Articles on this Page
- 04/11/17--07:09: _ Two more deaths on B1
- 04/11/17--07:23: _Cop sent to jail fo...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Rukoro opens up
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Karasburg hosts Eas...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Horses geared for c...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Wenger faces new qu...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Mosimane keeps same...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _DTA a hala Nghaamwa...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Omuloka tagu tsikile
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Aandonga inaya nyan...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Omuhingili gwaEkand...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Facebook takes on S...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Dividend for Swapo ...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Agra wins PMR awards
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Erongo Marine donat...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _FNB introduces rene...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Shell hopes to stri...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _'Sell that ox'
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Catch the killers -...
- 04/11/17--16:00: _Hamas to execute 26
- 04/11/17--07:09: Two more deaths on B1
- 04/11/17--07:23: Cop sent to jail for 18 years for murder
- 04/11/17--16:00: Rukoro opens up
- 04/11/17--16:00: Karasburg hosts Easter tourney
- 04/11/17--16:00: Horses geared for coast
- 04/11/17--16:00: Wenger faces new quit calls
- 04/11/17--16:00: Mosimane keeps same team
- 04/11/17--16:00: DTA a hala Nghaamwa iikuthe miilonga
- 04/11/17--16:00: Omuloka tagu tsikile
- 04/11/17--16:00: Aandonga inaya nyanyukilwa Elelo lyAndonga
- 04/11/17--16:00: Omuhingili gwaEkandjo a hulithile moshiponga
- 04/11/17--16:00: Facebook takes on Snapchat
- 04/11/17--16:00: Dividend for Swapo women
- 04/11/17--16:00: Agra wins PMR awards
- 04/11/17--16:00: Erongo Marine donates N$210k
- 04/11/17--16:00: FNB introduces renewable energy loan
- 04/11/17--16:00: Shell hopes to strike oil
- 04/11/17--16:00: 'Sell that ox'
- 04/11/17--16:00: Catch the killers - Rwanda genocide survivors
- 04/11/17--16:00: Hamas to execute 26
Windhoek Regional Court Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi, last Tuesday, found 29-year-old Linus Nzwana guilty of murder with direct intention to kill.
Nzwana shot Joel Martin, 22, on 10 August 2013.
He was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment on the count of murder with intention to kill, of which two years were suspended for a period of five years on condition that he is not found guilty of murder or any other offence related to murder.
In sentencing, Velikoshi said Martin was not a threat to Nzwana before he was shot.
“I am satisfied to say that there was no attack on the convicted police officer and I am throwing out the version of his self-defence,” said the regional magistrate.
Nzwana maintains he acted in self-defence.
Evidence presented during trial has it that Martin and three friends were walking in the street when a speeding white pick-up approached them.
Martin then said something derogatory to Nzwana as they were moving out of the way. Nzwana brought the vehicle to a halt and reversed up to where Martin and his friends were standing.
The constable got out of the car and approached Martin to enquire what the problem was. After an exchange of words, Nzwana walked back to the pick-up, took out his personal 9mm pistol and fired a shot directly at Martin’s chest. The constable did not fire warning shots.
He fled the scene after the shooting but handed himself over at the Katutura Police Station later the same day.
Local defence lawyer Braam Cupido defended Nzwana on the instructions of the Justice Ministry’s Directorate of Legal Aid.
Public Prosecutor Georgitte Losper appeared for the State.
This comes after it was reported that a resolution for the clubs not to participate in the competition on 23 April was taken at the NPL's board of governors meeting.
However, about seven clubs in the league have confirmed that they do want to participate in the competition.
Speaking in an exclusive interview yesterday Rukoro said: “From where I am standing, all I can say is that the league is not making any effort to restart the football season.
“In fact, they are doing everything in their power to make sure there is a delay and that there is frustration in the whole football family.
“They are doing everything to make sure that the Debmarine Namibia Cup is frustrated to the extent that the sponsors must withdraw.
“All this intent will lead to a serious lack of confidence in football from corporate Namibia and this will have far-reaching consequences for football in the future.”
Namibian Sun understands that the reason why the NPL interim committee is calling for the postponement of the tournament is that several clubs do not have players after terminating their contracts last season.
The NPL committee and NFA met at the weekend to discuss the situation. They failed to reach agreement.
That led to another meeting this week, which for the first time included officials of the main sponsor, Debmarine Namibia.
Rukoro said the NPL interim committee failed to give any valid reasons why the tournament should be postponed.
“For us it is a very strange situation, because as the NFA, we have been hearing these things for most part of the year through allegations.
“No official letter was written to the NFA by a club or the league itself or the interim committee to inform the NFA that there were challenges with clubs' participation.
“We only came to know about these problems when we had that meeting between the NPL and the president of the NFA.
“During our meeting with the sponsor, the delegation representing the NPL could not also satisfy our and the sponsor's concern that even if the competition was to be postponed, how would we know that they would be ready after that?
