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Tells it All - Namibian Sun

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  • 04/04/18--16:00: City in shambles
  • City in shamblesCity in shamblesBankruptcy looms for stumbling municipality Auditors in 2017 cast doubt on the City of Windhoek's ability to continue as a going concern, placing services to its hundreds of thousands of residents in jeopardy. The City of Windhoek had forecast losses of N$148 million last year, amid a financial shambles that is threatening to plunge it into bankruptcy.

    This, among the revelations in a report by the auditor-general, which also found a serious lack of proper financial reporting by the City for the 2015/16 financial year, while recommending that it tighten its belt and reduce ongoing losses.

    The municipal council could not provide supporting documentation or reasons for long-term loan redemptions of more than N$469 million being transferred to creditors. The auditors, BDO Namibia Chartered Accountants, on behalf of the AG, could not establish the specific loan to which this amount relates.

    Another discrepancy of N$91 million was recorded between land sales and the list of concluded transactions of sold erven, for which the municipality did not give reasons.

    The audited report was tabled by deputy finance minister Natangue Ithete in parliament on Tuesday.

    While most other towns blame poor financial reporting, the City of Windhoek, the biggest municipality in the country, boasts some of the highest-paid staff, and presumably has skilled people at its disposal.

    Yet, the AG report finalised in February this year concluded that it could not give its financials a clean bill of health.

    For auditing purposes, the City could not produce a fixed asset register.

    Moreover, the auditors found a material difference of nearly N$71 million between long-term loans and the confirmations received from financial institutions.

    More than N$60 million in bad debt written off was not supported by any listing or basis of calculation. Trade debtors above 90 days outstanding amounted to more than N$417.5 million and debtors and other receivables were materially understated by more than N$187 million.

    It was also found that the City management had overprovided for leave by more than N$50 million. A difference of just over N$8 million from 2015 between the City's bonus balance that was disclosed in its annual financial statements and the balance on the payroll records was reported, which means that there was an overstatement of more than N$42 million.

    In its 2017 financial budget the municipal management foresaw a loss of over N$148 million, which the auditors said cast doubt on the City's ability to continue as a going concern if losses were allowed to continue unabated.

    The audit further reported an uncleared suspense account balance of more than N$45 million, reduced from N$144 million in 2015. The auditors recommended that suspense accounts be cleared on a timely basis, so that any suspicious transactions could be investigated immediately and corrective action taken to safeguard the resources of the municipality.

    The auditors also recommended that the City ensure that all profit sharing from public-private partnership projects is recognised and accounted for, when they found that more than N$19 million in profit for such a project was not accounted for in the council's books at the end of the 2015/16 financial year.

    During the year under review the City's management approved the disposal of 149 council cars, plants and equipment and acquired 316 cars through hire purchase agreements over the following five years. The replacement cost was expected to be more than N$300 million.

    The expected saving of this exercise was estimated at close to N$40 million, but the City did not disclose this in its annual financial statement.

    CATHERINE SASMAN

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     Student pastor killer slapped with life sentence Student pastor killer slapped with life sentence The Windhoek High Court today sentenced 37-year-old Andre Fidel Dausab to life imprisonment for murdering his girlfriend and student pastor Motlamme Gotaone on 22 February 2014. Gotaone was allegedly stabbed 27 times, and died as a result of injuries to her chest. Dausab was found guilty of murder with direct intent last year by Judge Naomi Shivute. Read full story in tomorrow’s edition.
    FRED GOEIEMAN




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     Mbumba sworn in as Unam chancellor Mbumba sworn in as Unam chancellor
    Vice-President Nangolo Mbumba was today sworn in as chancellor of the University of Namibia and was also conferred an honorary doctorate degree by the institution. He was joined by his wife, Sustjie, who looked on. Former presidents Sam Nujoma and Hifikepunye Pohamba, who were also former chancellors of the university, were in attendance as the honour was bestowed upon the 76-year-old. Mbumba was sworn in by vice-chancellor, Professor Lazarus Hangula. Mbumba takes over the role from former Unam chancellor Pohamba, effective from today. Mbumba is no stranger to the academic world having previously served as minister of education from 2005 until 2010. Upon his return from exile in New York in the United States in 1978, Mbumba was head of the science department at the Namibia Education Centre in Kwanza Sul, Angola. Mbumba holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Southern Connecticut University, which he attained in 1971 during his stay in the United States.

