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  • 07/11/19--16:00: Why you need a music manager
  • Why you need a music managerWhy you need a music manager A music manager does not necessarily have to be someone with a lot of experience, but having the right music manager on your team is as important as having the right players.

    Many musicians in Namibia play both roles - that of being the talent (artist), and the manager. This week I want to discuss why having a music manager is important for your brand. This may not just apply to musicians, but creatives in general. As I stated earlier, a manager does not have to be someone who has been in the industry for years. Although it's nice to have someone with connections, a motivated friend who learns the ropes with you can also be a great ally. The bottom line is that having a manager brings many benefits you may need to grow your brand.

    Some of the benefits of having this team member on board include adding credibility to your brand, allowing you to concentrate on making music, and creating a separation between you and the industry.

    Adding credibility is admittedly old fashioned, but still very true. I believe having a manager often lends an air of seriousness to what you are doing that stands out more than you operating on your own behalf. It demonstrates that you have convinced someone to get into business with you already, which always makes it easier for other people to be convinced too, and for them to listen to what you say and eventually get on board. Moreover, a manager suggests a certain amount of professionalism; in other words, the entertainment industry stakeholders and key players tend to assume that a manager will respond to emails and phone calls before a musician, which once again demonstrates professionalism.

    Secondly, having a manager gives you the time as an artist to concentrate on creating art. You know how challenging life can get when you are trying to do everything on your own. As the talent it is important to oversee the administrative work, but you do not necessarily have to be the one to email journalists, call venues when you are having a concert, talk to designers, do your social media, reply to emails and answer calls. You are better off concentrating on rehearsing, writing and recording music. Having a manager frees you and actually lets you do your job - being an artist. Imagine how much further you could get with your music if you actually just got to do music? A manager can make that happen.

    Thirdly, having a manager creates a separation between you and the industry. It is not always easy for an artist to reach out to radio presenters, record labels, music journalists and other people within the business. For a music manager that task is a little easier to handle.

    As a musician, it's not always easy to make phone calls to music journalists, radio, labels and other people within the business - or at least to get calls back. For a music manager, that task is a little easier to tackle. People within the industry often have to have very frank discussions about your music that they don't always want to have with you.

    In this edition, Miss Namibia 2019 Nadja Breytenbach elegantly graces our cover and shares what she intends to do during her reign. tjil also caught up with popular disk jockey, DJ Castro. Enjoy these and other exciting entertainment news. Until next time, it's goodbye for now.

    michael@namibiansun.com; @MichaelMKAY on Twitter

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    One Africa premieres Yellow Submarine One Africa premieres Yellow Submarine Bringing you candid interviews Yellow Submarine, Namibia’s first television show featuring honest and compelling interviews with Namibia’s most prominent entertainment personalities, will premiere on One Africa TV on Sunday, 14 July at 16:30. The show is centred on the arts but branches out into other areas of life such as medicine and issues affecting artists. “Our target demographic is quite simple - all art lovers from 16 years of age and older. The show’s content is compelling, with interviews with many of Namibia's legends such as Ras Sheehama, Sally, Gazza, Harry Simon and many more,” says producer, Jonathan Luvindao.

    Luvindao further added that this is a true first for Namibia and many of the artists interviewed on the show said that they have never had the opportunity to speak so easily and freely during an interview. “We have other shorter segments such as medical advice targeted at artists and artists’ lifestyles as well studio tips,” he said.

    Looking at the way the media infrastructure is set up in Namibia and the sheer lack of compelling content available, Yellow Submarine is going to be a game-changer.

    “Yellow Submarine is one of the few Namibian one-hour sit-down talk shows with Namibian celebrities. With many entertainment shows centred on a fast-paced interview style, Yellow Submarine sits down with known Namibians and interacts with our different celebrities on rich, deep and engaging topics,” said One Africa Television content manager Taleni Shimhopileni. She goes on to add that the show will be a big hit with viewers as it lets them in on the lives of their favourite stars.

    “Namibian viewers get to walk away fulfilled and feeling like they just spent one hour really talking to and catching up with their favourite celebrity themselves,” said Shimhopileni.

    Yellow Submarine is another addition to the growing list of original Namibian

    content airing on One Africa Television, reflecting the station’s commitment to giving Namibian producers and filmmakers a platform to share their work with the nation. Excited about the first season, Luvindao said that he anticipates a good response from audiences. “I believe that by the time we get to the end of season two we will have a large cult following.

    “Reaching the Namibian market is a given - the true test will be to reach southern Africa via one or two DStv channels,” he added.

    Yellow Submarine has the potential to become the biggest things to happen on the Namibian TV scene and Luvindao wants the rest of Africa to eventually be part of the show’s success.

    Yellow Submarine Premiers on Sundays at 16:30 with repeats on Saturdays at 20:00.


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  • 07/11/19--16:00: Nadja shares her plans
  • Nadja shares her plansNadja shares her plansMiss Namibia 2019 ready for big responsibility Following her crowning last Saturday at the Windhoek Country Club Resort, tjil got an opportunity to chat to the new queen about her plans. There are so many people out in the world who are constantly driving themselves towards their desired dreams. To drive means to take control and one such individual is Miss Namibia 2019, Nadja Breytenbach, who has a tight grip on the steering wheel of destiny.

    When you first take a glance at her, you will probably be startled or mesmerised by her beauty, which might get you to a point where you even start feeling nervous for no reason. But when you dare to look beyond the externals, you will be amazed and encouraged by her ambitions to conquer, which will inspire you to push yourself too. Breytenbach graces today's edition of tjil and we had an interesting chat, so please pay attention.

    “It is slowly but surely sinking in. It feels so surreal and I feel very honoured,” said Breytenbach about her victory at the Miss Namibia 2019 beauty pageant. Breytenbach understands that being Miss Namibia is both an honour and a very big responsibility that will go beyond her year of reign. “Being Miss Namibia 2019 means a lot to me,” she said.

    When asked to what she attributes her victory, the beauty queen mentioned that she believes that a big contribution to her success in this beauty pageant was that she stayed true to herself. “I never tried to be someone I am not.

    “I also started preparing at the beginning of 2018 and intensified my preparation together with a coach starting this year. My preparation helped me to understand what to expect and what would be expected from me,” said Breytenbach.

    On the highlights of her journey to Miss Namibia, Breytenbach shared that she could not pinpoint only one highlight.

    She said, every single day was a highlight for her. “However, one profound experience throughout this whole journey was to meet so many beautiful and extremely intelligent young women. We are truly a sisterhood and I have made true and genuine friends for the rest of my life,” shared Breytenbach.

    She added that she will be working together with the Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) which is one of Miss Namibia's main sponsors, to build a Diamond Generation.

    She will be visiting three different regions, together with Julita Kitwe Mbangula and Johanna Swartbooi, who walked away with the 1st princess and 2nd princess titles, to talk about important issues that the country is facing, such as teenage pregnancy, dropping out of school and substance and drug abuse.

    “I started working with Side By Side Early Intervention Centre and House Maerua Children's Home at the beginning of this year, and I will continue doing so throughout my year of reign and thereafter.

    “Hope Village has also touched my heart deeply during my visit this week,” she added.

    On her worries and anxieties for the big role that is Miss Namibia, Breytenbach said as much as being a Miss Namibia is an honour; it is also a great responsibility. She emphasised that she truly cares about making a lasting and positive change.

