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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Namibia’s top female Olympic Trap shooter Gaby Ahrens is aiming at getting a good result at the third national trails scheduled to take place this Sunday at the Luiperdsvalley military base shooting range south of Windhoek.
    It will be her last competitive preparation shot before the 34-year old leaves for Azerbaijan in August to compete at the last World Cup of the season.
    Ahrens made second and third place at the first two trials respectively, being the only women to compete.
    Gielie van Wyk won both events in dominating fashion.
    Read more about Ahrens aims for good result at final prep event

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    All is set for the second edition of the Windhoek Lager Africa Jacket Golf Championships, which kicks off tomorrow.
    The championship’s first teams arrived on Tuesday, while the rest of the teams were expected in Windhoek yesterday.
    Team Seychelles arrived in the capital on Tuesday afternoon, while teams from Uganda, Tanzania, Swaziland, Kenya, South Africa (SA), Botswana and Zimbabwe were expected yesterday afternoon.
    Zambia, which was a participating country in the championships, withdrew due to other golf tournament commitments.
    Read more about Africa Jacket Golf Championships set for kickoff

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    Namibia’s Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) players are gearing up for the fourth tournament of the PTA Series, which is scheduled to take place on the courts of the Windhoek High School (WHS) this weekend.
    The two-day tournament is the only event in Namibia in which the participants battle it out according to their skill set and not their age.
    In the mini category Jamilla Hungamo and Eila Kambonde are expected to continue their rivalry which dates back to the very first tournament of the year. Both players have two wins to their name thus far.
    Read more about Tennis aces gun for PTA glory

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    Employees of Namib Mills yesterday staged a peaceful demonstration outside their work premises in the capital from about 07:00, accusing management of unfair labour practices.
    About 200 workers demonstrated outside the company’s headquarters, demanding the reinstatement of two co-workers who were dismissed from the company.
    Desmond Nunenge from Windhoek was dismissed over allegations that he stole sugar and Mwilima Yamba, who was a truck driver in Katima Mulilo, allegedly stole tie-down straps from a Namib Mills client.
    Read more about Namib Mills workers stage demonstration

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    A number of residents in the Groot Aub settlement outside Windhoek have been without water or any sanitation services for over three years now, and are also living in fear when darkness falls.
    Hermanus !Gaweb, who has been staying in the California location for the last nine years, was forced to build a bucket toilet for his family, but said he is scared his children may fall into it while playing.
    He also complained that the location has no electricity - a situation which puts people’s lives in danger.
    Read more about Groot Aub residents fearful when darkness falls

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    A lawyer representing former Namibian Defence Force (NDF) Brigadier Matheus Shiweda says there is no evidence implicating him in the N$30 million Avid fraud trial.
    Jan Wessels told the High Court yesterday that no evidence had been presented on which to convict his client can be acceptable and he therefore argued that Shiweda should be discharged.
    Read more about Avid fraud accused argue for discharge

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    The plan to establish the country’s first Food Bank is at an advanced stage, says Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Minister, Bishop Zephania Kameeta.
    Kameeta also confirmed that land has already been secured for the N$5.5 million Food Bank and that a groundbreaking ceremony will take place during next
    month.
    He also revealed that a soup kitchen that is to be part of the project will start within the next three
    months.
    Read more about Food Bank to be a reality by September - Kameeta

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    Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti, who guided the Namibian side to a historic Cosafa Cup title a few weeks ago, has resigned from his position just days before his side is due to play Zambia in a Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifier match in Windhoek. Mannetti will not be lost to Namibian football as he will continue to work with the youth teams under the NFA. At a media briefing a while ago, NFA secretary-general Barry Rukoro said Mannetti had asked to be reinstated in his previous post within the NFA. His assistant Ronnie Kanalelo will take over in the interim. Read more about Mannetti quits Brave Warriors

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    Issue Date: 
    Sat, 2011-03-05 (All day)

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    NEW YORK - NAMPA/AP
    Sony is sharing its PlayStation 4 with the world, but there was no word on price or availability, other than a fl ash on the screen saying “Coming holiday 2013”.
    NAMPA/AP

    The Japanese electronics giant unveiled their new gaming system this week, hyping the machine as a “supercharged PC” with the ability to effortlessly share interactive experiences, by instantly broadcasting video of gaming action or virtually handing out health potions to friends online.