    Ogone Tlhage



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  • 04/05/18--16:00: Coetzee eyes top ten
  • Coetzee eyes top tenCoetzee eyes top ten National time trial champion Drikus Coetzee has set his sights on finishing in the top 10 at the 2018 Commonwealth Games underway in Queensland, Australia.

    The young cyclist, who will be competing at the event for the first time, told Nampa on Wednesday he has settled in well in Australia and is looking forward to competing at the championships.

    “I arrived at the athletes' village on Tuesday. I thought I would be jetlagged, but after completing two training sessions I feel good and positive,” he said.

    Coetzee said he attended a 10-day training camp in Mpumalanga, South Africa before flying to Australia.

    “I currently have some good miles in the legs and I am very keen to see how I will do at the championships. I have high expectations and goals, especially in the time trial, as long as the weather plays along,” he said.

    Coetzee, who finished as a runner-up in the 2018 Nedbank Namibia Cycle Challenge, said has been training ever since he arrived in Australia, but he is looking forward to finishing in the top 10 when he competes in the individual time trial on 10 April. He will also be competing in the road race on 14 April.

    “I am confident that I will do well in the time trial, where I will get to pace myself well. As for the road race, I will try to represent the country well in the breakaway and who knows, maybe we will get a good finishing position.”

    Michelle Vorster, Vera Adrian, Dan Craven, Martin Freyer, Tristan de Lange and Coetzee are the cyclists who will be representing Namibia in the male and female events of the individual time trials, road race and mountain biking. Team Namibia will compete in athletics, bowls, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, para-sports and triathlon. A group of 28 athletes and 10 officials are in Australia for the Games.



    NAMPA

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: Jonas oozes confidence
  • Jonas oozes confidenceJonas oozes confidenceBoxer focused on Commonwealth prize Namibian boxer Jonas Junias won his opening bout at the Commonwealth Games in Australia yesterday, while displaying loads of confidence. Jonas Junias got his campaign underway at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in the men's light welterweight (64kg) boxing event in the possible fashion, with unanimous decision against Rashfield Williams of the Bahamas.

    Jonas fought with confidence and used his quick feet to escape Williams and catch him with lengthy punches.

    The five judges unanimously awarded him the win.

    Junias walked out of the ring with a smile, determined to reclaim some of his lost shine.

    Junias shot to fame in 2014, when he won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games at the age of 20, becoming the fourth Namibian boxer to win a medal at the games.

    In the same year he won the Namibian Sportsman of the Year as well as the Sport Achiever of the Year awards, walking away with N$300 000 in prize money.

    However, the past two years have been gloomy for the young pugilist who had to escape the sharp jaws of prison in Brazil, after he was accused of sexually assaulting a maid at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Olympic Games.

    He spent nearly ten months in Brazil under the care of the Namibian Embassy, as the case was being investigated. He returned home and began training, after being warned to return to Brazil for the trial.

    The ordeal has left a bad taste in the mouths of boxing fans.

    Junias has experience fighting on the world stage and before he left for the Commonwealth Games, he said his work in the ring will speak for itself.

    Namibia Sport Commissions (NSC) chief administrator Freddy Mwiya, who is currently at the games said it was great for Namibian sport as all the athletes who competed on day one did well.

    “The boxing magnet Junias won his fight. The men's lawn bowl team also won their triples section round one and two matches against Niue and Canada, respectively.

    The women's team also won their match against Malaysia and triathlon athlete Jean-Paul Burger ended in 15th spot out of 36 in his race,” said Mwiya.

    Namibia is represented by 30 athletes at the games which officially opened after a blockbuster opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium on Wednesday night, giving all the visitors a taste of being Down Under.

    The games end on 15 April.

    LIMBA MUPETAMI

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    Klopp hails 'brilliant' LiverpoolKlopp hails 'brilliant' LiverpoolManchester City stunned 3-0 Liverpool beat supposedly unstoppable Manchester City on Wednesday and are in pole position to advance to the Champion's League semis. Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp praised his team for their stunning first-half display in their 3-0 win over Manchester City at Anfield, but warned that the two-legged tie was only at halftime.

    “First half was brilliant. It was how football should look,” said Klopp after his team blitzed City with three goals inside 31 minutes.

    “We knew about the quality of City, but also about our quality as well. We were very active in all parts of the game, perfect in the spaces, very lively closing the gaps,” he said, before praising his defence.

    “This kind of defence: dominant, not too deep, being in the right area of the pitch, so if we win the ball. There is a big opportunity for us to use the space they have to leave open,” he said.

