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  • 09/26/17--15:00: No porn in sex ed class
  • No porn in sex ed classNo porn in sex ed class NAMPA

    Only appropriate teaching materials are used in sex education in Namibian schools, education permanent secretary Sanet Steenkamp has said.

    Steenkamp was responding to rumours on social media that learners are shown pornographic videos during such classes.

    She comprehensive sex education is part of the school curriculum and starts in the upper primary phase. Sex education forms part of the subject Life Skills.

    Steenkamp emphasised that the subject is an appropriate, culturally relevant approach to teaching young people about sexuality, providing scientifically accurate, realistic, non-judgmental information.

    “This provides opportunities for learners to explore their values, attitudes and decisions about their sexuality,” she said.

    Steenkamp said in terms of the Eastern and Southern African Ministerial Commitment which the ministry is a signatory to, good quality comprehensive sex education contributes to building critical skills and attitudes that are combined with accurate knowledge and lead to the development of appropriate behaviour.

    It also ensures the well-being and good health of learners.

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    No bail for Strzelecki accusedNo bail for Strzelecki accusedPublic outcry against senseless murders Three men accused of murdering an elderly couple in their Swakopmund home have been denied bail. ADOLF KAURE

    The men accused of murdering elderly couple Siegfried and Rosvietha Strzelecki were denied bail when they made their second appearance before the Swakopmund magistrate’s court yesterday.

    Rosvietha Strzelecki’s attackers hit her head against a wall and strangled her at their home in the Vineta residential area of Swakopmund on 2 August. Her husband, Siegfried Strzelecki, who was also assaulted that evening, died a few weeks later.

    The State, represented by Dalon Quickfall, opposed the granting of bail to Daniel Stefanus (26), Jerobeam Simon (23) and Fabianus Lazarus (24).

    “There is a clear public outcry against such heinous crimes and due to public interest and further investigation we object against the granting of bail to the accused,” he said.

    The regional crime investigations coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, said the attackers were after the couple’s belongings.

    “The masked men threatened Siegfried Paul Strzelecki with knives and demanded money. They tried to open the safe with a key that had been missing for some time, but the couple had changed the lock.

    “They assaulted and tied up the victim with nylon ropes. The men left the key in the safe, went to the sitting room, took one Huawei cellphone valued at N$8 000, the remote control of the house, the sandals of the deceased, cash of N$ 1000 and ran away,” said Iikuyu.

    The main suspect, Daniel Stefanus, was arrested while trying to flee the town and all the stolen goods were found in his possession.

    The second suspect, Jerobeam Simon, was arrested on 3 August at a shack in the DRC informal settlement near Mondesa. Fabianus Lazarus was the last to be arrested.

    The case was postponed until 6 December to allow the police to carry out further investigations.

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  • 09/26/17--15:00: Truckers resent HIV stigma
  • Truckers resent HIV stigmaTruckers resent HIV stigma The truck drivers' union Solidarity has urged reporters, researchers and advocacy groups to stop blaming truck drivers for spreading HIV.

    Solidarity leader Joseph Garoeb said truck drivers could no longer stand being blamed for the HIV/Aids burden, adding that their families were torn apart because of the stigma.

    “When people say it is the truck drivers who bring Aids into the country our wives and children look at us and wonder if we are included. In fact, some members complain that their wives insist on using condoms because of these media reports,” he said.

    According to him, some of the 500 truck drivers in the union are now scared of “sticking out their necks” in public.

    Ismael Nanub, who has been driving trucks for nearly 38 years, said he could not even share a cup of tea or a soft drink with his children because of the perception created by such reports.

    “Our children are bullied at school and told, 'your father is sick, don't play with us, you will make us sick'. Our wives want condoms even if we say let's go for a test, they still do not trust us,” Nanub said.

    Erastus Witbeen, a trucker for more than 27 years, said the government must test the ministers who go on official missions to other countries.

    “We also know some ministers are carrying the disease and they are involved with people. Why are they not put in the spotlight like truck drivers?” Witbeen asked.

    Another unionist, Reinhardt Ochs, said it appeared that truck drivers were profiled and scapegoated by Aids activists.

    “Why can they not link the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) to this? We know before UNTAG our people drove trucks and there was no Aids, but now, after UNTAG Aids is spreading. Why are the police officers sent on peacekeeping missions for months not questioned or studied? Is the truck driver sector the only easy target?” Ochs asked.

    Ochs also called upon activists who have accused truck drivers of keeping young girls as sex slaves to come forward with the evidence.

    “Let them come and tell us which man took which girl to which place. They cannot just make such blanket statements. At the end of the day our children suspect us, even our wives begin to wonder if they are living with paedophiles. This is absolutely unfair,” he said.

    Organisations, both regionally and locally, have worked towards improving the challenges faced by truck drivers, in particular at truck stops which generally abound with sex workers.

    As far back as 2014, the Walvis Bay Corridor Group had opened a clinic for truck drivers. Johnny Smith, the group's chief at the time, said the group “aims to address the health needs of transport operators who are at risk of contracting HIV. The wellness centre is strategically located to cater for the needs of the truck drivers who hardly get time to check their health status. It will also cater for Angolans who cross into Namibia.”

    A study by the Journal of Infection and Public Health highlighted the need for ongoing HIV information and prevention campaigns that focus on the special needs of mobile workers in the sub-region and added that not enough support was provided by private transport contractors for their staff.