    “Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” said Andrew House, Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment. Read more about Sony ‘unveils’ social-focused PS4


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    If not addressed as a matter of urgency, the poverty rates in the country will disrupt the peace that is currently being enjoyed.
    This was said by Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Minister, Bishop Zephania Kameeta, yesterday.
    Kameeta, who spoke to Namibian Sun on the sidelines of the Symposium on Contemporary Issues Facing the Church in Namibia, said poverty levels in the country are “disturbing”.
    “We should thank government for creating such a ministry, but we must not take peace for granted. There cannot be peace if people go to bed hungry,” said Kameeta.
    Read more about Poverty is a threat to peace - Kameeta

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    Johanna Lukas, 22, who was recently found guilty in the High Court of trafficking children for sexual exploitation, has admitted that she took one of the victims to a rapist, even though it was not her intention that the girl be sexually assaulted.
    The mother has also pleaded for leniency and wants her daughter to be given a suspended sentence.
    Eugenia Andreas Lukas was called to testify on her daughter’s behalf, in mitigation of sentence.
    She wept in the witness box.
    Read more about Child sex trafficker’s mom wants suspended sentence

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    Bank of Namibia (BoN) Governor, Ipumbu Shiimi, says the commencement of the currency conversion agreement, which will allow for the reciprocal conversion of the national currencies of Namibia and Angola, is a significant milestone in reaching a desired future.
    Speaking at an event in Oshikango yesterday to mark the commencement of the agreement signed last year between BoN and Banco National de Angola, Iipumbu said the two central banks were able to do the seemingly impossible through motivation and determination.
    Read more about Currency deal implementation a milestone - Iipumbu

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  • 06/18/15--17:00: Namibia’s amazing dads
  • Although they are often overlooked, amid the negativity that often fills news pages, there are amazing dads in Namibia who love their kids and do everything to ensure that they are happy, well-adjusted and successful.
    According to father of two, John Ekongo, being a good father first and foremost is about responsibility, showing leadership and discipline, as well as being a good example and role model to your children.
    Good fathers make an ongoing effort to spend time with their children and offer positive attention
    Read more about Namibia’s amazing dads

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    The arrest of a Chinese national suspected of co-ordinating rhino horn smuggling from Namibia is among the major successes that has been achieved by an international law-enforcement operation combating wildlife crime.
    The operation - codenamed ‘Operation COBRA III’ - was conducted during May and involved a series of raids conducted across Asia, Africa and Europe, resulting in more than 300 arrests of suspects, including kingpins, and over 600 seizures of assorted wildlife contraband.
    Read more about Local kingpin arrest linked to global anti-poaching operation

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    Former Namibia Security Guard Watchmen’s Union (NASGWU) Secretary-General, David Frans, who was voted out of power earlier this year amid allegations of misusing funds, says he will fight back.
    Frans accuses the Trade Union Congress of Namibia (Tucna) leadership of allegedly appointing a biased investigation committee to investigate the charges laid against him and themselves.
    The investigation committee allegedly found Frans guilty of misusing funds and of failing to pay union employees and members.
    Read more about Embattled unionist says he won't throw in the towel

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    A group of 37 people at the Okahandja Park informal settlement, who are living with HIV, are appealing for assistance in cash or kind to build a shack where they can hold their meetings in privacy.
    Members of Dr AP Kanyama Group, who are currently holding their meetings in the open under a tree, told Namibian Sun that at the moment they have no privacy and that their meetings are being disrupted by drunkards.
    The situation also makes them uncomfortable to express their problems, with residents eavesdropping when they are having discussions.
    Read more about HIV/Aids support group desperate for assistance

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    Brave Warriors coach Ricardo Mannetti has opted to take up his previous post as head of the country’s youth teams and as in-house coach with the Namibia Football Association (NFA), instead of continuing with his current job.
    This was announced by the NFA’s Secretary-General, Barry Rukoro, who refused to call Mannetti’s decision a resignation.
    “We respect the decision, although it is hard. Like everyone else I’m disappointed, but every man has to chart his own path,” he said at a packed press conference at the NFA’s Football House yesterday.
    Read more about Football plunged into disarray as Mannetti quits Warriors

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    The Namibian government has called on American President Barack Obama’s administration to leave no stone unturned in its efforts to get justice for the nine African-Americans gunned down in a Charleston church by a young killer with apparent sympathies to the old South African apartheid regime.
    Dylann Roof, 21, was arrested on Thursday shortly after the shooting incident which has caused international uproar, especially because of his apparent fascination with white supremacy.
    Read more about Namibian govt condemns apartheid-influenced church killer

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    A total of 25 Namibians have been arrested in other countries between January last year and April this year, for crimes ranging from driving under the influence of alcohol, assault and overstaying their visits.
    Figures provided by police spokesperson Inspector Slogan Matheus through Interpol show that that 22 Namibians were arrested in the United Kingdom for various crimes between January 1, 2014 and April this year.
    Read more about 25 Namibians arrested overseas

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