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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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    Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth roundChelsea edge into FA Cup fourth roundPenalties decide tie Chelsea's reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero made the crucial save from Nelson Oliveira in the 5-3 shoot-out win to send the Blues through to host Newcastle in the fourth round. Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan.

    Antonio Conte's side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge. They had been forced into the extra period when Jamal Lewis's last-gasp equaliser cancelled out Michy Batshuayi's strike. It was a first win in 2018 for Chelsea, who had drawn their four previous matches in all competitions this year.

    “It is the FA Cup, it is not easy to win the game. We gave everything, at the end of the game we played 9 v 11 so we showed great character,” Chelsea star Eden Hazard said.

    “We are happy but also sad that we lost two players. Now we can focus on the league.”

    Norwich manager Daniel Farke added: “To be honest it's a big disappointment, some of the lads are sitting with tears in their eyes in the dressing room.”

    Conte had made nine changes from the 0-0 draw with Leicester on Saturday, with Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Thibaut Courtois and N'Golo Kante left out of the starting line-up.

    After the kick-off was delayed for 15 minutes due to traffic congestion around the stadium, Chelsea dominated the first half and almost went ahead when Danny Drinkwater's 25-yard drive hit the crossbar.

    But they couldn't find the breakthrough and Oliveira nearly provided it for Norwich instead when his effort hit the bar. The Blues finally ended their three-match goal drought in the 55th minute when Belgian striker Batshuayi finished off Kenedy's cross from close range for his first senior goal since October.

    Josh Murphy hit the post as Norwich pushed for an equaliser before the out-of-form Morata came off the bench and missed a chance to wrap up the win. That blunder from Morata came back to haunt Chelsea in the fourth minute of stoppage-time when Timm Klose whipped in a fine cross and teenage defender Lewis rose to glance his first professional goal in off the far post.

    Conte was furious that the video assistant referee didn't intervene when Willian was denied a penalty and booked for diving after a challenge from Klose caught the Brazilian in extra-time.

    Chelsea were reduced to 10 men when Pedro earned a second booking for a foul on Wes Hoolahan.

    And there was more controversy in the final seconds when Morata was booked for fall in the area and then protested so vehemently that referee Graham Scott sent off the forward for a second yellow card.

    In the shoot-out, Oliveira's kick was saved by Caballero, while Willian, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kante and substitute Hazard converted for Chelsea. At the DW Stadium, third-tier Wigan, who won the FA Cup in 2013, brushed aside under-strength Bournemouth in their third round replay.

    Eddie Howe made eight changes to the team that beat Arsenal on Sunday and Bournemouth, 13th in the Premier League, looked lost with their understudies in action.

    Sam Morsy put Wigan on course for the upset with the ninth-minute opener.

    Dan Burn's shot went in off the crossbar to double Wigan's lead in the 73rd minute before Callum Elder's header three minutes later wrapped up the victory. Wigan next face a fourth round tie at home to West Ham.

    Wilfried Bony gave Premier League strugglers Swansea a 2-1 win over Championship leaders Wolves in their third round replay. Jordan Ayew also scored for Swansea, who travel to fourth-tier Notts County in the next round.


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Neymar scores four
  • Neymar scores fourNeymar scores four Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani became the joint top scorer in Paris Saint-Germain's history with his 156th goal in all competitions in PSG's 8-0 demolition of Dijon on Wednesday.

    The 21st round of Ligue 1 saw PSG star Neymar score four goals in his return from injury. But the story was about his striker partner. Cavani equaled Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic's club record in the 21st minute after he nodded home Angel Di Maria's cross. Before this, the Argentine winger finished a brilliant left-footed shot just four minutes into the match, before comfortably putting Neymar's cross into an empty net. With three minutes remaining before the break, Neymar, who was absent from last Sunday's match due to rib problems, saw his free-kick leave Dijon goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet stranded in front of the goal line.


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Update on the NAMAs
  • Update on the NAMAsUpdate on the NAMAs282 entries disqualified The NAMA 2018 awards has vetting successfully completed and it is now up to the judges to choose the nominees. The NAMAs vetting committee received record entries of 978 entries in total, the most entries since the inception of the NAMAs in 2011. In total 282 entries were disqualified.

    The most common reasons for disqualification were either duplicate entries, no physical material delivered, song is a single and not part of the entered album, release date is outside the qualifying period and too many genre categories entered.

    The top five categories that received the most entries are Best Producer - 202, Best Collaboration - 148 and Best Single - 125, Best Music Video - 101 and Best Afro pop - 82 while the top three categories that received the least entries were Best Afrikaans and Oviritje, at 14 each, and Best Damara Punch at 16 only.

    All the approved entries will now be sent to the judges who will immediately commence judging phases one and two.

    The NAMA committee also announced the 2018 judges of whom five are international and four are local.

    There is a new face in the judging panel that includes local radio presenter and MC Che Uulenga. Other Namibian judges include Lischen Khachas, Freddy Taylor and Axali Doeseb. International judges are Sammy Forson (Ghana), Somoina Kimojino (Kenya), Sammy Thuo (Kenya), Chali Bravo (Zambia), Olufunke Adebonojo (Benin and USA).

    The judging phase is expected to be completed by beginning of next month. The exact date of the nomination event is yet to be announced.

    Staff reporter

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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Omukundu gwomeya monooli
  • Omukundu gwomeya monooliOmukundu gwomeya monooliOnooli ya taalela ompumbwe yomeya uule wiiwike ihamano Iitopolwa yomonooli yoshilongo otayi ka kala ya taalela ompumbwe yomeya muule wiiwike ihamano twa taalela sha landula etseyitho lyaningwa omolwa elongo lyondama yaCalueque. Oshitopolwa shotango shiilonga yewapaleko lyomunino ngoka gwomeya osha manithwa mEtiyali lyoshiwike shika nangashiingeyi NamWater okwiipyakidhila noshitopolwa shokulonga omunino gumwe natango moCalueque.

    Otendela ndjoka yiilonga yokulongulula ominino ndhoka, yongushu shoomiliyona 5 oya pewa ehangano lyoNatwe Engineering.