“They could not say anything that suggested that they would be ready for a new date, even if the competition was to be postponed,” he said.
Rukoro insisted that the clubs had enough time to prepare for the tournament, given that it was launched in December and that the preliminary rounds had been played.
The long-serving NFA official also stressed that the dates proposed by the sponsor were important because they complied with the contract with Debmarine.
He felt it was impossible to postpone the tournament.
“Maybe individual NFA leaders can do nothing, but of course the legal framework of the NFA provides enough guidance for the NFA to deal with matters of this nature,” Rukoro warned.
Namibian Sun has also learned that there is a push for postponing the start of the Namibia Premier League.
The starting date of the NPL season is scheduled for 12 May in terms of the contract with the main sponsor, MTC.
Sources suggest that some powerful clubs in the league who are struggling to get their players together have been holding secret meetings to make sure that the league does not kick off on that date.
NPL interim management committee member Ranga Haikali declined to comment.
“Please speak to our communication officer, Evaristus Evaristus, concerning this matter,” Haikali said.
Evaristus could not be reached for comment.
JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA
Thirteen football teams and six netball teams will challenge each other for cash prizes and trophies.
The games will start on Saturday and continue throughout the long weekend.
The winning football team will walk away with N$15 000, while the runners-up will take home N$10 000.
The team that finishes third will receive N$6 000 for their efforts. N$4 000 will go to the club that finishes fourth.
In the netball category, N$4 000 has been set aside for the winning team. The runners-up will get N$3 000 and the third-placed team N$1 000.
“This tournament is the first of its kind for us in Karasburg and it is there not make any profit, but to help the vulnerable,” tournament organiser Tangeni Ndahutuka said.
“The money made out of the competition will buy blankets and many other materials for the less fortunate.
“We are also going to buy things like school uniforms for the children in need.”
More teams are likely to enter before tomorrow, when the draw will be done at the Karasburg community hall.
Ndahutuka invited residents to a weekend of sport, fun and entertainment. He said the security would be tight at the field.
JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA
The races will take place at the Swakopmund race track next to the airport.
Twelve races will be on the card with the country's top horses competing. Four of the races are exclusively for Namibian-bred horses.
In the local category, the Rose of Shaka Swaai Rokkie will compete for honours against Professor and Queen of Shadows.
All three horses have been dominating horseracing events over the years and now will be the time that one of them has to stand out as the best.
In the race for young Namibian-bred horses, Secret Lady, owned by Henry Feris, will take on Chase Me and Dioblo owned by Stone Katuuo of Leonardville.
In the maiden category, three new imports from Cape Town - Chestnut Vow, Lady Lilac and Prince De Lago - will run their first race on Namibian soil.
The three newcomers will compete against Warm Peg and Cinnamon Whirl, who have participated in several other local events before.
The D-division has old favourite Nababeeb lined up against Beat Silver Goddess and Proud as Punch. Bow n Arrow is expected to give Nababeeb a race for its money.
The A-division 1000m will see the speed freak from Rehoboth, Rose Gold, facing a new challenger named Happy Lion.
The race that many people will probably travel to Swakopmund for will be the Easter Handicap over 2000 metres.
The hot favourite in the category, Shadaloo, is expected to add more accolades to his already impressive record.
Shadaloo will have to beat ten other horses that are equally prepared to take the glory.
The horse will step up against his stable mate Litethenite and the young and upcoming China. Others in this category will be Back to Bowler; You Touch My Heart, Voltera, Mia Taiga and Boogy Boy.
The event will start at 12:00 with entrance fees of N$20 for adults and N$10 for children.
JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA
Wenger's side have lost four successive away league games for the first time in his 21-year reign as manager.
Goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic gave Palace their first home win over Arsenal since 1979 and left Wenger in turmoil after his team's fifth defeat in their last eight league games.
With many Arsenal supporters again demanding Wenger resign, the toxic atmosphere around the north Londoners boiled over as fans refused to give the ball back to Gunners right-back Hector Bellerin when it went into the away section in the second half.
Wenger and his squad were targeted for more abuse when they made their way from the dressing room to the team bus. Arsenal's shocking surrender leaves them in sixth place, lagging seven points behind fourth placed Manchester City.
With Wenger's record of leading Arsenal into the Champions League for 19 consecutive years in severe danger, the beleaguered Frenchman acknowledged he has to find a way to avoid the mutinous mood wrecking what may yet prove to be his final season in charge.
“I want the fans to support the team, but I can understand they are extremely frustrated, like we all are,” Wenger said.
“We came with the desire to win the game, but in the decisive moments of the game Palace were sharper.
“To see us lose in that way is disappointing. It's part of my job to build the confidence. We have a week to do it. It's our job. We will try to do it.”
Faced with the prospect of missing out on the Champions League for the first time since 1997, Wenger has hardly helped his cause by refusing to confirm if he will sign an extension to the contract which runs out at the end of the season.