    “We used that really well, scored three fantastic goals. The second half, we defended very deep, gave them no shot on target, very concentrated, but when we have the ball we have to play more football. That was clear and we can do that,” he said.

    The German was particularly pleased that City did not produce a shot on target in the entire game.

    “They had no shot on target; I don't know how we did that. You can't even plan that. That would be completely crazy, but they didn't. That is pretty rare. They are a fantastic football side. They didn't play badly, they only didn't create,” he said.

    While the margin of victory was emphatic, Klopp said he has been in the game too long to think the contest was over.

    “Being 3-0 up is better than 3-0 down.

    We go to Manchester City and they want to strike back. They didn't play badly. They didn't create the usual number of chances because we defended in a lot of moments outstandingly good.

    “Trent (Alexander-Arnold) had an outstanding game, Robbo (Andy Robertson) on the other side, both centre-halves very good game, our three midfielders were absolutely brilliant, and our three offensive guys were in the right spaces and supported them.

    “That is the only way to get anything against Man City and we did it and at the end 3-0 because of our quality, instead of 1-0. It is halftime, no more.

    “We know it is not decided. We try to go to the next round. City will try it again and they still have a chance,” he said.

    NAMPA/REUTERS

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: City launches Mayoral League
  • City launches Mayoral LeagueCity launches Mayoral League The City of Windhoek on Wednesday relaunched its annual under-13 Mayoral Cup as a Mayoral League, which will include football, netball and volleyball.

    The Mayoral League is an initiative by the City to get the youth off the streets and onto sports fields.

    This popular project has enticed the attention of many schools within the City and the event has always been successful, hence the decision to let it run over five months instead of a weekend, explained Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua during the launch.

    “This was done for the benefit of athletes; to ease up on their anatomical overload of playing more games in one weekend,” highlighted Kazapua.

    He said the league will assist in the promotion of a sport and recreation culture among youth at school level.

    The tournament was established in 2010 with nine schools.

    The league will run in collaboration with the Khomas Schools Sport Region (KSSR) and will be played at various schools across Windhoek.

    KSSR chairperson Patrick Percy Xoagub commended the City for investing in the youth and converting the previous Mayoral Cup into a league.

    The City budgeted N$60 000 for the 2018 Mayoral League.

    The money will be used to buy sports equipment for the winning teams as no school will be given cash. The first prize is N$5 000 worth of sports equipment and 20 gold medals in all three sports codes. Second prize is N$3 000 worth of sports equipment and 20 silver medals and third prize is N$2 000 worth of equipment and 20 bronze medals.

    NAMPA

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: Russian minister hits back
  • Russian minister hits backRussian minister hits backWest accused of fomenting Cold War The Russian defence minister has said that the West fears losing their grip on global affairs and this is why Russia is consistently attacked. Top Russian defence and security officials on Wednesday launched diatribes at the West, accusing it of fomenting a new Cold War in a bid to retain waning influence in global affairs.

    Moscow used an annual security conference attended by top defence officials from Asia, Africa and Latin America to harshly criticise the US and its allies, accusing them of putting global stability at risk.

    Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu accused the US and its Nato allies of using “the non-existent Russian threat to methodically boost their military potential” and beef up their forces near Russia's borders.

    Shoigu emphasised that the US-led missile defence programme has become a “major destabilising factor inciting an arms race”.

    He pointed at a growing number of Nato intelligence flights near Russia's borders and an increasing pace of Nato's military drills, noting that they have “a clear anti-Russian character”. “The danger of provocations and military incidents has significantly increased,” Shoigu said.

    Russia-West relations have sunk to their lowest level since the Cold War following Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea and support for separatists in eastern Ukraine, differences over the war in Syria and the allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.

    Shoigu said that Nato has stonewalled Moscow's attempts to engage in a dialogue, adding that “we aren't going to knock on the closed door, but will not leave attempts to apply pressure on us unattended”.

    He warned that Moscow will respond to Nato's moves by strengthening its defence capabilities to “ensure military security of Russia and its allies”.

    Russia-West tensions further escalated this month after the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain, leading to mass diplomats' expulsions by the West and Russia. Britain has blamed Russia for the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, accusations which Russia has ferociously denied.

    Sergei Naryshkin, the director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service told the conference that the attack on Skripal was a “grotesque provocation rudely staged by the British and US intelligence agencies”. British and US officials have previously rejected similar Russian allegations.

    “Washington has become fixated on fighting the non-existent Russian threat, and that fight has reached such a scale and acquired such absurd traits that we can talk about the return of the gloomy times of the Cold War,” said Sergei Naryshkin, the director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service.