    Pethimbo ndika omaleli giitopolwa oshowo oondoolopa monooli oya tseyithilwa kombinga yompumbwe yomeya. NamWater ita gandja oshindji kombinga yoshikumungu shoka na okwa tindi opo iikundaneki yi ye meni lyondama yaCalueque tayi adhika muumbugantu waAngola.

    Ehangano ndyoka olya tseyitha kutya iilongitho mbyoka ya tulwa mondama ndjoka kepangelo lyaAngola, sha landula sho lya li lya longo ondama ndjoka nokuyiyambulapo kongushu yoobiliyona 2.7 itayi longo natango omolwa ompumbwe yoonkondo dholusheno.

    Omunambelewa gwochief operating officer gwoongeshefa mehangano lyoNamWater nonooli yoshilongo, Kaliki Kambanda, okwa holola kutya ominino dhomeya mondama ndjoka odha tameke tadhi ziya , nokweetitha opomba yimwe yikuthwemo nangashiingeyi otaku longithwa owala opomba yimwe.

    Kambanda okwa popi kutya okwa li kwa tumwa omatseyitho kiikundaaneki omolwa onkalo ndjoka sho kwali kwategelelwa ompumbwe yomeya yiholoke , ihe iilonga mbyoka oyi Ii pokumanithwa na ookastoma dhehangano lyawo inadhi mona uupyaladhi unene.

    Okwa tsikile kutya omwiidhi ogundji ngoka gwa mene kohi yokanala hoka otagu etitha woo e yo moshipala lyepombo lyomeya okuza mokanala hoka ngaashi shito, shoka sha etitha woo ompumbwe yomeya mondama yokuwapalekela omeya nokutopola omeya mOshakati.

    Omolwa onkalo ndjoka Kambanda okwa popi kutya otaku ka kala ompumbwe yomeya pokati komasiku 15 gaJanuari sigo 28 gaFebruali pokati kotundi onti 22:00 no 05:00.

    Okwa ti shoka otashi ningwa opo ku vule okupungulwa omeya ngoka taga longithwa omutenya, nokukwata nawa omeya ngoka taga vulu okumonika po.

    Okwa tsikile kutya pomahala gamwe ngaashi iipangelo nuuklinika omalelo naanambelewa ye na iinakugwanithwa yokukwatela komeho omahala ngoka naya ninge ekwatathano nehangano, opo ku vule okuningwa omalongekidho gokufala ootenga dhomeya piiputudhilo mbyoka. Iilonga yondama yacalueque

    Momvula yo 2015 epangelo lyaAngola olya tameke iilonga yewapaleko neyambulepo ondama yaCalueque, shoka sha ningwa kongushu yiimaliwa yoobiliyona 2.7, niilonga oya manithwa mo 2016.

    Osha li sha lopotwa kutya iilonga mbyoka oya kwatela mo etulo mondama ndjoka lyoopomba ndatu oompe opo ku vule okuyambulwapo ondjele yomeya ndjoka hayi pombwa okuza mondama ndjoka okuuka monooli yaNamibia, onga oshitopolwa sho1964 Cunene River Scheme Agreement.

    Nonando ongaaka NamWater okwa popi kutya iikwaniipangitho mbyoka ya tulwa mondama ndjoka, sho ya li ya longwa itayi longo natango molwaashoka kayi na olusheno nomonena iinima mbyoka iikulu oyo natango tayi longo. Metiyali oomenindjera dhehangano ndyoka odha talelepo ondama ndjoka, ihe aatoolinkundana inaya pitikwa ya ye meni lyondama.

    “Ondama yaCalueque oyili kohi yekondololo lyaNamWater, NamPower oshowo ehangano lyeyandjakaneko lyomeya moshitopolwa shaCunene moAngola. Inatu ya tseyithila na kashi li mondjila ngele otwe mu ethele muye meni,” Kambanda a lombwele oNamibian Sun.


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    Oyendji yahala okuyambulapo iitsa yawo mOshiingilisaOyendji yahala okuyambulapo iitsa yawo mOshiingilisa Aailongi ya za momahala ga yooloka moshitopolwa shaMusati oshiwike shika mEtiyali, oya mbombolokele mosekundoskola yaDavid Sheehama mOutapi taya kongo oompito dhokwiishangitha noshiputudhilo shoNamibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) opo ya vule okuyambulapo iitsa yawo yondondo onti 10 no 12.

    Aailongi mboka yahala okwiishangitha opo ya yambulepo iitsa yawo oya popi kutya okukala pegumbo itaya ilongo itaye shi pitika.

    Aanaskola yamwe oya lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya oya thiki poskola mpoka potundi onti 05:00 opo ya vule okukala yotango momukweyo yo yiishangithe iilongwa mbyoka yahala.

    Shoka otaye shi ningi nuutile kutya iilongwa mbyoka hala otashi vulika yi ka pwe po, omolwa omwaalu guli pombanda noonkondo gwaamboka yahala okwiishangitha.

    Nanando ongaaka potundi onti 12:00, yamwe yomaailongi mboka ya popi kutya oye ya poskola ndjoka potundi onti 07:00 inaya kwathelwa natango omolwa omulandu gwokwiishangitha tagu ende aniwa kashona.

    Omasiku ga piti, Omukomeho gwoNamcol, Heroldt Murangi okwa tseyitha nokutsa omukumo aanaskola yiishangithe mbala omolwa oompito dhiilonga dha ngambekwa kwa gandjwa oshiholela shoshilongwa shelaka lyOshiingilisa, sho oshiputudhilo tadhi kutha owala aailongi 12 000.

    Oyendji yomaiilongi mboka ya ningwa nayo oonkundathana koNamibian Sun mEtiyali poskola yaDavid Sheehama, oya holola kutya oya hala okuyambulapo iitsa yawo mOshiingilisa.

    “Onde ya oku ishangitha Oshiingilisa molwaashoka onda mono iitsa 24, nondondo U mOshiingilisa. Paku ishangitha ndi shangulule oshilongwa shoka, osho owala tashi pitikandje ndi vule okuya kiiputudhilo yopombanda,” Martha Simon a popi.

