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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Local creative gurus honoured in New YorkLocal creative gurus honoured in New YorkAdvantage Y&R wins Lucie Award The Namibian advertising agency was recognised with the 2017 Lucie Award for Print Advertising Campaign of the Year. It’s incredible that a small agency from Windhoek can win a prestigious award in the Big Apple. - Toufic Beyhum, Creative director: Advantage Y&R Toufic Beyhum, creative director at Advantage Y&R, and photographer Shawn van Eeden of CreativeLab recently clinched a coveted award for their African Trash Masks print campaign at the Lucie Awards in New York.

    The awards is an annual event which honours achievements in photography.

    African Trash Masks for Greenpeace Africa was conceptualised and designed by Advantage Y&R and photographed by Shawn van Eeden. The masks themselves were created by talented Namibian artists Petrus Shiimi and Saima Iita.

    The campaign featured African Masks made from recycled trash and worn by young children to represent the continent’s future should trash usage continue unchecked. It was aligned with Greenpeace as part of their on-going efforts to raise awareness for pollution and instigate positive change in this regard.

    “We’re ecstatic with this win,” said Beyhum. “It’s incredible that a small agency from Windhoek can win a prestigious award in the Big Apple. Anything is possible.”

    The African Trash Masks campaign was awarded a Silver Loerie in August and shortlisted in Cannes, but this Lucie nomination and subsequent award came out of the blue, he said.

    “If you look at the list of previous winners, we can really be proud of this achievement, as we are in excellent company.”

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  • 11/02/17--15:00: Africa Briefs
  • Africa BriefsAfrica Briefs SA's unemployment rate 27.7%

    South Africa's unemployment rate was steady at 27.7% in the third quarter as employment gains in finance and services were offset by job losses in manufacturing, construction and agriculture.

    In its quarterly labour force survey, Statistics South Africa said the absolute number of unemployed rose slightly to 6.2 million in the three months to end September from 6.177 million in the second quarter.

    Employment grew by 92 000 in the quarter but this was offset by an additional 33 000 job-seekers.

    The manufacturing, construction and agriculture sectors shed 105 000 jobs in total. – Nampa/Reuters

    Nigeria signs Rosatom nuclear deals

    Russia's state-owned Rosatom and Nigeria have signed agreements for the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant and research centre in Africa's biggest economy.

    The deals are the latest signed by Russia's state nuclear agency as it looks to expand in Sub-Saharan Africa beyond a planned bid to build nuclear power plants in South Africa.

    Nigeria, which first signed a broad nuclear cooperation agreement with Rosatom in 2009, is turning to nuclear power as Africa's most populous nation tries to end decades of blackouts that has hindered its economy. – Nampa/Reuters

    Kenya, Uganda inflation slows

    Kenya's inflation slowed to 5.72% y-o-y in October to its lowest level in 17 months, driven by a fall in prices among food items, the statistics office said.

    The rate, which stood at 7.06% a month earlier, had shot outside of the government's preferred band of 2.5%-7.5% earlier in the year due to a severe drought.

    Uganda's inflation declined to 4.8 y-o-y in October from 5.3% in August, the statistics office in country said. – Nampa/Reuters

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  • 11/05/17--14:00: Salute gears for coast
  • Salute gears for coastSalute gears for coastBig titles on the cards The Salute Boxing Academy is promising to finish the year on a high note with some top boxing displays in late December. The Salute Boxing Academy has announced that they are in their final stages of arranging cards for the boxing bonanza slated for Swakopmund in December.

    The boxing tournament will take place on 29 December at the coastal town.

    The bouts will involve international and national title fighters from across the world, all expected to show their mettle.

    “I believe that we will at least have three international title fights before the end of the year.

    “This is great news for us because now we are able to help many boxers achieve their dreams.

    “We promised you that Salute was going to be there for the boxers and now those promises are being fulfilled,” Salute spokesperson Armas Shivute said.

    The academy invites all Namibians to the coast as they unveil one of their best bonanzas since it was incepted.

    Organiser of the event, Joseph Hilongwa assured the public that the names of the boxers to fight in Swakopmund will be announced soon.

    The academy's boxer Lukas Ndafoluma is also gearing to represent Namibia in Manchester, United Kingdom on 10 November.

    “Before this bonanza, we all know that our great fighter Lukas Ndafoluma has a chance to fight in the UK.

    “We believe that he is ready and will bring the WBC title home as he faces the UK's boxer.

    “The boxer will challenge the UK's Craig Cunningham at the Warehouse Arena in Manchester,” Shivute said.

    Lukas Ndafoluma also promised to bring the WBC title to Namibia.

    “People have seen me fighting and they know what I am capable of, but I am going to do more in Manchester.

    “I have waited for this opportunity for so long and now is my time to shine on an international platform,” Ndafoluma reiterated.

    Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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  • 11/05/17--14:00: Ndjavera wants to impress
  • Ndjavera wants to impressNdjavera wants to impressTigers will work hard The Brave Warriors right back believes that his club will have to grind results because they are the team to beat this season. Tigers FC right back ,Romario Ndjavera, has his sights set on playing good football for his club this season. The player said missing the first two games of the league after his club failed to register on time was sad for him, but he has made peace with that.

    “This season I want to play better than the last one because I am a person who never settles for less.

    “I know that we are the defending champions and the clubs will give us a tough time.

    “I am, however, optimistic that the team will do its best to avoid having a hangover season just after winning the league during the 2015/16 season.”

    The right back played for Namib Colts and Kaizen FC before joining Tigers FC at the beginning of the 2015/2016 season.

    In his first season at Tigers, Ndjavera was one of the best right backs of the season helping his club win the Namibia Premier League trophy.

    He also had several call-ups to the national team and Brave Warriors coach, Ricardo Mannetti has spoken highly of the player on several occasions. Ndjavera is a third-year accounting student at the University of Namibia.

    “Football has always been my life and that is why I always want to do better each time I go on the pitch.

    “The team has a new coach and we are happy with what he has been doing with us so far.

    “The morale of the players is picking up and that is a good sign for a team,” he said.