    He said that the US and its allies have been unable to adapt to global changes, including a growing role of China, Russia and other countries.

    “The US and part of Europe have failed to prepare for such changes, they can't accept inevitable weakening of their once overwhelming clout,” he said. “Engulfed by fear of change, the West is ready to surround itself with a new Iron Curtain.”



    NAMPA/AP

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    Campaign urges Israel soldiers to refuse to shoot unarmed PalestiniansCampaign urges Israel soldiers to refuse to shoot unarmed Palestinians A prominent campaign by an Israeli rights group on Thursday urged soldiers to refuse to shoot at unarmed Palestinians as tensions increased ahead of new protests along the Gaza border.

    The campaign by the B'Tselem NGO, which included advertisements in Israeli newspapers, led Israel's public security minister to suggest the group should be investigated for calling for sedition.

    The calls come after a mass protest along the Gaza border last Friday that led to clashes with Israeli forces, who killed 17 Palestinians. New mass protests are expected again on Friday.

    B'Tselem's campaign included advertisements saying: “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot.”

    “Soldier, rules of engagement that can cause the death of civilians who do not pose a danger to human lives are illegal,” the NGO said.

    Israel has pledged to stop attempts to damage the heavily fortified fence on the Gaza border and to prevent illegal infiltrations, including with live fire if necessary.

    Defence minister Avigdor Lieberman issued another warning this week, saying those who approach the fence will put “their life in danger”.

    Public security minister Gilad Erdan told Israel's army radio on Thursday that he had asked the attorney general to examine whether B'Tselem should be investigated for “calling for sedition.”

    “Concerning rules of engagement, soldiers treat any activity putting Israel's security in danger as terrorist acts,” he said.

    Israel's use of live fire last week has come under criticism from rights groups, while the European Union and UN chief Antonio Guterres have called for an independent investigation.

    Israel has defended its soldiers' actions, saying they opened fire only when necessary against those throwing stones and firebombs or rolling tyres at soldiers.

    It said there were attempts to damage the fence and infiltrate Israel, while alleging there was also an attempted gun attack against soldiers along the border.

    Israel accuses Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip, of using the protests as cover to carry out violence.

    Palestinians say protesters were fired on while posing no threat to soldiers.



    NAMPA/AFP

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    Seven female ISIS members go homeSeven female ISIS members go home Sudanese security agents on Wednesday brought home from Libya seven Sudanese women who they said were members of the jihadist Islamic State group.

    The seven women, dressed in traditional Sudanese clothes and wearing headscarves, were shown to journalists at Khartoum airport where they were welcomed by their relatives amid chants of “Allahu Akbar”.

    Three children were also brought along with the women, an AFP correspondent reported.

    The group, which included twin sisters, had arrived from the Libyan city of Misrata, security officials said.

    “The seven women were members of Da'esh and some had even participated in fighting on the battlefield,” Brigadier Tijani Ibrahim of Sudan's powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) told AFP using the Arabic acronym for ISIS. The women had gone to Libya in 2014 and 2015 to join the jihadist group, Ibrahim told reporters, as the women stood in a line against a wall with their heads bowed. “Thanks to Allah, we have returned to our country,” said one of the women, who made a brief statement to reporters and did not give her name. Ibrahim said experts will talk to the women to understand what made them join ISIS. “After that, we will try to reintegrate them into the Sudanese society,” he said. The group was welcomed by relatives waiting at a hall inside the airport, some of whom cried and hugged the women when they were brought in by security agents. A relative of one of the three children brought along with the women said that her father had taken her two brothers to Libya three years ago. “My father took them telling them that they were going for a trip,” she told AFP on condition of anonymity.

    “One of my two brothers and my father were killed in Libya.” Sudanese officials say dozens of young Sudanese men and women had joined ISIS over the past few years.

    Several groups of students from Sudan - some holding Western passports - had travelled to Syria, Iraq and Libya to join the group.

    Sudanese media has reported the deaths of some of the students while fighting for the group in the three countries. In 2017, Sudanese security agents brought home a four-month-old baby girl whose parents were killed in Libya while fighting for the jihadist group.