    Sho a ningwa naye ekwatathano, Maria Angula, omushangithi posenda ndjoka okwa popi kutya oshiingilisa osho unene tashi ishangithwa koyendji na otashi ka pwapo mbala, naashoka otashi ka thiminika aailongi ya ka konge oshilongwa shoka poosenda dhilwe nenge ya tegelele omvula twa taalela.

    Angula okwa popi kutya oshilongwa shoBiology nasho otashi ishangithwa koyendji ihe okwa hololwa kutya kape na ohokwe onene miilongwa ngaashi Accounting noEconomics.


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: A collector's item
  • A collector's itemA collector's itemSuzy Eises, the album Oranjemund-born afro-jazz musician, Suzy Eises launched her debut album at the COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre in Swakopmund. tjil took time to review the self-titled Suzy Eises album which has eight tracks produced in 2017. The album was co-produced by Eises herself along with Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMA) Producer of the Year, Sam-E Lee Jones, Imms Nicolau as well as DJ K-Bozz.

    The album's first three tracks namely Moving, Harambee and Free, display the consistent quality which the 27-year-old Eises has as a musician.

    Moving features a powerful heavy bass drum sound and has a beautiful guitar finger picking reverberating in the melody. On the track, Eises' saxophone is the icing on the cake to this lovely jam which anyone can dance to.

    Harambee is a song with a beautiful rhythmic tempo which builds up from each verse to the chorus. This is jazz music at its best. The song has become an anthem in recent months as Eises has performed it on numerous stages including the 2017 Windhoek Jazz Festival.

    The 27-year-old gets back to the musical eminence which has become part of her brand with her song, Only You, which features popular South African hit maker, DJ Maphorisa. The love song, which is the only one on the album with vocals, is beautifully balanced as DJ Maphorisa takes control of the verses, while Suzy Eises holds her own on the chorus.

    The last two songs on the album are for the dancers. Africa, Stand Up is arguably the best track on the album. The song has a house feel although it is a tad mellow. Eises diversifies the song even more with her sassy jazz skills on the saxophone as the guitars enhance the tune further.

    Friday caps off the album. The song's melody sounds similar to the chorus in Africa, Stand Up. However, on this track, as the title suggests, it is more up-tempo. It is livelier and puts you in the mood for Friday. Suzy Eises is an album which is full of vigour, freedom, soul. This album which is a sound which is deeper than music is a music lover's collector's item.

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    Omuhandjo guli monkalo tayi halutha noonkondoOmuhandjo guli monkalo tayi halutha noonkondoEpangelo lya limi onkudhu Onkalo yomuhandjo gwoskola muyimwe yomooskola moshitopolwa shaKunene oya etitha omalimbililo kombinga yonkalo yooskola nomihandjo moshilongo. Omathano ga ulikwa komapandja gomakwatathano gopainternet kombinga yonkalo ndjoka mu na omuhandjo gwoskola yoFrans Frederick Primary oga ulike oombete kadhi na omatalashe, omakende ga tatuka, oombuli dhoondunda dha kulupa noonkondo, oshowo uundunda wokwiiyogela nuundjogo wuli monkalo tayi etitha ohenda noonkondo na itayi vulu okwiidhidhimikilwa.

    Aanaskola nale poskola ndjoka oya holola kutya omuhandjo ngoka ogwa tungwa po moomvula dho 1980, na inagu wapalekwa konima nkene gwa tungilwe po. Uutile wonkalo yaahena uuyogoki momuhandjo ngoka owa hololwa moshilongo ashihe.

    Omukuluntu gwoskola ndjoka, Naftalie Goraseb, okwa koleke oshiwike shika kutya omathano ngoka otaga ulike onkalo yomondjila, moka omuhandjo gwoskola yawo tagu adhika.

    Okwa zimine kutya oshili kutya aanaskola otaya lala koombete kadhi na omatalashe konima sho epangelo lya hulitha po okugandja omatalashe koskola ndjoka.

    Okwa popi kutya aavali okwa tegelelwa oyo ya landele aanona yawo omatalashe .

    “Ooskola odhindji inadhi pewa omatalashe kepangelo omolwa uupyakadhi wotendela aniwa. Uule woomvula ndatu nenge ne monena,” omukuluntuskola ngoka a popi.

    Okwa popi kutya sho aanaskola taya thiki poskola ndjoka lwotango pamwe naavali yawo ohaya ulikilwa onkalo yomuhandjo, naavali ohaya tsuwa omukumo opo ya lande omatalashe, ihe shoka ihashi vulika koyendji.

    “Oyendji ohaya thigi po owala iikumbatha ihe ihaya landa omatalashe. Ondi wete kutya omolwaashoka itaya vulu okulanda omatalashe omolwa ompumbwe yiimaliwa.”

    Goraseb okwa tsu omuthindo kutya ehangano lyomakwatho ndyoka lya tula omathanao ngoka komapandja gomakwatathano olye shi ningi momukalo omuwanawa opo iiputudhilo yilwe yi vule okumona onkalo ndjoka mu na omuhandjo gwoskola ndjoka, yo yi vule okugandja omakwatho koskola.

    Konima nkene omathano ngoka ga ulikwa, aanafaalama yontumba momudhingoloko oshowo iiputudhilo yilwe oya ningi ekwatathano noskola taya holola ohokwe yawo yokugandja omakwatho.

    Natango osheendo shaanambelewa yelongo moshitopolwa shaKunene osha talelepo oskola ndjoka na okwa tegelelwa natango omutumba naakuthimbinga ya yooloka.

    Omukuluntuskola ngoka okwa popi kutya omayamukulo okuza moshigwana oga ulike ombinga ombwaanawa unene aantu yomomudhingoloko oya holola kutya oya mono omathano ngoka na oya hala okukwathela.

    Okwa tsikile kutya oshikondo shelongo osha konaakonona onkalo ndjoka nokuyikwashilipaleka, opo ku vule okumonika kutya otaku gandjwa ngiini omakwatho komuhandjo ngoka.

