to  stop partying

OMUTHIYA – The director of health in Oshikoto region, Joshua Nghipangelwa, has appealed to members of the public to avoid partying and unnecessary travel in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19, saying such gatherings are a risk as the majority do not practise preventative measures of social distancing and the compulsory wearing of face masks at such occasions.

Zambezi iyaha ni kulundulula likolo

RUNDU – Kaku yelela ni mulelo wa bune mwakutahisa zwelopili ili ‘wakufumana tuto sakata,’ mutayi wa liluko la tuto mwasikiliti sa Zambezi, nofumani masheleñi alikana bolule bababeli kalikiti zemyanda isilezi (N$2.6 million) aku lundululisa, ni masheleñi alikana bolule babane kalikiti zemyanda yemibeli (N$4.2 million) aku yahisa miyaho ya tuto silimo se.

Kututisa ba Kongola kulikana bolule ba 16

RUNDU – Katengo ka sikiliti sa Zambezi kakalile kulifa masheleñi alikana bolule balishumi kabasilezi, hala mubu one uzibahalizwe kuba tolopo kwa Kongola, mi uketilwe kuli uhuliswe. “Katengo ka sikiliti kafwile musebezi waku tisa zwelopili mwa sikiliti, kaku tahisa litolopo.

Baba balwa bapuluswa kwabalekisi babatu

KATIMA MULILO – Babeleki bamulao mwasikiliti sa Zambezi ili sesi polohilwe ki linaha za Angola, Zambia ni Botswana, babulela kuli neba pulusize liezwa, ili babali mwahala lilimo zelishumi kazetalu kuisa kuzelishumi kazene, ili bane baputelezwi kibalekisi babatu mi bababeli kubona kibana banaha DRC, mi babañwi kibana banaha Zambia.

Shambyu refutes alleged corrupt land deal

RUNDU – The Shambyu Traditional Authority chief council has refuted allegations of corruption by All People’s Party (APP) secretary general Vincent Kanyetu, dismissing this as propaganda and claiming them as political accusations to solicit votes in the upcoming regional and local authority elections.

City residents warned about land scam

City of Windhoek mayor Fransina Kahungu is concerned over a fraudulent scheme that targets people with disabilities in Otjomuise, where a woman defrauded them purportedly in exchange for non-existent land title deeds.

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Seaflower quota extended to save 655 jobs

WALVIS BAY - Walvis Bay based Seaflower Pelagic Processing  was thrown a temporary lifeline on Friday when the Erongo governor, Neville Andre, on Friday during his weekly media briefing announced the government awarded the horse mackerel holder an additional quota to save 655 jobs.

Bullying prevalent in some boardrooms

Plans are at an advanced stage for Namibia to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention 190 concerning the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work including boardroom bullying.

Suspected NamWater case tests negative

The head of marketing and corporate communication at the water utility, NamWater, Johannes Shigwedha was pleased to inform all stakeholders the case of an employee at its head office suspected of having contracted the coronavirus had tested negative.

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On the spot - Rukoro on life post-NFA

New Era senior sport journalist Otniel Hembapu caught up with former Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general Barry Rukoro to talk about life post-NFA, his legacy, the current football politics and his love for farming; among a raft of other issues.

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Drownings become too frequent

ONGWEDIVA – Following a series of drowning incidents reported recently in the Omusati region, the police have urged residents to stay away from the Calueque Canal and other open water points.

Zambezi constructs, renovates classrooms

RUNDU – In line with Sustainable Development Goal 4 that is to ‘Ensure access to quality inclusive education,’ the Zambezi Education Directorate received N$2.6 million for renovations and N$4.2 million for the construction of basic education facilities for the current financial cycle.

Bukalo kavagwene N$145 zonomiliyuna vadike evango lyokatomeno

Rundu  – Ndango zodoropa zaBukalo kavatulire mepulisiro vatunge evango lyokatomeno lyoyimaliwa yokusika konomiliyuna N$145 eli nalikara asi evango lyokwantyani lyomutaro lyokatomeno pevango lyevhu lyokusika ponomusunda ntano devhu omu navaruganena nyama zonkunkutu, omu vana kuyimona asi tavakaretesapo yirugana, yimo ngoso ana kutanta nguuru gomukunda Zambezi Lawrence Sampofu posiruwo sokugava mbudi zendi katambeserere kovatungimo womomukunda ngwendi moune wakapita. ‘

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118 San learners registered for school

ONGWEDIVA – In its quest to integrate San children into the mainstream and ensure every Namibian child has access to education, the Ohangwena region has, during the 2019/2020 financial year, registered 118 San learners for school.

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Food relief for grief-stricken family

OMUTHIYA – The Onambango family, whose home was damaged by fire last month, resulting in the death of two children, received cement and corrugated iron sheets from Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) and Swapo Party Women Council (SPWC) to enable them to rebuild.

Boy drowns at Ogongo

ONGWEDIVA – A six-year-old boy drowned in an earthen dam in the Ogongo constituency on Tuesday afternoon. It is alleged Paulus Emvula and his nine-year-old sibling were herding goats when the incident happened. 

