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Street kids ignore government’s help

Rudolf Gaiseb The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare said street kids in Namibia ignore the government’s support to remove them from the streets.  This support includes providing shelter, education opportunities and eradicating hunger.  After the home affairs ministry announced on 21 May 2024 its plans to relocate stateless child vendors, New...

Govt wants seven-seaters eliminated 
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Govt wants seven-seaters eliminated 

ONGWEDIVA – Plans are in the pipeline to eliminate seven-seater sedans following complaints that they are not safe for transportation, while their carbon emissions allegedly compromise the environment. Deputy Director for Transportation and Regulation in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Damien Mabengano, said this during the official opening of a three-day workshop. Underway in...

Struggle kids fight for Swapo pot
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Struggle kids fight for Swapo pot

Despite recently becoming an affiliate of the ruling Swapo Party, the Namibian Exile Kids Association (Neka) feels left out of the electoral college set for September. Neka members claim that while other affiliates like the Swapo Party Youth League and the Former Plan Combatants’ Association (FPCA) have already sent the names of their delegates to...

Khwe threaten election boycott over non-recognition
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Khwe threaten election boycott over non-recognition

KATIMA MULILO – The Bwabwata Khwe have threatened to boycott the upcoming national elections if their designated chief is not recognised.  This follows continued disputes between the Khwe and the Hambukushu over the matter, which hampered the marginalised San-speaking communities within Bwabwata (both in the Zambezi and Kavango East regions) from having a recognised chief,...

ECN: Nothing sinister in Mbumba, Shaningwa meeting 
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ECN: Nothing sinister in Mbumba, Shaningwa meeting 

Lahja Nashuuta The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said their invitation to State House was to discuss the lacklustre voter registration being experienced countrywide. This week, the Affirmative Repositioning (AR), and the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters took aim at President Nangolo Mbumba for inviting Swapo secretary general (SG) Sophia Shaningwa to a closed-door meeting with...

Mbumba to UNDP: Provide resources, not just advice 
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Mbumba to UNDP: Provide resources, not just advice 

Linea Dishena President Nangolo Mbumba has urged international bodies to shift their focus from merely advising governments to providing the resources people need. Speaking during a courtesy visit by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative Alka Bhatia to State House yesterday, Mbumba said in current times, international organisations should identify challenges faced by countries,...

Mbumba pays homage to Trepper
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Mbumba pays homage to Trepper

Lahja Nashuuta President Nangolo Mbumba has offered his condolences to the family of the late Windhoek West constituency councillor György Trepper, describing him as a dedicated public servant. Trepper, Mbumba said, served the residents of his constituency with utmost dedication between 2014 and 2020. “He was highly accessible to the residents and will be remembered...

Eenhana suspends CEO
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Eenhana suspends CEO

Eenhana Town Council CEO Gabriel Benjamin has been suspended for three months. He was suspended on 3 July 2024.Eenhana mayor Omri-Oon Kavandje yesterday confirmed the suspension to New Era.He stressed that the suspension is linked to Benjamin’s performance.   However, he refused to disclose further information.The mayor indicated that Benjamin is still going to get his...

Avila: From salesman to lawyer
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Avila: From salesman to lawyer

Following a short stint in the retail sector, Roberto Martins Avila followed his childhood dreams of becoming a legal eagle.  He said he found his passion in law at a very young age,nd even his interests in television were around legal dramas and series.  “I was always intrigued about the idea that as a person,...