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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    KFC e li mompumbwe yoondjuhwaKFC e li mompumbwe yoondjuhwaOondjindikila odheetithwa ketukuko lyekunku lyiikwamawawa moSouth Afrika Nonando okwa ningwa omalunduluko omashona moondjindikila dheeto moshilongo lyoondjuhwa okuza moSouth Afrika, ehangano lyoKFC onkene lya taalela ompumbwe onene yonyama yoondjuhwa. Konima sho kwa tukuka omukithi gwekunku lyuudhila lyo (H5N8) moSouth Africa, Namibia okwa kaleke eeto moshilongo lyonyama yiikwamawawa oshowo iikwamawawa yi na omwenyo moshilongo okuza moSouth Afrika.

    Konima yomwedhi gumwe gwa piti sho kwa tulwa miilonga oondjindikila ndhoka, uuministeli wuunamapya owa ningi omalunduluko nokupitika eeto moshilongo lyoondjuhwa dhimwe po kohi yekondololo lya kwata miiti. Nonando ongaaka KFC noostola dhilwe po oyeli natango mompumbwe.

    KFC ndjoka tayi adhika mepandanda lyaTal Street, mOvenduka oya kala netseyitho lya tulwa pombaapila yi li posheelo kutya iilandithomwa yimwe po kayi mo mostola,netseyitho lya faathana otali adhika woo moostola dhimwe po. Namibia okwa lopotwa ha longitha ootona dhonyama yondjuhwa dha thika po-2 500 kehe omwedhi omanga oshilongo tashi vulu owala okulonga ootona 1 900. Namibia ngashiingeyi oha pitika eeto moshilongo lyonyama yondjuhwa oshowo iikwamawawa yilwe okuza poshishiindalongo South Afrika, kohi yekondololo lyuuministeli wuunamapya.

    Iikwamawawa mbyoka tayi etwa moshilongo, okwa hololwa kutya nayi kale ya za kokule noshinano shookilometa 90 koombinga adhihe okuza moVaal Dam moka mwa dhidhilikwa kutya oofaalama odhindji dhoondjuhwa otadhi dhengwa komukithi ngoka.

    Namibia haye owala ta mono iihuna omolwa oondjindikila ndhoka, ihe iilongo ngaashi Mozambique naye okwa tula po oondjindikila dhoondjuwa okuza koSouth Afrika.

    Zimbabwe naDemocratic Republic of the Congo nayo otaya felelelwa etukuko lyomukithi ngoka noostola dhoKFC miilongo moka odha shunitha pevi elanditho lyiikulya oyindji mbyoka haya landitha mesiku.



    ELLANIE SMIT

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    Omuniilonga gwaKaapanda ina monika natangoOmuniilonga gwaKaapanda ina monika natangoOmakonaakono aniwa onkene taga tsikile Ominista yokabinete nale Joel Kaapanda okwa popi kutya ina ningila omatilitho ofamili yomuniilonga mohambo ye ngoka a kana uule woomvula mbali monena. Oomvula mbali monena sho omuniilonga mohambo yaminista nale Kaapanda a kana tashi limbilike okuza mohambo yaKaapada, naKaapanda okwa popi lyotango kombinga yekano lyomulumentu ngoka. Moonkundathana ndhoka a ningwa naye koNamibian Sun mEtiyali, Kaapanda okwa koleke kutya omunamimvo 25 Fillipus Jurius okwa li e mu kutu miilonga mohambo ye tayi adhika momudhingoloko gwaNamatanga, ta gwedha po kutya omulumentu ngoka okwa li e mu dhengele ongodhi ta popi kutya aantu yamwe otaye mu piyaganeke. Kapaanda okwa popi kutya ina tsakanena naJurius ngoka a kana konima owala yomasiku gaali sho a tameke okulonga mohambo ye.

    “Okamati hoka onde ka pewa komukwanezimo gwandje gumwe ngoka a li ha longelendje mohambo ndjoka na onde mu lundulula nokumufala kohambo yandje yimwe moTsintsabis. Ethimbo ndyoka onda li mOvenduka na onda ningi omalongekidho opo omuntu gumwe e ke mu tale nokumu fala kohambo. Okwa lala megumbo lyandje lyomomukunda nomesiku lyotango lyaAguste mo-2015 okwa falwa kohambo. Ongulohi yomasiku gaali gaAguste okwa dhengelendje ongodhi ta popi kutya opwali aantu taye mu piyaganeke taya popi kutya aniwa okwa dhipaga omukiintu, na okwe shi popi a ngungumana. Kandi shi ku kutya okwa hala okutya ngiini ngaaka ihe ongodhi oya gumo nasho nda kambadhala okumu dhengela ikando yontumba ongodhi inayi yamukulwa” Kaapanda ta ti.

    Okwa popi kutya okwa ningi ekwatathano naashiinda ye pohambo, ihe inaya vula okumona omulumentu ngoka. Konima yomasiku gaali Kaapanda okwa lopota kopolisi kutya Jurius okwa kana.

    Aakonaakoni yopolisi oyiitsu momasipa gomuntu popepi nohambo ndjoka ihe natango okwa tegelelwa ku ningwe omakonaakono ngele omasipa ngoka ogomuntu ngoka kwa lopotwa akana.

    Yina yaJurius , Elizabeth Akooko, omvula ya piti okwa lombwele oshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun kutya sho iikundaneki ya lopota kombinga yekano lyomonamati, Kaapanda okwe mu dhengele ongodhi te mu lombwele opo a hulithe po okutumbula edhina lye kaatoolinkundana.

