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WINDHOEK - The new Venezuelan ambassador to Namibia, Omar Ernesto Berroteran Paredes has described the current political situation in his country as normal. WINDHOEK – President Hage Geingob said diplomatic relations between Namibia and other nations must always be people-centred, with specific focus on the youth. WINDHOEK - Works and Transport Deputy Director for Marine Pollution Control and Search and Rescue Pineas Auene says Namibia is ready to tackle any oil spills or pollution in its coastal waters. WINDHOEK - Ghanaian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Charles Owiredu has encouraged Namibia to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob yesterday said there was nothing untoward about ex-leaders seeking immunity from prosecution – except where crimes against humanity are suspected. WINDHOEK – The Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (Amta) through the national strategic food reserves has purchased 392 tonnes of mahangu surplus from farmers as of January to date. WINDHOEK – The recent Joint Permanent Commission of Cooperation between Namibia and Ghana saw the two countries sign two agreements set to boost and strengthen their bilateral and trade relations. OMATJETE - Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta has blasted agriculture, water and forestry officials for issuing permits to harvest timber in the northeast without obtaining environmental clearance certificates. WINDHOEK - What was intended to be a community lodge to alleviate poverty and create jobs in the sleepy village of Omatjete in the Daures Constituency has become a curse after the millions budgeted for the project vanished into thin air. WINDHOEK- Phoenix project, an initiative by a UK-based Cardiff University, has since its inception conducted more than 38 individual projects in Namibia, valued at over N$20 million. The Phoenix project began in 2014 as a normal engagement project. OMATJETE- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative Izumi Morota-Alakija has commended Namibia for having shown its commitment to protecting wildlife, especially given the country’s extraordinary diversity of species and high level of endemism. WINDHOEK- With the devastating impacts of climate change evident, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved approximately N$124.6 million (US$ 8.9 million) grant for the implementation of a climate change adaptation project in Namibia. OMATJETE - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has come to the rescue of Daures Constituency residents who live in constant fear due to the increased population of problematic elephants by providing water to the pachyderms. WINDHOEK- Namibia has been awarded the Best Destination Safari and Wildlife of the Pacific Areas Travel Writers Association (PATWA) award at the Berlin’s Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) in Germany last Thursday. WINDHOEK- Although there has been progress in achieving gender equality, the country needs to do more against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), President Hage Geingob determines. WINDHOEK - Following media reports over the escalation of Namibian timber exports to China in raw form, Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, has expressed concern that the status quo should be reversed. WINDHOEK - The Justice Ministry is thus urging the public to access the Repeal of Obsolete Laws Act, 2018 (Act No. 21 of 2018) to familiarise themselves with it. WINDHOEK - The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Council of Ministers, which started yesterday in Windhoek, will deliberate on a wide range of issues, including progress towards the implementation of priority regional initiatives. WINDHOEK- International Relations and Cooperation Executive Director Selma Ashipala-Musavyi yesterday confirmed that no Namibian national was on board the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa ON Sunday. WINDHOEK - Secretary to Cabinet George Simataa has asked police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga to consider instituting criminal charges against former health executive director Andreas Mwoombola for fraud and corruption.