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  • 11/07/17--22:32: Frank Fredericks suspended
  • Frank Fredericks suspendedFrank Fredericks suspended Four-time Olympic silver medalist Frank Fredericks has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being charged with money laundering and corruption.
    Fredericks, was charged by the French authorities last week after being accused of accepting a bribe of $299,300 (£230,000) which amounts to N$4 301959.96 locally from the son of ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack when Rio won the vote to host the 2016 Olympics.
    The IOC suspended him on Tuesday taking away his rights, prerogatives and functions deriving from his quality as an IOC member."
    Fredericks, was a member of the IAAF council and a prominent figure within the IOC, and claims the money was legitimate payment for consultancy and promotional work for athletics' governing body.
    He was provisionally suspended from the IAAF in July, when the organisation's Athletic Integrity Unit opened an investigation into the matter.
    He won Olympic silver medals in the 100m and 200m at both Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. He also won gold in the 200m at the World Championships in 1993.
    Fredericks was the chair of the 2024 Olympic bid evaluation committee when the allegations were made, but stepped down in March following the accusations.
    He also left his position in the IAAF task force, which was responsible for evaluating Russia's return to the sport after its doping scandals.

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    NAMAs cut 11 categories for 2018NAMAs cut 11 categories for 2018
    The Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) for 2018 were launched this morning with a few changes in the structure. The NAMA committee announced that due to a low interest in the Friday evening awards the NAMAs 2018 will only be hosting one main award event on Saturday 28 April. With this change, 11 categories were cut from the usual 35 leaving only 24 categories open for entry. The cut categories include Kizomba, Shambo, Radio Song of the Year, NAMA Special Award, Best Live Performance, Best Musical Event, Entertainment Journalist of the Year, Radio DJ of the Year, Most Disciplined Artists of the Year, Song with a Message and Most Socially Responsible Artist of the Year. “This is an experiment that we are trying out and it is not a permanent decision. We cannot fit all 35 categories into one night, hence the decision. This does not mean artists should not be responsible or disciplined. The Kizomba and Shambo categories have been removed due to low entries from the public,” said Tim Ekandjo.
    The call for entries to all Namibian artists that have released music from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017 is to submit their applications as of today until 1 December 2017.
    June Shimuoshili

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    Create community trust funds - GeingobCreate community trust funds - Geingob
    President Hage Geingob today implored traditional authorities to establish community trust funds in order to accelerate local development needs at the regional level.
    He made the comments at the 20th annual meeting of the Council of Traditional Leaders in Rundu this morning.
    According to Geingob, government will continue to ensure equitable land distribution and support the role of traditional authorities in assisting government deliver on its promises.
    “Government is committed to providing prudent administration in communal land allocation by ensuring that traditional authorities play a pivotal role in this process,” said Geingob.
    He encouraged the traditional leaders present to establish community trust funds in order to complement government’s efforts.
    “One way in which our traditional authorities can inject some impetus into our developmental initiative is through the establishment of functioning and well managed community trust funds,” Geingob said.
    This Geingob stressed, was an ideal mechanism to spur regional development at the grass roots level.
    “The implementation of community trust funds by all traditional authorities will be an ideal instrument to buttress economic development at the regional level through the promotion of various activities such as fund raising events, trade fairs and cultural festivals. I therefore encourage our traditional authorities to prioritise this area,” Geingob said.
    STAFF REPORTER

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    No representatives at Cosafa draw No representatives at Cosafa draw JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA

    Namibia did not send any representative to the 2017 Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) under-20 tournament draw, Namibian Sun has established.

    The draw will take place today in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will pit some of Southern Africa’s young talented teams against each other.

    The annual regional tournament is slated for Zambia from 6-16 December.

    NFA president Frans Mbidi confirmed yesterday that they did not send a delegation to the draw because they are saving money.

    “At this moment in time, it is important that we safe every penny we have for the tournament.

    “That is why we did not want to send anyone there given the cost that will be involved.

    “We are however optimistic that information about the draw will be provided to us as soon as it is out,” Mbidi said.

    The president said the government had given them a positive response in terms of funding for the trip.

    Last year, Namibia had to withdraw from the tournament because of money troubles. The recession also resulted in the under-17 team withdrawing from the Cosafa tournament.

    The under-20 team needed around N$1.2 million to travel to South Africa, which they failed to raise.

    “This time around, we want to avoid what happened last year and that is why we are trying to plan better.

    “These competitions are very important for the youth because they provide them with exposure.