    Okwa popi kutya etungo lyomuhandjo ngoka olya pumbwa okulongwa, noskola kayi na iimaliwa yokulonga omuhandjo ngoka. Okwa tsikile kutya oskola nomuhandjo gwawo oya taalela woo ompumbwe yaaniilonga.

    Omuhandjo ngoka ohagu tambula aanona ya thika po 200.

    Nonando yamwe oya holola ehaluko lyawo omolwa onkalo moka mu na omuhandjo gwoskola ndjoka, oyendji oya gandja uusama kepangelo nokupula kutya otali etha ngiini aakwashigwana yawo yeli monkalo yili ngaaka, taya nyenyeta woo kutya epangelo ohali yeleke ngiini kutya openi tapu pumbwa omakwatho gomeendelelo.

    Yamwe oya pula aakwashigwana yiimange kumwe opo ya tsakaneke epangelo ondjilakati mokuyambulapo omudhingoloko dhawo.

    Gumwe okwa gandja omayele po ku totwepo oshiketha sha nuninwa omayambepo nomakwatho kooskola moka aakwashigwana taya kala taya gandja oshimaliwa shooN$100 kehe omwedhi, ihe yakwawo oya yamukula kutya ohaya futu nale iishoshela yepangelo kehe omwedhi niimaliwa mbyoka oyo tayi pumbiwa meyambulepo lyooskola dhoka. Pagu gandja iimaliwa yagwedhwapo aantu oye wete kutya shoka otashi ka hwahwameka owala uulingilingi nokulunga aantu taya itapula mepangelo. Oya pula uuministeli wu kutheko oongaku momayambulepo omolwaashoka oyo iilonga yawo.

    Aanambelelwa yuuministeli welongo mboka ya ningilwa omapulo koshifokudaneki shoNamibia Sun kombinga yonkalo ndjoka, inaya yamukala sigo osho onkundana ndjika ya nyanyangithwa.


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    Oonayilona odha nika oshipongaOonayilona odha nika oshiponga Elelo lyondoolopa yaSwakopmund, olya zimine omusindalandu gweyambulepo lyompango ndjoka tayi shunitha pevi elongitho lyoonayilona nenyateko lyoonayilona mondoolopa ndjoka pakugandja omageelo ngele aalandi oya tokola okudhi longitha, omulandu ngoka otagu kala gwotango moNamibia.

    “Omakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa sha landula etulo miilonga muuyuni lyomageelo giifuta kwaamboka taya longitha oonayilonga, oga ulike eshuno pevi noopresenda 85 moonayilona tadhi longithwa mokuhumbata iilandomwa okuza moostola, muule owala yomvula yimwe sho kwa tulwa miilonga omulandu ngoka,” menindjela gwuundjolowele melelo lyondoolopa ndjoka, Clive Lawrence, a popi.

    Otaku fekelwa kutya konyala oomiliyona 25 dhoonayilona ohadhi pewa ookastoma momvula kehe mondoolopa yaSwakopmund, odhindji ohadhi ka hulila momatoto giiyagaya.

    Shimwe shomukundu hagu etithwa konayilona, odha longwa dha kola na ihadhi vulu okuhanagulwapo mbala naashoka oshili omukundu omunene kiimuna, kiiyamakuti oshowo kaantu.

    Omunambelewa gwoNamibia Chamber of Environment (NCE)'s Chris Brown kwa popi kutya omatoto giiyagaya ogendji otaga monika ga dhingolokwa koonayilona, naashoka kashili mondjila koshilongo shoka hashi utumbula kutya oshimwe shomiilongo ya yela na oshi li omukundu omunene kiimuna, na otashi shunitha pevi omahwahwameko gaatalelipo.

    Okwa tsikile kutya otaku tengenekwa kutya oonayilona odhi li dha kalela po oopresenda 95 dhiiyagaya tayi adhika momafuta muuyuni, omanga kwa hololwa natango kutya oopresenda 90 dhoodhila dhomomeya otadhi adhika dhina momapunda noonayilona.

    Brown okwa kunkilile kutya ngele inaku ningwa sha okuya moomvula twa taalela omukundu ngoka otagu ka kala omunene noonkondo itagu vulu okuyandwa.

    Omapekaapeko opo ga ningwa ngashiingeyi oga holola kutya oonayilona nandho odhi li omukundu kuundjolowele waantu.

    Lawrence okwa yelitha kutya omageelo giifuta ngoka taga ka pewa aalandi inaga yelithwa nokutokolwa natango ihe otaku ningwa oonkundathana oshowo omayelithilo goshigwana.

    Okwa gunu kutya ngele iifuta oyi li pevi nena shoka itashi ka ninga sha meshunitho pevi lyelongitho lyoonayilona.

    Okwa tsikile kutya etulo miilonga lyomulandu ngoka opo ku hulithwepo andola elongitho lyonayilona moshilongo kashi shi oshinima oshipe, shapo ongele kwa tulwa miilonga ompango ndjoka tayi indika elongitho lyoonayilona dhoka dhi na ocalcium carbonate moshilongo, oshowo okutulapo iifuta yoosenda 50 monayilona kehe.

    Iimaliwa otayi ka longithwa mokuhwahwameka oopoloyeka dhoka dha nuninwa oshikumungu shoka nokulongulula oonayilona ndhoka, oshowo okugandja omakwatho kongeshefa ooshona ndhoka tadhi vulu okunduluka oondjato dhokuhumbata pehala lyoonayilona.

    Oompangela ndjoka oshi Ii oshitopolwa shomalalakano gondoolopa yaSwakopo, yi ninge ondoolopa yotango moNamibia tayi tula miilonga egameno lyomidhingoloko.

    Brown okwa yelitha kutya iilongo ya thika po 40 muuyuni oshowo omalelo goondoolopa oyendji muuyuni oga tula miilonga omulandu ngoka, mwakwatelwa iilongo 15 ya Afrika.

    United Nations Environmental Programme secretariat okwa gandja omayele gehulithepo lyelongitho lyoonayilona molwaashoka otashi etitha omikundu odhindji komidhingoloko, iimuna naantu woo.