    Jesse Jackson Kauraisa

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    Gun Runner wins Classic as Arrogate faltersGun Runner wins Classic as Arrogate falters Gun Runner stamped himself America's horse of the year Saturday with a dominant victory in the U$6 million Breeders' Cup Classic as defending champion Arrogate disappointed.

    The Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner, who has gone from strength to strength since he was bested by Bob Baffert's Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup in March, leapt to the front out of the gate.

    With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, he held off a challenge from Collected, beating the Baffert-trained colt by 2 1/4 lengths. Another Baffert-trained 3-year-old, West Coast, was third.

    “He knows who he is, and he accepts it, and he feels up to it all the time,” Asmussen said of Gun Runner.

    “The confidence that he gives you is unbelievable.”

    Asmussen said he had no qualms at seeing Gun Runner take an early lead, even though front-runners hadn't fared well this week.

    “We let Gun Runner be who he is,” Asmussen said. “The year that he has put together, the races that he has run, the way that he has come back from them, the way that he trained leading into this race is special.

    “The year that this horse has put together is a little hard to top. I think he's better today than he has ever been.”

    That's something Baffert couldn't say of Arrogate, who has failed to impress in two defeats since his triumph in Dubai.

    “He's just not the horse he was,” Baffert admitted of Arrogate, who gave Baffert a third straight Classic win at Santa Anita last year.

    Arrogate took his record career earnings to $17.4 million with a dead heat for fifth with Gunnevera, behind War Story. But he left jockey Mike Smith and Baffert puzzling over his seeming inability to get to grips with the Del Mar dirt track, with Baffert saying the trouble was likely deeper.

    “He's just losing interest and I think that's what it is,” Baffert said. “He has run so many incredible races that I really think he's just losing interest.

    “That's what it is,” he said again. “It's time (for him to retire).”

    The 1 1/4-mile Classic capped a two-day, 13-race Breeders' Cup program worth $28 million. While the showpiece turned into a showcase for US runners Aidan O'Brien's Churchill was the top European finisher in seventh a trans-Atlantic contingent of more than 30 horses found cause to celebrate over the two days. Andre Fabre, the 27-time champion trainer in France, saddled Talismanic for a convincing victory in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf.

    “The man is a living legend,” Godolphin chief executive Joe Osborne said of the 71-year-old Fabre. “He has got Breeders' Cups, Classics, Group Ones.

    “He's just a master trainer and trained this horse perfectly. So, it's just a great result for us by our stallion, and bred by us and everything. So it just ticks all the boxes.”

    Wuheida, trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick, won the Filly & Mare Turf.

    On Friday, Ireland's O'Brien extended his record of Group/Grade One victories in a calendar year with his 27th as Mendelssohn won the Juvenile Turf. A strong European challenge was denied in the $2 million Mile on the turf track, won by the Mark Casse-trained World Approval.

    The gray gelding, ridden by John Velazquez, ran down the leaders in the final stages to beat O'Brien's Lancaster Bomber by 1 1/4 lengths.

    At 5-2, he was a rare favourite to come in a winner on a day that saw Bar of Gold, priced at 66-1, win the Filly & Mare Sprint and 30-1 shot Stormy Liberal win the Turf Sprint.

    Stormy Liberal gave local trainer Peter Miller a first Breeders' Cup winner, and Miller soon had another when Roy H triumphed in the Sprint on dirt. Trainer Chad Brown was a two-time winner on the week as well, his Good Magic taking the U$2 million Juvenile after Rushing Fall won the Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday.





    NAMPA/AFP

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    Gun Runner wins Classic as Arrogate faltersGun Runner wins Classic as Arrogate falters Gun Runner stamped himself America's horse of the year Saturday with a dominant victory in the U$6 million Breeders' Cup Classic as defending champion Arrogate disappointed.

    The Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner, who has gone from strength to strength since he was bested by Bob Baffert's Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup in March, leapt to the front out of the gate.

    With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, he held off a challenge from Collected, beating the Baffert-trained colt by 2 1/4 lengths.

    Another Baffert-trained 3-year-old, West Coast, was third.

    “He knows who he is, and he accepts it, and he feels up to it all the time,” Asmussen said of Gun Runner. “The confidence that he gives you is unbelievable.”

    Asmussen said he had no qualms at seeing Gun Runner take an early lead, even though front-runners hadn't fared well this week.

    “We let Gun Runner be who he is,” Asmussen said. “The year that he has put together, the races that he has run, the way that he has come back from them, the way that he trained leading into this race is special.

    “The year that this horse has put together is a little hard to top. I think he's better today than he has ever been.”

    That's something Baffert couldn't say of Arrogate, who has failed to impress in two defeats since his triumph in Dubai.

    “He's just not the horse he was,” Baffert admitted of Arrogate, who gave Baffert a third straight Classic win at Santa Anita last year.

    Arrogate took his record career earnings to $17.4 million with a dead heat for fifth with Gunnevera, behind War Story.

    But he left jockey Mike Smith and Baffert puzzling over his seeming inability to get to grips with the Del Mar dirt track, with Baffert saying the trouble was likely deeper.

    “He's just losing interest and I think that's what it is,” Baffert said. “He has run so many incredible races that I really think he's just losing interest.

    “That's what it is,” he said again. “It's time (for him to retire).”

    The 1 1/4-mile Classic capped a two-day, 13-race Breeders' Cup program worth $28 million.

    While the showpiece turned into a showcase for US runners Aidan O'Brien's Churchill was the top European finisher in seventh a trans-Atlantic contingent of more than 30 horses found cause to celebrate over the two days.

    Andre Fabre, the 27-time champion trainer in France, saddled Talismanic for a convincing victory in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf.

    “The man is a living legend,” Godolphin chief executive Joe Osborne said of the 71-year-old Fabre. “He has got Breeders' Cups, Classics, Group Ones.

    “He's just a master trainer and trained this horse perfectly. So, it's just a great result for us by our stallion, and bred by us and everything. So it just ticks all the boxes.”

    Wuheida, trained by Charlie Appleby and ridden by William Buick, won the Filly & Mare Turf.

    On Friday, Ireland's O'Brien extended his record of Group/Grade One victories in a calendar year with his 27th as Mendelssohn won the Juvenile Turf.