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  • 09/26/17--15:00: Murder docket goes missing
  • Murder docket goes missingMurder docket goes missingDefence shoots down postponement request A case of culpable homicide and drunk driving was struck from the court roll yesterday when the State prosecutor turned up for the trial without witnesses or a case docket. The police docket in the case of a teenager involved in a car accident, which killed a City Police officer and two men two years ago, is missing.

    Magistrate Vanessa Stanley yesterday refused to grant the State a postponement of the trial, which had been scheduled to start yesterday.

    Morné Mouton, 19, was accused of crashing into three people, City Police officer Manfred Gaoseb (35), Werner Simon (22), and teacher Joshua Ngenokesho, killing them in Sam Nujoma Drive, Hochland Park on 4 July 2015.

    Another man and a female officer escaped unhurt.

    The two officers were on their way to a reported housebreaking in Hochland Park but stopped in Sam Nujoma Drive after noticing suspicious activity in a nearby riverbed.

    Stanley said there had been many delays in the case, which had been on the court roll since July 2015.

    Mouton was charged with culpable homicide and drunk driving.

    “The State had ample time to get its house in order. Two weeks ago the State was in possession of the docket and was able to provide disclosure. It is now unacceptable to claim the docket cannot be found,” she said.

    Stanley added that it was not acceptable that the prosecutors had not informed the defence lawyer at that stage already that they had not subpoenaed witnesses, instead of announcing on the date the trial was to begin that the State could not proceed.

    “No further postponement will be granted in this case,” she said.

    After the State indicated that they had no further application and were leaving the matter in the hands of the court, the magistrate removed the matter from the roll.

    When proceedings started yesterday, prosecutor Joseph Andreas requested a postponement in order to have an opportunity to subpoena State witnesses and to get hold of the case docket.

    Defence lawyer Sisa Namandje objected to a postponement, saying it was not “necessary and expedient”.

    “In terms of the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Act a postponement is said to be available to the defence or the State upon application and when the court is satisfied that is necessary and expedient for such a postponement,” Namandje maintained.

    Namandje said the offence was committed in July 2015, the court record was full of a number of requests by the State to postpone the matter for further investigation, for the prosecutor-general's decision and for the results of laboratory tests.

    “It took almost two years for the State to finalise that, forcing the court to give it a final postponement in February for the prosecutor-general's decision.

    “After the trial was set down for three days, the lawyer of the accused in April wrote to the State requesting the docket disclosure, confirming trial dates,” he said.

    He added that at that point already the prosecution knew the defence was starting to prepare for plea and trial.

    “From April to the second week of September this year the State did nothing to produce the docket until we wrote them a letter on 9 September but to date our office has not received the docket disclosure nor the courtesy of response,” Namandje said.

    According to the lawyer the accused had to pay N$110 000 for the preparation for trial.

    He added it would be difficult for Mouton's parents to raise enough money in the future, which would lead to the defence lawyer's withdrawal from the matter.

    “The docket is there and witnesses were not subpoenaed but the State did not tell us two weeks ago. Is it expedient and necessary for them to get a postponement?” Namandje asked.

    Mouton was granted bail of N$6 000 in 2015.


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  • 09/26/17--15:00: Geingob sells Namibia
  • Geingob sells NamibiaGeingob sells Namibia Namibia is ready for a generous family of investors. President Hage Geingob announced this in an advertisement placed in the world's leading global business publication, the Financial Times.

    Geingob, who was in New York to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, described Namibia as “Africa's best-kept secret”.

    “Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital,” the advertisement read.

    Geingob emphasised that Namibia was not a nation that “makes a lot of noise” but he personally invited business leaders and investors to come to the country and get a first-hand experience.

    “Namibia has the advantage of being one of the most attractive destinations for investors and offering stability, social justice, a government focused on good governance and transparency, gender equality, respect for the environment, improved quality of life, and one of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoiled coastlines in the world,” said Geingob.

    Local economist Omu Kakujaha-Matundu commended the president's “brilliant idea” but warned that the government must “get its house in order”.

    He added that the timing was bad, as the recent Moody's downgrade would scare off potential investors.

    “We have a very good Growth at Home strategy but the distance to our markets is a problem, so you look at transport costs as an impediment. But there are other weaknesses too: the lack of skills, productivity, the high labour unit cost,” he said.

    Namibia's Growth at Home strategy reinforces the importance of accelerating economic growth, reducing income inequality and increasing employment.


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    Kakololo and Kandala beef heats upKakololo and Kandala beef heats up People can expect a bloody revenge fight when Nathaniel Kakololo and Matheus Kandala fight for the Salute Academy at the Otji entertainment festival.

    For the second time this month, people had to separate the two boxers yesterday to avoid a brawl during a face-off.

    Kandala is still hurt over the fight in which interim national featherweight champion Kakololo defeated him in December 2016.

    With the rematch on the cards, both boxers promised to give it their all in the fight.

    Kakololo said Kandala “speaks like a chicken”, while Kandala said Kakololo would lose the national title he was bragging about so much.

    The exchange of threats between the two fighters has been the reason why they have come close to fighting every time they meet at a press conference.

    The academy will stage other eight undercard fights, with the likes of Wilberforce Shihepo also making their debut for the Salute Academy.