    Kaapanda okwa tindi omapopyo kutya okwa ningile ofamili omatilitho, ta popi kutya okwe ya pula owala opo ya hulithe po okupopya oshikumungu shoka niikundaneki.

    Lwopokati mpoka, Phil ya Nangoloh gwoNamRights okwa fekele kutya ekano lyaJurius otashi vulika tali kwatakanithwa nuukongo mEtosha National Park.

    Ya Nangoloh okwa popi kutya ehangano lyawo lyoNamRights olya konaakona oshikumungu shoka na olya mono kutya Jurius okwa kana pamukalo ngoka mwa kana aalumentu yatatu ya za mOpuwo mboka taya kwatakanithwa nuukongo mEtosha.

    Ya Nangoloh okwa popi kutya inaya vula okumona ngele Ominista nale yOmauyelele otayi kwatakanithwa nuukongo momudhingoloko ngoka. Kaapanda okwa popi kutya ke na ontseyo kombinga yomakonaaakono ngoka ga ningwa kuYa Nangoloh.

    “NamRights oku na omatompelo oku itaaala kutya okamati haka Jurius oka longithwa muukongo. Itatu ti kutya Kaapanda oye a ningi ngaaka, ihe otatu popi kutya ekano lye otali kwatakanithwa nuukongo ngaashi aalumentu yaaHimba yatatu mboka ya kana momukalo gwa faathana,” Ya Nangoloh ta ti.

    Okwa popi kutya okwa kambadhala okukundathana shoka a mono po konima yomakonaakono ge nomukomeho nale gwOpolisi yaMusati, Shinedima Shindinge, ihe inashi pita.

    Okwa pula woo omukomeho gwOpolisi yaNamibia,

    Sebastian Ndeitunga opo omakonaakono moshikumungu hoka geendelelithwe.

    “Onda kumwa kutya omolwashike Ndeitunga a mwena kombinga yoshikumungu shoka. Oshikumungu shika osha pumbwa okukonaaakonwa opo shi manithwe. Oye e na omayamukulo onga omukomeho gwopolisi.”

    Ndeitunga okwa popi kutya itadhimbuluka oshipotha shaJurius molwaashoka ombelewa ye ohayi ungaunga niipotha oyindji, ihe ota dhimbuluka kombinga yaalumentu yaaHimba mboka inaya monika natango.

    “Ka pule kombelewa yopolisi mOmusati, ondiinekela kutya Kaapanda okwa lopotwa oshiningwanima shoka popolisi yopopepi,” Ndeitunga a popi.

    Okwa popi kutya ngele Ya Nangoloh okwa gandja oshizemo shomakonaakono ge kuShindinge nena Shindinge oku na okukala e shi kutya oshike sha holoka po, ongele pe na gumwe ta fundju.

    Sho a ningilwa omapulo, Shindinge ngoka e li omukomeho gwopolisi yaHangwena monena okwa tindi okupopya sha.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Omufekelwa moshipotha shiikengelela yobiliyona 3.5 a hulithaOmufekelwa moshipotha shiikengelela yobiliyona 3.5 a hulitha Omukwashigwana gwaChina, Zhu Honggang, ngoka e li omufekelwa moshipotha shiikengelela neholeko lyoonzo dhiimaliwa yongushu yoobiliyona 3.5 okwa lopotwa a hulitha moChina.

    Zhu ngoka a kala omunangeshefa a tseyika nawa moNamibia okwa li gumwe gwomwaamboka ya tulwa miipandeko omvula ya piti, moshipotha shoka sha kwatela mo omunangeshefa gwaChina a tseyika nawa Jack Huang.

    Zhu okwa li pondje yodholongo sho a pewa omboloha yooN$500 000 sha landula etulo miipandeko lye mOndangwa muDesemba gwomvula ya piti.

    Ompangu oya tseyithilwa kombinga yeso lye komukalelipo gwe gwopaveta Nambili Mhata.

    Omukalelipo gwepangelo moshipotha shoka, Joseph Andreas okwa koleke kutya oya yakula onzapo yeso ihe okwa popi kutya ya pumbwa okutolokwa tango molwaashoka oyi li melaka lyoMandarin.

    Metiyali aafekelwa owala yahamano yomaafekelwa yahetatu ya holola komeho yomupanguli Vanessa Stanley. Oonakuholoka mompangu, oLaurensius Julius, Huang oshowo aakwashigwana yaChina yane.

    Okwa gandjwa elombwelo lyetulo miipandeko lyomukwashigwana gwaChina,

    Huang Jinrong, ngoka a ndopa okuholoka mompangu, niimaliwa ye mbyoka a li a futu onga omboloha yomiliyona 1.5 otayi ningi po yepangelo.

    Dirk Conradie, ngoka ta kalelepo Julius, okwa pula opo ompangu yi yululule koompango dhomboloha yomuyakulwa gwe opo a kale hiilopota kopolisi kehe omwedhi pehala lyokoshiwike ngaashi he shi ningi ngaashingeyi. Okwa pula woo opo omuyakulwa gwe a pitikwe okuza mo momudhingoloko gwaMbaye, namangestrata okwa ningi omalunduluko ngoka ngaashi sha indilwa. Aatamanekwa mboka yahetatu otaya patanekelwa oshipotha shiikengelela neholeko lyoonzo dhiimaliwa.