    A strong European challenge was denied in the $2 million Mile on the turf track, won by the Mark Casse-trained World Approval.

    The gray gelding, ridden by John Velazquez, ran down the leaders in the final stages to beat O'Brien's Lancaster Bomber by 1 1/4 lengths.

    At 5-2, he was a rare favorite to come in a winner on a day that saw Bar of Gold, priced at 66-1, win the Filly & Mare Sprint and 30-1 shot Stormy Liberal win the Turf Sprint.

    Stormy Liberal gave local trainer Peter Miller a first Breeders' Cup winner, and Miller soon had another when Roy H triumphed in the Sprint on dirt.

    Trainer Chad Brown was a two-time winner on the week as well, his Good Magic taking the U$2 million Juvenile after Rushing Fall won the Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    Journo charged with Mugabe coup attemptJourno charged with Mugabe coup attempt A 25-year-old American journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as "selfish and sick", was remanded in custody on Saturday after denying the accusations.

    Martha O'Donovan, who appeared in court in the capital Harare, was charged with subversion as well as undermining or insulting Mugabe, now 93.

    The arrest of O'Donovan and the seizure of her laptop in a dawn raid at her apartment on Friday, came just weeks after the government appointed a cybersecurity minister tasked with policing social media.

    Prosecutors said that on October 11, O'Donovan posted a message on Twitter under username "@matigary" which said: "We are being led by a selfish and sick man". The tweet was illustrated with a photo showing the Zimbabwean president with a catheter device.

    "Our client is vehemently denying both charges," her lawyer Obey Shava told AFP, adding that O'Donovan would apply for bail on Monday at the High Court.

    O'Donovan works for Harare-based Magamba TV, which describes itself as a leading producer of cutting edge political satire and comedy. Its content goes out on YouTube.

    Human rights lawyers on Friday had said the arrest was linked to a retweet which did not mention Mugabe by name but referred to a "goblin whose wife and step-son bought a Rolls-Royce".

    Mugabe's stepson with his wife and first-lady Grace, is thought to have recently imported two British-built Rolls-Royce vehicles, according to local media reports.

    But a charge sheet read in court on Saturday referred to the different post on Twitter that specifically mentioned Mugabe.

    The US embassy said on Friday that it had been in contact with O'Donovan and her legal counsel.

    The cybersecurity ministry was created in Mugabe's latest cabinet reshuffle last month which also saw his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa being stripped of his justice portfolio.

    The new ministry is seen by rights groups as an attempt to clamp down on social media in the run up to next year's election.

    "Some use the internet to fight us and implement what they say is regime change," Mugabe said on Saturday while commissioning a community information centre in the southern city of Bulawayo while O'Donovan was appearing in court.

    Mugabe has already been named by his ruling Zanu-PF party as its presidential candidate for the 2018 poll.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    US$6m pilfered from Ebola funds US$6m pilfered from Ebola funds Red Cross confirms its own staff is guilty The organisation confirms the misappropriation of almost US$6 million donated to fight deadly 2014 outbreak that claimed more than 11 000 lives in west Africa. The Red Cross has admitted that millions of dollars meant for fighting the deadly outbreak of Ebola in west Africa were siphoned off by its own staff.

    The organisation’s own investigations uncovered evidence of fraud, with more than US$2.1 million lost in Sierra Leone, probably stolen by staff in collusion with local bank officials, according to a statement. In Guinea, a mixture of fake and inflated customs bills cost it US$1 million.

    The Red Cross, the world’s oldest humanitarian organisation, said it was “outraged” at the losses but its statement did not contain any apology.

    It said it was “committed to holding all those involved in any form of fraud to account, and to reclaiming all misappropriated, diverted, or otherwise illegally taken funds”.

    Any immunity from prosecution would be waived to ensure any corrupt staff were held to account, it added.

    An earlier investigation found that in Liberia the prices of relief goods and payrolls were inflated to the tune of US$2.6 million.

    At first aid agencies struggled to raise enough funds to respond to the Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11 000 people across three of Africa’s poorest nations, but after the World Health Organisation finally sounded the alarm, billions of dollars began to flow in.

    The Red Cross was giving out tens of millions of dollars in cash to its affiliate organisations during the outbreak, which began in March 2014.

    The outbreak was finally declared over in early 2016.

    Humanitarian disasters often provide opportunities for corruption, as large amounts of money flow through untested channels. Supplies go missing, and are later sold on the black market. In Nigeria, where Boko Haram has waged a violent insurgency for eight years, President Muhammadu Buhari recently sacked Babachir Lawal, a top civil servant, over allegations that he inflated the value of humanitarian aid programmes.

    GUARDIAN

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    Pistorius appeal judgement reservedPistorius appeal judgement reserved Judgment has been reserved in the State's appeal to have former athlete Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder increased.

    Supreme Court of Appeal Justice Ronnie Bosielo said on Friday that because of the complexity of the matter, judgment had been reserved and it would be handed down in due course.

    The State approached the SCA because it had felt that Pistorius' sentence was too lenient.

    Barry Roux, for Pistorius began his submissions by saying Pistorius did not intend killing Steenkamp.

    Justice Pieter Meyer then pressed Roux to explain why Pistorius failed to give an explanation to the court for fatally shooting Reeva Steenkamp.

    "The State's case is that there is no explanation why he fired four shots," he said.

    Roux responded: "'It was an accident, I never meant to kill her,' that is what the respondent told the court," said Roux, adding that Pistorius did not simply get up, walk to the bathroom and fire four shots.

    Roux said Pistorius fired the shots because he feared for his life.

    'Why shoot four shots?'

    Meyer told Roux that despite Pistorius shouting at the intruder, who he thought had broken into his house, there was no way that a person could have jumped out of the window because it was too small.

    Roux was also asked what kind of burglar entered the house and went straight to the bathroom.

    "He accepts that there was an intruder. Why shoot four shots at the intruder through the door?" Meyer asked.

    Justice after Justice took turns to grill Roux, asking if Pistorius did not have an intention to kill Steenkamp, did he have an intention to murder the intruder. Bosielo asked Roux: "If he did not have an intention to kill, why did he fire four shots into the cubicle?"