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: A new dawn
  • A new dawnA new dawn I know I will sound clichéd and it also maybe late but someone out there might benefit from this. Yeah, we are tired of people who, every year, vow to do better and achieve their goals but somehow loose track or simply give up. Just the other day I saw someone's Facebook update which read “yeah ne, I've already messed up. 2019 is my year for sure”. How is this possible? We are literally just 19 days into the year. Nonetheless, there's a lot from what happened in the past years that can help us all achieve greatness in 2018. I, for one, am really positive about this year and I plan to do the most I can. I would like this to be the year I at least tick three items of my 12-item resolution list. The idea is to want to do something right or not at all, surrounding oneself with people that care and wish you greatness. If it means cutting out certain people, then by all means! Toxic people come in so many forms and sometimes you won't even know whether someone is right for you or not but the moment you feel those negative vibes, cut it.

    This year is about getting out of your comfort zone and doing daring and new things. Have you been told you can't sing to save your life? Who's that person to judge you? All you need to do is go for it, I mean, most of the music that's trending today doesn't need one to have done rocket-science anything… and everything can get you trending. Have you thought of acting or perhaps becoming a model? It's so easy, join a modelling agency or register at Cota and become a professional. In a nutshell, break your boundaries and do the impossible.

    May this 2018 bring you hope to do better and live the best life. It's true you only live once so you might as well make it your finest.

    June Shimuoshili


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Artists want 70% airplay
  • Artists want 70% airplayArtists want 70% airplayMusicians take action on broadcasters Various artists have decided to take matters into their own hands and do something about the large amounts of money going to international artists in the form of royalties. It is no secret that the majority of local radio stations play more international music compared to local tunes. This has upset many artists with them saying royalties that could be theirs, are going out of the country. Artists including Swart Baster, D-Naff, Sally, Shitana, VM6 and Castro, just to mention a few, had a brainstorming session to come up with a way to get more local music on radio stations.

    “We have decided that we will approach radio stations and have them play at least 70% local music and meet us halfway. We don't want to be like South Africa with 90% because we understand the running operations, especially with commercial radio stations,” said Swart Baster.

    The 2016-2017 Namibian Society of Composer and Authors of Music (Nascam) indicates that Namibian artists have received more royalties compared to international artists, with the total paid to local musicians is N$ 886,917, while international artists received a total of N$ 116,915. Nascam is encouraging commercial, private and community radio stations to continue using more local music.

    “Local radio stations are making money through advertisements, therefore, Nascam does not see the point why they have to use international music more than local music as local businesses pay the bills. Yet we are shipping money out to international artists that are mostly well-off, rather than promoting local artists and improving the production of the best music for our country,” said John Max.

    The artists plan on involving Nascam and broadcasters, including NBC, to combat the issue. DJ Kbozz also mentioned the importance of professionalism within the industry for it to thrive.

    “We also agreed that a lot of unprofessional artists who are taking chances need to be filtered out. We need to do more collaboration amongst ourselves and be the builders of upcoming talent,” he said.

    June Shimuoshili

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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Dogg not slowing down
  • Dogg not slowing downDogg not slowing downThere is no slowing down for this artist Owner of Mshasho Records, The Dogg, says he is still motivated to work hard in the music industry. Multi-award-winning Namibian artist, The Dogg, opened up to tjil about his social media outbursts, his new album Concrete Jungle, and details surrounding his retirement from the Namibian entertainment industry.


    The musician says he is grateful for all the strides he's made over the years in the Namibian entertainment industry and is happy for all the contributions he's made and owes most of his success to his fans.

    “The music industry has been good and bad over the years. What I am most proud of is that I was able to make a living from it.

    “The industry has given me connections and I grew as an artist and I've achieved a lot,” he said.

    He announced in 2017 that he was going to retire after his current E.P. Concrete Jungle but he is however singing a different tune and is no longer thinking of hanging up his microphone.

    The kwaito artist says after he won the Afrima Fan's Favourite award, his popularity increased internationally and thus, he has doubts about retiring.

    “Winning that award has opened a lot of doors for me. There are international artists who have been calling me to collaborate and I feel that it wouldn't be the right thing to do to retire at the moment,” he said.

    Social media

    The Dogg has recently been embroiled in social media controversies for his aggressive and vulgar response to some people who attack him on his different social media platforms. He says he respects everyone and their opinion and that his responses are triggered by his emotions.

    He argued that he is human and says some things he regrets.

    “I have feelings as well and I am human too and I just defend myself sometimes.

    People usually swear at my kids on social media, that is not right, sometimes I have to defend my family on social media that is why I respond the way I do.

    Concrete Jungle

    On his new project the artist took a daring risk and says it is something that is paying off for him. He decided to reinvent himself and stick to a new style of singing instead of rapping like he usually does. “I decided to catch my fans off-guard and surprise them with my new style of music. I wanted to bring in a different flavour and a completely different 'me' on this album. The album came out and people were really impressed and they love it. It is a very current and versatile album,” he emphasised.

    He says he wants to branch out and grow his brand internationally and intends to collaborate with other artist to excel at his craft. “I am focusing on going international because I want to grow. I've done so much in Namibia and I've won so many awards but I want to be a well-known artist outside of the Namibian borders,” he said.


    The Dogg has been working on a few of his businesses such as his clothing labels, Mshasho, Pakamish, Doof and his new clothing line Mad Monkey. “I am blessed that I've come up with clothing lines that people love and appreciate. Everything I come up has always been supported by my fans and I am very thankful,” he says.

    Tjil is giving away two Concrete Jungle albums to two lucky readers. All you have to do is answer the question and send your answer to sun@namibiansun.com

    Question: What award did The Dogg win at the Afrima awards last year?

    June Shimuoshili

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    Renault-Nissan claims top spot despite VW record salesRenault-Nissan claims top spot despite VW record sales‘There can be no further discussion’ VW was No. 1 with 10.3 million vehicle sales in 2016, while Renault-Nissan was third with 9.96 million. FRANKFURT/PARIS - Volkswagen (VW) hailed a record 10.7 million vehicle sales in 2017, a 4.3% rise, but the new total prompted the Renault-Nissan alliance to claim the crown as the world's leading automobile group on Wednesday.

