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- 07/05/17--16:00: _Tullamore was poisoned
- 07/05/17--16:00: _Swapo chaos in Hardap
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- 07/05/17--16:00: _Stormy seas ahead
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- 07/06/17--16:00: _Scouting new talent
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- 07/06/17--16:00: _Opening up the tangles
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- 07/05/17--16:00: Namibia high with low impact
- 07/05/17--16:00: Maltahöhe defies Shaningwa
- 07/05/17--16:00: Game ranger arrested for possession of ivory
- 07/05/17--16:00: Tullamore was poisoned
- 07/05/17--16:00: Swapo chaos in Hardap
- 07/05/17--16:00: Deputy mayor defies eviction notice
- 07/05/17--16:00: Stormy seas ahead
- 07/05/17--16:00: SME Bank workers pay for leaders' mistakes
- 07/06/17--16:00: Can Nam and SA revive ’90s rivalry?
- 07/06/17--16:00: National netball team seeks sponsor
- 07/06/17--16:00: Welwitschias face wounded Senegal
- 07/06/17--16:00: Scouting new talent
- 07/06/17--16:00: Wits bank in on Evertonian
- 07/06/17--16:00: Podolski arrives with promise
- 07/06/17--16:00: Opening up the tangles
- 07/06/17--16:00: Kill the flowers, kill the mosquito
- 07/06/17--16:00: Aaniilonga yoSME Bank taya futile po oondjo dhaahona yawo
- 07/06/17--16:00: Omupeha mayola a tindi elombwelo lyopambelewa
- 07/06/17--16:00: Omunangeshefa a tindi ondjo medhipago
- 07/06/17--16:00: Omunambelewa gwegameno lyiiyamakuti a tulwa miipandeko
Namibia achieved the 13th spot on a list of 102 countries ranked from best to worst in terms of the human impact on the environment, per person.
The study gauges the impact of citizens on the environment by taking into account the share of renewable energy sources in the energy mix, the energy consumption per capita, the carbon dioxide emissions per capita, wastewater treatment capacity, municipal solid waste generated, air pollution and tree cover loss.
The ranking done by MoneySuperMarket, a UK-based financial services institution, applied the most weight to carbon dioxide emissions, municipal solid waste and energy consumption in terms of impacts on the environment.
According to the study, more than 88.56% of Namibia's energy comes from green sources, including power generation at Ruacana.
Namibia's carbon dioxide emissions equate to only 1.2 tonnes per person, while its air pollution rates are at levels of five micrograms per cubic metre. These figures are quoted per year.
Furthermore with regards to Namibia's energy consumption, each person in the country uses an average of 31.25 BTUs (traditional unit of heat) per year, while its municipal waste level per person is 0.5 kg per day.
The study placed five African countries in the top ten for lowest environmental impact. Mozambique was number-one in the global rankings with the lowest human impact on the environment per person. Nearly all of the energy they use is produced from green energy (99.87%), and the country only produces 0.14 kg of waste per person per day. To put that into perspective, the US produces 2.58 kg a day per person.
Elsewhere in Africa, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana also ranked 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th respectively.
Africa as a continent topped the charts and featured strongly in its use of green energy, low carbon dioxide emissions and low levels of air pollution and waste production.
Ethiopia scored particularly low in its energy consumption, with each person only using an average of 1.75 BTUs per year. By contrast, Trinidad, the worst country for environmental impact, tops the list for energy consumption using a grand total of 757.54 BTUs per year.
Zambia had the lowest carbon dioxied emissions, with only 0.07 tonnes per person, whereas in Trinidad the emissions are at an average of 37.1 tonnes per person.
Kenyans ranked well with the third lowest air pollution rates at 4.3 micrograms per cubic metre. In comparison, China has the worst air pollution at 47.2.
Ghana ranked 7th and has the lowest municipal waste level per person (0.09 kg per day), compared to Irish citizens who accumulate 3.58 kg per day. Meanwhile South Africa was the only African country placed in the top 10 worst countries for environmental impact. Ranking at 95 on the list, it performed worse than countries such as Cyprus and Malaysia and with 9.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide omissions per person. This is more than China which ranks at number 97 with its emissions at 7.2 tonnes person.
It appears that the minister's directive has been ignored as Jeffrey Goraseb was still in the office this week following his disputed appointment last month.
Shaningwa wrote to the village council on 26 June and warned the authorities that they will be held accountable and liable for any financial implications arising from their wrong decision and action if they did not immediately cancel the appointment of Goraseb as an accountant of the Maltahöhe Village Council.
The appointment was made without the approval of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development following allegations that Goraseb does not have the required qualifications or skills for the job.
The village council wrote to Shaningwa on 30 June, trying to justify the appointment of Goraseb.
According to the council, Goraseb was the only one of three shortlisted candidates who turned up for an interview on 5 May.
The acting CEO, Marianne Pieters, referred all enquiries to the Maltahöhe councillors.
The chairperson of the Maltahöhe Village Council, Richard Hansen, alleged that the council never received any directive or recruitment policy from the line ministry.
He maintained that the interview panel was selected and composed of candidates who met the required standards.
The council also maintained that Goraseb completed a Bachelor Degree in Commerce, but due to outstanding payments he did not receive his certificate. The council requested an audience with the minister to clarify the appointment.
Before the minister's intervention, the ministry's permanent secretary, Nghidinua Daniel, told the village council in a letter dated 12 June that the interview panellists had no financial background or knowledge.
“Our involvement in the filling of these positions was endorsed by cabinet under the intervention programme to address the skills deficit in administration and finance at village councils,” Daniel wrote.
“The ministry is directly responsible for the salaries for these positions from taxpayer money which requires accountability and a transparent recruitment process.”