Wenger conceded Arsenal's chances of making the Champions League via a top-four finish look bleak, but he refused to be drawn on whether or not he will stay.
“I think it will be very difficult certainly,” he said. “I don't want to speak about me tonight. I'm not in the mood.
“At the moment I pay more respect to the fact we had a disappointing result.”
Looking shell-shocked and far less defiant than he often is at such downbeat moments, Wenger must have been devastated by the way the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott went missing when he needed them most.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright claimed Wenger has lost the support of his players and even the Gunners boss admitted Palace had shown more passion.
“They were sharper and more decisive than us,” he said. “In the second half they came out strong and scored again.
“After that it was more difficult. I don't say the players gave up. For a long time we were unbeaten away but since we lost a few we don't have the confidence. You could sense it had an impact on us after the second goal.”
“One or two more results and we should be safe, but it's a massive night for everybody, and a huge week for us all,” he said.
“This team is still good enough,” coach Pitso Mosimane said as he sought to rally his players after Sundowns extended their winless run to five in a row after being knocked out of the Nedbank Cup.
“I don't want to make excuses because that just opens a can of worms, but some things maybe happen for a reason.
“Everybody knows how tough our schedule is. We knew about the programme and that's how it is. It's life.
“But we just need one game because if we win just one game in the league everything turns around. We are still in the right place, maybe not the best, but we are still OK. It won't be easy in a local derby but we keep going and keep trying. We'll see how it goes.”
Thursday's game against SuperSport United kicks off at 18:00 at Loftus Versfeld and will be screened live on SuperSport.
Shoka osha hololwa kombaapila ndjoka ya shangwa momasiku ga6 gaApilili komukwatakanithi gwoDTA mOshitopolwa shaHangwena, Hidipo Hamata ndjoka ya shangelwa Nghaamwa, omolwa omapopyo gelongitho nayi lyiimaliwa yoshigwana oshowo ompumbwe dhomayambulepo moshitopolwa.
“Ngele ito longo iilonga ngaashi wiinekelelwa koshigwana, nena oshinima shoka to vulu okuninga okuthiga po ombelewa nokugandja ompito kwaamboka taya vulu iilonga ngaashi sha tegelelwa kaahogololi,” Hamata a popi.
Ombaapila oya popi woo kombinga yoolopota dhiikundaneki ndhoka dha holola kutya oshimaliwa sha thika poomiliyona 68.2 kakushiwike kutya osha longithwa shike moshitopolwa shoka, naHamata okwa popi kutya onkalo yoludhi ndoka itayi vulu okwiidhidhimikilwa.
Hamata okwa pula opo Nghaamwa a yelithe kutya iimaliwa mbyoka ya nuninwa eyambulepo lyoshitopolwa oya yi peni, na okwa popi kutya oshitopolwa shaHangwena oshimwe shomiitopolwa inaya huma komeho na oyi na omwaalu omunene gwakwashigwana kaye na iilonga.
“Oshitopolwa shetu oshili konima ngele tashi ye kehumo komeho oshowo etotepo lyoompito dhiilonga nonando ohatu mono omwaalu omunene gwiimaliwa kehe omvula…..Ninga oshinima shomondjila e to ungaunga naanambelewa yoye nenge wiikuthe miilonga meendelelo opo aantu mboka taya vulu iilonga ya humithe komeho oshitopolwa,” Hamata ta ti.
“Nashi tseyike kutya iimaliwa mbyoka oya nuninwa ehumitho komeho lyoshitopolwa na inayi nuninwa oohandimwe na oya pumbwa okulongithwa shoka ya nuninwa. Itatu vulu okukala moshitopolwa moka iimaliwa tayi ya e tayi shuna omanga aantu taya lumbu owala monkalo ya faathana uule woomvula 27. Iimaliwa nayi longithwe mokuhumitha komeho oshitopolwa,” Hamata a tsikile.
Sho Ngoloneya Nghaamwa a ningwa naye ekwatathano, Nghaamwa okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya ina yakula ombaapila ndjoka nombelewa ye oya patuluka ngele Hamata oku na omukumo gwomukutalela,nena okwa manguluka oku muundulamo mombelewa.
“Ne ye e ta lombwelendje ndi ze miilonga okwa manguluka okushiningwa ngele okuna oonkondo ndhoka dhokupopya kutya Usko owa pumbwa okudhiga po ombelewa ndjika. Okwa manguluka aluhe,” Nghaamwa ta ti.
Kombinga yiimaliwa mbyoka ya kana moshitopolwa ngaashi sha lopotwa kiikundaneki, Nghaamwa okwa popi kutya Oshitopolwa shaHangwena inashi mona iimaliwa yi vulithe poomiliyona 68.2.