    Paulus 'The Rock' Ambunda will headline the event as he makes his debut for the academy against Tasha Mjuaji of Tanzania.

    The boxing will start at 14:00 at the Paresis Stadium and is expected to end around 19:00.

    The Otji Fest spectacle will take place at the Paresis and Mokati Stadium where a variety of entertainment and sport events will be hosted.

    Football, music, car spinning and boxing will feature at the festival, with a line-up of local and international artists.

    International artists such as Casper Nyovest, Trompies and Professor will team up with locals Gazza, The Dogg, One Blood and many more to entertain the crowd.

    Otjiwarongo's Central Café is the main sponsor of the festival, partnering with Energy 100.

    Tickets for the event will be sold at all Pick n Pay outlets. Tickets will also be sold at the gates, but at higher cost.

    Advance tickets for adults cost N$100, while N$250 will be charged at the gates for those without tickets.

    Children's tickets cost N$30 in advance and N$50 at the gate, with teenagers paying N$70 in advance and N$100 at the gate.


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  • 09/27/17--15:00: Friends become enemies
  • Friends become enemiesFriends become enemiesShimbonde, Mungandjela in title fight The lives of two local boxers will change forever when they get their first taste of a national title fight next month. Steven Shimbonde and Immanuel Mungandjela will finally have the chance to fight for a national title on 21 October.

    The welterweight fight will feature in the MTC Nestor 'Sunshine' Boxing and Fitness Academy's boxing bonanza titled 'Champions in the Making'. The bonanza will also see WBO Africa middleweight title holder Walter Kautondokwa fight Meshack Mwankemwa of Tanzania at the Windhoek Country Club.

    What makes the Mungandjela and Shimbonde bout significant is that both have fought for a long time, but never got a crack at a title fight.

    Having grown up together, they say friends become enemies in the ring because of what is at stake.

    “I have been waiting for this moment all my life and now I have a chance to fight for a national title.

    “I knew Mungandjela before we came to Windhoek and now he is the guy I am going to fight.

    “What we have to understand is that a competition is a competition and there are no friends when it comes to such things,” Shimbonde said. His opponent also acknowledged the fact that he will have to forget their friendship on 21 October.

    Mungandjela admitted that the only way he can be victorious is by sending his childhood buddy down to the canvas.“I have also been waiting for this opportunity for a very long time and now I have the chance.

    “I am ready to put up a great show in order to get my hands on the national welterweight title,” Mungandjela said.

    Mungandjela has fought 13 professional fights with nine wins and three losses, while his opponent holds a record of seven wins and four losses in eleven fights. In the main undercard, Namibian welterweight prospect Mike Shonena will make his African debut when he fights for the vacant WBO Africa welterweight title.

    Shonena remains undefeated after 10 fights and will face Juma Waiswa of Uganda. Promoter Nestor Tobias assured the media that there will be fireworks on the night.

    Title holder Walter Kautondokwa, who will be fighting in the main bout, warned the public not to miss the start of the fight, given his habit of knocking out his opponents in the first round. Kautondokwa has an impressive record of 14 knockouts in 15 professional fights.

    Tickets are available at Computicket outlets, Antonio's shop in Post Street Mall and at the Windhoek Country Club reception. General tickets sell for N$200 while a VIP table seating 10 persons costs N$10 000. The fight is sponsored by MTC.


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    West Ham and Tottenham chargedWest Ham and Tottenham charged West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur have been charged for failing to control their players during last Saturday's Premier League derby at the London Stadium, the FA said yesterday.

    The players clashed after Spurs were awarded a free kick in the 95th minute of their 3-2 win. The scuffle resulted in four players being booked - Tottenham's Eric Dier and Fernando Llorente and West Ham's Andy Carroll and Winston Reid.

    “It is alleged that in or around the 95th minute of the game, both clubs failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion,” the FA said in a statement.

    Both clubs have until 28 September to respond to the charge.


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    Greendoor Investment sponsors cupGreendoor Investment sponsors cupOutjo is the town to be next weekend Greendoor Investment Trading, owned by Pubs FC president Lizelle van Vuuren, is the main sponsor of next weekend's football tournament at Outjo. Outjo football club Pubs FC are getting ready for the second edition of their annual football tournament, the Greendoor Investment 13 Cup.

    The tournament will take place next weekend at Outjo's Etoshaport Stadium.

    The tournament is only open to Namibia Football Association first- and second-division teams. Non-league teams and premier league players are ineligible.

    Van Vuuren said: “The aim of the sponsorship is to make a positive difference in the town through sport and I want to develop people through social responsibility.”

    She added that Pubs used to be well-known top performers in the local football fraternity, therefore she saw the need to take hands with them and bring them back to their glory days.

    Pubs currently play in the second division of the Namibia Football Association.

    Last year, 24 teams from all corners of Namibia took part in the competition, with Otjiwarongo-based African Lions winning the first edition of the tournament.

    Pubs, along with Golden Bees and Touch & Go from Otavi, failed to make it to the semi-finals.

    The winners of the tournament will receive N$15 000, a floating trophy and 25 gold medals.

    The runners-up will bag a consoling N$7 000 plus 25 silver medals.

    The semi-finalists will walk away from the tournament with N$3 500 each. The top goal scorer will receive N$500.