    “As the future senior players, it is good if they travel and play more games to improve their skill.”

    Namibia also hopes to select the best young team which could bring the trophy home.

    Zambia lifted the trophy last year after beating South Africa 2-1 in the final.

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  • 11/08/17--14:00: New urgency in Jonas case
  • New urgency in Jonas caseNew urgency in Jonas caseNNOC in contact with lawyers Lawyers representing boxer Jonas Junias in Brazil have been requested to provide information about the case as soon as possible. JESSE JACKSON KAURAISA



    The Namibia National Olympic Committee (NNOC) has revealed that they could have feedback concerning Jonas Junias’s criminal case by Friday.

    Jonas was accused of sexual harassment by a house cleaner employed at the Olympic village during the 2016 Paralympics.

    He was left behind by his fellow teammates given the circumstances of his case.

    The boxer returned to Namibia in April after spending more than six months in Brazil.

    Upon his return to Namibia, it was reported that the boxer might have to return to Brazil for his trial.

    NNOC secretary-general Joan Smit yesterday told this newspaper that they are now approaching the matter with urgency given that the Commonwealth Games are fast approaching.

    “We are waiting for feedback from Jonas’s lawyers because we have been in contact with them and deemed it important to know the status of the case.

    “I do believe that we will have concrete feedback by Friday because it is important that this case is concluded before the end of this year,” Smit said.

    “It is also important that the boxer knows his fate given that he wants to compete in the Commonwealth Games and we therefore have to ensure that his name is cleared.”

    Before he returned to Namibia it was said under Brazilian law, attempted rape, rape and sexual harassment are categorised as the same crime. Should Junias be found guilty, he could face between six and ten years in jail.

    The boxer denied that he had done anything wrong and maintained that he was falsely accused by the Brazilian woman.

    The NNOC is optimistic that things will go well for the Namibian boxer.

    Jonas could not be reached for comment.

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    2017 Tara Rally taking place next week2017 Tara Rally taking place next week The 49th edition of the Tara Rally will take place at the Tony Rust Race Track outside Windhoek on 17 and 18 November.

    The rally was launched here on Tuesday, with close to 20 teams expected to register.

    Richard Slamet, a driver and chairperson of the Windhoek Motor Club, invited all fans to come and witness an exciting competition.

    “It will be fun and exciting; we will have 19 stages this year instead of the 21 from last year. This will make it more competitive and interesting for the fans,” he said.

    Registration opened on Wednesday and will close on 17 November just before the race starts.

    The rally is expected to take place from 13:00 until 21:30 on the first day and from 08:00 till 14:00 the following day.

    The organisers say they are expecting at least 20 entries, with one South African team having indicated interest in the event, while the rest will be Namibians.

    This year's event is the 49th edition of the rally and the organisers say it will be a trial run for the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

    Last year's competition was won by South African duo, Japie van Niekerk and Robin Houghton.

    It was their third consecutive victory but indications are they will not be back to defend their title.

    The Tara Rally is Namibia's longest-running international sporting event, having started in 1969.

    NAMPA

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    England to trial VAR in friendly with GermanyEngland to trial VAR in friendly with Germany England's FA will trial the video assistant referee (VAR) system when the national side host world champions Germany in a friendly at Wembley on Friday, The Times reported.

    Matches between England and Germany have seen several controversial decisions in the past including Frank Lampard's disallowed goal in the 2010 World Cup and Geoff Hurst's goal in the 1966 World Cup final.

    VAR involves assistant referees watching the action remotely and then drawing the match referee's attention to officiating mistakes or missed serious incidents and was previously tested during the Wembley Cup charity match last month.

    The International Football Association Board has tested Wembley and approved the use of the system alongside existing goal-line technology.

    The FA previously confirmed VAR would also be tested at select FA Cup matches in January.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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    Bowling Association to include disabled athletesBowling Association to include disabled athletesFair chance for all bowlers The Namibia Bowling Association (NBA) hosted its level one coaching course in the capital from 2 to 5 November, where participants received training in the latest techniques used in the game. The four-day lawn bowling course was overseen by Con Dixie, a level four coach and a member of the standing committee for bowls coaches in South Africa.

    Participants were taught how to coach able-bodied people and people with disabilities. They were also taught how to coach people in wheelchairs or bowlers who cannot bend their knees and have to make use of an aid called a bowling arm.

    Speaking to Nampa on Tuesday, NBA president Sandy Joubert said they were working on improving the overall quality of lawn bowls in Namibia and that they wanted to empower their players and coaches with the latest, correct techniques used in the game.