    Roux said Pistorius shot at the cubicle because he wanted to keep himself safe from the intruder.

    "There was no evil intent from the onset," said Roux.

    Justice Colin Lamont told Roux that the question of remorse could not be considered if Pistorius had no intention to murder Steenkamp, but was prepared to kill an intruder.

    Meyer then told Roux that there was no explanation for Pistorius' actions.

    Roux said Judge Thokozile Masipa considered all the factors including aggravation, public perception and the fact that Pistorius had a disability before sentencing him to six years in jail.

    "She exercised her discretion judicially."

    Earlier, Andrea Johnson, for the State told the court that Masipa failed to put forward substantial and compelling factors to deviate from the minimum sentence of 15 years for murder.

    "The sentence should reflect the gravity of the crime. A balanced sentence must reflect the seriousness of the offence and the natural indignation and outrage of the public."

    She told the court that Pistorius failed to show remorse during the trial.

    Bosielo told Johnson that Pistorius did make an attempt to apologise and reach out to the Steenkamp family, but it was in vain.

    Johnson said the sentence imposed was disproportionate to the crime committed and that it was "shockingly light".

    Pistorius was arrested on 14 February 2013, for shooting and killing Steenkamp.

    In 2014, Masipa found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced him to five years in prison.

    In October 2015, after spending one year in prison, Pistorius was freed and was allowed to continue serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

    Later that year, the SCA overturned Masipa's judgment and convicted Pistorius of murder. Masipa later sentenced Pistorius to six years for the murder.

    NEWS24

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    Elando lyoondjembo lya yi pombanda niimbuluma tayi longwa noondjembo oyi li peviElando lyoondjembo lya yi pombanda niimbuluma tayi longwa noondjembo oyi li pevi JANA-MARI SMITH

    Elando lyoondjembo dhopaumwene moNamibia olya londa pombanda muule woomvula 13 dha piti, sho kwa lopotwa omwaalu omunene gwomaindilo guumwene woondjembo, neigameno olyo limwe lyomomatompelo ga gandjwa kwaamboka taya ningi omaindilo goondjembo.

    Olopota ndjoka ya pitithwa kombinga yuumwene woondjembo dhopaumwene, oya holola kutya eshangitho lyoondjembo olya londa pombanda okuza poo 97 000 okuya po 200 000 okutameka omvula 2004.

    Konyala oomikanda dhuumwene woondjembo dhili po6 653 ohadhi gandjwa kehe omvula.

    Nonando omwaalu guumwene woondjembo dhopaumwene ogwa londo pombanda, iimbuluma tayi kwatakanithwa noondjembo ndhoka inayi londa pombanda, pahapu dhaDietrich Remmert, omuningi gwomapekaapeko koInstitute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

    Omapekaapeko ngoka ga ningwa oga holola kutya etompelo lyotango ndyoka tali gandjwa kwaamboka taya ningi omapekaapeko, okwiigamena, omolwa iimbuluma mbyoka tayi londo pombanda nopolisi itayi vulu okukeelela iimbuluma mbyoka.



    Oshiputudhilo shoIPPR osha popi kutya nonando opolisi oya pewa oonzo odhindji mokuyanda nokukeelela iimbuluma, aakwashigwana oye wete kutya oomwenyo dhawo odhili moshiponga, nopolisi itayi vulu okuya gamena.

    Kombinga yimwe opolisi oya popi kutya nonando okwiigamena oko etompelo hali gandjwa, oondjembo ndhoka unene hadhi humbatwa kaahingi yootaxi naahingi yopaumwene otadhi longitwa uuna pwa holoka oontamanana nolundji kakushi okwiigamena.

    Omalongitho goondjemmbo pomahala gomanwino noomondjila dhaayehe oga londa pombanda, na otashi etithwa koontamanana.

    Onga oshizemo, opolisi oya nkondopeke omukalo ngoka taku gandjwa omikanda dhoondjembo.

    Olopota oya tsikile kutya omadhipago taga ningwa taku longithwa oondjembo oga londa pombanda okuza poopresenda 3.4 okuya pokati komvula yo 1995 no 2001, oshowo okuya poopresenda 14.05 pokati ko2009 nomvula ndjika.

    Olopota oya tsikile kutya oondejmbo kadhi shi unene omukundu kuNamibia ihe okwa pumbwa okutulwa miilonga ekondololo lya kwata miiti.



    Opolisi ya limbililwa

    Opolisi oya holola omaiyuvo gawo omolwa omaihumbato taga limbilike okuza kooyene yoondjembo, oshowo iimbuluma tayi longwa noondjembo dha yakwa.

    Omahangano guusekuriti ogo woo taga etitha omalimbililo.

    Omakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa oga holola kutya, omahangano goosekuriti 84 miitopolwa 12 mo2012 oga kanitha oondjembo na inaga lopota iipotha mbyoka ngaashi tashi uthwa kompango.

    “Mokati koondjembo 2 288 ndhoka dha shangithwa, 536 kaku shiwike kutya odhili peni, naashoka osha kalela po oopresenda 23 dhoondjembo,” olopota ya holola.

    Omadhipago ga ningwa kwa longithwa oondjembo, ge li 3 200 oga lopotwa muule woomvula 9 dha piti, nomadhipago ga ningwa kwa longithwa oondjembo ogeli 364 komvula.

    Omaidhipago taku longithwa oondjembo oga shuna pevi oshowo omiyeka kwa homatiwa otaku longithwa oondjembo. Nonando ongaaka, IPPR oya kunkilile opo ku tulwe miilonga ekondololo lyoondjembo lya kwata miiti.

    Ehangano olya gwedha po kutya oonaku ninga omaindilo goondjembo oya pumbwa okuningilwa omakonaakono.

    Omahangano goosekuriti ngoka taga adhika ge na ekondololo lyoondjembo lyankundipala, naga kuthwe omikanda ndhokukala noondjembo.

