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Soukous icon Koffi Olomide arrived in Namibia yesterday for his concert set for the Independence stadium tomorrow. German education ministry representative Ralph Dieter says borders should not limit scientific discoveries, and existing research partnerships with Namibia and other institutions is progress with great impact on international relations. Congolese soukous master Koffi Olomide and his 25-person entourage delivered a thrilling act at the Independence Stadium on Saturday evening. A group of protesters yesterday marched from Katutura to Zoo Park in town to deliver a petition calling for the nationalisation of mineral resources while also demanding ownership of Namibian land and banks. The University of Namibia School of Medicine recently conferred honours on the first cohort of the Master of Medicine specialising in Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management. Legal practitioner Appolos Shimakeleni and his team at his law firm named after him were recently honoured with the Social Responsibility Excellence Award by the JP Karuaihe Foundation. The One Economy Foundation’s Project #BeFree Centre of Excellence managed to raise N$5.8 million at the recent seventh fundraising gala dinner. Since 1983, Chevening has brought over 50 000 exceptional professionals from around the world to study in the UK through scholarships and fellowships funded by the UK government, a scheme that more than 140 Namibians scholars have benefitted from and continue to. Starting work at 3h00 in the morning could be a tall order for many, but not for Katrina Andreas who presents the three-hour AM Club show on Touch FM. Deputy minister of information Emma Theofelus gave her prize money from the 2022 UN Population Award to youth enterprises who operate in the social and sexual health reproductive space. Fashionistas are promised a glitzy MTC Windhoek Fashion Week that starts tomorrow until 6 November 2022, with the Sunday show being a private one. Comedian Mark Kariahua cracked his audience’s ribs at a fully-packed The Village recently when he hosted his comedy show titled Ovihambarere (Folk Tales), which dived into the holy fire, therapy, societal issues like depression, and the overall impact of Covid-19. Young Namibians should voluntarily serve their country patriotically with discipline, as they are the nation’s driving force. Tourism and adventure businesses at Namibia’s two ports can look forward to a bumper festive season, with 22 passenger vessels to dock at Walvis Bay and Lüderitz from November to the end of December. President Hage Geingob has applauded Namibian youth for their activeness and for being meaningful participants in the political, cultural and socio-economic architecture of the country, further pledging to do more for them. Model and beauty queen Innocentia Mukubi will use her title as the Miss Teen Eco-Tourism first runner-up to promote Namibian tourism and expose the vast potential the country has to offer due to the breathtaking mix of wildlife, spectacular scenery, and diverse cultures. Despite the desperate interest of thousands of youths to be recruited into the National Youth Service programmes to fulfil their patriotic civic duties, only 418 young Namibians could be taken in this year. President Hage Geingob yesterday called for Russia and Ukraine to resolve their differences by coming up with a suitable solution for all parties involved. Ministera goukanguki Dr. Kalumbi Shangula katente asi sirongo simpe kuna kugwanekera nosivaro sina kukanduka omu vananogona wonomvhura dokonhi vana kugwana mazimo. Government and media practitioners have called for the end of impunity for crimes committed against journalists and hailed Namibia’s safety for journalists to work.