    NAMPA/AFP

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: Namugongo a tumbalekwa
  • Namugongo a tumbalekwaNamugongo a tumbalekwaNamugongo a hulitha mepupi lyoomvula 65 Limwe lyomomapendafule gaNamibia pethimbo lyekondjelomanguluko olya tumbalekwa kutya okwa li ependa lyashili, sha landula etseyitho lyeso lye moshipangeo shaVenduka mOmaandaha. “Ngele Kalunga okwa popi nokutya eeno nena tse itatu vulu okutya ahowe. Kalunga okwa popi na okwa ithana kegumbo Sackey Namugongo na katu na shoka tatu vulu okuninga.”

    Ngoka omatumbulu gamushanga gwongundu yoSwapo, Sophia Shaningwa pethimbo a gandja omahekeleko pehala lyongundu yoSwapo, kofamili yanakusa Namugongo oshowo yalwe mboka ya simaneke omulumentu ngoka okupitila mewi lye momakuthikuthi gworadio yoVoice of Namibia (VoN).

    Oradio yo VoN oyimwe yomooradio ndhoka dha kala tadhi pititha oonkundana kombinga yekondjelomanguluko lyaNamibia, na oya longo pokati komvula yo 1966 sigo omvula yo 1990, miilongo ya yooloka yasub-Saharan Africa.

    Namugongo, 65, omukondjelimanguluko okwa longitha omakuthikuthi ngoka nokuhwahwameka AaNamibia po ya wayimine ekondjelomanguluko.

    Okwa hulithile moshipangelo shaRoman Catholic mOvenduka, mOmaandaha konima yuuwehame wethimbo efupi.

    Shaningwa okwa popi kutya ota dhimbuluka ewi lyaNamugongo moradio yoVon, sho a kala ta hwahwameke opolotika, opo AaNamibia ya wayimine ekonjo.

    Okwa popi kutya oradio ndjoka oya kala tayi longele moTanzania, Zambia nAngola. Shaningwa okwa popi kutya oya uvitha nayi keso lye na kashi shi oshipu okumupingenapo. Pethimbo lyekondjelomanguluko, Namugongo okwa kala a tseyika nedhina 'Katau'.

    Nakusa okwa valwa momasiku 31 gaMei mo 1952, mOmalinda moshitopolwa shaHardap. Mepupi lyoomvula ntano okwa tembukile mo Old Location moKatutura shaVenduka, pamwe naavali ye.

    Okwa hita oskola yaanona mOvenduka, nondondo onti 12 okwe yi hita moMartin Luther High School mOmaruru. Namugongo okwa yi kombanda momvula yo 1974 na okwa mono omadheulo moMukumbi Training College moZambia.

    Lwanima okwa ningi okoosa yuutoolinkundana moEvelyn Hone College moLusaka nokonima okwa wayimine oradio yoVoN.

    Okwa mono uulongelwe wo master's degree meilongo lyocommunication and social psychology moKarl Marx University moLeipzig moEast Germany.

    Konima sho oshilongo sha manguluka okwa longele ehangano lyoNamibian Broadcasting Corporation oshowo uuministeli womauyelele.

    Amushanga nale gwomauyelele moSwapo, Helmut Angula, ngoka a longa pamwe naNamugongo okwa popi kutya nakusa okwa liependa miilonga ye.

    Okwa tsikile kutya omolwa ontseyo ye miikundaneki nomauyelele Namugongo okwa longela oshikondo shomauyelele shongundu pethimbo lyekondjelomanguluko.

    Angula okwa gandja omahekeleko kofamili yanakusa, omuselekadhi naanona.

    FRED GOEIEMAN

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    Ekuthoko lyevi lyongeleka lyuuvitha nayi ShifetaEkuthoko lyevi lyongeleka lyuuvitha nayi Shifeta Ominista yOmidhingoloko Pohamba Shifeta, oya gandja elombwelo komalelo goondoolopa opo ga kwashilipaleke kutya oongeleka odha shuninwa evi lyadho.

    Pohamba okwa pula omalelo ngoka opo ku shunithwe evi lyongeleka ndyoka lya kuthwa ko koohandimwe. Shifeta okwa popi ngaaka sha landula olopota ya ningwa kOmumbisofi gwongeleka yaEvangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (Elcin), Shekutamba Nambala, kutya aantu oohandimwe otaya ikuthile evi lyongeleka nokuli ninga lyawo.