Shaningwa directed the council to withdraw Goraseb's appointment letter with immediate effect. She demanded that the post be re-advertised with the minimum requirement of a diploma on NQF Level 6, or a bachelor's degree on NQF Level 7 in accounting, finance or business administration, with accounting as a major, or a Bachelor of Commerce degree with three years' experience.
Kebby Livuo (40) was arrested after a tip-off from the public that he had hidden elephant tusks in the bush at Kayuo village.
According to the police, the informant went to the scene to verify that it was indeed ivory hidden there and upon confirming that, the police were called.
When the police arrived at the scene the tusks had been removed. The suspect was found at Bwabwata Game Reserve Post and questioned. He admitted that he had hidden and then removed the two elephant tusks. He also took the police to where he had stashed the ivory at Singalamwe village.
The deputy commissioner from the Zambezi Region, Evans Simasiku, confirmed that the suspect had appeared in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court yesterday and was refused bail.
The case was postponed until 4 August for further investigations and for the recovery of the ivory.
Currently, the charges include possession of protected wildlife resources and contravention of the Wildlife Act.
A team has been dispatched to the scene to gather more information and poaching charges may be added. The police are also searching for more elephant tusks.
Meanwhile, a three-year-old girl was raped by her 14-year-old cousin in the Mondesa residential area in the Erongo Region on Monday afternoon. The boy allegedly lured the girl with sweets to his aunt's shack and had sexual intercourse with her. The girl's mother was at home next door at the time of the incident.
In a separate incident on Saturday at Katjinakatji village in the Mururani area, a nine-year-old boy was raped.
It is alleged that the suspect picked up the victim and took him to the bush, where he undressed him and raped him. The boy sustained injuries. According to the police the suspect is known and investigations continue.
Also on Monday afternoon, at Fransfontein in the Kunene Region, a two-year-old boy was assaulted by a 25-year-old man. The suspect took the boy from his mother and pretended to play with him. Later, however, he punched him in the face, causing serious injury. The suspect was arrested.
The Ministry of Environment and Tourism yesterday confirmed that Tullamore (XPL-93) was poisoned alongside a lioness and three cubs in April in northern Namibia
Tullamore was the last surviving member of the group of five desert lions made famous by the movie 'The Vanishing Kings'. He was moved to the Okongue area after three of his brothers were poisoned by farmers and the other shot in August last year.
Until now it has been unclear how Tullamore, the lioness and her cubs were killed.
The ministry has been mum on the killings and has therefore been heavily criticised both locally and internationally for not pronouncing itself on the matter.
Spokesperson of the ministry, Romeo Muyunda, yesterday confirmed that Tullamore, together with the lioness and three cubs, was poisoned.
He told Namibian Sun that tests results have been received confirming this.
“The tests indicate that the lions were poisoned,” said Muyunda.
According to him the reason why the ministry has taken so long to officially announce the results of the tests is because in these incidences due processes must be followed and investigations have to take place to determine the cause of death before announcing anything.
He also said that the death was highly publicised on social media and therefore the ministry did not deem it necessary to further release any results. “It is not to say that we are not concerned about what happened to Tullamore and the other musketeers, we are just as concerned about the killing of other lions that are dying due to human-wildlife conflict. It is however not possible to pronounce ourselves on each and every death.”
He stressed that when a lion is killed that a case is opened and investigations follow and in this case investigations are on-going and no arrests have been made.
“If anybody has information they are urged to come forward.”
Muyunda further added that although these lions are well-known internationally, there is a misconception that the five musketeers are the only desert-adapted lions left in Namibia. “We have more than five desert adapted lions and Namibia has a growing population in the Skelton Coast where these lions are from, as well as in the rest of the country.”
He could not confirm how many lions have been killed this year and if there is an increase in the number compared to last year.
Since the 'The Vanishing Kings' movie was made Tullamore as well as his four brothers were all killed by farmers – three were poisoned and one was shot in 2016. The deaths of Ben (Xpl-91), Adolf (Xpl-92) and Polla (Xpl-90), shortly after that of their brother Harry (Xpl-89) left thousands of local and international admirers in mourning.
Tullamore was then moved to the Okongue area for his own safety. He became the dominant male of a new pride, some of whom were killed with him in this latest incident. Both Tullamore and the lioness were wearing collars, which were allegedly burned after the killings.
A Tuesday meeting, which lasted until the early morning hours of yesterday, was called to resolve the hotly contested outcomes of the district elections, but no consensus was reached.
The members had written to the Swapo leadership seeking nullification of the results of the eight recently held district elective conferences.
The districts in question are Kalkrand, Aranos, Rehoboth East, Rehoboth West, Mariental Rural, Mariental Urban, Gibeon and Maltahöhe.
The chairperson of the Swapo national leaders assigned to the region, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, and Evelyn !Nawases-Tayele attended the meeting at Mariental.
An aggrieved Swapo member who attended the meeting told Namibian Sun that Hanse-Himarwa supported the outcomes of the disputed district conferences, insisting that the results would stand since they had been endorsed by the regional leadership.
“The results of the districts' elective processes will stand. I gave you audience and if you are not satisfied you can appeal to the secretary-general of Swapo,” Hanse-Himarwa is said to have remarked, according to sources.
She apparently added it was within her ambit to consult before elective conferences.
According to well-placed sources, Hanse-Himarwa also consulted with Swapo's Hardap regional coordinator Stephanus Tiboth and Edward Wambo, who are also part of the regional executive committee.
Some Swapo members from Hardap maintained that the results were predetermined and that the correct procedures were not followed.
“The process was biased as it was conducted unfairly,” said one of the aggrieved Swapo members who preferred anonymity.
Approached for comment, Hanse-Himarwa confirmed that the meeting took place on Tuesday, adding that she advised the aggrieved parties to sort out the issue with the regional leadership.