Nghaamwa okwa yelitha kutya kutya aakuthimbinga ayehe oyiipyakidhila opo ku monike ngele iimaliwa mbyoka oya longithwa nenge inayi longithwa na okwa popi kutya omauyelele gamwepo oga pumbiwa natango.
Oshitopolwa shaHangwena opamwe niitopolwa ngaashi Zambezi, Otjozondjupa, Kavango East, Oshana noKhomas oyi li momusholondondo gwiitopolwa mbyoka kakushiwike kutya oya longitha shike iimaliwa yoshigwana ya thika poomiliyona 209, ngaashi sha tothwa mo molopota yomuyalulomambo ndjai gwepangelo.
Professor Peet Pienaaar, omutengeneki gwonkalo yombepo e li moSouth Africa, okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya omuloka ngoka otagu tsikile sigo oshiwike shika.
“Omvula inayi mana natango okuloka, natango omwa tegelela omuloka omwaanawa. Ngele owa tala konkalo yombepo okuza monooli nena otashi ulike kutya Namibia otaka mona omuloka oshiwike shika oshowo mokati komwedhi.”
Omukola moNamibia okwa tegelelwa gu tsikile sigo omEtitano nonando oshitopolwa shuumbugantu itamu ka lokwa okuya mEtitano.
Omukomeho omutengeneki gwonkalo yombepo mOvenduka, Odillo Kgobetsi okwa popi mOsoondaha kutya, omuloka omunene otagu ka dhenga iitopolwa ya yooloka yaNamibia unene muumbugantu uuninginino waZambezi, Kavango nOhangwena, Osoondaha nOmaandaha omanga mEtine nEtitano omvula tayi kadhenga unene omata pevi monooli uuninginino oshowo muuzilo woshilongo.
Okuya pehulilo lyoshiwike onkalo yombepo ya talala otayi ka dhenga uumbugantu woshilongo moka ondjele yuupyu nuutalala tayi kala poshiyelekitho shoodegrees 10 no 24 nenge 27.
Metitano lya piti, Tsumeb oya lokwa oomm50, Okongo 19mm, Omuthiya 17mm. Omidhingoloko dhimwe ndhoka dha lokwa ongaashi Ovenduka, Oshakati, Outapi, Khorixas, Karasburg nEtosha National Park.
Molyomakaya omvula onene oya loko mOvenduka moka oomm26 dha lopotwa moWanahenda.
Rundu, Sesfontein, Omaruru, Etosha National Park, Outjo nOutapi nayo oya lokwa.
Oondama dhomeya moshitopolwa shaMaheke kwa lopotwa dhi na omeya goopresenda 17 adhihe.
Ondama yaOtjivero mOmitara oyili po 27.2%, Otjivero silt dam 1.9%. Ondama yaTilda Viljoen Dam moGobabis oyi li 28.8% omanga ndjoka yaDaan Viljoen Dam, yi li 32.63%.
Omupopiliko gwamuni gwaGobabis, Frederick Ueitele omasiku ga piti okwa notheleko aakwashigwana kutya ondoolopa yawo oyi na omeya ga gwana sigo omomvula yo-2018.
Ueitele okwa popi kutya ondoolopa oyi na oomboola dha thika po-50 ndhoka tadhi vulu okugandja omeya goocubic meta dha thika po-120 000 momweedhi, omanga ondoolopa hayi longitha owala oocubic meta 85 000.
Ondjele yomeya moondama
Oondama ndatu oonene yaSwakoppoort, Von Bach naandjoka yaMatako, odhuudha noopresenda 49.1.
Swakoppoort Dam oyuudha noo38.6%, Von Bach at 58.7% nOmatako Dam oyuudha noopresenda 53.7.
Ondama yaFriedenau oyuudha noopresenda 36 omanga yaGoreangab yuudha noopresenda 100.
Muumbugantu Ondama yaHardap oyuudha noopresenda 69.9, Naute Dam oyuudha noopresenda 97.7% omanga Oanob Dam yuudha noopresenda 91.2.
Olushandja Dam pondje yaShakati oyuudha noopresenda 47.1.
Ongeyo ndjoka oya tukuka sho elelo inali hala Ester Gwashamba Nepando, uulikwa nokuningwa elenga enene lyoshikandjo shUukwanambwa na ota pingenepo Wilbard Lidker, ngoka a tidhwa muFebruali.
Eindilo ndyoka olya ningilwa mOmpangulilo yoPombanda yaVenduka momasiku 27 gaMaalitsa nepwaakeno lyeindilo ndyoka otali ningwa muule woshiwike shika.
Omutumba ngoka gwa ningwa kokomitiye yomukwaniilwa omwedhi gwa piti, ogwa holola kutya euliko lyaNepando onga elenga enene kali li paveta nopalandulathano.
Elelo olya popi kutya etidho lyaLidker olya kwatelwa komeho nokukondjithilwa omukwaniilwa komunyekadhi Secilia opamwe namwene gwomukunda, Oscar Sheehama.