    He added that anybody can participate in lawn bowling and the NBA is currently working with a disabled bowler from South Africa who is helping them set up structures for disabled bowlers.

    “Our goal is to include disabled athletes. We are looking at starting a disabled bowling team by 2018 so that by 2019 they will fully be able to compete with others in the region,” he said.

    One of the six candidates who attended the course, Jenny Gardiner, told this agency the workshop taught them a lot of techniques which will help her improve as coach and player.

    She said they had training with Dixie four years ago but were left confused because what she taught were advanced techniques and they were beginners.

    “This year we really learned a lot because she knew what we lacked and I am happy that the knowledge gained will improve my game as well as help me assist others,” Gardiner said.

    Gardiner added that learning how to work with disabled athletes was an eye opener and it was in line with the association's plans of training disabled athletes.

    The coaches who received training were Val Gallagher, Alma Moller, Jean Joubert, Jean Viljoen, Schalk van Wyk, and JP Fouche.

    NAMPA

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    Trump issues warning to PyongyangTrump issues warning to Pyongyang President Donald Trump delivered a sharp warning to North Korea yesterday from Seoul in South Korea, telling the rogue nation: “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us.”

    In a speech delivered hours after he aborted a visit to the heavily fortified Korean demilitarised zone due to bad weather, Trump said he had a message for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

    “The weapons you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger,” Trump told an audience of South Korean lawmakers, calling on all nations to join forces “to isolate the brutal regime of North Korea”.

    “The world cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens with nuclear devastation,” he said.

    Trump had hoped to underscore his message with an early morning visit to the DMZ, but his plans were thwarted by heavy fog that prevented his helicopter from landing at the heavily fortified border that has separated the North and South for the last 64 years.

    The Marine One helicopter left Seoul at daybreak and flew most of the way to the DMZ, but was forced to turn back just five minutes out due to poor weather conditions.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was disappointed he couldn't make the trip. “I think he's pretty frustrated,” she told reporters.

    “It was obviously something he wanted to do.”

    The aborted visit came hours before Trump addressed the South Korean National Assembly as he closed out his two-day visit to the nation and headed to his next stop, Beijing.

    In the speech, Trump painted a bleak portrait of life in North Korea, describing citizens as bribing government officials to leave the country just so they can work as slaves.

    He contrasted the poverty and desperation to thriving South Korea — home to a long list of top-rated golfers, he noted.

    Trump said the US will not allow its cities to be threatened with destruction, and said that, while America “does not seek conflict or confrontation”, it will not run from it, either.

    “The regime has interpreted America's past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation,” Trump said.

    “This is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past.”

    NAMPA/AP

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  • 11/08/17--14:00: Mnangagwa still mum
  • Mnangagwa still mumMnangagwa still mumSacked Zim vice-president has not commented According to Zimbabwean opposition parties, chaos reigns in that country while Emmerson Mnangagwa has still not commented after fleeing Zimbabwe to South Africa. Zimbabwe's former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is free to join the opposition after he was sacked from his position by President Robert Mugabe on Monday, opposition parties in that country have reportedly said.

    According to New Zimbabwe.com, the opposition parties said that the axing of Mnangagwa from government was a confirmation of a “serious crisis within Zanu-PF party”.

    Mugabe fired his deputy as tensions between Mnangagwa and the veteran leader's wife Grace to succeed him intensified.

    Grace declared over the weekend that Mnangagwa should be gone from both the government and Zanu-PF before the party's extraordinary congress in December.

    At the weekend, Grace Mugabe was jeered at a rally in Bulawayo.

    The Chronicle said the jeering was “the highest level of indiscipline ever seen in the Zanu-PF” and that Grace was targeted for exposing the “nefarious activities” of Mnangagwa's supporters.

    Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, has ruled Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980 and is due to stand in elections again next year.

    Grace Mugabe - 41 years younger than her husband - has three children with the president and has become increasingly active in public life in recent years.

    “It had become evident that his conduct in the discharge of his duties had become inconsistent with his official responsibilities,” information minister Simon Khaya Moyo reportedly told a press briefing in Harare.

    The opposition parties, however, said that it was time for the ex-vice president “to repent and be a true democrat and help to bring change in the country”.



    Mugabe dynasty

    “Mnangagwa should repent and become a true and genuine democrat. After he repents he is free to join us in the MDC as we peacefully fight to dislodge the insipidly corrupt and decadent Mugabe dynasty in next year's elections,” the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), spokesperson, Obert Gutu was quoted as saying.