    She added she will always worry that she is not doing enough.

    “However, I have an amazing support team behind me and I am sure that they will see to it that I will be able to give each and every project and appearance my all.

    “I am also afraid to fail my Namibian people and thus I am so grateful that I get the opportunity to work with Michelle McLean to become the best version of myself that I can possibly be,” she said.

    Breytenbach commended her family and friends for being her best supporters since day one, and said she will be forever grateful for them. “My coach from The Edge has believed in me before I believed in myself, and the Miss Namibia organisation has been so supportive over the last few days that I am truly looking forward to working with them,” said Breytenbach.

    She understands that being Miss Namibia does not stop after your year of reign; she truly wants to make a positive and lasting change in her community and admitted that it will take hard work, passion and true dedication for the rest of her life.

    “I want to be remembered as the Miss Namibia that truly cares for her country and who loves what she does. If I changed only one person's life after my reign, I have achieved what I wanted, as this will cause a ripple effect that will not be stopped,” she summed up.


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    The shame of our marble minesThe shame of our marble minesChinese nationals fingered In sharp juxtaposition of where the mined marble goes, the miners who take the precious commodity out of the earth are working in squalor. Health and safety hazards, below-minimum wages, harsh working conditions and working without employment contracts are just some of the issues marble miners continue to endure in the Erongo Region.

    Despite various interventions by different governmental departments, this situation has persisted over the years, with employees at some of these quarries, mainly run by non-English speaking Chinese nationals, are still working under difficult circumstances.

    The workers, some of whom came from as far as the northern regions to seek employment in the many marble quarries in the Erongo mountains, say they are forced to work seven days a week, drilling, cutting and loading marble for a paltry N$1 600 basic salary a month with no additional benefits.

    A labour study conducted in 2018 indicated that a person earning this amount per month would not be able to cater for their basic needs and would still be living in poverty.

    One of the said quarries is the Ekungungu mine, located about 20 kilometres from Omatjete in the Daures constituency.


    The 20 employees at this mine who spoke to Nampa anonymously, due to the fear of intimidation and victimisation, revealed that they work for close to 12 hours a day. They further risk their health as they are each required to use one dust mask and a pair of gloves for at least three months as instructed by their Chinese supervisors, using sign language as a means of communication.

    “At times, three months would pass without receiving any new masks or gloves and they would tell us to just wash them and reuse them, which is unsafe as the gloves are not durable and dust masks are disposable,” said one of the workers.

    All the workers share three prefabricated bedrooms, in which until recently, they have had to sleep in makeshift beds of pallets and planks.

    “They just recently welded these beds together after the [Mineworkers Union of Namibia's] visit here last month. That one toilet was constructed last week,” the workers pointed out.

    They added that the company has no transport available onsite for emergency cases and often when the need to travel arises, they wait for hours before a hired pick-up arrives.

    “When somebody gets sick, we are just forced to walk 10 kilometres to the main road to try and find transport into the nearest town. When we need to buy food and other necessities during pay weekends, they drop us off in Omaruru and expect us back on site by Sunday, and finding transport into these mountains is not easy.”

    Paid peanuts

    The employees, although very dissatisfied with their salaries, have given up questioning the matter as they have been “threatened to just leave if they had any issues”.

    “The work we do is so much for what we are earning, but we have no choice as we have nowhere to go and have families to feed back home.”

    At Ongeama mine, a neighbouring quarry, the seven workers there work in gumboots and have to use pieces of cloth over their mouths and noses as there are no dust masks.

    Here, the workers made their living structures from marble cut-offs, which although steady are not durable, especially during the rainy season.

    “The tiny rooms always get flooded when it rains, leaving our belongings damaged,” they said.

    One of the workers confided in this reporter that he was requested to drive and operate one of the heavy vehicles, even though he does not have a driver's licence.

    Contacted for comment, Ekungungu managing director Lukas Sasamba denied the allegations of the employees, saying they are given masks and gloves at least every week.

    “I have a trusted community member whom I have tasked to go and inspect the workers' conditions every now and then and unless he is not telling me the truth, he says everything is going well at the site,” Sasamba said.

    Sasamba, who revealed that his last visit to the site was about four months ago, also said although he has given them the freedom to contact him, none of the employees have ever called him or spoken to the supervisor onsite about any grievance and that he was shocked to hear about the claims made by workers through Nampa.

    He refused to discuss the wages, only telling this agency that the company is “busy making adjustments to make the employees' living conditions better at the site” and that they are also busy with wage negotiations with the MUN.

    Union needs help

    In an interview, MUN western regional coordinator George Ampweya condemned the working and living conditions of the workers at the quarries.

    Ampweya told Nampa there have been numerous correspondences with the companies, while minimal changes have been made.

    “The union intends to engage with relevant stakeholders to look into possibly determining a minimum wage in the marble and granite cutting industries as indeed these employees are exposed to extremely low wages and little to no benefits,” Ampweya said.

    Additionally, he noted, however, that the union is faced with significant challenges of blatant disregard and non-compliance of Namibian legislation by these mostly Chinese-owned companies.

    “We equally call upon the offices of the labour inspectors to partner up with us in our efforts to ascertain that the minimum employment conditions are met and adhered to.”

    The director of labour dervices, Aune Mudjanima, told Nampa that the labour ministry advises bargaining unions representing these employees to take up such issues with the line ministries, and that the necessary investigations will be done.

    “The unions are our stakeholders and they know where and what exactly to do when it comes to issues like these. If it is an issue of conditions of service such as salaries, benefits, then we deal with them,” said Mudjanima.


    Isabel Bento

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    Judge leaves door open for KalengaJudge leaves door open for Kalenga High Court Judge Thomas Masuku has left the door open for Konisa Eino Kalenga to bring a review application to challenge the designation and coronation of Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo as the new Ondonga king.

    This was revealed in Masuku's full judgment in which he gave detailed reasons why he struck an urgent application by Kalenga and others off the roll a day before Nangolo was coronated as the new monarch. The merits of the matter were not argued. It was dismissed on the grounds of lack of urgency.

    Nangolo was coronated on 29 June, following his designation by urban and rural development minister Peya Mushelenga.

    Both Nangolo and Kalenga had applied to Mushelenga for their designation as the new king.

    “I therefore find that in the peculiar circumstance to this matter, the applicants, particularly Kalenga, who appears to bear the brunt more, can obtain substantial redress at a hearing in due course by way of review proceedings,” Masuku said in his judgment.

    Nangolo was appointed by the late Omukwaniilwa Immanuel Kauluma Elifas as his successor in 2012, while Kalenga was appointed by a faction of the royal family in May, following Elifas' death in April.

    “The first applicant (Kalenga) by way of his founding affidavit, indicates that he became aware of the decision by the Mushelenga to approve the designation of Nangolo by way of social media,” Judge Masuku said in the reasons for his ruling earlier this week.

    “He stated that despite his pending application for approval, he was not directly notified.”

    As a result of Mushelenga's letter dated 10 June Nangolo's coronation was planned to take place on 29 June, Masuku said.

    It was the planned coronation that triggered Kalenga's urgent application.

    Masuku also indicated that the application failed to meet the requirement to fulfil rule 73(1) which states that an urgent matter must be heard at 09:00 on a working day.