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    Nghaamwa a gandja omboola dhomeya koshigwanaNghaamwa a gandja omboola dhomeya koshigwana Ngoloneya gwomoshitopolwa shaHangwena, Usko Ngaamwa okwa longitha omboola dha thika puhetatu moshitopolwa she po dhi vule okugandja omeya kaakwashaigwana mboka haya ende iinano iile taya kongo omeya, omanga Uuminiteli wUunamapya Omeya nIihwa wa tegelelwa ehangano lyaSouth Afrika lyoRand Water li longe oombola ndhoka dha kala uule nethimbo itadhi longo. Ø Aakwashigwana ya kala mompumbwe yomeya okuza mo-2013

    ILENI NANDJATO

    Oombola dhoka odha longwa noshimaliwa sha thika pooN$714 000 shoka sha pewa omagano oshiketha sha ngoloneya kehangano lyoSea Flower Fishing Company, niimaliwa mbyoka oya nuninwa okuyambulapo oopoloyeka.

    Nghaamwa ngoka a gandja oombola ndhoka momake gaakwashigwana oshowo koshikondo shomeya mOmbaba moshikandjohogololo shaShikunde okwa lombwele oshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun kutya, okwa tokola okulongitha oombola ndhoka dha kala uule nethimbo itadhi longo omolwa aakwashigwana yomoshitopolwa she mboka taya mono iihuna kenota.

    Nghaamwa okwa popi kutya ope na oombola dha thika po 16 ndhoka dha tulwa moshitopolwa shaHangwena ihe odha kala itadhi longo okutameka 2013, naNghaamwa okwa longitha oomboola dhi li ne moshikandjohogololo kehe mOshikunde nOkongo.

    “Omeya ogo omwenyo na itandi vulu okukala nda tegelela ehangano lyaSouth Afrika ndyoka tali kutha oomvula opo li ye okupangela oomboola ndhoka omanga aantu yandje ya pumbwa omeya, po ope na iimaliwa. Ondi na okulongitha iimaliwa mbyoka opo ndi hupithe aantu yandje okuza kenota.”

    Oombola ndhoka dha pangelwa odhili oshitopolwa shoomboola 104, ndhoka o25 dha tulwa moshitopolwa shaZambezi, 14 Kavango East, 17 Kavango West, 16 Ohangwena, 21 Kunene oshowo 11 Omaheke.

    Omukalelipo gwaSouth Afrika moNamibia, okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya iilonga yoombola ndhoka oya pewa ehangano lyoRand Water, ehangano enene lyeyandjakaneko lyomeya moshilongo shawo oshowo omwaandjakaneki gwomeya moshitopolwa shaGauteng.

    Omupeha omukomeho omukalelipo gwaSA, Eli Bitzer, okwa tseyithile oNamibian Sun kutya ehangano ndyoka olyiipyakidhila nomalongekidho, oshowo egandjo lyomadheulo kaakwashigwana nkene ku na okulongithwa oomboola ndhoka, omanga inadhi tameka okulonga, konima sho etsokumwe lya shainwa momasiku 15 gaJuni 2015.



    Ngoloneya okwa popi kutya aakwashigwana moshitopolwa she otaya longo nuudhigu okwiimonena omeya sho haya ende iinano iile okukonga omeya na ohaya longitha oondoongi okukakonga omeya iinano yookilometa dha thika po 20. Okwa tsikile kutya aakwashigwana mboka momidhongoloko dhawo mwa tungwa oomboola ndhoka oya tameke taya nyenyeta kombelewa ye okutameka momvula yo 2014.

    “Omvula ya piti ombelewa yandje oya mono oshimaliwa shooN$357 000 okuza kehangano lyoSea Flower Fishing Company, iimaliwa mbyoka ya nuninwa okuyambulapo oopoloyeka moshitopolwa. Onda tokola opo ndi longithe iimaliwa mbyoka miikondo ngaashi elongo nenge omeya ihe lwanima onda mono kutya omeya ogo oshipumbiwa shotango moshitopolwa.”

    Okwa tsikile kutya ehangano lyoAqua Drilling Company olya pewa iilonga yokulonga oomboola ndhoka hetatu momikunda ngaashi Okongo, Ombaba, Okwatiwalunga, Elundalondjamba oshowo Okanhi.

    Ompumbwe yomeya moshikandjohogololo Oshikunde oya thiminike omunamivo 23, Lazarus Thomas, opo a kale taka kongela aanamukunda yawo omeya okuza mOmundaungilo.

    Thomas oha longitha oondoongi ndhoka haka konga nandho omeya iikando iyali mesiku, okuza momukunda Omhito, na oha ende oshinano shookilometa 20 kehe esiku.

    Mwene gwomukunda Ombaba, Shituleipo Nghituwasha okwa pula aakwashigwana ya kwate nawa oomboola ndhoka nokupandula mboka ye ya pe omayambidhidho pethimbo ya kala ya taalela omukundu ngoka gwenota.

    Ngoloneya Nghaamwa okwa pula omahangano gopaumwene ga tameke okugandja omayambidhidha, ta popi kutya oshili oshitopolwa shondungethaneko yoHarambee Prosperity Plan.

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    Grizzlies used balanced scoringGrizzlies used balanced scoring The Memphis Grizzlies used a balanced offensive attack and some timely fourth quarter baskets to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104 on Saturday at Staples Center arena.

    Mike Conley tallied 22 points and was one of seven players to score in double figures for the visiting Grizzlies, who led most of the first half behind some efficient offensive play as they connected on almost 44 percent of their three-point attempts.

    Memphis (6-3) got key contributions off the bench from guards Tyreke Evans and Mario Chalmers, who scored 20 and 12 points respectively, as well as 13 points from Brandan Wright and 10 by Chandler Parsons to keep the Clippers at bay.

    Conley's offence was a welcome addition as the Grizzlies snapped a two-game losing skid.

    “He still isn't 100 percent,” Memphis head coach David Fizdale said of Conley. “But you could see a difference in places he is on the floor when he's a little healthier. Any time he's playing well, we're in the game.”

    The Grizzlies cooled off from three-point range in the second half, closing the game at 41.9 percent from beyond the arc.

    By comparison, the Clippers shot a miserable four-of 26 overall from three-point range.

    Despite their poor three-point shooting, the Clippers kept it close, pulling level midway through the third quarter.