    Mboka otaku popiwa ya kengelele uuministeli wemona pokati ko2010 sigo omasiku 19 gaDesemba 2016. Oshikondo shemona osha kanitha oobiliyona 3.5 okuza mekengelelo ndyoka. Oshipotha oshuundulilwa komasiku 22 gaJuni omvula twa taalela opo ku gandjwe ompito kaakonaakoni ya manithe omakonaakono gawo.



    JACQUELINE LOUW

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    Father kills son for insurance moneyFather kills son for insurance moneyJudge sentences him to life without parole Linked to other deaths, Joaquin Rams on Manassas in Virginia in the US, killed his baby son for a N$6.5 million insurance payout. A Virginia man convicted of murdering his 15-month-old-son to collect on life insurance was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison without parole.

    Joaquin Rams of Manassas was convicted earlier this year in the 2012 death of his son Prince.

    Rams had taken out more than US$500 000 (N$6.5 million) in life insurance on Prince in the months before his death. The boy died during an unsupervised visit ordered by a Maryland judge over the objections of Prince's mother, who said she feared for her child's safety. Prince died on just the fourth unsupervised visit Rams had with his son.

    Obtaining a conviction in Prince's death was a challenge for prosecutors, and took several years of legal wrangling. The medical examiner who conducted the autopsy on Prince concluded that he drowned, but later the state's chief medical examiner overruled that finding and changed the cause of death to undetermined.

    That opened the door for defence lawyers to argue that Prince died of natural causes, citing a pattern of fever-induced seizures that had been documented during Prince's short life. The murder trial became in large part a battle of medical experts as to whether febrile seizures could be fatal.



    'A pathetic excuse for a human'

    Judge Randy Bellows, who convicted Rams after he waived his right to a jury trial, wrote a meticulous 62-page opinion detailing why the defence argument that Prince died of natural causes made no sense in light of the specific circumstances of his death.

    Rams, who maintains his innocence, filed a request seeking to avoid attending Tuesday's sentencing hearing. But Bellows ordered him to attend, giving Prince's mother, Hera McLeod, and maternal grandparents the opportunity to give victim-impact statements in Rams' presence.

    McLeod said she can't help but think of Prince's death.

    “I know it was painful. I know he was scared. I have to live with the fact that I was unable to protect him from this monster.”

    She then turned directly to Rams, who looked away, twitched and sighed as McLeod called him “a pathetic excuse for a human”.

    “I don't forgive you.”

    Rams remained silent when he was offered an opportunity to speak at Tuesday's hearing.



    Linked to more deaths

    Rams was convicted of capital murder, but prosecutors agreed not to pursue a death penalty under an unusual exchange in which the defence waived its right to a jury trial. While Virginia law says a capital-murder conviction requires a sentence of life without parole, Rams' lawyer, Christopher Leibig, asked the judge to suspend part of that sentence and provide some option for Rams to be released.

    Bellows rejected that request, calling the murder “cold, calculating and callous in its nature, and shattering in its impact.”

    His lawyers are planning to appeal.

    Prosecutors also believe Rams is responsible for the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, Shawn Mason, and his mother, Alma Collins. In Mason's death, prosecutors say Rams believed he would be the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. In Collins' death, Rams did in fact collect on a life insurance policy.

    It is unclear whether Rams will ever face charges in those two deaths. Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert said the cases remain open and he can pursue charges if needed.

    Shawn Mason's mother, Sheryl Mason, said after Tuesday's hearing that she is satisfied with the life sentence and is no longer pushing for a separate trial in Shawn Mason's death.

    “I know who is responsible for Shawn's death,” she said after the hearing. “For me, this is justice for Shawn as well.”

    NAMPA/AP

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    Journo arrested for dead goat Facebook postJourno arrested for dead goat Facebook post Bangladesh police on Tuesday arrested a journalist in the country's south for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat.

    Abdul Latif Morol, a reporter at a regional Bengali-language daily, was detained before dawn in the coastal town of Dumuria after a journalist from a rival newspaper filed a case under a draconian internet law.

    "The complainant said Morol has defamed the state (junior) minister for fisheries and livestock, Narayan Chandra Chanda, after he made a derogatory post about him on Facebook," local police chief Sukumar Biswas told AFP.

    Chanda was the chief guest at an event organised by the government's local livestock department, a part of his ministry, at Dumuria on Saturday.

    At the event, livestock, including goats, chickens and ducks, were donated to poor farmers, but one of the donated goats later died, according to local media reports. That prompted Morol to write on Facebook: "Goat given by state minister in the morning dies in the evening," Biswas said.

    The complainant alleged that Morol's post was aimed at "undermining" the minister "socially and personally" as he should have blamed the local livestock officials and not the minister.

    In an interview with a local paper the plaintiff said he filed the complaint because he was a supporter of the nationally ruling Awami League. "We did not like the matter (the Facebook post)."

    Rights groups have accused the Bangladesh government of using Section 57 of the Information and Communications Technology law - the law under which the current complaint was filed - to crack down on dissent and harass journalists.