“We will consider and recommend to the national leadership based on the outcome of the meeting,” she said.
It is not yet clear whether consensus was reached ahead of the regional conference that was slated for last night at Mariental.
“The whole time there were no complaints, but since it is election time everyone has an issue now,” Hanse-Himarwa said yesterday.
The deputy mayor of Okahandja, Sophia Upithe, is openly defying an official notice to remove her illegal structure at the Vyfrandkamp informal settlement where she lives with her family.
On Tuesday, Nampa visited Vyfrandkamp and found the structure belonging to Upithe intact.
It is alleged she grabbed the land and moved there before she became a town councillor in December 2015.
Upithe on Tuesday refused to comment on the issue and told Nampa to leave her alone.
“Is it you again, please can you stop that thing, asseblief tog,” she said angrily.
The Okahandja mayor, Johannes ‘Congo’ Hindjou on 14 June confirmed in a telephonic interview that his deputy was among those illegally occupying municipal land.
“We made this discovery recently and we told her several times to remove her structure. It is illegal,” said Hindjou, adding that Upithe kept promising to remove it.
Hindjou said eviction notices were issued on 31 May and served on all illegal settlers at informal settlements around Okahandja, including Upithe.
The notices seen by Nampa stated that all illegal settlers on Okahandja municipal land must vacate it before 30 June.
“Failing to do that, council will be left with no other option but to take action.”
The notices did not specify what action would be taken against the nearly 1 000 illegal settlers around the town.
Some illegal settlers at Vyfrandkamp told Nampa that the town council should remove the deputy mayor’s structure before talking to them about the issue.
Andreas Heita Petrus said the council should not tell him anything if it failed to deal with Upithe.
“People will not move out. The councillors should start with their colleague and then we will move to any place they identify for us,” he said.
Rachel Tally, 44, said she would not move if the council was unable to take action against Upithe.
Shevelia Shikongo, 36, asked where she could take her five children if she had to leave the piece of land she called home.
“They must first show us a place to go and then I will move there with my children. We are a big family now, we cannot afford rent,” Shikongo said.
Following a United Nations conference on the state of the world's oceans, the Namibian scientific community strongly agrees that Namibians should be deeply worried about the poor health of Namibia's marine resources, the lack of oversight of fishing practices, and the lack of political will to reverse the decline in the ocean's health.
A major concern is that scientific research and advice are often ignored, despite the economic and environmental consequences.
One recent example of the sidelining of scientists was the announcement by fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau of a 14 000-ton pilchard quota for 2017, undeterred by grave warnings from marine biologists that the pilchard stock had slumped to just over 1% of its former population and could be extinct soon if not allowed to recover.
Scientists have explained that a temporary ban on pilchard fishing as well as implementing strict by-catch penalties and engaging with neighbouring countries to institute similar strategies would not only allow the species to recuperate, but also boost jobs and resurrect the pilchard industry.
“Current harvesting levels are at a few thousand tonnes per year. With a recovered resource, we could be sustainably harvesting about a quarter of a million tonnes per year,” doctor of zoology and CEO of Namibia Chamber of Environment (NCE) Chris Brown told Namibian Sun.
He added that in the interim, “we could be substituting imported pilchards to keep the industry going – which is essentially what is happening at the moment, so small is our local catch.”
Explanations by the fisheries ministry that the likely loss of about 600 jobs in the sector took precedence over the risk of a collapsed pilchard population were dismissed by Brown.
“Any suggestions that we cannot do this because we need to keep the pilchard industry alive to protect jobs is just nonsense. We could vastly increase the number of jobs if we allowed the pilchard resource to recover.”
The cost of profit
The fishing industry's focus on profit, to the detriment of the ocean's health, and government's willingness to turn a blind eye are key problems contributing to the state of affairs.
“The industry is largely geared to greed and profit, with little thought of sustainability. Lip service is often paid by government who want scientists to provide information, and then to go away,” a marine biologist, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution, told the newspaper.
And although “there are a range of efforts to improve political awareness, I am just not sure whether the penny has dropped at the right places yet. And when Minister Esau decides to give out a pilchard quota contrary to what his scientists recommend, then I don't think political awareness is sufficient,” another scientist, who also spoke anonymously, said.
The scientist added that while a range of measures have been formulated to address some of Namibia's challenges “many of them are paper dragons and are not implemented, are not implementable, or stagnate and end up on some bureaucrat's desk.”
The scientist added that political and public awareness on the deeply troubling state of the ocean is low.
Yet the lack of institutional integrity and strength, as well as transparency, is crippling the sector, scientists agree.
“Institutional weaknesses are at the heart of the problem. There is little transparency in the entire fisheries management process. Stock assessment data is kept out of the public domain. The methodology used and thus quality of data cannot be assessed and discussed openly. The process of deciding quotas for the different species is also kept out of the public domain,” Brown said.
Brown underlined that the fisheries scientists have “insufficient influence” and instead “commercial fishing companies have far too much influence, compounded by political decisions not based on scientific advice”.
Threat of extinction ignored
The impact of collapsed pilchard stock is most obviously reflected in coastal and marine seabirds, the scientists explained.
The African penguin population in Namibia has declined by more than 50% in the last three penguin generations, mainly because of a loss of the pilchard prey base.
The Bank cormorant has also experienced a greater than 50% decline in population in Namibia, for the same reason.
The Cape cormorant is declining, and the Cape gannet, over its last three generations, has declined by a massive 84%, mainly related to availability of food – pilchards.
“These trends would be similarly reflected in many aquatic species in the oceans, which are less easy to monitor, including some commercial fish species,” Brown explained.
A crucial difference could be made with the application of environmental impact assessments to the fishing industry, Brown said.