Pahapu dhiilyo yokomitiye yomukwaniilwa, euliko lyaNepando inali ningwa kwa kundathanwa nelelo lyoshilongo shoka.
Shoka osha thiminike elelo li ninge eindilo lyomeendelelo tali pula ompangu opo yi ninge etokolo ko kakutulwe koshipundi elenga ndyoka.
Elelo lyaNdonga oya kalelwapo moshikumungo shoka, kuSisa Namandje. Nepando, omunyekadhi gwaNdonga Secilia, Sheehama, oshowo Ominista yOmayambulepo gIitopolwa nOmikunda, Sophia Shaningwa oyo aayamukuli meindilo ndyoka. Omukwaniilwa Elifas naye okwa tulwa momusholondondo gwaamboka taya ka yamukula koshikumungu shoka, na osha geyitha aayambidhidhi yaNepando, mboka ye wete kutya elelo inali simaneka omukwaniilwa sho tali mu tula moshikumungu shoka. Sho a lesha omukandanyenyeto gwawo, mwene gwomukunda Onandjamba, Jerry Kambala, okwa pula Ngoloneya Kankoshi opo iidhope moshikumungu shoka meendelelelo.
“Otatu indile ngoloneya opo a katuke oonkatu ndhoka tadhi uthwa koonkondo dhombelewa ye opo ku kandulepo onkalo ndjika tayi sitha ohoni nokushunapo esimaneko lyaNdonga. Otatu pula woo opo etulo koshipundi lyelenga enene lyUukwanambwa li ye komeho.”
Ongundu otayi pula woo eyambidhidho lwaKankoshi opo elelo lyoNdonga ndyoka li li koshipundi li kuthwe kiilonga yo ombelewa yi patwe manga. “Ookansela yelelo naya kuthwe miilonga meendelelo yo ya gandje ompito ku ningwe omakonaakono. Omukwaniilwa na kuthe oonkondo euliko lyomukalelipo gwe ngoka e li momake gelelo ndyoka ngashiingeyi,” Omukandanyenyeto gwa holola.
Kankoshi okwa uvaneke kutya otaka ukitha enyenyeto lyawo komalelo gomondjila. “Onda taamba omukandanyenyeto gweni ihe konekeni kutya oshikumungu shika oshili momake gompangu ngashiingeyi,” Kankoshi a popi. Okuza kelelo lyaNdonga, oya popi kutya inaya mona omukandanyenyeto gwaaningi yehololomadhilaadhilo ndyoka na inaya tseyithilwa woo kombinga yomanyenyeto ngoka, onkene itaya vulu okutya sha manga.
Eindilo ndyoka lya tulwa mo kelelo lyaNdonga mompangu, olya holola kutya oye wete kutya Lidker okwa tidhwa kwiikwatelelwa kiimbuluma mbyoka ina monika ondjo muyo. “ Omolwashike itaya tegelele sigo ompangu ya ningi etokolo kombinga ye?” elelo lya pula.
Kuyele nuumvo, onzokundaneki yoNampa oya lopota kutya Omukwaniilwa Elifas okwa tidha Lidker omolwa omalundilo kutya okwa kambadhala okutomeka omulilo ondunda yohonda yenale mOmutsegwonime.
Elelo olya tsikile kutya inaku ningwa omutumba gweutho omanga Lidker ina tidhwa.
Shimwe shomiiyenditho mbyoka oshominista yomaudhano,
Jerry Ekandjo, nomuhingili gwa minista oye a li ta hingi ohauto ndjoka yiilonga yiikoto iyali yombaki yoToyota.
Omuhingi gwohauto onkwawo, Jafet Amakutsi (44) naye okwa sila poshiponga.
Miihauto ayihe omwa li owala aahingi.
Palopota yopolisi, oshiponga shoka osha holoka konyala lyopotundi ongula 01:00 yOmaandaha konyala oshinano shookilometa 30 okuza mOkahandja.
Omupopiliko gwopolisi yaNamibia, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi,okwa popi kutya iihauto mboka oyiidhenge mumwe omutse nomutse nomuhingili gwaminista ngoka e li woo omunambelewa gwopolisi okwa tumbulwa kedhina kutya oJohny Lusiano.
Shika oshikando oshititano, oohauto dhaminista Ekandjo tadhi ningi iiponga okutameka mo-2012.
MuKotomba gwo-2012 ohauto yaEkandjo ndjoka a pewa kuSwapo oya gu nokugalangata sha landula sho elola lya topa.
Mo-2013 natango ohauto ye oya ningi oshiponga pondje yaKahandja.
MuNovemba gwo-2014 ohauto yaEkandjo yiilonga oya ningi oshiponga konyala ookilometa 30 okuza moKahandja mondjila yaHochfeld, natango sha etithwa kelola lya topa.
Ekandjo kali mo mohauto ethimbo ndyoka. Moshiyenditho omwa li aantu yatatu, omupolisi, omukwathi gwe oshowo omulithi gwiimuna.