    If such a matter cannot be heard at 09:00, it must be stated in the certificate of urgency why this could not happen. Kalenga requested his matter to be heard at 14:30.

    “The certificate of urgency, dated 18 June, filed on behalf of the applicants by Sandra Miller, does not state the reason why the urgent application cannot be heard at 09:00, as required by the said sub-rule.

    It must be mentioned that many practitioners in this court appear to pay no regard whatsoever.

    The applicant's legal practitioner should, in the certificate of urgency, certify the matter is so urgent that it should be heard on some other time or day,” Masuku said.

    He also indicated that the respondents indicated that in 2012 applicants (Kalenga and his backers) become aware of the nomination and appointment of Nangolo by the late king as his successor, but the nomination was not opposed.

    “This undisputed allegation of fact pours cold water on the averments relied upon by Kalenga in the quest to meet the mandatory requirements of rule 73(4)(b).

    These uncontested facts demonstrate that various customary steps related to Nangolo's claim to the throne have come to the attention of the wider Ondonga traditional community,” Masuku added.

    Kalenga approached the court to stop Nangolo's coronation claiming it violates his right to be recognised as a nominated candidate for the Ondonga throne, and that it will affect the dignity he enjoys within the community as the nominated candidate for the throne.

    He did not respond yesterday to an SMS enquiry about whether he would continue his battle or not.


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  • 07/11/19--16:00: Nored lights up Ndama suburb
  • Nored lights up Ndama suburbNored lights up Ndama suburb Kavango East governor Samuel Mbambo has applauded a Nored intervention that saw two high-mast lights being installed at Rundu's Ndama locations, which he says will reduce crime at night.

    Rundu is among the towns that are dangerous at night, as those walking around after sunset can easily become the victims of the criminals who hide in the narrow, dark streets of the riverside town.

    Namibian Sun reported last week how Rundu is faced with poor visibility at night, the result of a lack of lighting in its main streets.

    Mbambo thanked Nored for constructing the two high-mast lights at Ndama extension two and three, through its corporate social responsibility programme. “I would like to commend Nored, who have once again demonstrated they are a dependable development partner, for this laudable illustration of goodwill, by ploughing back into this community,” Mbambo said yesterday during the commissioning of the high-mast lights. The installations will provide much-needed aerial lighting to the two extensions to improve visibility and reduce the crime.

    Mbambo added the socio-economic conditions of the Ndama residents have now been improved drastically.

    Apart from the construction of the two high-mast lights, Nored also installed aerial bundled cable (ABC) lines at a total cost of N$1.8 million.

    Nored CEO Fillemon Nakashole said the power distribution company will continue to plough back into the communities it operates in.

    “The electrification of these two extensions firmly sits under the 'community pillar' of our community social responsibility strategy, which is aimed at making positive contributions to the communities within our operations, through the provision of access to electricity and by supporting other worthy causes,” Nakashole said.

    He also used the opportunity to inform the public about various projects Nored has embarked on in the recent years that positively affects the lives of thousands of people living in Kavango East and other regions.


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    Rosewood harvesting unsustainableRosewood harvesting unsustainableHardwood trees should be left alone The environment ministry and other experts agree that Namibia's hardwood trees should be protected from commercial exploitation. The commercial harvesting of rosewood and other hardwood species is unsustainable and should not be allowed in Namibia, says the executive director in the ministry of environment, Teofilus Nghitila.

    “Our perspective as the ministry of environment is that we do not support commercial timber harvesting activities. Commercial timber harvesting should not be allowed in Namibia,” Nghitila told participants at a workshop on forest resource management this week. But he pointed out that the ministry of agriculture, water and forestry was responsible for providing guidance on the commercial harvesting of timber.

    The commercial harvesting of rosewood could lead to the extinction of the species in Namibia, he said.

    “Imagine if we clean out these forests; they will not be able to regenerate,” he said.

    “Rosewood regeneration is so slow. There are values that you cannot quantify if rosewood is commercially harvested. It is better for it to be preserved for biodiversity.”

    According to him, the local rosewood that had been commercially harvested was sold for a song.

    “We were exporting them literally for free,” said Nghitila. He suggested that any rosewood already harvested, but not yet exported, should undergo local value-adding.

    “Why don't we process them locally? We think that there are doable ways,” Nghitila said.

    A presentation prepared by the Namibia University of Science and Technology's faculty of natural resources, stated that the time it takes for rosewood trees in Namibia to reach full maturity is unknown. The same study found that in areas where commercial harvesting had taken place, the regeneration of hardwoods like rosewood did not occur for more than 25 years.

    The CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Environment, Dr Chris Brown, said Namibia was too marginal for rosewood to be commercially harvested.

    “Namibia is too marginal for commercial harvesting of rosewood … unless there is a verifiable assessment for harvest,” Brown said.

    He, like Nghitila, suggested that rosewood already harvested but not exported should be processed locally. “The small off-take should be kept in Namibia.”

    He also suggested that stronger laws be introduced to prohibit the commercial harvesting of timber.

    According to the Nust study, about 30 000 cubic metres of timber - as many as 60 000 trees - have been harvested in recent years.


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  • 07/11/19--16:00: Swapo does Hage no favours
  • Swapo does Hage no favoursSwapo does Hage no favours Much has been said and written about Katrina Hanse-Himarwa’s corruption conviction and her subsequent resignation as education minister.

    For now she remains a Swapo MP in the National Assembly. With months to go before the 2019 general election, there was little choice for Hanse-Himarwa, with reliable information pointing to the fact that President Hage Geingob would have removed her from his cabinet in any event. Those who have leapt to her defence point to the fact that others in the ruling party have enjoyed impunity in terms of not being held to account for their supposed crimes. They have also pointed to Swapo factionalism playing a part in the prosecution of Hanse-Himarwa, given that she is a leading member of the so-called Harambee grouping, which is being opposed by the Team Swapo faction. It has not helped that these two factions, who contested for the top positions in the party during the 2017 Swapo congress, seem to still be on a collision course. The all-or-nothing approach to the congress, which saw the factions presenting different slates, has led to a hangover of immense proportions.

    However, Swapo SG Sophia Shaningwa, who was on the Harambee slate, is not helping matters. Her response to questions posed about Hanse-Himarwa’s political future within the party on Wednesday was as follows: “Listen here, I really want to tell you that at this time honourable Katrina Hanse-Himarwa is going through too many things. And it is also painful, wherever she is. I do not want to discuss with anyone of you about those issues of honourable Katrina. I do not enjoy the downfall of anybody, it is not my culture. Do not ask me and do not call me anymore,” Shaningwa said.

    This is all good and well, but Swapo needs to say something, because one of its own has been ruled corrupt by a High Court judge. Factionalism needs to give way to principle, as Geingob continues his drive to hold leaders accountable.

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    No one is marginalised - ShanghalaNo one is marginalised - Shanghala Justice minister Sacky Shanghala says there is no marginalisation in Namibia.

    He argued in the National Assembly this week that government has built roads all over the country and will continue to do so, to the benefit of all Namibians, irrespective of where they come from, where they reside, their cultural heritage, language or standing.

    Shanghala also chided Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarians to “rise above the pettiness of tribal undertones and to envision the Namibia we seek”.

    He responded to remarks by PDM leader McHenry Venaani, who said certain parts in the south of Namibia, where there are mines and other economic activities, still have gravel roads, whereas places in the north now have gravel or tarred roads.