    His counterpart, Karauone Chihwayi, from the Welshman Ncube led-MDC, said that Mnangagwa's dismissal was likely going to bring an end to the “Mugabe dynasty”.

    Meanwhile, spokesperson for the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Jacob Mafume, said that Zanu-PF was “simply a group of cannibals who feast on each other's political blood”.

    Mnangagwa was the leading contender to succeed Mugabe, 93, but his abrupt removal appeared to clear the way for Grace to take over.

    The government-owned Chronicle newspaper published an excoriating editorial on Tuesday, accusing Mnangagwa and his supporters of being “prepared to stampede President Mugabe from power”.

    “The president had warned his deputy time and again to desist from having grand designs to seize power unconstitutionally,” the Bulawayo-based paper said.

    It accused Mnangagwa of “running parallel structures within the ruling Zanu-PF party and fomenting divisions”.

    Mnangagwa, 75, a veteran party loyalist who had strong ties to the military, has not yet commented on his dismissal.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    Maria causes 14% drop in Puerto Rico residentsMaria causes 14% drop in Puerto Rico residents Puerto Rico's population is set to decrease by 14% to 2.9 million inhabitants by 2019 due to an exodus of residents fleeing the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September, a study has found.

    The Centre for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York estimated in a report released last month that about 114 000 to 213 000 Puerto Rican residents will leave the island annually “as a result of Hurricane Maria”.

    Between 2017 and 2019, the US territory stands to lose 470 335 residents, it added.

    “In the decade prior to Hurricane Maria, net migration from Puerto Rico to the United States amounted to approximately half a million, which represented a loss of 10% of the island's population”, said report authors Edwin Melendez and Jennifer Hinojosa.

    “In other words, Puerto Rico will lose the same population in a span of a couple of years after Hurricane Maria as the island lost during a prior decade of economic stagnation.”

    Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans have fled to the mainland since Maria struck on September 20, devastating the island; just two weeks after Hurricane Irma tore through the Caribbean.

    The vast majority went to Florida and New York, which already had around one million Puerto Ricans each. Around 700 000 Puerto Ricans live in New York City.

    Overall, there are five million Puerto Ricans on the US mainland, compared to 3.4 million on the island.

    Melendez and Hinojosa estimate that between 40 000 and 82 000 people will migrate to Florida each year from Puerto Rico.

    That figure has already been topped, with a Florida emergency management official telling AFP that more than 134 000 Puerto Ricans have arrived in Florida since October 3 through the international airports of Tampa, Orlando and Miami.

    But it's unclear how many are moving to Florida permanently compared to how many are simply visiting temporarily.

    The move is one of the biggest obstacles to recovery for the island, which has been beset by financial hardship.

    “The population decrease in Puerto Rico... has multiple economic repercussions for the island”, Jorge Duany, an anthropologist at Florida International University who specialises in Puerto Rican migration, said in an interview.

    As of November 6, only 42% of Puerto Rican customers had electricity on the island, which went dark after Maria.

    At least 51 people died because of the storm, according to official figures, while the local press speaks of dozens of people who have disappeared.

    Some 2 600 people still live in shelters.

    NAMPA/AFP

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    US a gandja kuNamibia oomiliyona dhokukondjitha oHIV/AidsUS a gandja kuNamibia oomiliyona dhokukondjitha oHIV/AidsNamibia onkene ta kondjo mokukondjitha oHIV United States okwa kwedhele Namibia nomwaalu omunene gwiimaliwa mbyoka ya nuninwa omahwahwameko gekondjitho lyombuto yoHIV moshilongo. Oshimaliwa shoomiliyona 435 okuza kepangelo lyaUS opo ku kondjithwe omukithi omudhipagi moNamiba, oshi li oshitopolwa shetsokumwe ndyoka lya ningwa.

    Nonando Namibia ota kondjo na oku li ta enditha nawa oompangela dhe, mokukondjitha ombuto,nokugandja omakwatho kwaamboka taya pumbwa omakwatho, oHIV/Aids otayi tsikile nokudhipaga aantu ya thika po 3 900 kehe omvula, naantu oyendji natango itaya mono epango lyombuto ndjoka.

    MuJuni gwo 2017 olopota ndjoka ya pitithwa koUS President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar) oya holola kutya aantu yoomvula dhili pokati 15 no 49 mboka ya kwatwa kombuto ndjoka, oya kalela po oopresenda 13.3.