Currently, these are not applied but their implementation, as well as enforcing the fishing sector to have environmental management plans, could address several issues.
“We need to see a total reform of the way that the marine ecosystem and the marine fisheries in Namibia are managed,” he concluded.
He added that the country needs to establish a coastal and marine council, comprising of multiple agencies, both governmental and non-governmental, to provide oversight and to ensure that appropriate, transparent processes are in place.
“Until we do, our marine ecosystem will continue to be mismanaged, to the detriment of our economy and environment.”
“In addition, it has said those responsible for the investment of funds in South Africa should be held to account while competent locals should be appointed to run affairs at the SME Bank,” said the union's general secretary, Asnath Zamuee.
She said the bank was in a position to become profitable, if managed well. “We are of the firm view that closing the bank is in no way a solution. What is needed is a robust restructuring and close monitoring at the bank. In addition, those responsible for the missing millions should be prosecuted and competent Namibians appointed to run the bank. The bank can be profitable, if managed well,” said Zamuee.
According to her, the activities of the central bank will leave many jobless while the persons responsible for the mess at the SME Bank would be allowed to walk away scot-free.
“Our main concern is the Namibian workers who will be left jobless if the bank is closed. The closure will translate into unemployment for innocent employees while the culprits who messed up the bank will be living large,” she said, adding that a large proportion of the workforce was Namibian.
“We will continue to fight for the workers to retain their jobs because they shouldn't be made to pay for the mistakes of foreigners who were deliberately appointed by government.”
It was odd to her that the government had made concerted efforts to turn around under-performing state-owned enterprises but not the SME Bank, which she said was now being used as a scapegoat.
“The government should simply take responsibility for the current mess and correct the situation. They have been bailing out failed parastatals such as Air Namibia, RCC and TransNamib for years without any positive results and now they want to use the SME Bank as a scapegoat.”
She continued that the government had signed the technical agreement that allowed Zimbabweans to run the bank and should thus accept the blame.
“They interfered and secured work permits even when the Zimbabweans didn't qualify to have work permits. Now they want to punish innocent employees who had nothing to do with the missing millions,” she lamented.
Zamuee said not only the board members should be held to account for the missing millions but also those who took out loans and did not repay them.
“Those are the people that should be arrested. Not only were they board members who breached their fiduciary duties, they directly contributed to the current situation at the bank by taking out loans they didn't qualify for,” said Zamuee.
She called on the government to take responsibility for the SME Bank mess and said the jobs of those affected needed to be preserved.
She accused banking authorities of turning a blind eye to activities at the SME Bank.
“The [Bank of Namibia] governor Iipumbu Shiimi knew of the problems at the [SME] bank but kept mum until the situation turned into a sorry state,” she said.
“Our advice to the government is not to 'throw the baby out with the bathwater' but to rather take the bull by the horns and ensure those responsible for the missed millions are arrested. The jobs of the Namibian workers should be preserved. Why is the government only concerned with closing the SME Bank without looking at alternatives?”
Neither the Bank of Namibia nor the finance minister has indicated what they had in mind as far as the liquidation of the SME Bank was concerned.
“It must be noted that this matter is subject to a court application initiated by the Bank of Namibia. The bank is therefore constrained by the sub judice rule from commenting about this matter,” BoN spokesperson Kazembire Zemburuka said upon enquiry.
The game between Namibia and South Africa might have lost its true rivalry touch, but it is expected to bring the best out of both teams in the plate final at 16:00.
The Brave Warriors face Bafana Bafana tonight in the Cosafa Castle Cup Plate final at the Moruleng Stadium in South Africa.
The head-to-head record suggest that Namibia go into the match as underdogs given that they have lost four, drawn one and won two against South Africa.
Back in the days, this fixture drew large crowds and the tension among the players often reached boiling point.
The famous day for Namibia came in February 1998 when the Brave Warriors came from behind to beat South Africa 3-2 in the Cosafa Castle Cup.
Namibia’s celebrations were cut short by a humiliating defeat at the hands of South Africa a few days later.
Benny McCarthy scored four goals in the Africa Cup of Nations, steering his team to a 4-1 victory over their bitter rivals.
Their latest meeting in 2013 also saw South Africa defeating Namibia 2-1 in the Cosafa Castle Cup.
A win in tomorrow’s game will just be a consolation. Namibia and South Africa had hoped to meet in the final of the tournament in order to reignite the atmosphere of the 1990s.
However, the teams failed at the first hurdle of the tournament and will have to settle their old scores in the losers’ final.
Despite not being part of the memorable ’90s many of the players are well aware of the rivalry that existed between these two nations and are likely to bring their A game on the night.
Namibia’s Deon Hotto showed trickery in the Brave Warriors 1-0 win against Swaziland and is therefore expected to shine on the night he plays Bafana Bafana.
South Africa are the home team and will try to make up for their loss in the tournament by winning the plate final.
Zimbabwe will play Zambia in the final at 14:00 tomorrow at the same stadium.
The team had not taken part in any international or friendly tournaments for the last three years due to lack of finances. This has resulted in them dropping on the ranking and sitting at 37th spot out of 38.
The secretary-general of Netball Namibia, and an active netball player for Tigers, Imelda Nerongo, said they were pleased to return to the INF ranking system, but the hard work was just starting if they were to remain in the rankings.
Nerongo said some companies did not see the bigger picture and thus did not see the need to sponsor a national team. “Sponsorship can also be in the form of paying for our accommodation, meals and transport whenever we have to participate in games,” she said.
She explained that getting a dedicated sponsor would enable them to host international games here in Namibia, “where we can invite other big teams or our neighbouring teams more regularly”.
“A dedicated sponsor would also help the team to participate in international friendlies abroad, as there are regular invitations to ranking games abroad.”
She said their approach now was to host international friendlies this year and early next year.