    Nambala okwa popi ngaaka pethimbo lyoshituthi sheshaino lyetsokumwe lyuule woomvula 20 pokati kElelo lyondoolopa yaNiipa oshowo ongeleka yaElcin opo elelo ndyoka li kutheko ekondololo neyambulepo lyoompungululo mbali dhondjokonona. Nambala ina popya kutya oongeleka dhini po dha kanitha evi momukalo gu li ngaaka ihe okwa popi owala kutya oongeleka otadhi kanitha omavi momake goohandimwe mboka ye wete kutya evi lyongeleka olya kehe gumwe ihe sho aasita taya kondjele omavi ngoka, otaya talikako kutya kaye li nawa. Nambala okwa tsikile kutya monale oya gandja evi metungo lyiiputudhilo yepangelo ngaashi oombelewa dhomalelo goondoolopa, uuklinika oshowo ooskola. Shifeta okwa popi kutya oolopota dhi li ngaaka otadhi halutha na okwa pula omalelo goondoolopa ga kwashilipaleke kutya evi ndyoka olya shuninwa ooyene.

    “Iinima oya pumbwa okuningwa kwiikwatelelwa kompango. Onga epangelo otwa pumbwa okundalapatela omahala ngaka noku ga yambulapo ngele oongeleka tadhi tu pitika,”

    Okwa popi kutya kape na ngoka e na uuthemba okukutha po evi lyamukwawo nomalelo oga pumbwa okugamena omaliko.

    Momvula yo 2015 omanga a li ta kwatele komeho epatululo lyomauliko gomathano mongulu yoompungulilo dhondjokonona yaNakambale Museum, mOlukonda, Omupresidende nale Hifikepunye Pohamba okwa popi kutya ondjokonona yaNamibia okuza moomvula dho 19 oshowo dho 20 otayi hwahwamekwa ketaandelito lyevaangeli lyaatumwa yaEuropa.

    Okwa popi kutya oondoolopa odhindji odha li omandiki gaasomi moka ya tungu oongeleka oshowo omandiki guundjololwele niinyangadhala yokulonga aakwashigwana kulesha nokushanga.

    Omudhingoloko gwaLukonda oshowo ondoolopa yaNiipa moka tamu adhika oombelewa oonene dhongeleka yaElcin, oya taalela omashongo ogendji okuza kiilyo yelelo lyopamuthigululwakalo mOndonga, mboka taku ppiwa kutya otaya ikuthile evi.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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    Inaku kuthwa omikuli omipe koChinaInaku kuthwa omikuli omipe koChina Ominista yemona lyaandjetu, Calle Schlettwein oya popi kutya epangelo inali ya momatsokumwe omape gomikuli naChina.

    Schlettwein, pamwe nOmupresidende Hage Geingob, oshowo oominista dhilwe naanambelewa aanene mepangelo oya yi metalelepo koChina oshiwike sha piti, kehiyo lya ningwa kOmupresidende gwoshilongo shoka, Xi Jinping.

    Sho a hokolola paufupi kombinga yetalelepo lyawo, Schlettwein okwa popi kutya epangelo olya tala kenkondopeko lyekwatathano lyopaliko pokati kiilongo mbika iyali.

    Minista okwa ti ngashiingyi kape na etsokumwe lyomukuli epe nongele epangelo otali ka tala komukuli okuza kepangelo lyaChina nena etsokumwe ndyoka otali ka kala esindano koombinga adhihe mbali.

    Minista okwa tsikile kutya Namibia ota vulu okumona uuwanawa pankondopeko lyopaiyemo miikondo yimwe okupitila mekwatatanno ndyoka, ngaashi miikondo yuunamapya oshowo uutekinika.

    Pethimbo lyetalelepo , Geingob okwa lombwele onzokundaneki yaChina yoXinhua kutya ekwatathano lyaChina naAfrika inali nuninwa emino lyoonzo lyaAfrika kuChina. Okwa popi kutya kape na oshilongo muuyuni sha gwedha ongushu kiilongomwa yaAfrika ngaashi sha ningwa kuChina. Okwa popi kutya China okwa ninga oshindji metopolo lyuutekinika oshowo etotepo lyoompito dhiilonga.

    Omanga ina thiga po China, Geingob okwa popi kutya omatsokumwe gomikuli otaga vulu okutalika nenge oge li muuwanawa.

    Okwa tsikile kutya ope na oshindji shoka taya vulu okukundathwana ngaashi elongelo kumwe muunamapya, oshowo oofabulika niinima yilwe oyindji onkene otaku vulu okuningwa omalongekidho gekongo lyiiyemo ngele oshi li muuwanawa.

    Paalopota ya Ii ya ningwa koshifokundaneki shoThe Namibia, onzo yimwe oya li ya popi kutya etalelepo ndyoka olya nuninwa eindilo lyiimaliwa opo ku manithwe eyambulepo lyokapale komatukodhila.