    Otaku tengenekwa kutya aakuluntu ya thika po 230 000 oshowo aanona otaya lumbu nombuto ndjoka, na ya ningi woo aanona oyendji oothigwa.

    Epangelo lyaNamibia oshowo aakalelipo US Agency for International Development (USAID) pamwe nomukalelipo gwaUS, Thomas Daughton oya shaina etsokumwe lyawo mo 2007, opo ku gandje omakwatho ga gwedhwapo okupitila mo programma yoPepfar.

    MoNamibia, Pepfar otayi kwatelwa komeho komukalelipo gwaUS.

    Omiyalu odha ulike kutya USAID okwa gandja kuNamibia oshimaliwa shoobiliyona 4.1, konima nkene oprogramma ndjoka ya tulwa miilonga mo2007.

    Ekwatho ndyoka otali ka kwatela komeho o 2017 Pepfar country operational plan (COP17).

    Omakwatho ngoka taga gandjwa koPepfar oshowo USAID otaga longithwa mokuyambidhidha oonkambadhala dhaNamibia dhoka ta ningi mokukondjitha ombuto.

    Iilonga yoprograma ndjoka oya kwatela mo omakonaakono gombuto yoHIV, epango, ookwiikelela nomayambidhidho.

    Namibia okwa lopotwa a pondola ekandeko lyetaandelo lyombuto okuza kooyina yuunona okuya kaanona, pethimbo taya pulumuthwa, sho ondjele yetaandelo ndyoka ya yi pevi okuza poopresenda 22 okuya poopresenda 16 mo 2014.

    Konyala oopresenda 80 dhaantu moNamibia oyeshi iizemo yawo yombuto yoHIV, omanga oopresenda dhili pokati ko 75 no 80 dhaamboka taya lumbu nombuto oyeli kepango.

    Ominista yo economic planning, Tom Alweendo, oshowo omupeha minista guundjolowele, Juliet Kavetuna, oya wayimine Daughton na John Groarke, oshowo omukomeho gwoUSAID mUumbugantu waAfrika, pethimbo lyeshaino ndyoka.

    JANA-MARI SMITH

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    Aanafaalama mboka taya tulululwa otaya yambidhidha kelongo lyoondyaAanafaalama mboka taya tulululwa otaya yambidhidha kelongo lyoondya Aanafaalama mboka taya tulululwa otaya vulu okuyambidhidha elongo lyoondya moshilongo oshowo pakantu yopashigwana, pahapu dhomupeha minista gwomavi, Priscilla Boois.

    Boois okwa popi kutya oonkambadhala dhomatulululo nadhi kale omukalo gwokuhulitha po nokukondjitha oluhepo mokati koshigwana.

    Boois okwa li ta popi, pethimbo kwa dhimbulukiwa esiku tali ithanwa Khomas Resettlement Farmers’ Day, ndyoka lya kala nokudhimbulukiwa kehe omvula, okutameka mo 2014.

    Elalakano yesiku ndyoka okweetapamwe aanafaalama ayehe mboka ya tulululwa moshitopolwa shaKhomas, opo ya vule okupaathana omauyelele kombinga yuunafaalama.

    Omupevi minista okwa popi kutya momumvo nguka, omwaalu gwiimaliwa mbyoka hayi longithwa kuuministeli shito, ogwa shunithwa pevi opo ku vule ku longithwe iimaliwa mbyoka miinima yilwe yopashigwana ihe nonando ongaaka oye shi pondola okulonga oshindji niimaliwa iishona mbyoka ye na.

    Ominista yUunamapya, John Mutorwa ya lombwele aanafaalama mboka ya tulululwa kutya naya nongele kutya uunafaalama owuli moshiponga omolwa onkalo yombepo ndjoka tayi lunduluka, yo naya kale ya pyakudhukwa okweendela pamwe nomalunduluko ngoka taga holoka.

    Okwa tsikile kutya epangelo otali pangele okuninga omalunduluko moNational Drought Policy, ndjoka ya nuninwa okuungauga momalunduluko gopaushitwe.

    Mutorwa okwa gwedha po kutya mo 2012, okwa ningwa etokolo nuuministeli wu li ponkatu ya hugunina okutula miilonga iiyetwapo mbyoka tayi yambidhidha aanafaalama mboka.

    Uuministeli pamwe nehangano lyoFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, olya manitha iiyetwapo yomilandu dhokugandja ekwatho kaanafaalama mboka, ya kwatela mo enkondopeko lyaanafaalama, opo ya vule okunduluka oondya dha gwana moshilongo.