“We receive some money from the government but if they have nothing in their coffers we suffer, but us competing in ranking games is for this nation,” Nerongo explained.
A sponsor would help the national team's ranking and allow the players to play continuously, which in turn would help them improve their game as a team.
Going forward, they also plan to host competitions ranked by the INF. “We can be ranked number three in Africa in a short period of time and we can move to at least number 25 on the INF table,” she said.
- Additional reporting by Nampa
With a few more matches still to be played in the Africa Cup, the team began their campaign in the tournament with a win away from home.
The Namibian team will be bursting with confidence after defeating Tunisia in their first game of the Africa Cup last weekend.
Captain Rohan Kitshoff led from the front and scored three tries in the 53-7 win against the North Africans.
Wian Conradie, Centre Justin Newman and backline replacements David Philander and Helarius Kisting were also on the score sheet last weekend.
Senegal will be hoping to recover from their 7-16 defeat at the hands of Uganda in Dakar last weekend.
Their dreams to win the Africa Cup suffered a setback with a narrow defeat on their home ground.
They will be expected to throw in everything they have in order to cause an upset at the Hage Geingob Stadium.
The odds favour the home side, who have qualified to the world cup on more than three occasions.
The Welwitschias' coaching staff have set a target of reaching the World Cup scheduled for Japan in September 2019.
(15) Jonathan Courtinard, 14 Mamadou Ndiaye, 13 Georges Pompidou Mendy, 12 Steeve Sargos, 11 Abou Sall, 10 Félix Mendy, 9 Abdelkarim Fofana, 8 Fabrice Lewis Karaba, 7 Lamine Silla, 6 Sy Omar, 5 Elhadji Babacounta Faye, 4 Mahecor Toure, 3 Adrian Laporte, 2 Sekou Sakho, 1 Boubakar Diabira
Replacements, 16 Babou Diatta, 17 Benjamin Sanio, 18 Moustapha Ndiaye, 19 Boubacar Diouf, 20 Oumar Diouf, 21 Ibrahima Diaby, 22 Cheickh Ndiaye, 23 Babacar Ba.
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The event is the first of its kind to promote the rights of persons with disabilities, to create awareness about the possibilities sports involvement might bring them, and to allow disabled youth to interact.
The event will also be used to scout potential Para-athletes for upcoming regional Paralympic games to be held on 12 August in the city.
Julia Shikongo from the office of the president said the event would be open to everyone.
“We want disabled youth to interact and to use the day to uplift their spirits. There are many out there who can make it to international stardom so with this event we want to identify talent and to help groom it.”
Shikongo said Ananias Shikongo, one of Namibia's successful Paralympic athletes, would be present to talk about the benefits sport can have in the lives of disabled youth and why they should not shy away from pushing boundaries to achieve their dreams.
Shikongo will travel to London next week with three other Para–athletes to take part in the Para Athletics Championship.
Youth with physical or mental disabilities face challenges joining a sport team, and communities with programmes open to this population may be hard to come by.
Because of this, several sport clubs in the city have been invited to share information on what they can offer athletes with disabilities.
“Self-esteem, sense of belonging and accomplishment that youth receive from being involved in sports benefits them tremendously so we encourage parents to bring their children to participate in the event,” said Michael Hamukwaya, secretary-general of the Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC).
The youth will take part in sports such as athletics, soccer and tug of war.
“I am officially a Clever Boy,” tweeted Pienaar, referring to the nickname of his new club whose home ground is on the University of the Witwatersrand campus in Johannesburg.
The former South Africa captain made 61 international appearances and scored three goals.
He moved from Ajax Cape Town to Ajax Amsterdam in 2001, setting in motion a European career that spanned three countries and 16 years.
Pienaar left Ajax for German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, then played for Everton, Tottenham, Everton again and Sunderland.
His contract with relegated Sunderland ended last month and the 35-year-old had been linked with several South African clubs before signing for Wits.
The Johannesburg club became national champions last season for the first time in their 96-year history.
“I know the J-League is the strongest in Asia and I am determined to enliven (the league) with my team,” Podolski told a news conference yesterday shortly after he had arrived in Kobe, near Osaka, to join the city's J-League club.
The 32-year-old forward, who had played for Turkey's Galatasaray since 2015, said it is “a big change” for him to play in Asia for the first time.
But the veteran of three World Cups and the scorer of 49 goals for Germany said he did not feel any pressure.
“We have to go hard, train hard and fight on the pitch 90 minutes and try to get three points every game,” he said.
Kobe did not give details of the deal, although Podolski is understood to have signed a multi-year contract worth an annual $5.3 million.
Hiroshi Mikitani, the online shopping magnate who owns Vissel, said he hopes Podolski's transfer to the team would prompt more world-class players to come to Japan.
“Today is a new, memorable day of departure for the J-League,” Mikitani told the news conference.
“I hope, with the transfer of Podolski, more and more world super stars will come to the J-League.”
The Poland-born left-footer was named 2006 World Cup young player of the tournament ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Podolski, who has been troubled by niggling injuries, announced his international retirement last year after scoring 49 goals in 130 appearances for the world champions.
Podolski said he was also looking forward to savouring immediately the prized local delicacy.
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The team at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology says its findings “open up a whole new era” in neurodegenerative disease.
Their work should make it easier to design drugs to stop brain cells dying.
The researchers used brain tissue from a 74-year-old woman who died after having Alzheimer's disease.
The form of dementia leads to tangles of a protein called tau spreading throughout the brain. The more tau tangles there are, the worse the symptoms tend to be.
Doctors have known this has happened for decades but what has been missing is a detailed understanding of what the tangles look like.
The team took advantage of the “resolution revolution” in microscopy to take thousands of highly detailed images of the tau inside the woman's brain tissues.