    Last month hundreds of journalists rallied in the capital Dhaka to demand a repeal of the controversial section after several journalists were detained and charged under it.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    SuperSport snubs Indongo fight SuperSport snubs Indongo fight SuperSport will not be broadcasting the Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo fight slated for 19 August in the USA, Namibian Sun has established.
    The decision comes after SuperSport had initially showed interest in buying the rights valued at US$25 000 only (N$3.3 million).
    Indongo’s promoter Nestor Tobias said that he was in shock that Africa’s biggest sports channel would snub one of the world biggest boxing events involving an African boxer making history with an undisputed five belt world championship fight.
    Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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  • 08/03/17--08:59: ‘We must pray for Hage’
  • ‘We must pray for Hage’‘We must pray for Hage’ Church leaders this morning hosted a birthday breakfast for President Hage Geingob who turned 76 today. The breakfast was organised by Ludwig Beukes of the Council of Churches (CCN) and attended by a clergy of other religions in Windhoek. However, the breakfast was originally arranged to bring the scourge of gender-based violence, rape, corruption, crime under the attention of the president and his ministers. Meanwhile, a guest speaker at the birthday breakfast, Errol Naidoo of the Family Policy Institute in South Africa, urged the Namibian government to do everything in its power to encourage marriages to remain intact for the health and welfare of children and the benefit of society.
    According to him, the social evils are as result of a failing family structure hence he said the restoration and maintenance of the family must be the ultimate goal of governments.
    Naidoo also argued that the breakdown of the family structure is a major contributor to economic decline which ultimately increases the burden on social welfare budgets as broken families are more dependent on the state.
    “The social chaos caused by family breakdown is well documented. However, most governments lack the political will to identify and address the root causes of family breakdown and dysfunction. It is therefore in the interest of governments to formulate and develop public policy that protects and strengthens the family unit,” Naidoo said.

    JEMIMA BEUKES

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  • 08/03/17--16:00: NPL ropes in FIFA experts
  • NPL ropes in FIFA expertsNPL ropes in FIFA expertsFinal session at Safari Hotel Two FIFA delegates from Europe will oversee a review of the new NPL constitution this weekend. The Namibia Football Association (NFA) has invited two FIFA delegates from Europe to oversee the final reviewing process of the new NPL constitution.

    The session will be held at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek on Saturday, where clubs are expected to give their final review of the constitution.

    The two FIFA delegates have been brought in to assist the clubs and the league officials to ensure that the process is completed.

    The constitution will then be taken back to the Namibia Football Association (NFA) for ratification, before an NPL annual general meeting (AGM) is held to endorse the new constitution.

    After the endorsement of the constitution, the NPL will hold its first elective AGM in nearly a year to elect a new NPL leadership.

    “I can confirm that the two FIFA officials have arrived in the country and will join us for the session.

    “We really expect a positive outcome from this meeting because all the clubs have confirmed their attendance to this auspicious occasion.

    “It will be great to have international people with expertise that will help Namibian league football recover again,” NPL's Tovey //Hoebeb said.

    Thirteen premier league clubs attended the first session at the University of Namibia (Unam).

    The absence of some clubs raised suspicion among others who were present. Some club owners felt that the absence was deliberate because the clubs wanted the NPL to fail again.

    This follows almost 15 months of twists and turns which left the country without premier league football and the NPL without any leaders. //Hoebeb however rubbished the suspicions, stating that the clubs had given their reasons for not attending the first session.

    “I do not think that is the case because this clubs gave valid excuses for why they failed to show up.

    “I do believe that everyone wants to make a success out of this meeting and we are therefore not going to think about the negatives,” //Hoebeb said.

    JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

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    Four winners off to watch Indongo fightFour winners off to watch Indongo fight MTC yesterday announced the names of four winners who won an all-expenses-paid trip to the US to watch Julius Indongo fight Terence Crawford on 19 August.

    The hype and build-up to the world title unification fight attracted 122 276 MTC customers who took part in the competition which required customers to buy data bundles to enter. From the thousands who entered, Marie-Luise Brandhuber, Selma Kalombo, Duncan Likukela and Henriette Eysele were drawn as winners. Brandhuber said she had never won anything in her life before. Eysele said she enjoys watching boxing and will wear the national colours on fight night to support the Namibian boxer. She also said that at first when she received the call she thought it was a scam.

    The data bundles ranged from 40 megabytes, which gave customers one entry in the competition, to 15 gigabytes, which gave customers 1 000 entries.

    MTC executive Tim Ekandjo said the company would make the necessary arrangements for the winners to receive their visas and would also make sure their passports are in order. “We will help the winners to make sure that they are ready for the US. Indongo is one of our greatest exports and deserves all the support he can get,” he said.

    Each of the prizes is worth N$55 000. The winners leave for the US on 16 August.

    The fight will be broadcast live on NBC 1 and Sky Sport. Tickets to the fight went on sale on July 15. Those planning to travel to the US to watch the fight live can purchase tickets on www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range from N$372.54 to N$1703.04.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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  • 08/03/17--16:00: Otjozondjupa cuts it close
  • Otjozondjupa cuts it closeOtjozondjupa cuts it closeNo team, no coaching staff The Otjozondjupa Region will only hold its trials for the under-17 regional team next week. The Otjozondjupa Region has not yet selected its regional team for the Skorpion Zinc under-17 tournament, chairman Samuel Jantze said.

    The competition will take place in Windhoek on 9 September.

    Jantze confirmed that a technical team had been shortlisted.

    He said the regional football staff would meet this weekend to make the final arrangements for the recruiting process.

    “There has been difficulty in communication between us and the people with the information about the tournament.

    “I do believe that things will work out and we will have the players to select from because there is a school tournament this weekend.

    “The initial trials of the tournament will take place on 12 August at the Mokati Stadium in Otjiwarongo,” Jantze said.

    The regional football body invites all children born in 2002 or later to attend the trials.

    Jantze said they wanted younger players who could be part of the team for at least two years.

    “The NFA is also planning to select an under-17 national team from this tournament and that is why it will be important to have 15-year-olds in our regional team.”