    ELLANIE SMIT

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    A hulitha mokuuva onkundana yeso lyokatekuluA hulitha mokuuva onkundana yeso lyokatekulu Konima owala yoowili sho a tseyithilwa eso lyokatekulu koomvula hamano hoka ka pumwa koshiyenditho mOmaandaha, Toini Kaluhoni gwoomvula inadhi tseyika okwa ongotele nokuhulithila moshipangelo shaShakati.

    Pahapu dhomonamati gwaKaluhoni, Armas, yina okwa hulitha konima uuvu eso lyokatekulu ke, Erastus Shipa, hoka ka lwatelwa momukunda Olulongo. Okanona okali mondjila yokushuna kegumbo okuza koskola pamwe nookume.

    Armas okwa popi kutya opolisi oya fala okanona hoka keehamekwa noonkondo koshipangelo, ihe okanona oka hulitha.

    Armas okwa popi kutya sho a tseyithilwa onkundana ndjoka, okwa shuna kegumbo opo a ka lombwele ofamili, nayina okwa li ta lili noonkondo.

    Ofamili oye mu fala moshipangelo shaShakati, moka a ngambulile nokuhulitha.

    Oshipotha shedhipago lyaashi lyoshiningilawina osha tulilwa mo Andreas Mbango (71), gomomukunda Onelago.

    Opolisi yaShana oya popi kutya Mbango okwa hiki ombenda iikando yontumba sho a mono uunona wa hala okutaaguluka opate, naErastus pamwe namukwawo gumwe oya tondokele mondjila na oya lyatwa. Okanona okakwawo inaka ehamekwa unene.

    KENYA KAMBOWE

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    Omulilo omuziziz gwa pewa etungo lyondoolopa yopresidendeOmulilo omuziziz gwa pewa etungo lyondoolopa yopresidendeOpoloyeka ndjoka oyongushu yoobiliyona 1 Elelo lyoshilando shaVenduka olya zimine okugandja oshitopolwa shevi opo ku tungwe okandoolopa komupresidende gwoshilongo pamwe nakuume ke mongeshefa omukwashigwana gwaChina,Jack Huang momudhingoloko gwaKlein. Okandoolopa hoka otaka ka kala nomagumbo gokuhiila ge vulithwe po 400 gongushu yoobiliyona yiwe.

    Oompangela dhokutunga omagumbo ngoka odha kala tadhi ende kashona konima nkene dha pewa elelo lyoshilando shaVenduka omvula ya piti, opo elelo li vule okuzimina nenge okutinda eyo komeho lyopoloyeka ndjoka.

    Ehala ndyoka otali adhika mondjila ya kwatakanitha Ovenduka nOkapale kOodhila kaHosea Kutako International Airport.

    Elelo lyaVenduka olya zimine etungo lyopoloyeka ndjoka pakugandja omalombwelo opo ku ningwe omakonaakono ga kwata miiti

    go (geohydrology) ngoka taga ka longithwa kelelo lyondoolopa mokugandja ezimino nepulo komeho lyiilonga, molwaashoka ehala mpomatapu pangelwa okutungwa ehala ndyoka lyomalukalwa, otapu adhika oonzo dhomeya gomevi mOvenduka.

    Eindilo ndoka li na nkene ehala ndyoka tali ka kala, oshowo omaludhi agehe gomagumbo ngoka taga tungwa mopoloyeka ndjoka olya gandjwa omvula ya piti kehangano lyoUrban Dynamics Town and Regional Planners, pehala lyehangano lyoAfrican Sunrise Investment Group.

    Ehangano lyoDr Hage Geingob Family Trust oli na mo iipambuluko yoopresenda 20 moAfrican Sunrise Investment.

    Omukulukadhi nale gwomupresidende Loini oku na mo naye oopresenda 20 omanga oopresenda 60 dhaHuang.

    Huang oku li omutamanekwa moshipotha oshinene sheyando lyiifuta yiishoshela yokongulu oshowo iikengelela, nokuholeka oonzo dhiimaliwa moNamibia.

    Nonando eindilo lyotango olya li lya gandjwa kelelo lyoshilando muApilili gwo2016, natano okwali kwa pulwa opo ku gandjululwe eindilo limwe.

    Omikanda dheindilo odha holola kutya ehala ndyoka otali ka kala nooplota 141, ndhoka dhi na omagumbo ga thika po 438, naashoka osha shunithwa pevi okuza kooplota 151 oshowo omagumbo 424ngaashi sha li meindilo lyotango ndyoka lya li lya ningwa.