    "The (Renault-Nissan) alliance, with more than 10.6 million light private and commercial vehicles sold in 2017, is the premier global automobile group," Renault boss Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday told a parliamentary committee hearing in Paris.

    "That has just been confirmed after Volkswagen this morning announced its sales of 10.74 million, including 200 000 heavy trucks, which we do not include in our statistics," Ghosn said, adding "there can be no further discussion" on who is now top.

    Japan's Toyota Motor Corp said last month it expected 2017 sales to grow 2% to 10.35 million units worldwide across its Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino brands. It said it would hit 10.5 million vehicles in 2018.

    VW was No. 1 with 10.3 million vehicle sales in 2016, Toyota second with 10.2 million and Renault-Nissan third with 9.96 million.

    Overall, carmakers saw European sales fall 4.8% in December from the same month a year ago due in part to one less working day, industry data showed on Wednesday. – Nampa/Reuters

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  • 01/18/18--14:00: The future of technology
  • The future of technologyThe future of technology Dear friends, we are just emerging from the season of giving – Christmas - the time of the year that we all go crazy and forget how much we really earn by going on crazy shopping sprees.

    Ja, come January we blame anyone but ourselves for the mess we find ourselves in.

    I have seen people buying all sorts of gadgets and accessories that are hard to imagine if they are really needed by them.

    A friend of mine recently went on a mission to showcase his newly acquired tablet - apparently it is so advanced it can record a voice and turn it into written words. That was amazing, I figured - although I am still having trouble with my BlackBerry voice dial function.

    Ja, for some reason it cannot recognise the name “Tjipenandjambi Nguasananongombe”. I even try voice-dialling his village of origin - which is Otjimanangombe - but to no avail. According to my beloved BlackBerry, that name does not exist. All it keeps saying is “Did you want to call Tsunami Ngugi?”

    So pardon me if I am not really one for gadgets. In fact, I think the world would have been so much better without all these technological devices. I mean, has anyone ever imagined how life would be a few years from now? We are living in the age of the machines where a person's every step is monitored - how would that affect the future?

    Let's say a dude from the hood decides to play 'man of the 90s' and call in at the nearest pizza place to order some for his extended family…?

    Operator: “Thank you for calling Pizza Home . May I have your…”

    Customer: “Heloo, can I order…”

    Operator: “Can I have your ID number first, ir?”

    Customer: “It's eh…, hold……….. on…… 581204 10645?

    Operator: “OK… you're… Mr Kavari and you're calling from 17 Alexander Bell street.

    Your home number is 4094 2366, your office 061-9009778 and your mobile is 081114455. Which number are you calling from now Sir?”

    Customer: “Home! How did you get all my phone numbers?

    Operator: “We are connected to the system Sir.”

    Customer: “May I order your Carnivore Pizza…”

    Operator: “That's not a good idea Sir.”

    Customer: “How come?”

    Operator: “According to your medical records, you have high blood pressure and even higher cholesterol level Sir.”

    Customer: “What? … What do you recommend then?”

    Operator: “Try our Low Fat Hokkien Mee Pizza. You'll like it.”

    Customer: “How do you know for sure?”

    Operator: “You borrowed a book entitled “Popular Hokkien Dishes” from the National Library last week Sir.”

    Customer: “OK I give up… Give me three family size ones then, how much will that cost?”

    Operator: “That should be enough for your family of 10, Sir. The total is N$249.99.?

    Customer: “Can I pay by credit card?”

    Operator: “I'm afraid you have to pay us cash, Sir. Your credit card is over the limit and you owe your bank N$3 720.55 since October last year. That's not including the late payment charges on your housing loan, Sir.”

    Customer: “I guess I have to run to the nearest ATM and withdraw some cash before your guy arrives.”

    Operator: “You can't Sir. Based on the records, you've reached your daily limit on machine withdrawal today.”

    Customer: “Never mind just send the pizzas, I'll have the cash ready. How long is it gonna take anyway?”

    Operator: “About 45 minutes Sir, but if you can't wait you can always come and collect it on your motorcycle…”

    Customer: “What!”

    Operator: “According to the details in system, you own a scooter… registration number N1123G0…”

    Customer: “????”

    Operator: “Is there anything else Sir?”

    Customer: “Nothing… by the way… aren't you giving me the three free bottles of Coke as advertised?”

    Operator: “We normally would Sir, but based on your records you're also diabetic…”

    Customer: ##$%****!!!!%##$$****$$%%

    Operator: “Better watch your language Sir. Remember on 15th July 1987 you were convicted of using abusive language on a policeman…?”

    Eish, times are definitely changing, so it is probably best to keep one's record clean. I for one wouldn't want to be denied access to a public bathroom simply because I forgot to tip the cleaner some 20 000 light years ago!

    Until then…


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Undervalued and underpaid
  • Undervalued and underpaid Undervalued and underpaid It has finally been confirmed that the Namibian police will not recruit new members to the force this year due to financial constraints. This is indeed a sad development, especially to many young Namibians who had pinned their hopes on joining Nampol this year. With a significant spike in complaints amid a wave of violent crimes, Nampol has struggled over the years to meet the task of keeping everyone safe due to capacity constraints. One can only imagine the level of frustration that the management of Nampol now has to endure considering that they have also been rocked by a number of resignations during last year. Police chief Sebastian Ndeitunga is probably the first to bemoan the staff shortages and acknowledge the falling morale among police officers. With no new recruits in the face of massive resignations, the officers will without doubt feel increasingly undervalued and overstretched. Let's also not forget that most of them are an underpaid bunch. The mere fact that we don't have sufficient numbers of police officers to respond to the increasing violence as well as man roadblocks, among others, is a sad reminder that our priorities are misplaced somewhere. The force is already beset by management challenges and it is unrealistic to expect the current crop of officers to prove to be more than sufficient to tackle the onslaught of violent crime in our country. In these trying times, it is important that government re-evaluates its funding and budgeting priorities to ensure that the critical areas are not neglected. We are a country grappling with a high unemployment rate at the moment and there is simply no way we will be able to alleviate poverty and the high levels of inequality still prevalent in our society if we don't create new jobs, especially for young Namibians. The government cuts that are still sweeping through all economic sectors continue to threaten thousands of jobs. However, there is a need to rethink funding priorities and ensure that critical and highly essential areas are not heavily affected to the extent to which safety of Namibians is compromised.