    “Government has built roads all over the country and will continue to do so, to the benefit of all Namibians, irrespective of where they come from, where they reside, their cultural heritage, language or standing.

    “There is no marginalisation in Namibia.”

    Do not make that mistake. Long may we live to heed these lessons of the wise who came before us and sacrificed so much,” said Shanghala.

    In an effort to emphasise his appeal to move beyond tribalism, Shanghala quoted late Mozambique president Samora Machel, who said, “For the nation to live, the tribe must die.”

    According to Shanghala the miracle of Namibia's independence has created an environment where Koevoet members can sit across from the country's president or where, in parliament, the prisoner sits across the jailer.

    “The reconciliation we enjoy today is due to many of our people who have willingly decided to turn a page; for what can be gained from inquisitions into what brother did against brother or what sister did against sister?

    “The fascist colonial minority regime used our people against one another. They have left us here to grapple with our future or to scramble the opportunity of shaping that future with stories about dungeons, whilst we turn the other cheek to the atrocities committed by that regime,” Shanghala added.


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    Nafau unionist charged with briberyNafau unionist charged with bribery The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a representative of the Namibian Food and Allied Workers Union (Nafau) for allegedly demanding a bribe of N$5 000 from the management of the Hickory Creek Spur in Swakopmund.

    Sakeus Shikongo, who appeared before the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, was released on bail of N$3 500.

    A statement issued by ACC public relations officer Josefina Nghituwamata said Shikongo allegedly asked the bribe in exchange for persuading Spur workers to accept a 3% increase instead of the 9% and 12% increases they had demanded.

    “Following the reports to the commission, a sting operation was organised and Shikongo was arrested after he received a bribe of N$2 500. It is alleged the outstanding N$2 500 was to be paid after persuading the employees,” the statement read.

    The case was postponed to 19 August for further investigation.

    “Bail of N$3 500 was granted on condition that he report to the Walvis Bay police station twice a week and that his passport be handed to the investigating officer,” the ACC statement said.


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  • 07/11/19--16:00: Amta 'expensive'
  • Amta 'expensive'Amta 'expensive'Food bank rejects maize meal as unaffordable The beleaguered Agro-Marketing Trading Agency will soon find relief via the defence ministry. The poverty eradication ministry declined to purchase maize meal from the Agro-Marketing Trading Agency (Amta), because it was unaffordable.

    Ministry spokesperson Lot Ndamanomhata told Namibian Sun that before rolling out the food bank programme, it approached Amta to supply it with food products.

    He said Amta could provide them with maize meal, which was declined because of the very high price.

    Ndamanomhata was responding to enquires about how the poverty ministry was assisting to implement a cabinet resolution that calls on all government offices, ministries and agencies (OMAs) to buy locally produced agricultural products and meat through Amta.

    Amta, which has raised concerns about the fact that not all OMAs were cooperating, did not respond to allegations that it could not supply the poverty ministry with the food it wanted and that its maize meal was too expensive.

    The defence ministry will, however, bring relief to Amta, as August 26 Logistics (A26L), which supplies food to all the country's army bases, is set to start procuring its food items through Amta.

    On 25 March, agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb informed all OMAs about the implementation of the cabinet decision related to local procurement through Amta.

    “We engaged Amta, we had a meeting with them and we gave them a list of items we put in the food bank parcels and asked them for quotations. When they came back to us, they could only provide us with maize meal, but it was expensive compared to what other providers offered,” Ndamanomhata said.

    “Nevertheless, most of the items we offer in our parcels are locally produced, even though they are not sourced through Amta. We always request retailers who supply us to make sure that they pack in our parcels items that are produced in Namibia.”

    The food bank programme distributes food to the most vulnerable and destitute Namibians on a monthly basis.

    According to Ndamanomhata, the programme is currently operating in nine regions and by the end of the financial year it will be rolled out in all 14 regions of the country.

    It was recently reported by Namibian Sun that Amta is struggling to get support from OMAs, following the implementation of a cabinet decision that they should procure all agricultural products locally through the agency.

    Cabinet had also directed that all OMAs should include a qualification requirement in their food supply tender specifications, which stipulates that food supplied to government institutions must be sourced from local producers and suppliers, particularly from Amta's national fresh-produce hubs.

    Ndamanomhata said the parcels they distribute through the food bank mostly consist of sugar, salt, canned beef, wheat, cooking oil and meal flour, which are all produced in Namibia. He said they always ensure that the packages are stamped with 'made in Namibia', but they cannot guarantee that everything is wholly locally produced.

    Through a cabinet resolution, originally taken in 2014, OMAs were requested to make sure that all their institutions consume products from the regions where they are situated.

    On 26 February, Schlettwein wrote to all ministers, governors, town mayors, board chairpersons and executive directors, informing them that in terms of section 73 of the Public Procurement Act of 2015, all public entities are directed to include specific provisions in their tender specifications to ensure that entities wanting to bid for any catering contract for the provision of food shall source meat, fresh produce, cereal and flour from local producers.

    Defence ministry spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Petrus Shilumbu, said their catering company, A26L, submitted an action plan to the executive director of their ministry on 11 February, which was crafted and prepared in collaboration with Amta and the agriculture ministry.

    “Based on that action plan, A26L took the second step and led in implementing the resolutions of the second national land conference and presidential directives by inviting and hosting a consultative meeting with all the relevant stakeholders on 8 March 2019. The consultative meeting was held at the headquarters of A26L and it was well-attended by 30 participants,” said Shilumbu.

    “Local diversification is one of the areas A26L has embarked upon, in order to gradually level the business opportunities for all prospective resident suppliers in the country. The A26L is thus in the process of enlarging and varying the company range of products and field of operation.”

    Shilumbu said the defence ministry is confident that it is well on track to meet the deadlines, as per the action plan. He said A26L has already awarded the supply contracts to poultry producers and processors. The expected start of the supply is 1 August.

    Amta got rid of private trading agents at its Rundu and Ongwediva fresh-produce hubs, leaving employees with nothing to do.

    Its spokesperson Meke Namindo did not respond to questions sent.


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  • 07/14/19--16:00: Benjamin drops bombshell
  • Benjamin drops bombshellBenjamin drops bombshellWon't stand in as Chan 'fireman' Colin Benjamin says he would cherish the opportunity to coach the Brave Warriors one day, but not on the terms currently being offered by the Fifa normalisation committee. Collin Benjamin, who was designated as the interim Brave Warriors coach for the upcoming African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers, has rejected the offer to lead the team for two matches, saying he does not want to stand in as a fireman.

    The qualifiers for the 2020 Chan competition start in two weeks.

    Benjamin said his decision was purely a professional one, as he was offered the chance to lead the team for only for two matches; something he says does not benefit the side in the long run.

    “As Namibia we need a positively-structured, adequate and rigid approach, as a basis for a new beginning

    “Mentality will be key to ensure success for the Brave Warriors. To stand in as a fireman is the most expedient solution. It is, however, understandable that the Fifa normalisation committee does not want to commit themselves at this juncture,” Benjamin said.

    “I'm as Namibian as pap and kapana and would cherish the opportunity to coach our beloved national team one day. But not on these terms, I need a fair chance.”

    He said Namibia is in a fragile state, when it comes to football matters, and that any decision taken at the moment will determine the future of Namibian football.