Warrant Officer Kauluma Moses Kambonde (52) okwa hulitha sho a thiki moshipangelo shaKahandja.
Iiponga mbyoka oya landulwa kiiponga shoka sha holoka mo-2015 momudhingoloko gwaTavi oshowo mo-2016 moshitopolwa shaKavango West.
MuMaalitsa gwo-2007 okanona koomvula hamano kedhina Simson Kummy Umati oka hulitha konima sho ka pumbwa kehauto lyaEkandjo mondjila yaWestern Bypass popepi nomudhingoloko gwaWindhoek Northern Industrial Area.
Dramatic, but unsurprising - it's the fourth time the company has added such a feature to its apps. And it's a tool that was invented by its smaller, newly public competitor: Snap, whose Snapchat lets users annotate photos and videos by adding text, drawings, masks and filters and then post them to their “story” or send them to friends.
Yet Facebook doesn't shy away from the comparison - and is calling the new version on its main application 'Stories', too, just like Snapchat's version. “This is something that Snapchat has really pioneered,” said Conor Hayes, a product manager at Facebook.
“Stories has become a format for people to share and consume immersive video and photo across all social apps, and it really differs for them based on the network they have or the way that they use a certain app,” said Hayes.
“Snap used the same argument in its initial public offering presentation to investors, saying that Instagram, for example, has a different audience. Still, copycatting by Facebook has been cited by analysts as a major threat to the smaller company, which saw slowing user growth in the fourth quarter,” he concluded.
Snap hasn't publicly responded so far to Facebook's moves.
Reflecting on a relationship that was ignited soon after Independence, SPWC secretary-general Eunice Ipinge said: “Our relationship with Trip Travel has come a long way. We have been working together all these years. We are happy to receive these dividends just as we are about to start with our activities for the year. It has come at the right time. This dividend will be used to implement our congress resolutions.” Trip Holdings representative Hilda Basson-Namundjebo echoed Ipinge's sentiments, saying: “Our relationship has come a long way.” According to her, the partnership arose at a time when Trip Holdings was seeking broad-based empowerment partners. “It is about lives, impacting lives and transforming lives. This is not a typical broad-based empowerment deal.”
PMR Africa conducts research annually by interviewing people in the country or area where the research is conducted. Companies and institutions are rated based on the perceptions of the respondents.
The focus is largely on customer service and customer satisfaction.
Tjama Tjivuka, vice-chancellor of the Namibia University of Science and Technology, was the keynote speaker at the event.
Tjivuka stated the fact that we live in tough times with poor economic performance, economic slowdown; increased uncertainty about the economy, more competition and tighter budgets.
He motivated businesses to take responsibility instead of starting to blame. “We should create a sound foundation for anticipated future growth and work towards economic agility,” he said.
“Agra appreciates our management and staff's contributions and role they play in putting Agra's brand among the top brands within the agriculture sector. Without our employees' inputs and or clients' loyal support, Agra Limited would not have been able to be in the top position in our industry and business,” the company said in a press release.
“Agra also expresses its gratitude towards the total agricultural industry and its role players in Namibia, not only for their loyal support to our business but their inputs in developing agriculture in Namibia.
“The acknowledgement through awards such as the PMR awards is proof that Agra's business is in line with our vision to set the benchmark in our chosen markets benefitting all our stakeholders on a sustainable basis and our mission to be a market leader in agricultural and household related products and services.”
This initiative has put renewed focus on the state of Swakopmund's public school hostels.
It follows an announcement by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture of the possible closure of the Hofmeyr hostel in Swakopmund due to its dilapidated state.
The funds will be utilised to do the most urgent repairs at Hofmeyr hostel, as well as other hostels at the coastal town in need of crucial renovations.
During major sporting events hosted in Swakopmund, including this weekend's The Namibian Newspaper Cup, the hostels are used to accommodate visitors. The state of disrepair of some of the hostels makes them unfit for occupation.
The governor of the Erongo Region, Cleophas Mutjavikua, thanked Erongo Marine Enterprises for its large contribution at a handover ceremony on Friday.
“The financial contributions not only provide a short-term solution for The Namibian Newspaper Cup visitors, but are a long-term human capital investment in the future of the learners of the Erongo Region,” Mutjavikua said.
“As one of the major players in the Namibian horse mackerel industry, our focus is to turn our fishing rights into value for the communities in which we operate.
Erongo Marine therefore cannot stand idly by and not make a significant investment in the future of our youth,” the company's managing director Martha Uumati said.
Jerome Namaseb, manager for product, pricing and profitability at FNB Namibia, explains the move to grant green loans: “FNB Namibia has always allowed customers to buy renewable energy products and equipment through the different loan options available to customers (such as a Wesbank loan, home loan and personal loans).