    Okwa hololwa kutya omatsokumwe gomikuli otaga ningwa kiilongo mbyoka.

    Onzo oya popi kutya Geingob nosheendo she kaya li yahala okweendelelitha omatsokumwe goongunga, omanga inaya mona ondando yiilonga yeyambulepo lyokapale, yo kaya ninge epuko ndyoka lya ningwa nale monakuziwa.

    Onzo oya tsikile kutya ongushu yiilonga mbyoka otayi kala pevi lyoobiliyona 7, okondalaka ndjoka ya li ya kuthwa oonkondo mo 2015 sha landula omapopyo guulingilingi oshowo oshimaliwa shoomiliyona 100 shoka sha yi momake gaanapolitika yamwe.

    Oku uvitiwe kutya opoloyeka yimwe ndjoka tayi pewa oshimaliwa kombaanga yaChina yoExim Bank, oondjoka yokutunga omalila gaali mondjila yokuya koHosea Kutako International Airport.

    OGONE TLHAGE

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    Omumbisofi ita popile elongitho lyoongodhi dhopekeOmumbisofi ita popile elongitho lyoongodhi dhopeke Ombumbisofi gwoEvangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (Elcin) Dr Shekutaamba V.V. Nambala, okwa popi kutya elongitho lyoongodhi ngashiingeyi olya pingenapo ekwatathano lyopauntu.

    Nambala ngoka akala omukomeho gwaElcin moshinakugwanithwa shuumbiisofi, okutameka mo 2011 okwa lombwele oNamibian Sun kutya, ina kala nongodhi yopeke monkalamwenyo ye, molwaashoka ina taambako kutya etompelo lya shike a pumbw aokukala nongodhi.

    Nonando ngaaka okukala omuleli oshimwe shomoshinakugwanithwa oshinene moshilongo, onkene omuntu ito vulu okuuvako kutya Nambala ke na ongodhi.

    Nonando ongaaka okwa gandja uumbangi oshikando oshititatu muule woomvula ndatu, sho a pulwa onomola yongodhi ye na okwa holola kutya ke na ongodhi, molwaashoka ke na omatompelo kutya omolwashike a pumbwa ongodhi.

    “Omolwashike nda pumbwa okukala ndi na ongodhi yopeke? Otandi yi longitha shike? Onda tokola okulandula omuthigululwakalo gwandje. Muuyuni wonena, oongodhi otadhi kwatakanithwa niimbuluma nokweetitha aantu yiihumbate pamukalo inagu wapala.

    Aantu yamwe natango ohaya pungula omauyelele gawo gopaumwene moongodhi.Onda tokola okukala kandi na ongodhi,” Nambala a popi.

    Okwa tsikile kutya okwa ningi omapekaapeko nkene aantu mboka ye na oongpdhi haya ihumbata, ihe okwa mono kutya oyendji itaya ihumbata momukalo guli nawa noonkuluhedhi puyo kadhi po.

    Okwa tsikile kutya kaantu oyendji oongodhi dhopeke odha simana noonkondo nuuna yeli miigongi ya simana oongodhi dhawo otadhi ya piyaganeke.

    Nambala okwa popi kutya ohiipula kutya omolwashike aantu ya simaneka oongodhi noonkondo naantu yeli moonkundathana dha simana uuna ya yakula omadhengo goongodhi nenge omtumwalaka, oye na okutala koongodhi dhawo. Okwa tsikile kutya aantu yamwe ohaya kala taya iyolele omolwa oongodhi dhawo.

    Okwa popi kutya oongodi odha kutha po onkalo yopamuthigululwakalo na ita ti kutya aantu inaya kala noongodhi, nonkalo kutya kevna ongodhi itashi ti ke na oonomola dhoongodhi dhaantu.

    Okwa popi kutya uuna avhala omuntu nena oha pula mboka ye na oongdhi opo a longitheko.

    ILENI NANDJATO

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: Auntie Nangy
  • Auntie Nangy Auntie Nangy Jealous boyfriend

    Dear Auntie Nangy

    My boyfriend is jealous of me chatting with my male friends… he even stopped me from chatting with my ex, am sick of his jealousy please help.

    You are your own person, and should be allowed to talk to whomever you want. You being sick of his jealousy means you have probably discussed it with him before. It’s probably time to break up and find someone who won’t make you sick. Talk to your friends who know him better than I do. I am assuming the reason you turned to me is that they probably believe this is an unhealthy relationship. The ball is in your court and you have the final say.