And using computer software, they figured out exactly what the tangles look.
It is pretty meaningless to an untrained eye, but to scientists this could be one of the most important recent discoveries in tackling dementia.
Attempts to develop a drug to slow the pace of dementia have been met by repeated failure. But it is hard to come up with a drug when you do not know the precise chemical structure of what you are targeting.
Dr Sjors Scheres, one of the researchers, told the BBC News website: “It's like shooting in the dark - you can still hit something but you are much more likely to hit if you know what the structure is.
“We are excited - it opens up a whole new era in this field, it really does.”
Similar dysfunctional proteins are found in many brain diseases. Alzheimer's also has beta amyloid while Parkinson's has alpha synuclein.
The structure of tau, published in the journal Nature, is the first to be determined in such detail.
Fellow researcher Dr Michel Goedert told the BBC: “This is a big step forward as far as tau goes but it is bigger than that.
“This is the first time anybody has determined the high-resolution structure [from human brain samples] for any of these diseases.
“The next step is to use this information to study the mechanisms of neurodegeneration.”
Dr Tara Spires-Jones, from the centre for cognitive and neural systems at the University of Edinburgh, said the findings “substantially advance what we know”.
She added: “These results will be useful for developing molecules to detect tau tangles in patients and potentially for developing treatments.”
A team tested their idea in nine villages in the arid Bandiagara district of Mali, West Africa.
Removing flowers from a common shrub appeared to kill off lots of the older, adult, female, biting insects that transmit malaria.
Without enough nectar the “granny” mosquitoes starve, experts believe.
These Anopheles mosquitoes carry the malaria parasite in their salivary glands and pass it on to people when they bite and draw blood.
The infected person can then infect other younger, biting, female mosquitoes - which are looking for a rich blood meal as they become fertile and make eggs - because their blood now contains the parasite.
It takes about 10 days for a newly infected young female mosquito to become contagious to humans. That may not sound long, but for an insect, it is.
By the time she can transmit malaria, she's pretty old.
Although she will feed on blood, she also relies on flower nectar for energy to stay alive.
In the Bandiagara district of Mali, there is one invasive plant that researchers believe is a feeding ground for malaria-transmitting mosquitoes.
The flowering Prosopis juliflora shrub is a bit of a horticultural thug and now occupies millions of hectares of the African continent.
Native to Central and South America, it was introduced into Africa in the late 1970s in an attempt to reverse deforestation and “green up” the desert.
Experts in Mali, along with researchers from the Hebrew University of Hadassah Medical School, Israel, and the University of Miami in the US, set up a horticultural experiment to see if removing the flowers from this plant might help kill off local mosquitoes.
They picked nine villages - six with lots of the flowering shrub and three without.
In three of the six villages, they hacked down the flowers.
They set light traps around all the villages to catch mosquitoes so they could see if the “gardening” had helped cull the insects.
Villages where they removed the flowers saw mosquito numbers collected in the traps fall - the total number of mosquitoes across these villages decreased by nearly 60% after removal of the flowers.
Importantly, the number of old female mosquitoes dropped to similar levels recorded in the three villages without any of the shrubs.
They don't have direct proof, but the researchers believe the mosquitoes died of starvation.
They reported their findings in the journal Malaria Research.
Prof Jo Lines is a malaria control expert from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He says the novel approach holds amazing potential, alongside other malaria prevention strategies.
“It appears to show that by changing the landscape, not using insecticides or drugs, we can make a difference.”
But he said it might not work so well in lush tropical regions where nectar-rich plants are in abundance.
In the meanwhile, the world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries - Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting in 2018.
The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives. But it is not yet clear if it will be feasible to use in the poorest parts of the world.
The vaccine needs to be given four times - once a month for three months and then a fourth dose 18 months later.
This has been achieved in tightly controlled and well-funded clinical trials, but it is not yet clear if it can be done in the “real-world” where access to health care is limited.
It is why the WHO is running pilots in three countries to see if a full malaria vaccine programme could be started. It will also continue to assess the safety and effectiveness of the vaccination.
The pilot will involve more than 750 000 children aged between five and 17 months. Around half will get the vaccine in order to compare the jab's real-world effectiveness.
In this age group, the four doses have been shown to prevent nearly four in ten cases of malaria.
This is much lower than approved vaccines for other conditions.
It also cuts the most severe cases by a third and reduces the number of children needing hospital treatment or blood transfusions.
But the benefits fall off significantly without the crucial fourth dose.
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi were chosen because they already run large programmes to tackle malaria, including the use of bed nets, yet still have high numbers of cases.
Asnath Zamuee okwa popi kutya ombaanga ndjoka otayi vulu okukala tayi ningi iiyemo ngele oya kondololwa nawa na okuwete kutya okupata ombaanga hasho ekanduepo lyomukundu. Okwa popi kutya osha pumbiwa opo ombaanga ndjoka yi kale tayi kondololwa naamboka ye na mo olunyala miimaliwa mbyoka ya kana naya pangulwe ko taku ulikwa AaNamibia mboka ye na ontseyo ya kwatele komeho ombaanga ndjoka.
Zamuee okwa popi kutya etokolo okupata ombaanga ndjoka otali ka thiga aaniilonga kaaye na iilonga omanga mboka ya etitha evundakano lyombaanga ndjoka, taya ende ya manguluka.
“Omaiyuvo getu ongooka kutya aaniilonga AaNamibia otaya ka kanitha iilonga yawo uuna ombaanga ya pata. Epato ndyoka otali ka etitha okwaahena iilonga mokati kaaniilonga yaahena ondjo, omanga mboka ya vundakanitha ombaanga taya kala yaahena uupyakadhi washa. Itatu ka pitikwa aantu yetu taya kanitha iilonga sho taya futithwa oondjo dhomapuko ganingwa kaazaizai mboka ya kutwa owina miilonga kepangelo,”
Okwa popi kutya epangelo olya pumbwa okuninga omalunduluko miiputuhilo yilwe ya yama kepangelo mboka tayi nana nondatu ihe kayi shi ombaanga ndjoka yoSME Bank.