    There are also other prizes such as best goalkeeper and best coach. The registration fee per team is N$1 500.

    Greendoor Investment Thirteen CC pumped in N$40 000 this year as a demonstration for their growing support for Pubs FC.

    Tickets are selling at N$20. There will be a lucky draw in which a lucky ticket holder will win N$200 airtime and a food hamper.

    Contact Bensley (081 691 8816), Sibona (081 234 3580) or Arnold (081 619 9552) for more information.

    A Facebook page titled 'Greendoor Investment 13 Cup' has been created for the tournament.


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    Young Gladiators host South AfricaYoung Gladiators host South Africa The Young Gladiators have welcomed back three key players for their clash against South Africa at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Sunday at 16:00.

    The two teams will compete in the second leg of the 2018 FIFA Women under-20 World Cup qualifier first round, with South Africa leading 5-0 from the first match a fortnight ago.

    The Young Gladiators will have to beat South Africa by more than five clear goals to advance to the second round of qualifiers for France 2018.

    The home team has been boosted by the return of all-rounder Memory Ngonda, midfielder Millicent Hikuam and goalkeeper Mellissa Matheus.

    “These players are very important for us and their return to the team can only increase our chances to play even better.

    “We also dedicate this game to the people who have been there for us from the football association and to the schools.

    “We will be competitive at all times and give a good account of ourselves on Sunday,” coach Mervin Mbakera said.


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    Hafter becomes Libya's strongmanHafter becomes Libya's strongman Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar met Italy's defence minister and security chiefs in Rome on Tuesday, bolstering his stature as a key player in international efforts to stabilise his troubled country.

    Forces under Haftar's command provide backing for a Tobruk-based administration that controls much of the east and south of the oil and gas-rich country.

    Former colonial power Italy has hitherto been the strongest backer among Western allies for the UN-recognised Government of National Unity, which is based in Tripoli and sees Haftar as an arch foe.

    But that did not prevent Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti from hosting the commander, a one-time ally and later armed opponent of Libya's late dictator Muammar Gadhafi.

    The meeting was not immediately confirmed by Italian officials but reporters camped outside the defence ministry said Haftar had spent three hours inside.

    The unity government has struggled to establish its authority beyond the capital in a country scarred by conflict since the 2011 NATO-backed overthrow of Gaddafi.

    Amid the chaos, Libya has become a launchpad for hundreds of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe and a base for militants aligned with the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

    US drone strikes launched from Italy on Sunday killed 17 people at an alleged ISIS transit camp south of the city of Sirte, according to the US military.

    The attacks, the first announced since US President Donald Trump took office in January, compounded hopes the ISIS threat in Libya had been neutralised when the group's forces were expelled from Sirte last year. At surprise talks in Paris in July, Haftar and the unity government's head, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, agreed to a ceasefire and elections in the first half of next year. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson travelled to Benghazi last month to meet Haftar and the general was in Tunisia on Monday, meeting President Beji Caid Essebsi, who offered to act as a mediator between rival Libyan factions.

    Italy has invested heavily in Sarraj's fledgling government and has said it could lead a post-stabilisation peace force in its former colony. But it has grown frustrated by the weakness of the administration and has reportedly recently turned to dealing directly with militia groups in a successful effort to stem the flow of migrant arrivals.

    Libya expert Mattia Toaldo said Haftar's presence in Rome, reflected the growing influence of interior minister Marco Minniti, the architect of the migration strategy, “and the intelligence services who always thought the relationship with Haftar was important”.

    With Italian naval forces engaged in training and support of the Libyan coastguard, dialogue with Haftar takes on added importance, Toaldo added.

    “Remember the threats he (Haftar) made in August about Italian ships, they've all but disappeared now.”


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  • 09/27/17--15:00: Erdogan warns of war
  • Erdogan warns of warErdogan warns of warSays referendum will cause trouble The Iraqi-Kurd referendum on independence has not been well-received by all. Turkey's president has warned of an “ethnic and sectarian” war in response to the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum, while the Iraqi prime minister has ruled out talks with the Kurdistan regional government (KRG) over the outcome of the controversial vote.

    In a televised speech from Ankara on Tuesday, Recept Tayyip Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, saying it “will be left in a lurch” and its people would go hungry.

    “If [Iraqi Kurd leader Masoud] Barzani and the Kurdish regional government do not go back on this mistake as soon as possible, they will go down in history with the shame of having dragged the region into an ethnic and sectarian war,” Erdogan said.

    The comments came as Iraqi troops joined the Turkish army for joint military exercises near Turkey's border with northern Iraq.

    Turkey has long been northern Iraq's main link to the outside world, but sees the referendum as a threat to its own national security, fearing it will inflame separatism among its own Kurdish population.

    “It will be over when we close the oil taps, all [their] revenues will vanish, and they will not be able to find food when our trucks stop going to northern Iraq,” Erdogan said.

    Iraq's Kurds on Monday voted in a key referendum despite fierce opposition from Baghdad, as well as neighbouring Turkey and Iran.

    Turnout was reportedly at 72%, with 3.3 million of the 4.58 million registered voters taking part, Shirwan Zirar, the election commission spokesperson, said late on Monday.

    Results were expected within 24 hours, with an overwhelming “yes” vote not in doubt.