    Forward Blake Griffin buoyed the Clippers in all phases with a season-high 30 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals.

    Griffin was one of five Clippers to score in double figures along with guards Patrick Beverley (23) and Lou Williams (13), center DeAndre Jordan (12) and forward Danilo Gallinari (10).

    “We were awful defensively in the first five minutes,” Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said. “We clicked and started getting stops and running. This is the first game in three games that we got our pace back.”

    Elsewhere, Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, and the Golden State Warriors routed the Denver Nuggets 127-108.

    Draymond Green had 15 points, eight assists and seven assists and Klay Thompson scored 15 points for Golden State, which has won three straight and six of its last seven.

    Will Barton had 21 points and eight rebounds and Emmanuel Mudiay scored 15 points for Denver, which lost the second game of a home back-to-back.

    The Warriors improved to 7-3 on the season as they blitzed the Nuggets with a dominant third quarter.

    The Warriors outscored the Nuggets 27-6 during a stretch where it turned a five-point lead into an 87-61 advantage halfway through the third quarter.

    In Detroit, the Pistons are off to a 7-3 start following a 108-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

    The Pistons, who are 4-1 at home, have played in front of small crowds in their new home, Little Caesars Arena.

    But they hope wins like Saturday's will bring out the fans as Detroit have now won five of its last six games and improved to 2-0 on the start of a five-game homestand.

    Avery Bradley led the way with 24 points, Harris scored 20 points, and Andre Drummond had 16 points and 19 rebounds.

    The Kings lost their seventh straight game and have started 1-8 for the first time since the 1990-91 season.

    -NAMPA/AFP

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  • 11/05/17--14:00: Feng defends title
  • Feng defends titleFeng defends titleThrills in Japan with victory Feng rolled in a 20-foot birdie at the penultimate hole to preserve her lead and made a tap-in par at the last to hold off Japan's Ai Suzuki at the Taiheiyo Club Minori. China's Shanshan Feng defended an LPGA title for the first time when she secured a two-shot victory at the TOTO Japan Classic on Sunday.

    “I've played here twice and won twice,” an excited Feng said after carding 68 to finish at 19-under-par 197.

    Her third round of 63 was the key to victory.

    “I shot a very low score yesterday and that really helped me win the tournament today,” Feng said after claiming her eighth LPGA victory, and her second this year on the U.S.-based circuit.

    Suzuki (68) had to settle for second place, much to the disappointment of the large gallery enjoying a crisp, cloudless day in the pretty countryside nearly 100 kilometres north-east of Tokyo.

    Swede Anna Nordqvist (66) was two shots further back in third place.

    Feng's victory was certainly no stroll in the park. The pivotal moment came at the par-five 17th, where her tenuous one-stroke advantage looked likely to evaporate.

    With Suzuki having a tap-in birdie, Feng had to hole her 20-footer to preserve her lead. And hole it she did, her putt catching the left edge of the hole, circling the cup and dropping in.

    Runner-up Suzuki, who subsequently bogeyed the last, enjoyed a consolation of sorts, her performance lifting the 23-year-old to the top of the Japan LPGA money list.

    Feng acknowledged Suzuki's quality at the tournament jointly sanctioned by the LPGA and the JLPGA.

    “Normally I say my ball-striking is pretty good but today her ball-striking was much better,” Feng said.

    “It gave me a lot of pressure but I tried to ignore it and play my own game.”

    -NAMPA/REUTERS

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  • 11/05/17--14:00: Wilder KOs Stiverne
  • Wilder KOs StiverneWilder KOs Stiverne Undefeated champ Deontay Wilder destroyed Bermane Stiverne by knocking out the out-of-shape challenger with one second left in the opening round to retain his WBC heavyweight championship on Saturday.

    The 32-year-old Wilder delivered an explosive performance as he floored Stiverne two times in the opening round before finishing him off with a punishing right-left to the head as the defenceless Canadian was pinned against the ropes.

    Stiverne then slumped to the canvas and stayed motionless for some time before being helped up and into a chair where he was examined by the ring doctor at the Barclays Center arena in New York.

    “I know I am the best. I just want to prove that I am the best,” said Wilder, who has 39 wins and 38 knockouts. “I got the heart of a lion. I am the king.”

    Wilder was the heavy favourite going into the sixth defence of his heavyweight title.

    It was his second win over the 39-year-old former champ Stiverne who came into the rematch 15 pounds heavier and having fought just once since losing the belt to Wilder in January 2015.

    He won the first fight with a one-sided unanimous victory and the rematch was even easier.

    On Saturday, he flattened Stiverne with 45 seconds left in the first round with a left followed by a straight right that landed flush on the face of the Haitian-born challenger.

    Just 20 seconds later, he sent Stiverne back to the canvas with a heavy right hand that landed like a club to the side of the head.

    By this time Wilder was having his way with Stiverne as he sealed the victory with a four-punch combination that sent Stiverne awkwardly back into the ropes as referee Arthur Mercante frantically tried to intervene and stop the onslaught.

    The Canadian earned another crack at Wilder in September, taking the rematch on short notice after the scheduled challenger, Luis Ortiz, of Cuba, failed a doping test.

    “So much frustration. Man .... it just seems like my career has been crazy. So many guys ducking me and so many guys using PEDs,” said Wilder.

    Wilder was so confident that he would win again that he vowed to retire if he lost.

    Stiverne blamed health issues for his failure to muster much resistance to Wilder's onslaught in their first meeting but the beefy boxer's biggest mistake the second time around appeared to be spending too much time around the buffet table.

    Still Wilder said he respected Stiverne's willingness to accept the challenge.

    “It took lot of courage to step in the ring with someone like me. He was a clean fighter and he did the best he could,” Wilder said.

    Wilder hopes this win will land him a super fight with Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight showdown the boxing world is dying to see.

    Wilder issued a call for British star Joshua, who is the IBF and WBA heavyweight champ, to step up to the plate.

    “I have been waiting on that boy for a long time now. Listen mate. I know I am the best. Are up for the test? I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me, baby,” Wilder said.

    On the undercard, Kazakhstan's Sergey Lipinets claimed the vacant IBF junior welterweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Akihiro Kondo of Japan.

