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For the past few years, Namibia has seen a drastic upward change in youth empowerment and more young people taking up spaces in decision-making positions. The Namibian Film Commission (NFC) has recently announced the Namibia Oscars selection committee did not submit a film to the 94th Academy Awards for the International Feature Film category, as none of the applications met the qualifying criteria as set out by the Academy. A sea of shacks made from corrugated iron, wooden boards and sheets of plastic, pans and pots covering holes and collecting water under leaky roofs. This is Babylon. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the education sector since 2020, but this year is set to kick off amid a litany of fresh challenges like the surge in positive cases. The Ministry of Education has announced that the incoming Grade 11 learners of 2022 (Grade 10 cohort of 2021) who meet the promotion requirements will only return to schools and hostels once the examinations are completed. The acting chief executive officer of the Namibia Drydock and Ship Repair Company, Heritha Nankole Muyoba, died in a car crash near Kongola in the Zambezi region yesterday morning. The Business and Intellectual Property Authority is urging business owners, especially those with dormant close corporations and who do not intend to conduct business in the future, to rather deregister their entities. For at least seven years, the Kunene region has experienced severe drought, and farmers are extremely worried. Muzamaisi swalelele wakampani ya Namibia Drydock and Ship Repair, Heritha Nankole Muyoba, natimezi mwakozi yafamukwakwa mabapa ni Kongola mwasikiliti sa Zambezi Labulalu kakusasana. ǀOrodomma hû kurigu ǁaebab ge Kunene ǀkhariba ǁkhōǁkhōsa ǀkhurumâsiba hō!â hâ tsîn ge ǂgari-aona nēs xa As students ready for the start of the 2022 academic year, including Nanso’s 17th national congress, the organisation’s acting president Gregory Madi is hopeful the congress will address the needs of students in the country. The Innocentia Likoro Kindergarten is the only kindergarten in the Makuvi village, some 140 km east of Rundu, but most parents are hesitant to send their children there because of the run-down condition of the thatch-hut structure. Local comedian George Shinana, publicly known as the ‘King Tee Dee imitator’, was appointed this week as the first ambassador to Kadhila Amoomo Legal Practitioners. As government embarks on transforming the education sector and embracing changes, the urgent need to invest in inclusive digital learning technology that benefits all Namibian children is all too clear. The Namibia National Students Organisation recently launched one of its flagship projects, ‘Access to basic education’ campaign, at the Dibasen Junior Secondary School in the Erongo region. In 2020, Cabinet directed the ministry of education to introduce KiSwahili into the Namibian school curriculum. However, there has been no progress made in the implementation of this plan to date. The Mandume Primary School, previously known as Owambo Gemeenskap Skool (Owambo Community School) in Windhoek, turned 60 years this week. Abraham Kashongwi, also called DJ Pan, believes a wheelchair cannot dictate what the future holds for him. A surge in crime in the Rocky Crest residential area of Windhoek has raised concerns that it could soon challenge the unenviable title of the city’s most unsafe location. On Friday, New Era reported about 28-year-old Rauna Nepolo, who was admitted to the Windhoek Central Hospital last Wednesday due to an intrauterine foetal death (IUFD).