“Epangelo nali kutheko oshinakugwanithwa shoka shokuwapakela epuko ndyoka li li po ngashiingeyi. Oya kala nokugandja ekwatho komahangano ngaashi Air Namibia, RCC noTransNamib uule woomvula pwaahena iizemo yasha iiwananwa ihe ngashiingeyi oya hala okulongitha oSME Bank mokugandja uusama.”
Okwa tsikile kutya epangelo olya shaina etsokumwe ndyoka tali pitike AaZimbambwe ya kwatele komeho ombaanga ndjoka onkene nali taambe owala uusama kutya olya ndopa.
“Oye ya kongele omikanda dhiilonga nonando AaZimbambwe inaya pyokoka miilonga moka ihe ngashiingeyi oha kala okumonitha iihuna aaniilonga yaahena ondjo mboka kaye na mo olunyala moomiliyona ndhoka dha kana.”
Zamuee okwa popi kutya elelo halyo owala nali talike omeho omolwa iimaliwa mbyoka ya kana ihe naamboka ya kutha ko omikuli ihe inaye dhi futa.
“Aantu mboka oya pumbwa okutulwa miipandeko. Kayi shi owala elelo ndyoka lya ndopa miilonga yalyo ihe nayo oya etitha omukundu sho ya kutha mo omikuli ndhoka inaya pumbwa okumona,” Zamuee a popi.
Okwa pula epangelo li kutheko oshinakugwanithwa shomukundu ngoka gwa taalela ombaanga ndjoka, ta popi kutya oompito dhiilonga dhaaniilonga mboka odha pumbwa okugamenenwapo.
Okwa lundile omalelo goombaanga kutya taga idhimbike oshikumungu shaSME Bank.
“Ngoloneya gwOmbaanga yaNamibia [Bank of Namibia]Iipumbu Shiimi okwa kala e shi onkalo ndjoka yili mombaanga yaSME Bank ihe okwa kala owala a mwena sigo onkalo nayaipala.”
Metiyali, onzokundaneki yoNampa oya talele po ehala ndyoka, na oya adha egumbo lyaUpithe lya thikama natango. Otaku hokololwa kutya okwiikuthile evi ndyoka omanga ina ninga oshilyo shelelo lyondoolopa ndjoka muDesemba gwo-2015.
Upithe mEtiyali okwa tindi okupopya sha kombinga yoshikumungu shoka, na okwa pula oNampa opo yi mu ethe.
“One natango, etheni oshinima shoka alikana.”
Mayola gwaKahandja, Johannes 'Congo' Hindjou momasiku 14 gaJuni okwa zimine pangodhi kutya omupeha mayola ogumwe gwomwaamboka yiikuthile evi lya muni mondoolopa ndjoka.
“Otwe shi mono mo omathimbo ngaka na otwe mu lombwele a kuthe po egumbo lye molwaashoka olya tungwa pehala mpoka shaaheli paveta ihe okwa kala nokuuvaneka kutya oteli kutha po.”
Hindjou okwa popi kutya okwa gandja omalombwelo opo mboka yiikuthile evi ya thigepo omahala ngoka yiikuthile mwa kwatelwa naUpithe.
Elombwelo ndyoka lya monika koNampa, olya pula opo aanakwiikuthila evi ya thigepo ehala ndyoka okuya momasiku 30 gaJuni.
“Endopo okushininga, elelo lyondoolopa otali ka katuka oonkatu.”
Elombwelo ndyoka inali holola kutya oonkatu dhini tadhi ka katukwa kelelo lyondoolopa, omolwa oonakwiikuthila evi mboka yeli pe-1 000.
Yamwe yomwaamboka yiikuthile evi moVyfrandkamp oya lombwele oNampa kutya elelo lyondoolopa nali kuthe po tango egumbo lyomupeha mayola omanga inali popya naakwashigwana yalwe.
Andreas Heita Petrus okwa popi kutya elelo lyondoolopa inali popya naye omanga lya ndopa okuungaunga naUpithe.
“Aantu itaya zi po. Elelo lyondoolopa nali tameke tango nomuniilonga pamwe nayo, opo nduno tatu vulu okuya kehala hoka taye tupe.”
Rachel Tally, 44, naye okwa popi kutya ita zipo pehala ndyoka ngele elelo lyondoolopa inali kutha po Upithe.
Shevelia Shikongo, 36, okwa pula kutya ota ukitha oyana yatano peni ngele okwa kuthwa pehala ndyoka hiithana kutya egumbo.
“Naye tu kongele tango ehala mpoka tatu yi naanona yetu.”
Kalimbo okwa hulitha momasiku 7 Februali 2013 mOshipangelo shaShakati, konima sho a dhengwa nokupumwa noshiyenditho kuValombola. Oshiningwanima shoka osha ningilwa momudhingoloko Okeeke moshikandjo sha Anamulenge moshitopolwa shaMusati.
“Hangame,” Valombola a lombwele ompangu sho a holola komeho yOmupanguli Werner Januarie mEtiyali.
Pahokololo lya Valombola, ye pamwe nanakusa oyali taya tamanana mondunda ye yomanwino yedhina, MK Special momasiku ya 6 gaFebruali, sha etitha a dhenge nakusa noshiti shosnooker nokumutilitha nondjembo ndjoka a kala a taalelitha pevi.