“We have realised, however, that not all customers are aware of these options and thus a decision was taken to formally introduce this offer to customers, in the form of a renewable energy loan.”
The renewable energy loan will be in the form of a personal loan over a maximum term of five years (minimum 12 months) depending on affordability.
“You would however agree that not all customers can afford to repay large renewable installations over five years or a shorter period, and we will therefore still allow customers to finance the equipment and installations via their home loans in the form of a flexi bond, re- advance or future use home loan offer if preferred, as this would reduce pressure on their daily cash flow.
“While NamPower has just signed a five-year power supply agreement with Eskom again, our electricity supply can be assisted by ordinary Namibians through the purchase of solar [installations] such as geysers,” said Namaseb.
“We are making great strides in the field of electricity with, for example, numerous solar plants that have been opened lately at Omaruru, Arandis and the like. Should you not have that capacity yet, a solar geyser has been proven to save a lot of money over the long term.”
Namaseb added that customers needed to be aware of the qualifying criteria for the renewable energy loan. The applicant must be over the age of 18 years; must have a BankWise or Lifestyle account with FNB Namibia; must be a resident of Namibia. The customer's salary must be deposited by the employer directly into the account and he or she should qualify in terms of internal scorecard rules. The customer may not be insolvent, under administration or have a garnishee order against salary.
“We advise customers to ensure that the installers are registered with the council Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Institute and provide the client with a detailed quotation and a maintenance plan. FNB can assist with a list of qualified and registered installers,” he said.
Shell Namibia country manager Dennis Zakveld explained why his company was drawn to Namibia and explained what was expected to happen as it rolled out its exploration programme.
“During Q4 2014 Shell Namibia completed a seismic survey in the north-eastern portion of the licence area to determine whether there is potential for hydrocarbons. Geological structures or 'prospects' were identified, however, hydrocarbons could only be confirmed through exploration drilling. Shell's interest in this part of the world is based on the global and regional geological knowledge at its disposal,” said Zakveld.
He admitted that it was perhaps not one of the best times for exploration.
“These are challenging times for the industry and for exploration in particular with limited risk capital available and fierce global competition; however, Shell takes a long-term perspective and continues to pursue exploration projects in a select number of frontier basins of which Namibia is one.”
Although Shell had indicated its intention to drill by 2018, Zakveld said that a final decision would still need to be made.
“The decision on the drilling of an exploration well is yet to be made and is dependent on a number of factors, including subsurface evaluation, price outlook and the relative competitiveness of the project, but also a legislative environment that provides investors with the necessary stability and certainty in policies.
“Shell has been delighted with the constructive collaboration between the government and industry and looks forward to continuing this collaboration. A commercial discovery by any operator would be significant in terms of delivering stable energy supply and economic growth aligned with his Excellency President Geingob's Harambee Prosperity Plan.”
The company recently announced its intention to up its exploration ante through environmental firm SLR Consulting Namibia.
Shell currently holds a 90% interest in Petroleum Exploration Licence 93 while the Namibia Petroleum Corporation hols the remaining interest.
In a background information document prepared by SLR as part of the environmental impact assessment application, it said Shell would drill one or two exploration wells in the northern portion of the licence area to determine whether identified geological prospects contained oil or gas in potentially commercial extractable amounts.
The weekend workshop was conducted to educate farmers in the area.
The Mangetti farming area is one of the grazing areas which was established for farmers north of the red line to farm commercially, but livestock owners in the area not seizing the opportunity to turn their farming into a viable business. Currently the area is under serious threat from overstocking and farmers in the area also lost many animals due to the persistent drought.
More than 200 farmers, representing at least two thirds of the members under the Mangetti Farmers' Association attended the workshop.
Farmers were informed on how to keep their livestock healthy, when to sell their livestock, and what financial assistance is available to boost their enterprises.
Simon Tuhafeni, a commercial farmer near Grootfontein and workshop organiser told the farmers that they are sitting idly on treasure which could make them prosper. He said that all they need to do is to break away from their culture of farming only for cream.
“I always visit your farms and you have high-quality livestock here, but you are not utilising their income-generating potential.
Meat speculators are driving to us in Grootfontein buying our cattle, but you are just here overstocking because you want to own many cattle for status.
Let us break away from that and we start making money out of our farms,” expressed Tuhafeni.
He said that time is now for Mangetti farmers to get rid of the liability of too many cattle on their farms and start keeping assets that will bring them income.
“We need to start selling our cattle on time for them to earn us a good income. Some of you say buyers like Meatco are not paying for your cattle based on their value.
This is because you sell old cattle to them. Those big oxen you are keeping on your farms for social status have no value anymore and they are only costing you money to feed them. You will not get an income out of them,” he said.
Mecki Schneider, the president of Namibian Brahman Breeders Society supported Tuhafeni and urged farmers to start organised farming under an established farming association where they can share knowledge.