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    BMW releases CS model of M3 sedanBMW releases CS model of M3 sedan When BMW unleashed its M4 CS earlier this year, its intention was to bridge the gap between the already-hardcore M4 Competition Pack and the insanely-hardcore M4 GTS.

    Now the Bavarian carmaker has announced a CS version of the M3 Sedan, to build a bridge to those buyers who want all that dynamic scrumptiousness in a more practical four-door wrapping.

    Just like its coupé sibling, the M3 CS gets a slightly more powerful version of the M Division's 3-litre, six-cylinder twin-turbo powerhouse, tuned to 338kW at 6240rpm and 600Nm from 4000, versus the 331kW and 550Nm that you get in the M3 Competition.

    According to BMW's claims, the CS is 0.1 seconds quicker from 0-100km/h, taking just 3.9 seconds, while the top speed is electronically limited to 280km/h.

    The M division has also thrown in a specially tuned sports exhaust system to make the most of that straight-six soundtrack.

    Power goes to the back wheels through a seven-speed M DCT dual-clutch automated transmission with shift paddles, and the chassis remains as per the M3 Competition for the most part, with the Adaptive M suspension system and Active M Differential fitted as standard.

    M3 CS drivers will enjoy a fair degree of exclusivity as just 1200 will be built for global consumption, of which just 15 have been allocated to South Africa.

    The order books open in January 2018, but pricing has yet to be confirmed. The M4 CS recently went on sale here for around N$1 847 278, so expect something in that region.

    – iol.co.za

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  • 11/08/17--14:00: MPs must embrace openness
  • MPs must embrace openness MPs must embrace openness We must admit there is a marked improvement in the quality of debates in the National Assembly as well as the National Council. Both sets of houses have to an extent really touched on a number of issues and laws that affect ordinary Namibians. Although some bills were signed into law by the head of state, there are a number of them still pending. We have in the past appealed to MPs to understand their role, which amongst others, is to serve their constituencies as well as make laws in the best interest of Namibians. We surely don’t need a parliament where self-serving is the order of the day. MPs need to make meaningful contribution during debates. However, there is a disturbing trend evident in the conduct of the opposition and Swapo lawmakers, which has now degenerated into a tit-for-tat battle. On Tuesday PDM leader McHenry Venaani led a mass walkout of opposition members from the August House after refusing to discuss any of the Urban and Rural Land Bill tabled by minister Sophia Shaningwa. Venaani and Co., argued that Swapo lawmakers have in the past refused to entertain motions surrounding the land issue at least until the holding of second national land conference. The second land indaba was due to be held in September this year and was indefinitely postponed by government. In September, over 50 Swapo MPs rejected a proposed debate on the contentious ancestral land as well as demand for the list of all beneficiaries that government’s resettlement programme. The conduct of MPs is counterproductive and that is not what representative democracy is all about. MPs must take their responsibilities seriously in parliament. This process requires politicians to embrace the need for openness in unpacking the real issues facing ordinary Namibians. Land is unfortunately a serious challenge and affects thousands of us. It is not something that we should shy away from. The opposition will always be there offering constructive criticism of the government and the ruling party. The people on the ground need answers but this cannot be realised if rejection of motions and mass walkouts become the order of the day.

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  • 11/08/17--14:00: Shot of the day
  • Shot of the dayShot of the day RARE: The unique U-shaped troughs of 'The Wave' rock formation are seen at the Coyotes Buttes North wilderness area near Page, Arizona on 30 October 2017. The Wave is a sandstone rock formation in northern Arizona and was formed by a combination of water and wind erosion and due to its fragile nature, access is limited to only 20 hikers per day. Photo: NAMPA/AFP

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  • 11/08/17--14:00: Swansong for Subaru WRX
  • Swansong for Subaru WRXSwansong for Subaru WRXFinal edition released The modern incarnation of yesteryear's Impreza, the WRX STI conjures images of success and rallying legends pushing to the limit. Subaru UK launched the WRX STI Final Edition, strictly limited to 150 models, to say farewell to this brand icon and mark the end of an era of Subaru's heritage in the UK.

    With the launches of new models and investment in platform and powertrains going forward, the timing is right to open a new chapter for Subaru, allowing WRX STI's heritage to form future developments rather than being continued.

    The Final Edition has a series of upgrades across key areas, making this the most capable WRX STI, paying a fitting tribute to its legacy.