    Erdogan described the vote as a “treason to our country” since it had come at a time of good relations between Turkey and its neighbour, the KRG.

    He urged Barzani to “give up on an adventure which can only have a dark end”.

    Iraq's reaction

    Late on Monday, Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, also angrily reacted to the vote, saying: “We are not ready to discuss or have a dialogue about the results of the referendum because it is unconstitutional.”

    On Tuesday, Turkish and Iraqi troops began joint military exercises in Habur, near Turkey's southeastern border with Iraq, a Turkish military statement said.

    Tuesday's drills will conclude Turkey's military exercises in its southeastern region, which began on 18 September, a week before Monday's vote.

    In Iran, home to millions of ethnic Kurds, Ali Akbar Velayati, chief foreign policy adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, said the vote would trigger “political chaos”, while the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRG) announced it was sending new missile equipment to the border.

    “The honourable people of Kurdistan will not bear this disgrace,” Velayati was quoted by the semi-official ISNA news agency as saying.

    As with Turkey, Iran strongly opposes independence for the Iraqi Kurds, fearing it will provoke separatists among its own Kurdish population.

    “People in the cities of Sanandaj, Baneh and Saghez of Kurdistan province held peaceful gatherings congratulating their Iraqi fellow Kurdish-speaking people,” State broadcaster IRIB reported.

    Iran is also worried about ties between the Kurds and Israel, the only government in the region that has supported Kurdish efforts toward statehood.

    “Unfortunately, Barzani has been connected to the Zionists since long ago and hasn't learned a lesson from Palestine,” said Velayati.

    Iran has also blamed its traditional enemies - the Americans and British - despite their firm opposition to the referendum.


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    Epangelo lya ndopa okuningila oomina omakonaakonoEpangelo lya ndopa okuningila oomina omakonaakono ELLANIE SMIT

    Uule woomvula dha piti ngashiigeyi, omahala goomina moNamibia inaga ningilwa omakonaakono komalelo gomondjila, sheetitha okwaaha landula oompango dhomidhingoloko oshowo okweetitha eyonagulo komudhingoloko.

    Uuyelele mboka owa adhika molopota yoaudit report yoomvula 2011/12 to 2014/15, ndjoka, ya tseyithwa komuyalulimambo gwepangelo, mOmutumba gwoPashigwana oshiwike sha piti.

    Omakonaakono ngoka oga ningwa nelalakano okutala ngele Uuministeli wOomina nIikwankondo oshowo Uuministeli wOmidhongoloko ohawu konaakona tuu onkalo yenyateko lyomudhingoloko moomina moshilongo.

    Pauyelele mboka wa gandjwa, Oshikondo shOmidhingoloko inashi ninga omakonaakono gasha moomina dhomoshilongo, kakele ketalelepo ndyoka opo tali ningwa ngashiingeyi.

    Nonando Oshikondo shOomina osha ningi omakonaakono, olopota ndjoka ya pitithwa inayi holola kutya omakonaakono ngoka oga ninwa ngiini na oga gandja uuyelele wuli ngiini.

    Pethimbo lyomakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa oomina ngaashi Matchless oshowo Otjihase Copper Mine, Otjozondu Manganese Mine, Stone Africa Granite Mine oshowo Ysterpitz Blue Lace Mine miitopolwa shaKhomas, Otjozondjupa, Erongo noKaras inadhi lopota etiko lyomahooli, nenge dhi wapaleke omahooli ngoka ga tikile moomina dhawo.

    “Onga oshizemo etiko lyomahooli ngoka otali vulu okweetitha uupyakadhi tawu kalelele komudhingoloko.”

    Okwa monika kutya oopresende 62 dhoopermita dhokweekelahi omeya moomina dhaKaras oshowo Erongo osha pwa ongushu. Namdeb okwa adhika noopermita 3 dhaana ongushu pethimbo lyomakonaakono.

    Omukanda gwolopota ogwa holola kutya onkalo ndjoka otayi vulu okuhwahwameka okwaaha landula omilandu, naashoka otashi etitha eyonagulo komudhingoloko.

    Omina yaMatchless oshowo Otjihase moKhomas, odha adhika tadhi longo omanga kadhina omukanda ngoka tagu pitika okweekelahi omeya giiyekelwahi, noshizemo oomina ndhoka otadhi ekelehi omeya ngoka dha longitha momudhingoloko, nomilonga ndhoka tadhi adhika popepi noomina ndhoka odha nyatekwa nomeya ngoka.

    Olopota oya tsikile kutya, omakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa koshikondo shoGeological Survey moomina inaga gwana nuuyelele waashoka sha monika po inawu pewa omalelo gomondjila.

    Shoka osha kwatelamo omakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa mOtjihase Copper Mine ngoka ga holola kutya omeya ganyata ngoka taga longithwa moomina ndjoka oga tilwa momulonga gwaKuruma.

    Okwa monika woo natango kutya omeya ganyata oga tilwa momulonga gwa Omits River, okuza momina ndjoka itayi longo we ya Oamites mine.

    Olopota oya tsikile kutya, Uuministeli wOmidhingoloko owa ndopa okugandja omageelo nomakunkililo koomina ndhoka itadhi gwanitha po omilandu, nokunyateka omidhingoloko onga oshizemo shiilonga yawo.