    The mining company has committed itself to a N$1.4 million sponsorship for the Namibia Football Association (NFA) to stage the youth tournament.

    The last time the tournament took place in 2015, Omusati Region defeated Oshikoto Region 1-0 to lift win the Scorpion Zinc Cup.

    A total of 70 goals were scored in that competition and some exciting football was displayed.

    This year, the competition has drawn defending champions Omusati alongside Omaheke, Otjozondjupa, //Karas and Kunene in group A.

    Group B will see Kavango East, Erongo, Ohangwena, Oshikoto and Khomas battling for the knockout stages.

    Group C has only four teams: Kavango West, Oshana, Hardap and the Zambezi Region.

    JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

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    SuperSport snubs Indongo fightSuperSport snubs Indongo fight Africa's biggest TV sports channel, SuperSport, will not be broadcasting the Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo fight.

    The decision came after SuperSport had initially shown interest in buying the television rights for U$25 000 (N$3.3 million).

    Indongo's promoter, Nestor Tobias, said he was shocked that Africa's biggest sports channel would snub one of the world biggest boxing events involving an African boxer making history.

    “This is disgustingly disappointing for SuperSport to look down on Namibia like this.

    “This is supposed to be a proud moment for Africa, but once again SuperSport sees it differently, they see it as a Namibian event as opposed to an African event.

    “If this was a South African boxer involved in such a fight they would have bought the rights without fail, but because it's a Namibian they do not care and that has to be addressed with their local and head office,” Tobias said.

    SPORT REPORTER

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    Sport excitement builds at UsakosSport excitement builds at UsakosAreva, Engen sponsor festival The people of Usakos are ready to host a sport and music festival which begins today. SPORT REPORTER



    The third edition of the annual Areva & Engen One Stop Usakos sport festival will be held this weekend.

    The tournament, which is said to be growing from strength to strength, will see over 20 teams competing.

    Hilifa Mbako of Areva Namibia said: “Sport, especially football, remains one of the vehicles that have moved many people out of the socio-economic challenges.

    “It is against that background that Areva Namibia remains committed to assist communities for the betterment of their livelihoods.”

    The Usakos town council is already contemplating how it can best associate itself with the event next year.

    There are plans to hold a trade expo during the days leading up to the sport and entertainment festival.

    Areva and Engen Namibia handed over cheques totalling N$60 000, while Certume Energy and Erongo RED donated N$10 000 each.

    Sixteen teams participated in the first tournament in 2015, and last year the number grew to 26.

    Last year’s soccer tournament was won by Speed Fire FC from Omaruru after defeating Coastal Lions on penalties at the final.

    A music show will also take place at the event on Saturday.

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    Floodlights for NFA Technical CentreFloodlights for NFA Technical Centre SPORT REPORTER

    The Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre has received floodlights from FIFA to help develop Namibian football.

    The installation of the floodlights is expected to be completed later this month.

    The Technical Centre was built in 2010. The lights will now allow events to take place at night.

    NFA secretary-general Barry Rukoro expressed excitement about the new development.

    “The floodlights at the centre will definitely increase productivity and efficiency.

    “It will also help reduce the pressure placed on national teams,” Rukoro said.

    “The objective of any FIFA development activity is ultimately to improve the football experience of those who wish to play the game.

    “We try to seize the daylight in terms of training and all activities taking place at the centre.

    “This places great pressure on the teams. Currently, the Brave Warriors are unable to use the centre on Wednesdays for training because the Girls’ Centre is using it for the NFA Galz and Goals League. The team is forced to go look for a training facility elsewhere.”

    Rukoro further commended FIFA for providing the NFA with the funds to commission various programmes for the good of the game.

    “Without their involvement and generosity, we would not be able to aim high and reach our potential.

    “We truly appreciate the continuous support from FIFA. Their contributions have helped us to dramatically improve the game.”

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  • 08/03/17--16:00: Klitschko calls it a day
  • Klitschko calls it a dayKlitschko calls it a dayNo rematch against Joshua Hamburg-based Wladimir Klitschko, 41, hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring after a nine-and-a-half year reign as heavyweight champion, which ended in 2015. Ukraine's former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday to scupper any hopes of a November rematch against Britain's Anthony Joshua.

    Klitschko's last fight was in April when he was stopped by Joshua in the 11th round of the WBA title fight at Wembley Stadium in London in a hard-fought bout in which both fighters hit the canvas.

    “After my last fight against Anthony Joshua, I deliberately took the time to make a decision,” said Klitschko.

    “I never thought I'd have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart,” he told his fans in a statement.

    NAMPA/AP

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    CAF confirms final CHAN qualifiers programmeCAF confirms final CHAN qualifiers programme The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the programme for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers third-round fixtures, NFA has reported.

    Namibia and Comoros eye their first ever qualification for the continental showpiece in Kenya.

    The Brave Warriors and Comoros will go head to head in the final round of qualification for Kenya 2018 CHAN finals and CAF confirms that the first leg will be played on Sunday, 13 August at 14:00 Namibian time at the Stade de Moroni, Moroni, Comoros.

    The game will be officiated by South African match officials led by referee Chris Harrison.

    The second leg will be played at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday, 20 August at 15:00, with Zambian referee Wisdom Chewe in charge.

    The NFA will use this game to pay tribute to the late Robbie Savage who was buried on Saturday, 29 July.

    Ricardo Mannetti and the home-brewed Brave Warriors will look to make history and lead the country to their first CHAN finals, a competition that is purely for domestic players, despite the fact that Namibia has not had league football for over 15 months now.