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Borehole rehab cost millions in Zambezi

Zambezi region governor Lawrence Sampofu, during his recent state of the region address (SORA), said the region is working towards meeting its basic human needs through different offices, ministries and government agencies to provide services to residents of the region.

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Governor’s name used in elaborate scam

RUNDU – Fraudsters have been using cellphone texts purported to be that of the Kavango West regional governor Sirkka Ausiku to defraud several elites across the country who got tricked into sending money thinking they are assisting the governor supposedly in distress.

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Tsintsabis proclaimed a settlement

OMUTHIYA – The community of Tsintsabis in Guinas constituency can breathe a sigh of relief as the area was formally proclaimed a settlement, says its chief regional officer Frans Enkali, who assured the public that the area is receiving undivided developmental attention. 

NIPs ge Covids !âidi ǁkhāsiba go khoraǂui

Namibian Institute of Pathologys (NIP) ge ǁîs di !âidi Covid-19sa !âis !aroma ra ūhe ǁgauǁgaudi disa ǁ­îs di laboratoriums hîa Oshakatis Oshana ǀkharib !nâ ǁgoes !nâ mâs ǁga ra khoraǂui, îs nēs ǀkha khaohâs !nurigu dis !hūb a ǂhabase hâsa oresa hōba. 

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Haufikub ge WHOsa hydroxychloroquine-i sîsenūs ǂnamipe ge ǀgūǀkhā

Presdidenti di ǀawemā-aob ǂurusib ǁhōn ǂnamipeb, Dr Bernard Haufikub ge ge mî, ǁîb ge Hoa !Hūbaisi ǂUrusib ǂNûiǂgās (WHO) di mâisana Genevas !nâ a ǀgūǀkhāsa, ǁîn di mûǂgāb tsî mâtikō amab ǁnāti ī videob hîa ǂhabase ra mûmâheb hîa mâti-i hydroxychloroquine-e koma corona-xoxoros xa ǀaehâ khoena ǂuruǂurus !nâ !gâiba ge sī!nâsa ǁawoǁ­awos !aroma. 

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Namibia recognises alternative Chinese treatment

Dr Peng Wang a specialist in acupuncture – a drugs-free alternative medicine that has evolved into one of the most utilized forms of complementary integrative medicine – says a handful of Namibian medical insurance firms have finally agreed to sanction the therapy, thus enabling medical insurers to start accepting acupuncture claims.

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Bukalo gets N$145 million meat processing plant

RUNDU – The Bukalo Village Council has approved the construction of the N$145 million modern meat processing plant on a five-hectare piece of land where a dry meat processor, meat boilers and several other meat products would be processed, thereby creating much-needed jobs, revealed the Zambezi region governor Lawrence Sampofu during his state of the region address last Thursday.

Several rescued from human traffickers

KATIMA MULILO – Law enforcement agents in the Zambezi region that is surrounded by Angola, Zambia and Botswana say they rescued four victims aged between 13 and 14  who were entrapped by human traffickers, two of the cases from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Geingob: Marcus Garvey inspired us

President Hage Geingob said Jamaica’s black nationalist and leader of the Pan-Africanism movement Marcus Garvey planted the seeds in them to combat colonialism, racism and division, and to pursue Pan-African solidarity towards a liberated continent. 

Ozosikore ngazepate-Ovakwatera

Otjomuise- Oruwano rwa Namibia ro zo miÞiri, indwi o Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN),  no vi mbumba vyo tutu two vakwatera matutja o Ministeri yOmahongero ndinondi yaso oku tjivisa kutja otuveze two ma hongero okuza ko Mandaha ma tu pata nganduu kondjivisiro yarwe. 

Public alerted for live fire exercise

The Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs (MODVA) has alerted members of the public not to panic because of the sight of military equipment and the shooting demonstration that will be occurring in the Erongo region.

Kavango West laments slow ID issuance

NKURENKURU – Kavango West regional governor Sirkka Ausiku is displeased with the slow issuance of IDs and birth certificates by officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration Safety and Security in Kavango West.

Nujoma calls for decent housing for grape labourers

AUSSENKEHR – The Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, is of the view that employers, employees, trade unions and the government should all join hands in the spirit of tripartism to fully develop Aussenkehr to the optimum benefit of all to heed the call for inclusivity by President Hage Geingob.

Khorixas businessman confesses to murder

A 60-year-old Khorixas businessman in the Kunene region yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of murder read with the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act, as well as two counts under the Arms and Ammunition Act when his trial started before Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg.

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Aid pours in to reeling Twaloloka

WALVIS BAY – Walvis Bay is currently a hive of activity as consignments of food, mattresses, clothes and other basic essentials are arriving at the town to aid the residents of Twaloloka who lost everything during a devastating fire on Sunday evening. 

AR gets nod  to contest poll

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) on Monday approved the registration of the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement to contest in the Windhoek local authority polls set for November.