“As farmers you must not see the auction as a place to buy cattle you must see it as a place to make money out of. Sell your cattle at auctions and be able to support your remaining livestock and yourself. You can only make money if you are farming with the right breeds,” Schneider said.
The chairperson of Mangetti Farmers Association, Ismael Shailemo said farmers need to seize opportunity to move forward.
“It is a chronic disease to think that you know while you do not know. I feel good that you came in big numbers to be informed and educated so that you will know. Let us adopt a culture of sharing the right farming information with others,” Shailemo said.
The workshop was sponsored by FNB and the Namibian Brahman Breeders Society in cooperation with the Mangetti Farmers' Association.
Jean-Pierre Dusingizemungu, president of Ibuka, told reporters that genocide suspects still roam freely in several countries across the world.
On 7April, Rwanda kicked off commemoration activities to mark the 23rd anniversary of the 1994 genocide that claimed about one million lives, mostly ethnic Tutsis.
The memorial observance begins with a commemoration week for activities like visiting and laying wreaths at memorial sites, holding burial for exhumed genocide remains, giving testimonies, public lectures, and candle lighting vigils.
The activities officially last a week, but the commemoration will continues toward 4 July, marking 100 days of genocide.
No form of entertainment is allowed during the main commemoration week.
“We are calling upon the international community to cooperate with our country to track and apprehend genocide perpetrators who have vehemently eluded justice for the past two decades,” Dusingizemungu said.
He cited lack of political will in countries for partly complicating the arrest and trial of genocide suspects.
According to Rwanda Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit (GFTU), since 2007, more than 620 indictments and international arrest warrants have been issued against suspects in 32 countries in Africa and beyond.
Presently, 12 people accused of committing genocide have been extradited from Uganda, DR Congo, Canada, the United States, the Netherlands and ICTR to stand trial in Rwanda.
The top fugitives, the so-called “big fish” sought by the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, include Felicien Kabuga, the alleged chief financier of the genocide, Protais Mpiranya, the former commandant of the notorious Presidential Guards, and former defence minister of the genocidal regime Augustin Bizimana.
Rwanda's prosecution said Zimbabwe and DR Congo were among the countries still reluctant to return suspected genocide fugitives.
Public prosecutor Ismail Jabir said that the 26 execution orders issued against Palestinians convicted of collaborating with Israel, or other criminal charges, would be carried out in 2017, although it remained unclear if the executions would all occur in the coming 12 months before April 2018, or only in 2018, the Palestinian news agency Maan reported.
Jabir's statement follows the executions of three men last Thursday who were suspected of helping Israel in the assassination of a leading military member of the Islamist group several weeks ago. Mazen Fuqahaa was shot dead by assailants who allegedly arrived in the Gaza Strip by sea. Israel's siege on Gaza includes a blockade of its coast. Following the execution, Hamas launched a massive security crackdown which prevented Palestinians from leaving Gaza through the Erez border crossing with Israel, as well as a gag order on its ongoing investigation into suspected collaborators.
The organisation recently announced “a week of repentance” in which those suspected of working with Israel should hand themselves over or face dire consequences. Under Palestinian law executions can only be carried out after being ratified by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. However, the PA, which nominally controls the Israeli-occupied West Bank, is at loggerheads with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip following 2007's fighting between the two groups which left two opposing authorities.
Hamas accuses Abbas of being illegally in control of the West Bank as his term was supposed to end in 2006. However, he has remained in power as no national elections have been held since the 2007 fighting. The decision by the Gaza-based group to carry out executions has been condemned by both the PA, rights groups and the European Union (EU). Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation on the ground in Gaza continues to deteriorate rapidly after the PA decided last week to cut salaries to its 60 000 Gaza employees, most of them sole breadwinners, by 30% after claiming financial difficulties.
However, PA employees in the West Bank were not subject to the pay cuts and continue to receive their full salaries. Following the 2007 schism between the PA and Hamas, the PA ordered its Gaza employees to stop reporting for work or be cut off the payroll.
Following the pay cut the response was immediate with tens of thousands of angry PA employees and their families taking to the streets of Gaza City over the weekend in protest. During the protest they called for the resignation of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and finance minister Shukri Bishara. Calls were also heard for the resignation of PA President Mahmoud Abbas. The economic situation in the coastal territory remains dire. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported in December last year that the unemployment rate by mid-2016 was almost 42%, among the highest in the world. Youth unemployment stands at 60% among males and 65% among females. Gaza is one of the world's most densely populated areas with 2 million people crammed into an area of 365 square metres. Farmers are forbidden from trying to access their agricultural land within 300 metres of Gaza's border with Israel and if they do so are shot at by Israeli soldiers monitoring the borders.
Fishermen are allowed to access less than a third of the fishing areas allocated under the 1993 Oslo Accords. Some 47% of households in Gaza suffer from moderate or severe food insecurity, while more than 70% of Gaza's population receives some form of international aid, the bulk of which is food assistance.