    Benjamin led the team to the 2019 Cosafa championships that took place in South Africa in May. The Warriors won two matches and lost one. He was also part of the technical team at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. Namibia lost all three of their matches at the competition, despite showing glimpses of brilliance.

    The normalisation committee, through chairperson Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, announced that the Warriors will get a new interim coach today, and that the team will still take part in the Chan qualifiers going forward.

    She said there was no crisis, and Benjamin can still apply for the head coach position when it is advertised, as Ricardo Mannetti's term is expected to end on 31 July.

    Namibia's first Chan qualifier will be against the Comoros.

    The first leg will be away in Moroni, with the second leg set for Windhoek.

    The winner will take on the victor of the Madagascar versus Mozambique qualifier in the third and final round.

    Three teams will qualify from the southern region. During their 2018 Chan qualifying campaign, the Brave Warriors beat Comoros 2-1, after defeating Zimbabwe in the second round. They thus qualified for the Morocco-hosted finals.


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  • 07/14/19--16:00: Williams rebukes King
  • Williams rebukes KingWilliams rebukes KingTennis star says equality is her cause Serena Williams delivered a stinging rebuke to fellow tennis legend Billie Jean King, who said she should focus on tennis and stop behaving like a celebrity and fighting for equality. Billie Jean King, who was no stranger to fighting for equality for women players when she was starting out, may feel justified after Serena Williams was played off the court in the Wimbledon women's final on Saturday.

    She was beaten 6-2 and 6-2 in less than an hour by Simona Halep, who had lost on nine of the 10 previous occasions she had played the American.

    King had said that running a business, looking after a child and battling for equality for women and ethnic minorities, could largely all be dealt with by her staff, while Williams' focused on tennis for a couple of years.

    The 75-year-old told the BBC earlier in the tournament that Williams should give up being a celebrity for a year: “Just stop all this insanity.”

    Williams, though, hit back on Saturday. “The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I'm in my grave,” said the 37-year-old in response to the question.

    King later replied, telling Serena via Twitter: “I would never ask anyone to stop fighting for equality. In everything she does, Serena shines a light on what all of us must fight for in order to achieve equality for all.”

    On court, Saturday's blowout was the third time in the past year that Williams has failed to take the chance to equal Australian Margaret Court's Grand Slam titles record of 24 - her stated goal on returning from giving birth to her daughter Olympia.

    Losses to Angelique Kerber in last year's Wimbledon final, and then a meltdown in the US Open final against Naomi Osaka, after which she says she went to see a therapist, were painful enough.

    Nevertheless, Williams refused to accept that the record may elude her.

    “I don't know,” she said. “I mean, I don't really think about it. I just go out there and play, see what happens.

    “That's kind of how I've been in my whole career. You know, I never thought about time in general.

    “I feel like I'm just really on this journey of just doing the best that I can, playing the best that I can when I can,” Williams said.

    During her lead-footed and lethargic performance, she only really got fired up in the first game of the second set, yelling at the ground when she won a point. She provoked one spectator to cry out: “Wake up Serena!”

    “Actually I did hear it,” she said. “I definitely wasn't asleep. But I did hear it. Actually sometimes the comments help me, whether they're good or bad. It didn't bother me at all,” Williams said.

    She had her close friend Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cheering her on from the Royal Box. Williams said she did not know if, as age advances, she is getting more tense about winning another Grand Slam.

    “Now, you know, in my 20s, I was always expected to win, but it's a different circumstance for me (now),” she said.

    “Seems like every Grand Slam final I'm in recently has been an unbelievable effort to get there.

    “It would be interesting to see how it would be under different circumstances.

    “The only thing I can say is today I think my opponent played unbelievably,” Williams added.

    However, if anyone thought that such a humbling defeat might prompt thoughts of retirement, Williams had a message for them.

    “I feel like I'm still incredibly competitive or else I wouldn't really be out here.”

    “For the most part, I feel like I'm on the right track.

    “I'm just going in the right direction in terms of getting back to where I need to be,” she added.


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    Habimana arrested over missing bonusesHabimana arrested over missing bonuses Football Federation of Burundi (FFB) vice-president Aimable Habimana was arrested last week in connection with missing bonus monies, earmarked for the national team that participated in the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

    According to reports, Habimana has been detained since 6 July.

    The arrest was confirmed by an anonymous source, who is a member of the Burundian football association.

    Burundi were playing in their first-ever Afcon finals and finished at the bottom of Group B, after 0-1 defeats to Nigeria and Madagascar, before finally going down 0-2 to Guinea in their last match of the competition on 30 June.

    The final of Afcon 2019 is scheduled for 19 July.


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  • 07/14/19--16:00: US 'concentration camps'
  • US 'concentration camps'US 'concentration camps'Questions asked over detention facilities Reporters travelling with the American vice-president said the stench was 'horrendous'. United States Vice-president Mike Pence visited an overcrowded migrant camp in Texas on Friday, coming face to face with detainees held in horrific conditions, and deploring an immigration crisis that he said was “overwhelming our system”.

    Pence travelled to the Mexican border as protesters rallied in several US cities urging the government to shut down what they call “concentration camps”.

    The vice-president visited the McAllen Border Station, and was taken to a sweltering outdoor portal where 384 men were being held in a caged area.

    The stench was horrendous, according to media reports from journalists travelling with Pence who were allowed into the area for 90 seconds.

    Democrats and Republicans clashed at a House hearing Friday over who's to blame for squalid conditions facing migrants detained at the southern border. Democrats accused Donald Trump of cruelty while Republicans said they were playing politics.

    The men, who allegedly crossed the border illegally, were crammed into a space where there was not enough room for all of them to lie down on the concrete floor.

    They had no cots, mats or pillows, only silver polyester blankets. Grasping the chain link fencing, they shouted to reporters that they had been there for 40 days or longer, were hungry and wanted to brush their teeth.

    “To be honest with you, I was not surprised by what I saw,” Pence said afterwards. “I knew we would see a system that is overcrowded. It's overwhelmed, and that's why Congress has to act.”

    'Congress must do more'

    He has blamed Democrats for precipitating the crisis by resisting President Donald Trump's push for border funding, as opposition lawmakers split with the administration over how the money should be spent.

    Democrats ultimately bowed to pressure last month, as Congress approved US$4.6 billion in emergency aid to ease the swelling crisis that has seen an influx of migrants flood into the United States, mostly from impoverished Central American countries.

    “What's witnessed here today, and the overcrowding of this border station, and the overall crisis at our border, is that Congress must do more,” Pence said.

    “(This is) a crisis that is overwhelming our system.”

    Michael Banks, the patrol agent in charge of the McAllen facility, disputed the detainees' account of the conditions, saying they were allowed to brush their teeth once a day, and that the no one had been held there longer than 32 days.

    He said detainees were given three hot meals a day from local restaurants, as well as juice and crackers.

    Banks conceded that many of the men had not showered in 10 or 20 days, but said that the facility had added a trailer shower on Thursday.

    Zero tolerance policy

    Pence earlier visited a two-month-old migrant processing facility in nearby Donna, a series of large white tents holding 800 people, with capacity for 1 000.

    He spoke with parents and children there who told the vice-president that they were well taken care of. Reporters saw stacks of clothes, water bottles, juice and diapers in the facility.