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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Company news in brief
  • Company news in briefCompany news in brief Treasury cannot afford Eskom bailout

    South Africa's Treasury cannot afford to bail out ailing state-run utility Eskom but will take unspecified action soon to tackle the company's challenges, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba said yesterday.

    Eskom, which supplies virtually all of the power for Africa's most advanced economy, has been embroiled in governance and graft crises and has delayed its interim results, a move that could see trading of its debt suspended on the Johannesburg bourse. – Nampa/Reuters

    Mixed fortunes for SA retailers

    South Africa's Mr Price reported a 8.3% increase in third-quarter sales on Wednesday, while clothing retailer Truworths International flagged lower half-year profit.

    Mr Price said total retail sales were R6.6 billion for the three months to end December, buoyed by the retailer's core clothing division.

    Truworths said it expects diluted headline earnings per share for the 26 weeks to 31 December to fall by up to 5% to between 372 cents and 380 cents. Half-year sales rose by 1% compared to the directly corresponding period.

    Clothing retailer The Foschini Group and food retailer Shoprite Holdings on Tuesday reported higher nine months and six months to December sales, respectively. However, Woolworths warned on Monday that its half-year profit could drop by as much as 17.5%.

    Tullow gets two new blocks in Ivory Coast

    Ivory Coast awarded Tullow Oil two new oil and gas blocks on Wednesday, including one along the maritime boundary with Ghana, government spokesman Bruno Kone said.

    Africa-focused Tullow now holds stakes in nine Ivorian blocks, eight of which it has picked up since an international tribunal in September ruled in favour of Ghana in a dispute over the countries' sea border.

    Tullow operates the Jubilee oil and gas field in Ghanaian waters and is developing the TEN fields.

    Having emerged from one of the longest downturns in the sector's history, Tullow is now cautiously reviving its search for new oil and gas resources in Africa and Latin America. – Nampa/Reuters

    GSK cuts back in Africa

    GlaxoSmithKline is cutting back operations in Africa as its new CEO Emma Walmsley seeks to make the British drugmaker more competitive in emerging markets by ditching her predecessor's expansion plans for the continent.

    Five years ago, forecasters predicted annual African drug sales would reach US$45 billion by 2020. Today, the same experts at research company IQVIA, previously known as IMS Health, suggest it is more likely to be around US$25 billion.

    GSK will no longer market medicines to healthcare professionals in 29 Sub Saharan African markets and instead adopt a distributor-led model.

    The group will continue to run local operations in Kenya and Nigeria, and South Africa will remain managed by the drugmaker's local partner Aspen Pharmacare. GSK will also retain representative offices in Ivory Coast and Ghana.

    Apple issues bonuses after new tax law

    Apple Inc is issuing a bonus of US$2 500 worth of restricted stock units following the new U.S. tax reform, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

    The company will begin issuing stock grants to most employees worldwide in the coming months, the report said.

    Apple said it would make about US$38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of the tax cut signed by US President Donald Trump. – Nampa/Reuters

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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Namibia maintains freedom
  • Namibia maintains freedom Namibia maintains freedom Ranks well globally on index Namibia got a solid ‘A’ for its freedom index, ranking 77 out of a possible 100 points, for the third year in a row. The Freedom in the World Report, an annual report assessing the condition of political rights and civil liberties around the world, has shown that Namibia is one of the freest countries in the world.

    Namibia received a total score of 77 out of 100, maintaining the same score since 2015. For its freedom, civil rights and political rights Namibia received a rating of two out of seven.

    “Namibia is a stable multiparty democracy, though the ruling party, Swapo, has overwhelmingly won every election since independence. Protections for civil liberties are generally robust.

    “Minority ethnic groups claim that the government favours the majority Ovambo—which dominates Swapo —in allocating funding and services, and the nomadic San people suffer from poverty and marginalization.

    “Other human rights concerns include the criminalization of same-sex sexual relations under colonial-era laws and discrimination against women under customary law and other traditional societal practices,” the report says.

    It said the issue of land reform remained a contentious with a small white minority owning just under half of Namibia’s arable land, and redistribution has been slow and fraught with disagreement.

    Top of the freedom list with the maximum 100 points came the Scandinavian countries Finland, Norway and Sweden.

    In comparison to other South African countries, Botswana scored 72, South Africa 78, Zimbabwe 30 and Angola 26.

    The “worst of the worst” countries as the report labels them are Syria, South Sudan, Eritrea, North Korea and Turkmenistan. These are some of the 49 countries designated not free.

    The Freedom in the World Report is composed of ratings and descriptions for 195 countries and 14 territories. ‘Freedom in the World’ has been published since 1973, allowing Freedom House to track global trends in freedom over more than 40 years. It has become the most widely read and cited report of its kind, used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, academics, activists, and many others.

    Democracy faced its most serious crisis in decades in 2017 with political rights and civil liberties around the world deteriorated to their lowest point in more than a decade.

    Seventy-one countries suffered net declines in political rights and civil liberties, with only 35 registering gains. This marked the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom.

    The United States retreated from its traditional role as both a champion and an exemplar of democracy amid an accelerating decline in American political rights and civil liberties.

    Over the period since the 12-year global slide began in 2006, 113 countries have seen a net decline, and only 62 have experienced a net improvement.


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: More room for CAN
  • More room for CAN More room for CAN Close to N$1.3 million is being invested by the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN) to accommodate cancer patients receiving treatment.

    Construction work commenced this week on a new patient accommodation wing at the House Acacia Interim Home in Windhoek.

    According to CAN chief executive Rolf Hansen, there is an urgent need for cancer patient accommodation.

    The new wing consists of three twin rooms and one ward unit, sleeping ten additional patients.