//Kharas council staff face quarantine

KEETMANSHOOP – Staff members from the headquarters of //Kharas Regional Council and the Directorate of Education might be possibly placed under quarantine pending the outcome of the Covid-19 results of one female staff member at the premises.

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Kavango East vaccinates thousands of cattle

RUNDU – The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, under the directorate of veterinary services, has vaccinated about 20 607 cattle against the foot-and-mouth disease in the Kavango East region, where there are often outbreaks of the livestock disease.

IGA beneficiaries make gradual progress

It is imperative that the government assists citizens who are in need to make them self-sustainable, especially in these challenging economic times of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Keetmanshoop rural constituency councillor Elias Kharugab.

Mother commits suicide inside holding cell

RUNDU – Court officials at the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday were shocked by the suicide inside a court holding cell where a 31-year-old woman took her life shortly after receiving a fine of N$3 000 or alternatively six months in prison after she had abandoned her newborn at hospital.

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Resettlement bribery scam unearthed

The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein, has cautioned the landless to be aware of a scam, where those seeking resettlement are being asked bribes to be allocated resettlement farms.

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Residents want tarred road in Omuntele

OMUTHIYA – The community of Omuntele, which was last week at loggerheads with Roads Authority (RA) officials over a request to construct a tarred road in the area, has now requested Oshikoto regional governor Penda Ya Ndakolo to intervene.

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Hundreds bury Swapo veteran Jason Angula

Windhoek – Hundreds of Namibians from all walks of life gathered in a large number at Gammams Cemetery in Windhoek, where veteran politician of the struggle for liberation and independence Jason Abed Angula was laid to rest on Saturday morning.

Sioka condemns barbaric fatal stabbing of woman

OMUTHIYA – Doreen Sioka, the minister of gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare has condemned, in the strongest terms, the cold-blooded murder of Rejoice Shovaleka, who was stabbed to death two weeks ago by an unknown assailant in Tsumeb.

Gender ministry inaugurates ECD centre

AROAB – Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Bernadette Jagger has urged parents in Aroab to ensure more of their children are enrolled and attend the newly constructed early child development (ECD) centre in the south- eastern town where they will receive professional care and early stimulation for their future learning and development.

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Kavango East open for investors

RUNDU – The governor of the Kavango East region, Bonifatius Wakudumo, has called on local and foreign investors to invest in the region while making reference to the political stability and investment-friendly environment in the region.

A shot in the arm for Ohangwena SMEs

The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Services recently handed over Income Generating Activities (IGAs) materials and equipment to six more beneficiaries in Ohangwena region, translating to a total of 23 direct beneficiaries in the region alone to a value of over N$180 000.  

Parks to charge conservation fees

In addition to existing park entrance fees, the environment and tourism ministry will introduce the payment of a conservation fee, which will be charged to all visitors to national parks and game parks in addition to existing park entrance fees.

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Shoprite i nyaziwa ketululo ya mushobo

KATIMA MULILO – Kamaiso ya sintolo sa Shoprite inyazizwe kuli ina ni ketululo ya mushobo, kasamulaho akufa babeleki bamashumi amabeli kabasilezi mwasikiliti sa Zambezi mañolo, kuli babonahale fapila katengo kakatalima mafosisa mwa Katima Mulilo.

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SMEs get equipment from government

Minister of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Doreen Sioka has called on Namibian men to stop acts of gender-based violence (GBV) towards women and children – and subsequently, the abuse of pension and child grants.

Geingob to study ancestral land report 

Although the Presidential Commission into Claims of Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution concluded its fact-finding mission on the much-awaited recommendations, it will only be made public once President Hage Geingob studies it.

Roads, new clinics for Kavango East

RUNDU – Kavango East regional governor Bonifatius Wakudumo, in his inaugural state of the region address, said the region made inroads in infrastructure development and improvements during the 2019/2020 budget circle from the N$414. 1 million allocated by the central government.

Ombepo yo maunguriro kumwe ya utire okuhinga?

Otjomuise- Ovengi mbazuvire kutja ovanane ovengi vOvaherero nOvambanderu mba na ngerwe ko ma zemburukiro wo zombura o 50 zondiro yOmbara Otjitambi yOvaherero, Katjikururume Hosea Komombumbi Hoveka, va ze rire kutja oo mautiro wo ma hingiro yombepo yo mbwaneno.

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Retrenched Seaflower workers stage stand-in

WALVIS BAY – Desperate employees of Seaflower Pelagic Processing plant at Walvis Bay on Wednesday appealed to President Hage Geingob to intervene and save their jobs by ordering the minister of fisheries, Albert Kawana, to reinstate their quota, so they can have their jobs back.

Omuntele demands tarred road 

OMUNTELE – Angry residents of Omuntele have rejected the promise of the Roads Authority (RA) to only rehabilitate and re-gravel the Engoyi-Omuntele road that is in a bad state, causing displeasure to motorists. 

Covid-19 death toll rises to 7

Meanwhile, frustrated Walvis Bay residents, who are currently quarantined at the National Youth Service facility at Henties Bay, packed their bags and attempted to leave the facility yesterday morning.