    “Every family I spoke to said they were being well cared for,” Pence said, decrying the “harsh rhetoric” of Democrats.

    Earlier on Friday in Washington, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on migrant children who had been separated from their parents.

    A Trump administration 'zero tolerance' policy launched in 2018 saw more than 2 300 children separated from their parents at the border, before the government backed down.

    According to a report published by the committee, at least 18 children under the age of two were separated from their parents for periods ranging from 20 days to six months.

    “The administration is causing problems at the border, not resolving them,” committee chairperson Elijah Cummings said.

    'Just sickens me'

    Elora Mukherjee - an academic from Columbia University who visited a centre in Clint, Texas - told the commission that some children were still wearing the same clothes that they were in when they crossed the border, and were covered in mucus, saliva and other fluids.

    “Because of the smell, it was difficult for me to sit by them,” she said.

    Protests took place around the country on Friday, calling for the closure of the detention facilities.

    “These are concentration camps. The definition of concentration camp is holding people who are not criminals for racist or ethnic reasons. That is what's happening right now,” said Mimi Rosicky, 56, who was among the 2 000 people who gathered in San Diego.

    Demonstrators outside the White House held up signs with messages like 'Uncage Kids' and 'I was a stranger and you welcomed me'.

    “My family came as refugees because they are Jews. It is very important to me that people still be able to come to this country as refugees,” Cassie Good told AFP.

    “The idea that we are doing something like this in this country just sickens me.”


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    Sudan transition deals sees delaysSudan transition deals sees delays Thousands of Sudanese protesters have poured onto the streets of Khartoum and other cities to mark the 40th day since the deadly dispersal of a sit-in outside the army headquarters that killed more than 100 people.

    Dubbed the 'Justice First' marches, Saturday's demonstrations were called by the Sudanese Professionals' Association (SPA), which has been spearheading the protests since December that led to the military ousting of long-time leader Omar al-Bashir in April.

    Chanting “Blood for blood, we won't accept compensation”, crowds of protesters marched through the main streets of the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan, and central cities of Madani and Al-Obeid, witnesses said. Many protesters were carrying banners that read 'Justice for Martyrs', while others held photographs of demonstrators killed in the raid. “The regime always uses women as a tool to take revenge and to force its enemies to surrender.” In the capital itself, witnesses said a march had been staged in the Haj Yousef area, but more were expected later in the day. The June 3 raid came after talks between protest leaders and military generals, who seized power after Al-Bashir was ousted, collapsed over who should head a new governing body - a civilian or soldier. Protest organisers say security forces killed at least 128 people during the dispersal and subsequent crackdown. Authorities, however, put the death toll at 61, including three from security forces. The protest organisers hoped that large numbers would take part in the marches, similar to massive demonstrations on June 30, when tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets in the biggest show of numbers in the uprising. At least 11 people were killed in clashes with security forces, according the organisers.

    Transition 'deal'

    Saturday's marches also put pressure on the ruling military council as it and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change - which represents the protesters - planned to meet to sign a power-sharing agreement. African Union envoy Mohammed el-Hassan Labat originally said a meeting would take place on Saturday night. But Ahmed Rabei, a spokesperson for the SPA, said later that the protest movement had called for the talks to be postponed until yesterday, “for more consultations” within the FDFC on the deal.

    The signing ceremony was expected to take place earlier this week, but several delays have been announced, raising suspicions that the two parties might still be divided over the agreement's details.

    The Sudanese Communist Party, which is part of the protest movement, criticised the “vague” talks between the military council and the FDFC.

    Mahmoud al-Khateib, the party's political secretary, said they rejected the participation of current members of the military council in the transition.

    The deal includes a joint Sovereign Council, set to rule for a little over three years while elections are organised, along with a constitutional declaration, according to a copy of the deal obtained by The Associated Press. A military leader is to head the 11-member council for the first 21 months, followed by a civilian leader for the next 18.


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  • 07/14/19--16:00: De Villiers speaks out
  • De Villiers speaks outDe Villiers speaks outFormer captain did not demand inclusion in World Cup squad AB de Villiers has cleared the air, following allegations that he had tried to force his way into the Proteas Cricket World Cup squad. Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has revealed that on the day he announced his international retirement in May 2018, he was asked privately by a person from within the Cricket South Africa set-up whether “the door was still open” for him to play the World Cup.

    De Villiers said yes then, but insisted that he did not push for his late inclusion in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, when he contacted current skipper Faf du Plessis shortly before the squad was named.

    De Villiers did not want to name the person who had asked him whether he was available for the World Cup, but said that was what prompted him to “casually” talk with Du Plessis during the Indian Premier League (IPL) and repeat that he was available for World Cup selection but “only if required”. That conversation, as revealed by ESPNcricinfo in June, happened just days before South Africa's World Cup squad was going to be picked. Linda Zondi, chairman of the South African selection panel, said De Villiers' “desire” to be included in the squad came as a “shock” to not just him but Du Plessis and Ottis Gibson, the South African coach.

    However, De Villiers has now said he never wished to “force his way” into the squad. “On the day of my [retirement] announcement, I was privately asked whether 'the door was still open' for me to play in the World Cup,” De Villiers said in a statement, seen by ESPNcricinfo. “I was asked. I did not offer. I quickly replied 'yes'. With hindsight, maybe I should have just said 'no', but my natural instinct has always been to find a way to oblige whenever possible.

    “During the weeks and months that followed, there was no formal contact between Cricket South Africa or the Proteas and me. I didn't call them, and they didn't call me. I had made my decision and the Proteas moved on, enjoying success under the expert guidance of coach Ottis Gibson and the outstanding captaincy of Faf du Plessis.

    “Faf and I have been friends since we were at school together, and two days before the World Cup squad was announced, I contacted him for a chat. I had been in decent form during the Indian Premier League and casually repeated what I had said when asked a year earlier, that I was available if required... but only if required.

    “I made absolutely no demands at all. I certainly did not try to force my way into the World Cup squad on the eve of the tournament, and did not expect to be included. There was no burning issue from my side, and no sense of injustice,” De Villiers said in his statement.

    According to him, the reason he did not speak out immediately after the news broke was that he did not want to distract South Africa's faltering World Cup campaign. Many fans, former cricketers and media were critical of De Villiers' move, with some saying he was not entitled to make such a late approach, just because he was a South African great.

    De Villiers said he was making the statement now because of the criticism that followed.

    “I continue to be asked to comment on the disclosure, and distortion, of a private conversation that took place just before the squad was announced, and for the benefit of anyone who may have felt let down, would like to explain what happened. First, I announced my retirement from international cricket in May 2018, because I wanted to reduce my workload and spend more time with my wife and young sons. Some have insisted I was motivated purely by money.

    “They are wrong. In truth, I have turned down many lucrative offers to play around the world, and have cut the time spent away from home each year from eight months to just over three months.” De Villiers stressed his conscience was clear and he had retired for “honest” reasons. “Then, out of the blue, on the evening after the Proteas lost to India, suffering a third successive World Cup defeat, elements of our private conversation were disclosed to the media, and distorted to cast me in the worst possible light.

    “The story was not leaked by me, or anybody associated with me, or by Faf. Maybe someone wanted to deflect criticism. I don't know.