    Uuministeli inawu vula woo yeleka kutya oomina ndhoka ooshona otadhi longo tuu paveta, nolopota oya holola kutya oomina ndhoka otashi vulika tadhi longo dhaahena omikanda pitiko.

    Pethimbo lyomakonaakono osha monika mo woo kutya oomina dhomavi ndhoka dha mono oopermita okuza kuuminsiteli wuunamapya, otadhi longo dhaahena oonzapo dhoenvironmental clearance certificates ngaashi tashi uthwa kompango yoEnvironmental Management Act.

    “Onga oshizemo omilonga odha nyatekwa nomeya ngoka taga longithwa moomina, niilambo yoomina inayi konaakonwa nokulongululwa ngele iilonga ya pupo.”

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    Ehala lyomathikilo gokapale kaNdangwa otali tekapoEhala lyomathikilo gokapale kaNdangwa otali tekapoOmakuma otaga teka po oshowo uundjugo itawu longo Ominista yEmona oya holola omaiyuvo gawo gonayi omolwa ehala lyomathikilo mokapale kaNdangwa, ndyoka tali tekapo nale nonando opo lyali lya longululwa. Ø


    Minista Calle Schlettwein okwa popi kutya nonando ehala ndyoka olya li lya longwa koshimaliwa shoomiliyona 84 konima owala yoomvula mbali dha piti, otali monika li li monkalo yanayipala.

    Ehala ndyoka olya li lya longwa kehangano lyaChina lyomatungo lyoQuindao Construction Company.

    Omakuma oge na omisa oshowo omakende, nuundjugo itawu longo.

    Sho a popitha aanangeshefa monooli, mOngwediva momwedhi nguka, Schlettwein okwa popi kutya iilonga mbyoka ya longwa pokaple hoka, kayi li yopamuthika gwongundu yiimaliwa mbyoka ya futwa aatungi miilonga mbyoka.

    Sho Omupresidende Hage Geingob a patulula pambelewa iilonga yokapale hoka mo2015, okwali a popi kutya omathikilo ngoka ogo pamuthika, na oyi li oshitopolwa shoompangela dhaNamibia opo a ninge ehala lyomatulilo muumbugantu waAfrika.

    Minista okwa popi kutya epangelo lyaNamibia ngashiingeyi olya pingenapo olutu lwootendela nolutu talu ithanwa Procurement Board nomokati kiinakugwanithwa, omwakwatelwa ekwashilipaleko kutya iilonga mbyoka ya longwa oyongushu tuu, omanga iimaliwa inayi futwa.

    Onzo yimwe oya lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya, omakende pehala lyomathikilo gokapale hoka oga tameke nale taga tende omisa omvula ya piti.

    Sho oNamibia Airports Company (NAC) ya ningilwa omapulo, Omupopiliko gwehangano ndyoka Nankelo Amupadhi okwa popi kutya otaya ka yamukula muule wethimbo efupi.

    MuJuni gwonuumvo, elelo lyoNAC olya kutha miilonga omunambelewa gwawo omukuluntu, Tamer El-Kallawi, oshowo omukomeho gwoshikondo shuuindjinia, Courage Silombela, mboka taya ningilwa omakonaakono.

    Pethimbo omatulilo ngoka omape ga patululwa nokutameka okulongithwa mo2015, El-Kallawi okwa popi kutya Namibia ku na ompito onene okuninga ehala enene lyomakwatathano gopamatukodhila, omolwa uupale we mboka wuli pamuthika.

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    Omatango otaga ningwa oshitopolwa  shondoolopa yaNgwediva Omatango otaga ningwa oshitopolwa shondoolopa yaNgwediva Nampa

    Elelo lyondoolopa yaNgwediva olya holola enyanyu omolwa e yo komeho ewanawa moompangela dhetulo meni lyondoolopa omukunda Omatando.

    Sho a popitha iikundaneki mOmaandaha, Omupopiliko gwondoolopa yaNgwediva, Jackson Muma okwa holola kutya okaalita kehala ndyoka oka manithwa nale na oka gandjwa koNamibia Planning Advisory Board ka konaakonwe, omanga inaka ukithwa kUuministeli wOmidhingoloko.

    “Ngaashi sha pangelwa, elelo otali ka ninga omakonaakono gevi momudhingoloko gwa Omatando muKotomba gwonuumvo , naashoka otashi ka pitika egandjo lyomayakulo gamuni momudhingoloko ngoka,” Muma ta ti.

    Omimvo dha piti, Omatango ogali omukunda sigo oshoo elelo lyaNgwediva lya tokola okutula omukunda ngoka meni lyoongamba dhondoolopa muJanuari nuumvo. Shoka osha landula oonkundathana dha ningwa kelelo lyondoolopa ndika, nelelo lyUukwanyama oshowo aakalimo yomomudhingoloko.

    Muma okwa popi kutya ngele okwa manithwa omakonaakono nena aakalimo otaya ka pitikwa nokuninga oompangela dhawo dhomatungo. Na okwa tegelelwa shoka shi ka tameke muJanuari gwo-2018.

    Pethimbo ndyoka Muma okwa kunkilile aakwashigwana opo ya kale ya angala oombudhi ndhoka tadhi ka longitha edhina lyelelo lyondoolopa mokuyeka aakwashigwana iimaliwa yawo. Shoka osha landula sho aakwashigwana yamwe ya popi kutya oya yakula omatumwalaka goongodhi taya pulwa opo ya fute omwaalu gwiimaliwa yooN$300.