    The Brave Warriors reached this stage by upsetting the much-fancied Zimbabwe in the second round while Comoros edged Lesotho.

    Namibian referee Jackson Pavaza will be joined by Mathew Kanyanga, Dawid Shaanika and Dankie Shinana for their trip to handle the South Africa and Zambia first-leg match in South Africa next weekend.

    South Africa will face Zambia at Buffalo City Stadium in East London on Saturday, 12 August. Kickoff is at15:00.

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    Diabetes on the rise and costs are increasingDiabetes on the rise and costs are increasing The costs and complications of diabetes could overwhelm healthcare systems in sub-Saharan Africa and reach N$771 billion by 2030 if rates double, according to the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Commission.

    Launched in London in July, the commission involved over 70 international experts and reveals key messages for promoting a coordinated response to diabetes to reach UN and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

    “NCDs and cardiovascular disease haven't been a priority because the development agenda focus has been on infectious disease and child health. However, in the background NCDs have shown themselves to be important contributors to morbidity and mortality,” says study co-author Justine Davies, a professor of global health at the King's College London, United Kingdom.

    “What we are looking at is the current state of knowledge in the region and what we have to do to achieve the new SDGs,” she adds.

    Using diabetes as a benchmark for cardiovascular disease risk factors and the WHO, UN and survey data, the commission aimed to establish the current burden of diabetes and the challenges it places on healthcare systems, as well as the economic cost of care.

    Results reveal gaps in care at nearly every step of the diabetes care continuum, which leave around 50% of patients with diabetes undiagnosed. Findings also reveal a critical lack of diagnostic and treatment equipment, lack of knowledge about the disease among healthcare providers, limited access to healthcare facilities and delayed diagnosis and treatment leading to complications and need for more costly care.

    According to the commission, the current economic cost of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa is N$254 billion or 1% of gross domestic product (GDP). However, it estimates this could increase to N$459 billion in 2030 if rates stay the same, N$615 billion if rates follow projected increases, or N$771 billion (2% of the GDP) if rates double.

    Rapidly increasing GDP in most sub-Saharan African countries is making people wealthier and more susceptible to diabetes due to changes in diet, increases in sedentary behaviour and obesity. In South Africa, one of the region's wealthier countries, diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death according to 2012 figures from the WHO.

    Margot McCumisky, national director of Diabetes South Africa, a member of the International Diabetes Federation, says that in addition to a lack of resources and knowledge, a negative perception of people with diabetes contributes to inadequate care.

    “There is a kind of 'shame and blame' perception among policymakers, researchers and funders that it's a patient's own fault they suffer from diabetes and which contributes to a disparity in attention and resources,” McCumisky says.

    “I'm hopeful that data like the commission's will wake these players up to the problem and help devote funding to fighting diabetes and supporting prevention and early intervention.”

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  • 08/03/17--16:00: The cost of hunger
  • The cost of hungerThe cost of hungerDRC could save millions if hunger was treated A new study has indicated that the Democratic Republic of the Congo can save more than US$380 million if child hunger and stunting were reduced from current levels. The social and economic costs of undernutrition are revealed in a new study released in Kinshasa in July.

    The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study was undertaken by the government of the DRC in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

    The study shows that the losses are incurred each year through increased healthcare costs, additional burdens to the education system and reduced workforce productivity. “I welcome this important joint initiative which will contribute significantly to the government's efforts to minimise the loss of human and economic potential to malnutrition,” said DRC Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala Nzenzhe, at the launch ceremony in Kinshasa. “Malnutrition is a silent emergency, accounting for nearly half of all infant deaths. For the country to develop, we need to address this situation urgently.”

    According to the report, DRC could save up to CDF355 billion (around US$383 million) by 2025 if the prevalence of underweight children is reduced from 11 to 5% and if stunting (low growth for age) is reduced from 43 to 10%.

    “These results call on all of us to act now to avoid future losses caused by hunger,” said WFP country director in DRC, Claude Jibidar. “I'm convinced that with the understanding we now have of the terrible economic and social impact of malnutrition on children, we and our partners can work with the government to make a real difference to this alarming situation.”

    “In line with Agenda 2063 - 'The Africa we want' - we seek to completely eliminate hunger and food insecurity on this continent during coming decades,” said Kefilwe Moalosi, speaking on behalf of the African Union Commission and NEPAD. “Africa has the potential to reap a demographic dividend from a young, educated and skilled workforce. But this potential can only be harnessed if we continue to invest in the health and nutrition of its people, particularly its women and children, and secure the necessary economic growth”.

    The Cost of Hunger in Africa study has so far been conducted in 11 countries. The economies of these countries suffer an estimated annual loss associated with child undernutrition that is equivalent to between 1.9% and 16.5% of GDP. Results of recently undertaken COHA studies are due to be released soon in Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Similar studies are being planned for Mali and Mauritania.

    Did you know the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world?

    · Most of the country's 6.7 million hungry people live in five conflict-affected provinces in the eastern part of the country.

    · Almost half of the country's children under five are stunted (short for their age).

    · Twenty-three percent of children under the age of five and 14% of women are underweight.

    · Due to on-going conflict in the DRC and the nearby region, there are 2.7 million internally displaced people and 120 000 refugees in the country.

    · Between 2013 and 2014, 1.8 million displaced people have returned to their areas of origin, finding that their houses, schools and possessions had been looted or destroyed.

    · Three million children under five years of age suffer from acute malnutrition.