    “As a result, I was unfairly described as arrogant, selfish and indecisive, but with all humility, my conscience is clear. I retired for honest reasons and, when asked if I could be available for the World Cup, agreed to keep the door open. In the event, understandably, the team moved on. No problem. I am not angry with anybody,” De Villiers said. Despite what he called an “unpleasant and unnecessary saga”, he said he would always continue to support South African cricket. “Now, at this stage of my life, I would like to continue spending time with my family and to play in selected T20 tournaments in SA and around the world.

    “I have been massively proud to have played for, and indeed, captain my country on the cricket field. My relationships with the Proteas players remain as strong as ever, and I will always be available to support and assist the next generation.

    “Lastly, in stating my side of this unpleasant and unnecessary saga, I want to stress my continuing support for the team and the game that has shaped my life and provided me with so many lasting friendships and incredible opportunities.”


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    Iipotha yoondjokana dhomashenge tayi ka pulakenwaIipotha yoondjokana dhomashenge tayi ka pulakenwaShoka otashi ka kala omalolelo gompango yaNamibia kombinga yomakwatathano noondjokana dhomashenge Epulakeno lyiipotha moka AaNamibia yatatu mbyoka ya hokana ookuume kawo yuukwatya wopaukashike kookantu wa faathana miilongo mbyoka tayi pitika oondjokana ndhoka, na oya hala oondjokana dhawo dhitambulweko paveta moNamibia, otali ka tulwa momake gaapanguli yatatu mOmpangu yoPombanda. Momwedhi Juni, Omupanguli presidende, Petrus Damaseb, okwa gandja omalombwelo opo iipotha ayihe mbyoka itatu yi pulakenwe.

    Miipotha mbyoka omwa kwatelwa aakwashigwana yaNamibia yaali mboka ya hokana moSouth Africa, ngoka oye owala oshilongo muAfrika tashi pitika oondjokana pokati komashenge.

    Oshipotha oshititatu osha hokanathani mboka ya hokanene moGermany.

    Aakwashigwana yaSouth Africa, Daniel Digashu oshowo Julia Susan Jacobs, nomukwashigwana gwaGerman, Anita Seiler-Lilles naaholike yawo mboka ye li aakwashigwana yaNamibia oya fala iipotha yawo mOmpangulilo yoPombanda yaVenduka konima sho ya ndopa okumona omikanda dhuukwashigwana waNamibia, sho ya hala okutembukila moNamibia.

    Digashu nomusamane gwe, Johann Potgieter, oya hokanene moSouth Africa momvula yo 2015, na oya fala epangelo lyaNamibia kompangu momvula yo 2017.

    Jacobs nomukulukadhi gweAnita Grobler, oya hokana momvula yo2009 na oya kala mekwatathano uule woomvula 25. Oya fala epangelo kompangu omvula ya piti.

    Seiler-Lilles oya tsakanene nomukulukadhi gwe Anette Seiler momvula yo 1998. Momvula yo 2017, oya hokana moGermany sho oshilongo shoka sha tula paveta oondjokana dhomashenge. Na yo oya tulamo oshipotha omvula ya piti.

    Ayehe otaya nyenyeta okatongo hoka taya ningilwa sho yahala okutembukila moNamibia naaholike yawo.

    Oshikumungu shomakwatatano gopaihole pokati kaantu yuukwatya wopaukashike kookantu wa faathana osha li sha ningilwa omalolelo oomvula 20 dha piti, sho aaholathani yuukwatya wopaukashike kookantu ya tulile mo oshipotha omalelo gomatembu moNamibia, sho ga tindile kuume kopahole komukwashigwana gwaNamibia uuthemba wokuninga omukwashigwana gwaNamibia.

    Nonando ompangu oya tokola kutya omukiintu, Elizabeth Frank, napewe uukwashigwana wokukala moNamibia, ompangu inayi popila omakwatathano ngoka kwiikwatelela komatompelo gontumba.

    Toni Hancox, omukomeho gwoLegal Assistance Centre (LAC), okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya iipotha yoludhi ndoka otayi ningile omalolelo iikumungu yiikwaveta kombinga yomakwatathano gopahole noondjokana pokati kaantu yuukwatya wopaukashike kookantu wa faathana.

    “Ethimbo olya thikana opo iikumungu mbyoka yi kundathanwe moNamibia.”

    Hancox okwa popi kutya etokolo lyomupanguli presidende okugandja iipotha mbyoka opo yipulakenwe, otashi holola kutya ompangu ya pyakudhukwa okukundathana iikumungu mbyoka.

    “Mboka oya hokanathana nale noondjokana mbali odha ningilwa moshilongo shoka shi na ekwatathano enene naNamibia.”

    Hancox okwa yelitha kutya epulakeno ndyoka itali ka kala momupanguli gumwe oye a ninge etokolo ihe etokolo otali ka ningwa kwiikwatelelwa komazimino gaapanguli yevulithe pugumwe.

    Aatseyinawa yiikwaveta oya kunkilile kutya nonando ihashi ningwa olundji iipotha yi pulakenenwe pamwe, shoka otashi ka tulapo oongamba kombinga yomatokolo moondjokana dha ningilwa pondje yoshilongo, pahapu dhaDianne Hubbard gwoLAC.

    Okwa gwedha po kutya iilongo oyindji oyi na uuthemba okutinda etaambeko lyoondjokana dha ningilwa pondje yoshilongo nomatompelo kutya otadhi yi pondje omilandu dhiilongo yawo noshikumungu shoka osha li sha tulwa koLAC molopota yawo yomomvula yo 2015, yomakwatathano gopaihole pokati komashenge naantu yuukwatya wopaukashike kookantu wa faathana.

    Oohahende ayehe oya dhenge omuthindo kesimano lyokuuvako eindilululo kwiikwatelelwa ketokolo kehe tali ka ningwa.

    Oshipotha shoka ope na ompito onene shi ka tale unene kombinga yiitopolwa yontumba yekotampango mwakwatewa ontopolwa onti 14 ndjoka tayi ungaunga noofamili, ontopolwa onti 10 ndjoka tayi ungaunga nuuthikepamwe nemanguluko okuza keningilo lyokatongo oshowo uuthemba wesimaneko lyuuntu.

    E yo komeho eshona

    Momvula yo 2006, South Africa okwa ningi oshilongo shotango muAfrika okupitika oondjokana pokati komashenge.

    Omakwatathano gopaihole pokati komashenge itaga popilwa kiilongo oyindji menenevi, moka nokuli haku gandjwa omageelo geso miilongo ngaashi Mauritania oshowo Sudan, niitopolwa yimwe po moNigeria oshowo Somalia.

    Omapekaapeko ga ningwa koAfrobarometer momvula yo 2016 oga holola kutya oopresenda 78 dhaakwashigwana yaAfrika miilonga 33 itadhi popile omakwatathano giihole pokati komashenge.

    Momvula yo 2016, epangelo lyaNamibia olya tseyithile Iigwana yaHangana kutya itali taambako oondjokana dhomashenge nenge dhaantu yuukwatya wopaukashike kookantu wa faathana, na kali na ohokwe okutalulula oompango dhokukwatelamo uuthemba woludhi ndoka.