    Lipinets improved to 13-0 with 10 KOs as he won on all three judges' scorecards, 118-110, 117-111 and 117-111.

    Kondo, the third ranked challenger with a career record of 29-6-1 coming into the bout, was fighting for his first world title in his debut fight on American soil.

    -NAMPA/AFP

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    'Second-hand' Chiron up for sale'Second-hand' Chiron up for saleFirst to be offered on the open market This Bugatti owner will make nearly N$20-million in profit when he sells his 'used' Chiron. A savvy supercar owner is set to cash in with a cool £1-million profit when he sells his nearly new, 1 609km Bugatti Chiron – the first 'used' example to be offered in the UK.

    While simply driving the majority of new cars off the forecourt can wipe thousands off their value, the 420 km/h supercar has bucked the trend and soared in value to £3.6-million – an increase of £1.1-million over its list price of £2.5 million.



    Only 500 to be built

    On sale at specialist supercar dealer Romans International in Surrey, the Bugatti Chiron is the most powerful, the fastest, the most luxurious and the most ­exclusive production super sports car. The black Chiron is one of the very first ones to be delivered in the UK with Bugatti set to build 500 examples over the next 10 years.

    If the Bugatti wasn't special enough already, its owner ticked the options for a leather and carbon interior at an eye-popping £53 000 and carbon fibre seats for nearly £16 000 – the latter the price of a new, near top-of-the range Ford Fiesta.

    But while it's one of the world's most exclusive and expensive 'used' cars, the Chiron will fit in just fine at Romans International.

    The family dealership has specialised in supercars for nearly 20 years and this year has already sold a Maserati MC12 and a pair of Ferrari LaFerraris, with all three of those supercars approaching prices of £3 million each.

    Tom Jaconelli, Director of Romans International, said: “Although the Chiron is not yet sold out, if you place an order today you will be waiting at least three or four years before the car could be built and delivered, so we are offering the chance to 'jump the queue' but of course there is a hefty premium to pay for this privilege.

    “We often see the world's most beautiful and expensive cars in our showroom but the Bugatti Chiron is the ultimate, it's the most ­desirable car in the world today and we're thrilled to have the first example openly for sale on the market.”-Wheels24

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    HAVAL H2 gets 5-star Aussie safety-ratingHAVAL H2 gets 5-star Aussie safety-rating Customer safety is paramount to the continued development of Haval as a global brand and this is recognised by ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Programme) which rewarded Haval with a 5 Star for the Haval H2 with Dual Frontal, Side and Curtain airbags.

    This 5 Star rating, announced on 30 October, with an overall score: 34.88 (out of 37), made up of the Frontal Offset Test 13.88 (out of 16) / Side Impact Test 16.00 (out of 16) / Pole Test 2.00 (out of 2) / Good Whiplash Protection / Acceptable Pedestrian Protection / ESC as standard and Seat Belt Reminders 3.00 (out of 3)



    SAFETY FIRST!

    The H2 is on a roll and just months after being released to the Southern African market, this compact SUV is already making quite a name for itself.

    Cars.co.za recently named the Haval H2 as a semi-finalist in this year's Consumer Awards and it has now been awarded the maximum 5-Star safety grade by Australia's leading independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP.

    This announcement came in the same month that China's Automobile Technology & Research centre conducted its most rigorous open rollover test, carried out in the Real Car collision laboratory, in Tianjin for the first time.

    “We applied the most meticulous and uncompromising technological standards. This safety collision evaluation system met all the global market requirements,” said vice-president, Samuel Chen.

    That safety test meets the requirements in both China and the EU, and even parts of the laws and regulations of the US and NCAP.

    HAVAL is driven to present its customer with safer SUVs. The addition of the five-star ANCAP rating is the latest in a remarkable run of success for China's number one SUV manufacturer.

    Watch this space.-QuickPic

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  • 11/05/17--14:00: New Zealand at full strength
  • New Zealand at full strengthNew Zealand at full strength New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson named a full strength squad for the World Cup playoff against Peru on Sunday with England-based skipper Winston Reid and striker Chris Wood included in the 23-man party for the two-legged tie.

    The All Whites, looking to book a spot at the soccer showpiece for the third time after 1982 and 2010, host the South Americans in the opening leg in Wellington next Saturday before travelling to Lima for the return on 15 November.

    Tenth-ranked Peru are 112 places higher in the FIFA rankings so the return of West Ham United defender Reid after a calf injury and Burnley forward Woods from a hamstring problem are major boosts for the Oceania champions.

    “The goal for our squad is simple, we need to deliver the best performance of our campaign and if we do that then we have a good chance of qualifying for the World Cup,” said Englishman Hudson.

    Rory Fallon, who scored the winner when New Zealand beat Bahrain in an intercontinental playoff to secure a place at the 2010 World Cup finals, was also included in the squad.

    Hudson said Fallon, now 35 and plying his trade in the English seventh tier with Dorchester Town, had been called up with fellow veteran Jeremy Brockie as much for their experience as their quality on the field.

    “Ever since I arrived here in New Zealand, football people in this country have told me about how special that night was in 2009 when we beat Bahrain to make a World Cup, now we have our chance,” Hudson added.

    “We can't wait. Our goal is to deliver a performance that will make New Zealand proud.”

    Peru captain Paolo Guerrero looks set to miss both legs of the tie after being handed a preliminary 30-day ban for testing positive for a stimulant after a match against Argentina on 5 October.

    New Zealand squad:

    Goalkeepers - Stefan Marinovic (Vancouver Whitecaps, Canada), Max Crocombe (Salford City, England), Glen Moss (Newcastle Jets, Australia)

    Defenders - Michael Boxall (Minnesota United, United States), Kip Colvey (San Jose Earthquakes, United States), Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix), Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar, Australia), Winston Reid (West Ham United, England), Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners, Australia), Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town, England), Themi Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina, Greece), Deklan Wynne (Vancouver Whitecaps)

    Midfielders - Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe United, England), Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix), Marco Rojas (Heerenveen, Netherlands), Ryan Thomas (Zwolle, Netherlands), Bill Tuiloma (Portland Timbers, United States)

    Forwards - Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory, Australia), Jeremy Brockie (Supersport United, South Africa), Rory Fallon (Dorchester Town, England), Monty Patterson (Ipswich Town), Shane Smeltz (Borneo, Indonesia), Chris Wood (Burnley, England) (Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)

    -NAMPA/REUTERS

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    Iraq dispute kicks off crisis for Kurdish sportsIraq dispute kicks off crisis for Kurdish sports Sports clubs and players in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing the threat of a spell on the sidelines as the crisis between the region and Baghdad sees matches suspended and away trips cancelled.