    · Forty-seven percent of children under the age of five and 38% of women suffer from anaemia.

    · More than half a million pregnant or breastfeeding women suffer from acute malnutrition.

    · The highest percentage of food insecure people (64%) can be found in the agricultural sector, which accounts for three-quarters of the country's total workforce.

    · In 2014, the World Food Programme assisted nearly 1.8 million vulnerable people in the DRC.



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    Elelo lyaVendukaa tali kondjo nemanitho lyelanditho lyomahalaElelo lyaVendukaa tali kondjo nemanitho lyelanditho lyomahalaOonakupewa omahala onkene yategelela natango Ookansela melelo lyoshilando shaVenduka oya popi kutya ethimbo olya thikana opo elelo lyoshilando shoka li manithe elanditho lyoomahala gomalukalwa geli 180 , kwaamboka taya pewa omahala ngoka pwaahena we ekateko lya sha. Moonkundathana dha ningwa kombinga yelanditho lyomahala ngoka koonakuninga elago mboka taya pewa omahala ngoka, ya kwatelwa mo aanyasha 100 yoomvula dhili po-16 no 35 oshowo aaniilonga yelelo lyoshilondo yeli 80, kansela gwoRDP Brunhilde Cornelius, okwa popi kutya ompango yopublic procurement act inayi dhana onkandangala sho elelo lyoshilando lya tokola okulanditha oomahala ngoka.

    Okwa popi kutya etulo lyomahaa ngoka komadhina gaamboka ya pewa omahala ngoka otali ende kashona na okwa popi kutya shoka osha pumbwa okuningwa meendelelo, nokuhulitha po omukalo ngoka gwokweenditha kashona elundululilo lyomahala komadhina gaakwashigwana, mboka yali ya tsehithwa kutya oyo taya pewa omahala ngoka. Omupopiliko gwelelo lyaVenduka, Lydia Amutenya okwa koleke kutya elanditho lyomahala gomagumbo geli 180 inali manithwa natango, nonando okwa li kwa pitithwa omusholondondo gwoonakupewa omahala ngoka.

    Okwa popi kutya elanditho ndyoka olya pumbwa okumanithwa mekwatelo komeho lyompango ompe yoProcurement Act ndjoka ya tulwa miilonga mesiku lyotango lyaApilili, omanga elelo lya gandja omahala ngoka momasiku 24 gomwedhi ogwo tuungoka.

    Shika oshikando oshitiyali elelo lyoshilando shaVenduka otali gandja omahala gomagumbo kaanyasha nokaaniilonga yelelo ndyoka pwaahena omaimbo gasha.

    Nonando ongaaka ompango ndjoka oyo ya ninga oshiimbo nokuya moshipala opo omahala ngoka ga gandjwe kooyene, nonando elelo lyoshilando kalya li lya ninga etseyitho kutya ompango ndjoka otayi ka enditha kashona egandjo lyomahala ngoka, pethimbo lya tseyitha egandjo lyomahala ngoka. Cornelius okwa popi kutya ina yakula natango eyamukulo okuza kelelo na okwa popi kutya elelo lyoshilando otali idhimbike omapulo ge kombinga yekateko lyegandjo lyomahaa ngoka kaanyasha mboka oshowo aaniilonga yelelo lyoshilando mbyoka yaningi aanelago.

    JANA-MARI SMITH

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    Omukwiita a ningile omatilitho mayola gwondoolopaOmukwiita a ningile omatilitho mayola gwondoolopa Omukwiita mEtanga lyEgameno ngoka egumbo lye li Ii momusholondondo gwomagumbo ngoka ga tungwa shaaheli pamulandu aniwa melelo lyondoolopa yaNiipa, na otaga hanagulwapo kelelo lyondoolopa ndjoka okwa popi kutya otaka yaha kehe ngoka ta gumu egumbo lye. Omatilitho ngoka oga ningilwa mayola gwondoolopa ndjoka oshowo aanambelewa yeelo lyondoolopa ndjoka, sha etitha aanambelewa yopolisi opo ya kale taya tonatele oombelelwa dhelelo lyaNiipa.

    Momaandaha elelo lyondoolopa yaNiipa, olya li tali pangele okuhanagulapo egumbo lyaTimotteus Ileka ndyoka opo tali tungwa ihe iilonga yehanagulepo lyegumbo ndyoka oya kankama sho Ileka a popi kutya otaka dhipaga kehe ngoka a gumu egumbo lye. Ileka ngoka e li oshilyo shoNDF okwa koleke koNamibian Sun kutya eeno okwa ningile omatilitho gedhipago kehe ngoka taka shanga kegumbo lye kutya kali li pamulandu nenge teli hanagula po. Molwaashoka kape na opolisi mOniipa, elelo lyondoolopa ndjoka olya shangele ombaapila opolisi yaNayena opo yi ka kale po ya gamena aanambelewa mboka taya hanagulapo egumbo lyaIleka. Ombaapila ndjoka ya shangelwa opolisi oya holola kutya: “Nena aaniilonga yetu oya yi yaka tseyithile omukwashigwana ngoka a tungu egumbo lye pwaahena epitiko kutya egumbo lye otali hanagulwa po. Shoka osha landula omalombwelo gontumba ngoka a pewa opo a hulithe po etungo lyegumbo lye.” Ombaapila oya tsikile kutya Ileka ihe okwa yamukula aanambelewa kutya, Olye e ya tumu opo ye mu lombwelendje kutya etungo lye kali li pamulandu. Mayola gwaNiipa, Immanuel Kambode okwa popi kutya omulumentu ngoka ota tungile owina ta gwedha po kutya elelo lyondoolopa oli na okumu ya moshipala opo ka hwahwameke yakwawo nayo ya tameke okutunga.