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    Kalenga a kanitha olugodhi luukwaniilwaKalenga a kanitha olugodhi luukwaniilwa Endopo lyaningwa kuKonisa Eino Kalenga oku pataneka euliko netulo koshipundi shuukwaniilwa lyaFillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo onga omukwaniilwa gwaNdonga pethimbo, ogamwe gomomatompelo kutya omolwashike Omupanguli Thomas Masuku a kutha mo eindilo lyawo momusholondondo gwiipotha mbyoka ya endelela okupulakenwa mompangu.

    Momasiku 28 gaJune, Masuku okwa kutha mo momusholondondo gwiipotha eindilo lyaKalenga ndyoka lya li lya nuninwa okuya moshipala oshituthi shokutula koshipundi Fillemon Shuumbwa Nangolo onga omukwaniilwa omupe gwaNdonga, ta popi kutya eindilo ndyoka inali gwanitha po iipumbiwa yomaindilo ngoka ga endelela mompangu.

    Kalenga okwa ningi eindilo lyomeendelelo mompangu a hala okuya moshipala etulo koshipundi lyaNangolo, ta popi kutya otali yi moshipala uuthemba we opo uulikwe onga omukwaniilwa gwaNdonga. Ayehe Nangolo naKalenga oya ningi eindilo kominista Peya Mushelenga opo ya ziminwe papangelo onga aakwaaniilwa yaNdonga. Nangolo okwali uulikwa komukwaniilwa nale Immanuel Kauluma Elifas onga omulanduli gwe momvula yo 2012, omanga Kalenga uulikwa kongunduyiitongolako yomofamili yaakwaniilwa sha landula eso lyaElifas nuumvo.

    Momasiku 10 gaJune, Mushelenga okwa zimine euliko lyaNangolo onga omukwaniilwa gwaNdonga netulo koshipundi olya li lya longekidhwa opo li ningwe momasiku 29 Juni, ihe nonando ongaaka shoka inashi tambulwako nomaako gaali kongundu ndjoka tayi hwahwameke nokuyambidhidha Kalenga, sha etitha ya ninge eindilo lyomeendelelo kompangu taya pataneke etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa oshowo oompangela okutula moshipundi Nangolo.

    Momasiku 19 gaJuni, Kalenga nayakwawo yalwe yaheyali oya ningi eindilo lyompangu lyomeendelelo moka taya pataneke etokolo lyaningwa kuMushelenga.

    Mushelenga, Ngoloneya gwaShana Elia Irimari, Hahende-Ndjai gwepangelo Albert Kawana oshowo Nangolo oya li momusholondondo gwaayamukuli ye li pomugoyi meindilo ndyoka lya ningwa.

    Masuku pethimbo a ningi etokolo moshipotha shoka okwa popi kutya eindilo lyompangu lyaKelnga olya hwahwamekwa koshituthi shetulo koshipundi lyaNangolo shoka sha li tashi ningwa momasiku 29 gaJuni.

    Okwa popile woo etokolo ndyoka lya ningwa kuMushelenga kutya okwe li ningi a landula ompango, nonando Kalenga okwa popi kutya euliko lyaNangolo okwe li nongele owala okupitila komapandja gomakwatathano gopamalungula, na ina lombwelwa pambelewa nonando naye okwa li a ningi eindilo ta pula opo a ziminwe papangelo onga omukwaniilwa gwaNdonga.

    Masuku okwa popi natango kutya Kalenga okwali a nongele euliko lyaNangolo momvula yo 2012 sho lya ningwa komukwaniilwa ihe okwa kala a mwena na ina pataneka euliko ndyoka lya li lya ningwa komukwaniilwa pethimbo ndyoka, nonando okwa kala e na ontseyo mulyo.

    Pehulilo Masuku okwa popi kutya eindilo lyaKalenga inali endela molwaashoka inali gwanitha po iipumbiwa yontopolwa 73 (4) (b) ngaashi tashi uthwa kompangu.

    Nangolo okwa tulwa koshipundi shuukwaniilwa onga omukwaniilwa gwaNdonga omuti 18, oshituthi shoka sha li sha nana aantu omayovi nomayovi, sha ningilwa pOmbala ye pOnambango.


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  • 07/14/19--16:00: Gatlin upstages Lyles
  • Gatlin upstages LylesGatlin upstages LylesHassan, Amos also shine in Monaco Controversial American Justin Gatlin outsprinted up-and-coming compatriot Noah Lyles in the 100m at Friday's Diamond League meet in Monaco, where Sifan Hassan also set a new world best in the women's mile. In balmy conditions at a packed Stade Louis II, 37-year-old Justin Gatlin kept both his nerve and form after an average start, to streak through the finish line in 9.91 seconds, just one-hundredth of a second ahead of much-vaunted Noah Lyles, 21.

    “It was a technical race tonight,” said Gatlin, the 2004 Olympic gold medallist and current world champion who served a doping ban between 2006 and 2010.

    “I just kept focused, as I knew Noah would be coming after me like a bat out of hell!”

    There was also an outstanding performance in the women's mile at Friday's Diamond League meet in Monaco, as Ethiopian-born Dutch runner Hassan came home in 4 minutes and 12.33 seconds, smashing by 0.23 seconds the previous best set in 1996 by Russian Svetlana Masterkova.

    Hassan, twice European champion over 1 500m and once a 5 000m gold medallist, cracked the field with two laps to go and streaked through the line with teeth gritted, collapsing as the timer flashed up her feat.

    “The first 800m was a bit slow, so I wasn't thinking it would be a world record,” said Hassan.

    “When I crossed the line I was so surprised. After you run the last 400m like that and set a world record, it gives you so much confidence over 5 000m,” added Hassan, who will aim for a 1 500m/5 000m double in the 28 September to 6 October world championships in Doha.

    Another experienced campaigner, Botswana's Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos, produced a stunning meet record in winning the men's 800m in 1:41.89 ahead of Kenya's Ferguson Rotich, France's world champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse only managed ninth in a high-quality race. Only four runners have gone faster than Amos' time, which was the 15th fastest ever run over the distance.

    “Everything has been good in the last few weeks and I knew I could run 1:41 today,” said Amos.

    “The world record is not on my mind but if I'm patient, it will come.”

    Another star showing came in the men's pole vault, where Poland's in-form Piotr Lisek again went over the mythical 6-metre barrier, winning with a best of 6.02m, and going close three times at 6.06m.

    Kenyan Timothy Cheruiyot cruised to victory in the men's 1 500m in 3:29.97. European 1 500m and 5 000m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen, still just 18, came in second.

    American teenager Sydney McLaughlin kicked off the evening in impressive style, setting a world-leading 53.32 seconds in the 400m hurdles.

    The 19-year-old led from the first hurdle and scorched around the track in muggy conditions, with temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius and high humidity.

    There was further US success, as world indoor champion Kendra Harrison streaked to a 100m hurdles win in a season's best 12.43 seconds.

    There was no Caster Semenya in the women's 800m, won by American Ajee Wilson.

    The South African double Olympic champion is not appearing in the principality, despite having been cleared to run during her appeal against attempts by the Monaco-based world governing body for athletics, the IAAF, to introduce rules requiring female athletes in events between the 400m and the mile to take medication to reduce high testosterone levels.

    In her absence, Wilson won easily in 1:57.73, almost three seconds off Semenya's best for the season.

    A loaded field in the women's 200m saw Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, the reigning Olympic 400m champion, win in 22.09 seconds, ahead of Jamaica's Elaine Thompson, who won the sprint double in Rio, and two-time defending world 200m champ Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands.


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