    For the first time ever, two basketball teams from the region will miss the start of the Iraqi league season, after Kurdish authorities and the central government went from a war of words about a vote for independence in September to armed clashes over disputed territories.

    Because of security fears, Iraq's basketball federation suspended matches for a team from the town of Zakho, in a volatile border area with Turkey, and another from the Kirkuk province, which was recently retaken by Baghdad.

    Secretary General Khaled Najm told AFP that the games had been called off indefinitely as “it isn't in the interest of the teams or players to travel outside Kurdistan”.

    “We're following how things play out and the teams will return if the situation gets better,” he said.

    To avoid any potential combustible clashes, Iraq's volleyball federation has come up with a novel solution -- putting all the Kurdish clubs in the league in a sub-division of their own.

    “The players won't need to go to other towns in Iraq,” said sports boss Manaf Fadel.

    How that pans out in the longer term remains to be seen.

    Last year, Kurdish team Peshmerga named after the region's famed security force won the league. Just a week ago, their namesake fighters were exchanging mortar fire with Iraqi troops.

    Football coach Sakfan Said is currently gearing up for a crack at the Iraqi championship with his team Zakho, but now he fears that he may not get the chance.

    In 2015, the Iraqi national team inaugurated his club's new stadium in their home town near the frontier with Turkey. After the latest tensions that seems like a long time ago.

    “We don't know if we will take part in the championship,” the manager said.

    “It is very important for us to play in the league, but we are ready for all outcomes.”

    Club president Abdullah Majid's beloved Arbil the team from the Kurdish capital city are no strangers to the antagonisms that still run deep in Iraq.

    Last season, the squad withdrew after facing anti-Kurdish chants in the Shiite holy city of Najaf.

    This time the fallout seems like it might be more serious although he hopes the situation can be resolved by the time the season starts later this month.

    “We want to take part and we have prepared our players, but I cannot guarantee anything,” he said.

    Ironically, the team's stadium is one of only three across Iraq where world governing body FIFA says the country's national team can play owing to security worries in the conflict-wracked country.

    For Arbil's goalkeeper Serhank Mohsen, whatever happens he is determined that the feud between the central authorities and Kurdistan will not keep him out of action.

    “We want to play in the Iraqi league,” he said.

    “But if we are not allowed to then we will just play in Kurdistan.”

    -NAMPA/AFP

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    KSSR football league comes to endKSSR football league comes to endExciting games played The KSSR allows schools in the Khomas Region to compete amongst each other in football, netball, rugby, volleyball and basketball in the different age categories. The 2017 football season of the Khomas School Sport Region (KSSR) came to an exciting end on Saturday at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre in Windhoek.

    On Saturday, Ella du Plessis High School, Khomas High School and Eldorado High School were crowned champions of their respective divisions after impressively overcoming their opponents at the NFA technical centre.

    The Under-15 category saw Ella du Plessis and Hochland High lock horns and after 90 minutes of football, the two teams were level at two-all and the game was decided on penalty kicks.

    Ella du Plessis came out victorious with a 6-5 score.

    In the U-17 category Khomas High beat Centaurus High 6-0 to be crowned champions of that division, while in the U-19 category Eldorado High defeated the Centaurus senior team 5-1 to take the title in that division.

    Speaking to Nampa after the game, KSSR vice-chairperson Bertus Bock said this year the games were well organised and credit should be given to the schools that made everything possible.

    “We started with our games early and I need to thank the teachers who made sure their schools were on time. We should also thank our sponsors Auas Motors, which made sure we had all the trophies and medals for the teams that competed,” Bock said.

    He added that the level of maturity shown by the players during the 2017 season is an indication that school sports is growing in the region.

    He also said discipline throughout the competition was really good, which shows that the teachers and principals are doing a good job at their schools.

    “Parents should also be commended for allowing the children to compete in this competition because without their support, there would be no KSSR,” stated Bock.

    - NAMPA

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    Defence and misplaced prioritiesDefence and misplaced priorities We were surprised to see an allocation of N$100 million for the defence ministry in the finance minister's medium term budget review. The allocation, described as a long-term contractual obligation by Minister Schlettwein.

    The construction industry is on its knees and small and medium enterprises who rely on government tenders, too, are on their knees. Thousands in the agricultural sector have lost their jobs. Inflation is up and credit extension is at its lowest in years, save overdrafts. Consumers are struggling to make ends meet.

    We know of the state of government schools. We know that subsidies to private schools for 'government-funded' learners has been cut down to the bone, causing the parents of the 'other' children to foot the bill.

    We have photographs of two-litre soft drink bottles being used in the theatre of a government hospital for contaminated sharps. There is a chronic shortage of gloves. There are no gowns for the surgeons to do their work so they use paper.

    There is very little food for the patients. There is allegedly also only four spoons of dishwashing liquid for the dishes at Katutura State Hospital and the TB kitchen is non-functional. Those self-same patients must share cups and places.

    And we are not allowed to ask any questions in this regard. We apparently may not know what our money is being spent on. Everything that happens at the defence ministry is confidential. One is not even allowed to take photographs of the colossus rising in Suiderhof for the omnipotent defence ministry.

    No questions can be asked. No information will ever be forthcoming.

    The defence ministry spends, as any other ministry in this country, taxpayers' money – public funds, generated by the hard work of the citizens of this land. While we understand that we may not be privy to weaponry and other military equipment, 'long-term contractual obligations' is a little vague, specifically when thousands have lost and are still losing jobs because of the financial status of the country.

    Bills must be paid, yes, we get that. But while there are so many other pressing needs, we have a right to know what those bills, especially one with the tag of N$100 million, are for.

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