Pethimbo sho a gandja uumbangi we, Valombola okwa popi kutya kali e na elalakano lyokudhipaga nakusa onkene ina pewa uusama medhipago ndyoka. Pethimbo lyomapulaapulo ngoka a ningilwa kuLucious Matota, Valombola okwa popi kutya ope na ompito a lundilwe komuntu gumwe , nokugandja uumbangi wa puka.
Shoka osha landula shoValombola a pataneke omaumbangi ga gandjwa koombangi dha yooloka mwakwatelwa gumwe gwomaaniilonga ye.
Momaumbangi omwa kwatelwa woo oshiti shosnooker shoka ha longithwa mokudhenga nakusa, shoka sha teka.
Oombangi odha lombwele ompangu kutya Valombola okwa dhenge nakusa noshiti shoka sha teka meendelelo.
Valombola okwa pataneke uumbangimboka kutya oshiti osha teka sho nakusa e shi kwata na okwa li a hala okumu dhenga nasho nopehala oshiidhenge momweelo e ta shi teka.
“Oshiti inashi teka sho nde mu dhenge nasho ihe osho e shi kutha ndje e shi dhengithendje ihe osha idhenge momweelo e ta shi teka.”
Sho a hokolola kutya oshike sha e ta oontamanana, Valombola okwa lombwele ompangu kutya sho a dhiki pondunda ye ndjoka yomanwino lyopotundi 22:00, gumwe gwomaaniilonga okwe mu lombwele kutya nakusa okwa li ta ontameke kotuunumbanga yomalandithilo.
Okwa popi kutya okwe mu pula kutya omolwashike toontameke ngaaka, molwashoka mbyoka iinima hayi ningwa kaafuthi.
Okwa popi kutya konima okwa thigi po nakusa na okwa kala ta dhana osnooker. Konima okwa lombwele aantu ayehe ya thigepo ondunda molwaashoka olya li ethimbo lyokupata.
Valombola okwa lombwele nakusa ihe okwa li ta ende nethimbo lye na okwa hala okuya nokahalasa.
Okwa tsikile kutya oya tameke taya kondjo na okwa kutha oshiti shosnooker shoka, nakusa e mu yeke na okwa kambadhala okumu dhenga nasho. okwa popi kutya okwa kutha ondjembo na okwa umbu pevi. Okwiipopile kutya okwa kutha ondjembo onga omukalo gwokwiigamena nokugamena omaliko ge, ihe Kalimbo okwa fadhuka po ihe inaya kokule na okwa kala tuumbu nomamanya Valombola.
Okwa popi kutya okuza mpoka okwa yi kondunda ye yimwe yi li momukunda Ombathi oshinano shookilometa 8, na okwa galukile pomukunda Okeeke.
Mondjila ye yokugaluka aniwa, oya pingathana nanakusa. Okwa popi kutya okwa zi mo mohauto ye na okwa pula nakusa kombinga yaashoka sha holoka po, okwa popi kutya nakusa okwe mu pe ombili. Okwa pula nakusa opo a londe mohauto e mu fale opolisi, ihe okwa tindi nokuya ontuku. Okwa popi kutya opo iihula nakusa mpoka. Oshipotha otashi tsikile
Valombola okwa kalelwa po kuPieter Greyling.
Kebby Livuo (40) okwa tulwa miipandeko sha landula sho a lopotwa kaakwashigwana kutya okwa holeka omayego goondjamba miihwa momukunda Kayuo.
Palopota yopolisi, mboka ya lopota oyali ya yi piihwa mbyoka opo ya katale ngele oshili, naashoka ya koleke kutya oshili oya ithana opolisi.
Opolisi oya kutha omayego ngoka nomutamanekwa okwa adhika moBwabwata Game Reserve Post okwa ningilwa omapulaapulo. Omutamanekwa okwa zimine. Omupeha Komufala gwOpolisi moZambezi Evans Simasiku, okwa koleke kutya omutamanekwa okwa holola mompangulilo yaKatima Mulilo na okwa tindilwa omboloha.
Oshipotha she oshuundulilwa komasiku ga4 gaAguste opo omakonaakono moshipotha shoka ga tsikile.
Omulumentu ngoka ota tamanekelwa oshipotha shokukala nomayego goshinamwenyo sha gamenwa, naanambelewa oya tumwa kehala hoka kwaadhika omayego opo yamone uuyelele wa gwedhwa po noshipotha shuukongo otashi vulika shi ka gwedhwa koshipotha shoka ta tamanekelwa.
Moshiningwanima shilwe, okanona koomvula ndatu okwa kwatwa onkonga komumwayinagona gwoomvula 14 sha ningilwa omudhingoloko gwaMondesa moshitopolwa shErongo.
Okamati hoka okwa hokololwa aniwa ka heke okanona nuuleke opo ya ye kombashu ya yinagona, na okwa ningile okanona omuyonena gwopauhulo. Yina yokanona okwa li megumbo lyopuushinda pethimbo oshiningwanima shoka sha ningwa.
Moshipotha sha yooloka natango mOlyomakaya momukunda
Katjinakatji momudhingoloko gwaMururani okanona kokamati koomvula 9 oka kwatwa onkonga. Otaku hokololwa kutya nakutamanekwa okwa kutha po okanona hoka nokukafala miihwa nokukakwata onkonga. Okanona oka ehamekwa nopolisi oya popi kutya omutamanekwa okushiwike ihe ina tulwa natango miipandeko.
Omutenya gwOmaandaha moFransfontein moshitopolwa shaKunene, okamati koomvula mbali okamonithwa iihuna komulumentu gwoomvula 25. Nakutamanekwa okwa lopotwa a kutha okanona kuyina na okwa kala teka dhanitha ihe lwanima okwe ka dhenge ongonyo moshipala, noku keehameka noonkondo. Omufelekwa okwa tulwa miipandeko.