    Driving performance has been improved by changing from mechanical and electronic to electronic control of the Multi-Mode Driver's Control Centre Differential (DCCD) which provides optimum cornering ability. The wheel size has been increased to 19” to house new larger brembo brakes with yellow painted callipers, which improve fade-resistance and brake performance and a consistent pedal feel when driving on the limit.

    The front bumper has been redesigned to look more purposeful with the lower grille blacked out with a geometric textured panel, and has a larger opening to enhance cooling performance. The hexagonal grille has been sharpened and defined and a black surround has been added. The Subaru wing design which flows through to the C-shaped headlights has been incorporated, hinting at the Boxer engine under the bonnet. A Final Edition badge is positioned on the door.

    Inside, high gloss black inserts are added to the instrument panel, gear stick surround, door panels and steering wheel with red stitching and red seatbelts fitted to tie the scheme together. The front seats are now heated, and a larger 15cm multi-function display has been added to the top of the dash. The instrument panel design has also been updated. The infotainment system now includes DAB radio and a reversing camera is included to make parking easier.

    WRX STI is also fitted with bi-functional projector LED lights, with a single bulb enabling High Beam Assist to switch between high and low beam automatically. High Beam Assist operates via a single-lens camera, which is installed in the front windscreen and detects when an onward car is approaching. The lights are also steering responsive, turning to the left or right depending on the driver's steering input and illuminates more of the corner. Both technologies enhance visibility at night, allowing a clear view of the corners ahead.

    – Wheels24.co.za

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  • 11/08/17--14:00: Company news in brief
  • Company news in briefCompany news in brief ABN Amro surprises with Q3 results

    Dutch bank ABN Amro reported a surprise 11% rise in third-quarter net profit at 673 million euros (US$780.3 million), as its loan book grew while expenses fell.

    Since its bailout by the Dutch state in 2008, the Netherlands' largest domestic lender has cut thousands of jobs and shut down branches as it focuses more on digital services.

    This process will continue. The bank expects to set aside a restructuring provision of 50-100 million euros in the fourth quarter.

    ABN Amro was re-privatised in 2015, but the Dutch state still owns 56% of its shares. – Nampa/Reuters



    Imperial disposes of German chemicals unit

    South Africa's Imperial Holdings will sell its German chemicals unit, Schirm GmbH, to AECI for 110.5 million euro (US$128.15 million) as it focuses on developing its core businesses, it said yesterday.

    Schirm manufactures agrochemicals, which account for approximately 80% of its revenue, and fine chemicals. – Nampa/Reuters



    Nissan hurt by North American market

    Nissan Motor Co posted a surprise drop in quarterly profit, hurt by higher expenses in an increasingly competitive North American market, and lowered its annual forecast citing costs related to improper final inspection procedures in Japan.

    Its operating profit came in at 128.5 billion yen for the July-September period, down from 163.9 billion yen a year ago.

    Vehicle sales in North America fell 3.3% to 502 000 units. In the US, Nissan's biggest market, sales slid 2.2% to 377 000 units. In China, Nissan's No.2 market, sales rose 8%. – Nampa/Reuters

    Snap Inc growth disappoints Wall St

    Snap Inc is redesigning its disappearing-message app Snapchat in an attempt to reach a broader audience, going back to the drawing board as Wall Street clobbered it for another quarter of slowing user growth.

    The Venice, California-based firm, whose March stock market debut was the hottest of any tech stock in years, posted a net loss of US$443.2 million, or 36 cents per share for the third quarter, compared with a loss of US$124.2 million, or 15 cents per share, a year earlier.

    Daily active users rose to 178 million from 173 million in the second quarter.

    Last week Facebook said that Instagram Stories - a replica of Snapchat's synonymous feature - had 300 million daily users. – Nampa/Reuters

    Anglo interested in Louis Dreyfus

    Mining giant Anglo American is among several companies interested in buying commodity trader Louis Dreyfus's metals business.

    Dreyfus started an official sale process for a stake in the business earlier this year. Its metals business had a book value of US$314 million as of 2016, according to filings.

    Chinese conglomerate HNA Holding Group Co has also shown an interest in the business, while Swiss steel trader Duferco is another possible bidder. Glencore is seen as a less likely bidder.

    BHP Billiton and Anglo American sharpened their marketing strategies to seek higher margins, after a deep commodity downturn in 2015 hit profitability. This includes moving into commodities trading. – Nampa/Reuters

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