    Muma okwa tseyitha kutya elelo itali pula iifuta yasha okuza kaakwashigwana. Muma natango okwa pula woo aakwashigwana ya hulithepo okuninga iinima mbyoka tayi yi moshipala iilonga yelelo noompangela dheyambulepo lyondoolopa, nokukala aluhe taya pula omauyelele omape, ngoka geli mondjila.

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    Omukiintu a dhipagwa mOmusatiOmukiintu a dhipagwa mOmusati Omufekelwa okwiimangeleke Omunamimvo 23 omukiintu okwa tetagulwa nekatana sigo omeso, sha ningilwa mOmukunda Omahalya moshikandjohogololo shaAnamulenge mOmaandaha. Ø


    Opolisi yaMusati oya popi kutya Hanna Rauha Bendeka okwa hulitha konima sho a tetagulwa nomakatana molutu aluhe.

    Ohonda ye, ngoka e li woo he yuunona we, Hashiko Teofilus (22), okwiidhipaga sho iimangeleke konima yokulonga oshimbuluma shoka.

    Omupopiliko gwopolisi yaMusati, Linekela Shikongo okwa popi kutya oshimbuluma shoka osha longelwa megumbo moka mwali hamu zi Bendeka.

    Teofilus okwa za mOkongo, mOshitopolwa shaHangwena, na kaku shiwike ngele mboka yaali ohali haya zi pamwe .

    Omakonaakono otaga tsikile.

    Ongulohi yOmandaha, omunamimvo 30 omulumentu okwa tulwa miipandeko omolwa edhipago lyomunafaalama omunamimvo 71, Karl Heinz Kossmann.

    Omufekelwa ngoka edhina lye itali vulu okutumbulwa manga okwa lopotwa a yaha nakusa iikando yontumba sha landula oondjuma ndhoka dha ningilwa mofaalama yaGeierfels mOutjo. Olopota otayi popi kutya omufekelwa okwa longela pofaalama mpoka ethimbo konyala omwedhi gumwe.

    Opolisi oya lopotelwa kutya oondjuma ndhoka odha tameke omutenya gwOmaandaha, sha etitha omufekelwa a mange nakusa nondhalate nalwanima okwe mu haya.

    Oombangi odha popi kutya, Kossmann okwa li natango e na omwenyo sho ambulansa yemwiilepo opo yi mu fale koshipangelo, mOutjo na okwa hulithile mondjila yokuya koshipangelo.

    Kossmann okuli mwene gwOngue Hunting nomukulukadhi gwe okwa lopotwa a li a zapo pethimbo oshiningwanima shoka sha ningwa. Oye na okanona kokamati.

    Omufekelwa okwa lopotwa a li a yi ontuku okuza pehala lyoshiningwanima, ihe okwa tulwa miipandeko lwanima kOpolisi yaNamibia, ndjoka yali ya ninga einda lyopakathimbo konyala oshinano shookilometa 9, pondje yaOutjo.

    Opolisi oya kwatako iilwitho iyali oshowo oshimaliwa shooN$1700 shoka a yaka mofaalama.

    Aalumentu yaali, omukwashigwana gumwe gwaAngola oshowo OmuNamibia gumwe oya tulwa miipandeko kOpolisi yaNamibia, mOlyomakaya moDivundu, konima sho ya adhika ye na oshipa shoshinamwenyo shiindikwa, oshowo omamanya geli 199, ngoka taku fekelwa kutya uuwe.

    Ongushu yomamanya ngoka kayi shiwike naalumentu mboka oya tulilwamo iipotha yokukala niinima yiiyamakuti yiindikwa oshowo uuwe inawu wa palekwa.

    Opolisi oya patulula woo epeko lyomapulaapulo, sho omunamimvo 46 Hendrich Farmer a hulithile mondunda konima sho a tema omulilo.

    Opolisi oya lopota kutya oshiningwanima shoka osha ningilwa moKhomasdal sho nakusa iipatele mondunda nokutema omulilo, na okwa hulitha komuku gwomulilo.

    Omulilo ngoka ogwa hanagulapo ondunda.

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  • 09/27/17--15:00: SHOT OF THE DAY
  • SHOT OF THE DAYSHOT OF THE DAY TOUGH GRANNIES: Gladys Ngwenya, 77, spars in the ring during a 'Boxing Gogos' training session hosted by the 'A Team Gym' in Cosmo City in Johannesburg. The grandmothers, many of whom are over 70, have been training with coach Claude Maphosa and claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before, and are stronger than ever. The grannies travel from all over Cosmo City for the twice weekly sessions. PHOTO: NAMPA/AFP