    The nine-bed House Acacia was established in 1986 to accommodate out-of-town cancer patients, mainly from rural areas, undergoing treatment at the Dr AB May Cancer Centre at Windhoek Central Hospital.

    A serious lack of space developed and the residence was extended to accommodate 21 beds.

    In 2017 the matron’s unit was converted to accommodate two additional patients.

    The centre provides three meals, linen and towels for free to cancer patients receiving treatment.

    Patients are also transported free of charge to and from treatment centres daily.

    According to Hansen the operational cost of the residence during the past financial year was more than N$640 000.

    CAN covers House Acacia’s running costs by way of fundraising projects, donations and the support of the public.

    “House Acacia offers sufficient space and quiet areas for privacy, reading and meditation. A pleasant lounge, with television, is available where patients can stay updated with current affairs or watch their favourite programmes.

    “Patients often stay in Windhoek for up to six consecutive weeks for their treatment. Every effort is made to create a tranquil atmosphere, conducive to healing,” he said.

    The acacia tree, which is able to grow a new branch if an old one is injured or removed, was chosen as a symbol that there is always hope after a cancer diagnosis.


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: Seas trial still delayed
  • Seas trial still delayedSeas trial still delayed Zenobia Seas, 33, made a brief appearance in her second pre-trial hearing in the Windhoek High Court yesterday.

    The deputy prosecutor-general, Antonia Verhoef, told the court that certain matters were still outstanding before Seas’ trial could begin.

    Translations of witness statements and other documents were outstanding, Verhoef said.

    Furthermore, counsel for Seas, Christopher Dube, told the court that he had not yet responded to the pre-trial memorandum.

    According to Verhoef, Seas will remain incarcerated at Walvis Bay and will be brought to Windhoek for trial as she is undergoing a medical procedure in Swakopmund.

    Seas was denied bail in April last year in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court.

    She is charged with murder, read with provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act, as well as defeating or obstructing the course of justice.

    Seas is charged with killing her daughter, Ava Antoinette Owoses, 2, on 26 September 2016. According to the State, she had collected Ava from her daycare in Mondesa and had driven towards Henties Bay where she suffocated the child.

    It is alleged that she attempted to cover up the murder by attempting to set alight the baby’s blanket and the vehicle.

    The charge sheet states that Seas contacted several witnesses after the incident and told them she had killed her daughter.

    She will appear before Judge Nate Ndauendapo on 15 February for her next pre-trial hearing.


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  • 01/18/18--14:00: The law world
  • The law worldThe law world Mclean Haindjaba is a young lawyer carving up a name for himself in the legal fraternity. He is employed by Metcalfe Attorneys and says he is fortunate to be employed by a reputable law firm. Shona Ngava

    Lawyers are advocates and advisors for our society. They work to represent individuals and corporations in civil trials, and to promote justice in criminal trials and many other aspect in the corporate and business industries.

    Haindjaba emphasises that although his job can be challenging what is most rewarding is that he gets to work on a variety of cases or projects that polish his legal skills. “A bulk of our work comes from labour, commercial, debt collection and criminal cases. Sometimes I work on delictual and divorce cases too. Most of my duties include providing legal advice, attending to court or disciplinary hearings, preparing summons and drafting contracts and the most common of is preparing letters of demand for our clients,” he shares.

    He was inspired to become a lawyer after watching legal American drama movies and says his passion for helping people eventually made him study law. According to Haindjaba in order for someone to become a lawyer they need to possess few personality traits such as poise, humbleness, and honesty. “Lawyers are considered as noble men and women who are appointed as officers of the courts bestowed with the duty of upholding justice for all and need to confidence, humility, and integrity to succeeded and help as many people,” he says.

    His typical day as a lawyer is spend mostly in court but he also does consultation with clients, administrative work and doing research for most of the cases he works on.

    He says what he enjoys most about his career is that he can assist people and change their lives through what he loves to do. He says lawyers are usually hard workers and dedicate themselves immensely to their craft.

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    Global air traffic at new record: UN agencyGlobal air traffic at new record: UN agencyLow-cost carriers drive growth In terms of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), Africa recorded growth of 7.6% last year. The budget airline sector consistently grew at a faster pace compared to the world average growth. - ICAO Montreal - Budget carriers continued to push global air traffic to new record levels last year, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has said.

    Scheduled air services carried "a new record" of 4.1 billion passengers in 2017, an increase of 7.1% over the previous year, ICAO said, citing preliminary data.

    The figure compares with 6% growth in 2016.

    "The sustainability of the tremendous growth in international civil air traffic is demonstrated by the continuous improvements to its safety, security, efficiency and environmental footprint," ICAO Council president Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu said in a statement from the Montreal-based agency.

    Early this month, two industry studies showed that last year was the safest for civil aviation since plane crash statistics were first compiled in 1946.

    A total of 10 crashes of civil passenger and cargo planes claimed 44 lives, said the Aviation Safety Network. A separate report from the To70 agency said no major airline crashed a plane in 2017.

    ICAO, a United Nations agency, said Wednesday that low-cost carriers flew an estimated 1.2 billion passengers or about 30% of the global total last year.

    The budget airline sector "consistently grew at a faster pace compared to the world average growth, and its market share continued to increase, specifically in emerging economies," ICAO said.

    It added that air travel demand growth has been supported by improving global economic conditions.

    In terms of Revenue Passenger Kilometers (RPKs), a measure of total distance flown by paying passengers, international passenger traffic rose 8%, up from 7.8% the previous year, ICAO said.

    All regions showed stronger growth, except the Middle East, where factors including competition between hubs, low oil prices and a strong US dollar led to "a significant decline in growth," to 6.9% from 11.8% a year earlier, the agency said.

    Europe remained the largest international market with a 37% share of world international RPKs, up 8.1%, ICAO said.

    Latin American and Caribbean airlines saw the strongest RPK growth with 10%, while Asia-Pacific grew 9.6%, Africa 7.6% and North America was slowest at 4.9%.

    ICAO noted that average jet fuel prices rose by about 25% last year but remained significantly below levels in the previous decade.

    The industry was expected to end 2017 with another record operating profit, of around US$60 billion, ICAO said. – Nampa/AFP

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