    “Otwa lombwele aantu opo ya talelepo oombelewa dhetu ngele oya hala okutunga naamboka kaye na omapitiko inaya pitikwa okutunga. Ope na omilandu ndhoka Ikela e na okulandula omanga ina tameka okutunga. Itatu longo kohi yelelo lyopamuthigululwakalo we,” Kambode ta ti.

    Ileka okwa popi kutya okuuvithwa nayi molwaashoka kutya yamwe otaya pitikwa okutunga omagumbo gawo omanga ye ina pitikwa, okwa popi kutya kashi li pauyuuki.

    “Onde ya faalele oompangela dhandje dhokutunga omvula ya piti, ihe oya lombwele ndje kutya itaya zimine ompangela yandje. Omvula ndjika onde ya faalele ishewe ompangela yimwe ihe oye yi tindi, na onda tokola okutameka okutunga molwaashoka aantu otaya tungu.”

    Okwa popi kutya sho a tameke okutunga aanambelewa yelelo mwakwatelwa mayola oshowo omunambelewa omukuluntu oye mu lombwele kutya na hulithe po etungo lye, ihe ye okwa tsikile molwaashoka elelo lyondoolopa ndjoka otali ya ihumbatele nayi, lyo inali ya ulukila okaalita kondoolopa. “Ngame omukwaita na onda pyakudhukwa okukondjela etungo lyandje ngaashi tate a kondjele emanguluko lyoshilongo shika na ina galuka okuza mekondjo. Kehe ngoka taka guma etungo lyandje opo ta hulile mpoka. Onda li nda geya ongula yonena na onda ka konga mayola gwondoolopa ihe inandi mu mona,” Ikela a popi. Mayola gwondoolopa nomunambelewa omukuluntu inaya ya kiilonga mEtiyali konima sho kwa ningwa omatilitho ngoka mOmaandaha.

    Kambode okwa popi kutya Ileka ita pitikwa opo a tsikile netungo lye na otali hanagulwa po, oya tegelela owala eyamukulo okuza kopolisi.

    Ikela okwa popi kutya okwa longitha oshimaliwa shooN$320 000 mokutunga egumbo lye onkene ita pitika li hanagulwepo.



    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Omauliko giipindi mEenhana ga patululwa pambelewaOmauliko giipindi mEenhana ga patululwa pambelewa Omupevi prima na oku li Ominista yOmakwatathano gOpashigwana Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah okwa popi kutya aanangeshefa mboka taya kambadhala okuza ko muule wethimbo efupi oyo haya etitha elongo lyuulingilingi.

    Nandi-Ndaitwah okwa popi ngaaka pethimbo kwa patululwa pambelelwa omauliko giipindi mondoolopa yEenhana.

    “Oondjila oofupi ohadhi fala melongo lyuulingilingi naashoka osho omutondi gwotango gwomayambulepo.”

    Okwa popi kutya omilandu dhopangeshefa inadhi tulwa owala miilonga moNamibia, ihe nomiilongo ayihe muuyuni na odha pumbiwa dhi kale pomahala opo omaliko giilongo ga vule okupondola sha. Okwa popi kutya omilandu ndhoka odha pumbwa okulandulwa nokugwanithwa po.

    “Otwa pumbwa okulongela kumwe nepangelo opo tu kwashilipaleke kutya otwa landula oompango nomilandu omanga taatu tula miilonga omayambulepo goongeshefa dhetu. Okupitila owala moompango nuuyuki oongeshefa dhetu tadhi vulu okukoka nokutweetela eliko, okutotapo oompito dhiilonga nokukutha mo aantu moluhepo,” Nandi-Ndaitwah ta ti.

    Omauliko giipindi

    Omauliko giipindi Eenhana oga tameke Omaandaha goshiwike shika na okwa tegelelwa ga hule ngula. Nuumvo omauliko ngoka otaga ningwa kohi yoshipalanyolo, “Celebrating a decade of entrepreneurship, exhibition of excellence”.

    Pahapu dhaNandi-Ndaitwah omauliko ngoka ogeeta einekelo nomukumo mEenhana, ta gandja ondjokonona nkene ondoolopa ndjoka yali nale omanga oshilongo inashi manguluka.

    “Ongame gomwaamboka ya mono ondoolopa ndjoka omanga oshilongo inashi manguluka. Pethimbo ndyoka omayambulepo ngoka gali gewetike mondoolopa oombelewa owala dhelelo lyopamudthigululwakalo, oskola yopevi, oklinika oshowo okamba yaakwiita. Monena Eenhana oyimwe yomoondoolopa ndhoka tadhi koko noonkondo.”

    Okwa longitha wooompito ndjoka opo a tse omukumo aanangeshefa ya pange uukume naanangeshefa yakwawo meyambulepo lyuunangeshefa. Omauliko gonuumvo oga kuthwa ombinga kaanangeshefa yeli 260, mboka taya ulike iipindi yawo mehala lyokuulikila iipindi ndyoka opo lya patulula mondoolopa.

    Aanangeshefa yamwe mboka ya ningwa nayo oonkundathana koshifokundaneki shika, oya gandja olupandu kelelo lyondoolopa ndyoka sho lya ningi omalongekidho opo aanangeshefa ya vule okuulika iipindi yawo.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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