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  • 09/27/17--15:00: New blood versus old guard
  • New blood versus old guardNew blood versus old guard President Hage Geingob boldly stated at the United Nations General Assembly last week that Namibia values empowerment of the youth, adding the old guard, commonly referred to as the Tanganyikas, would leave very soon to make way for fresh and youthful politicians. After 27 years of freedom, both the political and administrative bureaucracy continues to be dominated by the old set of leaders. Many are revolutionaries in their own right who have contributed immensely to our struggle. However, there are those who think that they are simply irreplaceable - like some our continental leaders. Statesmen like Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe believe they are the only people to lead their respective nations. These leaders, and many others, have continued to cling to power for many years now and we can ill-afford to go this route. The time has come to reflect on whether we have done everything possible in ensuring there is a smooth transfer of power to the so-called young blood. From a political point of view we don't see this happening as yet. The old guard are still elevated to top posts based on tenure and seniority. The ruling party does not appear to have any programme in place that gradually allows the young people to take over. This assertion is confirmed in both the make-up of the politburo and the top-four leadership of the ruling party. We have said before that Swapo must move with the times and it is clear that it is no longer relevant to keep some archaic and obsolete traditions alive. In fact, we are yet to see a rush of older politicians announcing their intention to stand down. There must fresh blood in the top echelons of the party in order to reflect the young people of this country. There must be an opportunity for young people to lead municipalities and run in local and regional authority elections. The youth are now at the forefront of economic warfare, they constitute 60% of the voting power in general elections and yet there is no special place reserved for them on the high table.

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    Murder-suicide at northern villageMurder-suicide at northern village A 23-year-old woman was hacked to death with a panga and her killer committed suicide at Omahalya village in the Anamulenge constituency on Monday.

    The Omusati police said Hanna Rauha Bendeka died after she was hacked with a panga all over her body.

    Her lover and father of her two-year-old daughter, Hashiko Teofilus (22), committed suicide shortly afterwards by hanging himself from a nearby tree.

    Police spokesperson Linekela Shikongo said the panga attack was committed in the victim's home.

    Teofilus was from Okongo village in the Ohangwena Region. It is not known whether the couple were living together.

    Investigations are ongoing.

    On Monday night, a 30 year-old-male suspect was arrested for the murder of 71-year-old farmer, tour and hunting guide Karl Heinz Kossmann and is expected to make his first court appearance there today.

    The suspect, whose name cannot be released, allegedly shot Kossmann multiple times after an argument on farm Geierfels in the Outjo district.

    Preliminary reports indicate that the suspect had worked as an employee on the farm for less than a month.

    Police were told that an argument that erupted on Monday before noon led to the suspect tying up Kossmann with wire around his wrists and eventually shooting him multiple times.

    Witnesses reportedly told police that Kossmann was still alive when an ambulance arrived at the farm to take him to the nearest hospital in Outjo.

    Helpers who arrived on the scene found Kossmann lying inside the entrance of his home, his body riddled with bullets and his hands tied behind his back with wire.

    An ambulance was called and his hands untied.

    Kossmann, who had sustained serious injuries to his leg and head, died during the drive to the hospital.

    Kossmann was a well-known hunting and tour guide, and the owner of trophy hunting outfit Ongue Hunting.

    His wife was conducting a tour when the incident occurred. The pair had one son.

    The suspect meanwhile had fled the farm, but was later arrested by Namibian police who had erected a temporary road block about nine kilometres outside of Outjo.

    Police confiscated two firearms and N$1 700 in cash, which he stole from the farm after the shooting.


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    Hoffmann removed from Nama genocide committeeHoffmann removed from Nama genocide committeeActivist alleges signatures were forged Ida Hoffmann says she will continue to contribute to the social, economic and political upliftment of the Nama people despite a dubious notice sent out by the Nama Traditional Leaders Association. Genocide activist Ida Hoffmann is challenging an alleged decision by the Nama Traditional Leaders Association (NTLA) taken at a special meeting on 20 September to have her removed as convener and chairperson of the Nama Genocide Technical Committee.

    According to a summary of the meeting issued by the NTLA, it was resolved that the Nama Traditional Leaders and the NTLA would no longer recognise Hoffmann as their representative on any internal instruments, bodies or institutions.

    It states that OvaHerero and Ovamanderu representatives were informed not to communicate with Hoffmann on genocide matters.

    The notice was sent out on a letterhead of the NTLA and was apparently signed by Chief Petrus Kooper and Chief Dawid Frederick.

    Hoffmann on Tuesday said no explanation was given for this drastic step.

    In a letter addressed to the two Nama chiefs, Hoffmann insisted that the NTLA notice was not addressed to her personally and was, therefore, a public document.

    She said Kooper's and Frederick's signatures were forged (“copied and pasted”) and described the document as highly unprofessional and cowardly.

    Hoffmann said the NTLA did not have the authority to tell her not to involve herself in the affairs of Nama traditional communities.

    “I will and shall involve myself since their problems are of national and particular concern to me,” responded Hoffmann, adding that she would continue her work, which she had started without the involvement of the NTLA.

    She said the Nama Genocide Technical Committee had always operated as an autonomous organisation and that it had in fact assisted and guided the work of the NTLA.

    “The NTLA joined a train that was already up and running. Therefore, the withdrawal of the mandate letter has no positive or negative effect on the way forward for me [and the genocide committee],” Hoffmann wrote.

    She added: “Whether you like it or not I will continue to contribute in whatever way to the social, economic and political upliftment of the Nama people with or without your support. You will wait in vain for the day I will stand back.”

    In her letter to the NTLA, Hoffmann said she was on her way to New York for the genocide court case and vowed to continue participating in discussions and conferences on the case.

    The chairperson of the NTLA, Lazarus Kairabeb, could not be reached for comment.


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