    My boyfriend’s a dad

    Dear Auntie Nangy

    I’m a 21-year-old student that is in a month-old relationship with a guy with three kids. It kind of bothers me. I don’t want to make it an issue but I don’t see myself with the person. Lately, I’ve met someone else and have feelings for this guy. What do I do, I don’t want to hurt anyone.

    Break up with the guy you are not in love with, and whose three kids you have a problem with. You deserve to be with someone you truly love, and he doesn’t need to be kept hanging on. It really isn’t rocket science. With this said I know you now know what to do and you better act fast.

    Private parts are bothersome

    Dear Auntie Nangy

    Im a girl, 17. I have a problem of white stuff coming from my private parts and I have experienced this for so long now. What could be the cause of this? Please help.

    There could be many reasons, you will only know for sure after seeing a gynaecologist. If you struggle with accessing a gynaecologist, you can go to a public health facility. See a health professional as soon as possible otherwise you will keep stressing. Overall many products being produced today are very bad for a vagina and if you for instance use scented pads or panty liners, this could be the outcome. Stop using scented products if you are and see the results.

    15, dating a man 28

    Auntie Nangy

    I am 15 and dating a 28-year-old man. Can I still go on with him? I love him and he loves me too… but is he not too big for me?

    If you and this 28 year-old man are in a sexual relationship, then this is a classic case of statutory rape. Even in the absence of a sexual relationship, at 15 you know every little about love and have a lot of living, learning and exploring to do. Surely, at 28 he holds significant power over you, and the power dynamic is dangerously skewed, making you more vulnerable to abuse and manipulation. You should be spending time with people your age and do the things that young teens do. This man is a pervert for being with you and this relationship is not only wrong, but probably criminal too.

    Is the sex bad?

    Dear Auntie Nangy

    I am a 23-year-old guy. I have a problem with my girlfriend. After sex she likes to shot (sic) at me badly and I don’t know what is wrong. But she pretends all is well in bed! What must I do?

    Huuuuuu shots fired…. Joking. Auntie has been sitting here for the last hour trying to figure out what “shot at me badly” means. Ask what is wrong, if she does not tell you and it really does affect you, then it’s probably time to end the relationship and find a new girlfriend. If you perhaps mean shout, there could be something you are not doing right. All in all, you all need to sit down and talk about it.

    Must convince his parents

    Dear Auntie Nangy

    I am 16 and I have a problem. There is a guy who I really like and he likes me to. We would like to take things to another level but I don’t know his parents. How can I prove to them that we belong together?

    You are not looking to date his parents; you are looking to date him. Chill, you are not walking down the aisle just yet child. You are out here jumping many, many steps. This kind of desperation will get you dumped before the relationship even started.

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    Oteya and Friends concludes in styleOteya and Friends concludes in styleOteya and Friends concludes in style Queen Oteezy had a grand ending to her Wednesday mini concerts with four acts on the stage. There are so many claims about lack of unity in the local entertainment industry which just may have been proven otherwise. Award-winning, and one of the most consistent artists in the industry, Oteya proved as to why she is called a queen at her weekly project titled Oteya and Friends, the final show. Since the beginning of the year, Oteya, in collaboration with Chopsi's bar, has been, every Wednesday having mini concerts that included an unknown guest performer at the end of the night.

    Artists including The Dogg, Samuele Ngodji, Paradox, Twazi's to Lady May and Top Cheri have featured as guest performers whom the crowd only found out about at the venue, during the performances.

    Oteya is breaking boundaries and doing things out of the norm which gives hope to the industry and for music lovers getting used to live performances at concerts. The feedback on social media platforms by local music lovers has been overwhelming and hopefully a round two of the mini concerts will make an appearance soon. The final concert saw Oteya bring out several friends including House Guru Gang, Lioness, Chester and Meta, who all put on burning hot performances.



    JUNE SHIMUOSHILI

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: Seibeb releases Sadu |Nami
  • Seibeb releases Sadu |NamiSeibeb releases Sadu |Nami Namibian gospel sensation Rodney Seibeb launched his Sadu |Nami album at Swakopmund's COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre last Saturday.

    The Sadu |Nami album launch, held under the theme Let's Dominate and which was organised by Welwitschia Music Productions, comprised of a star-studded line-up with the likes of Phono, Stella !Naruses, Gerry Dread and Piri Gure, among others, gracing the stage as opening acts.

    According to Seibeb, the title of the album, Sadu |Nami, is about the unconditional love of God which one needs daily in order to love others.

    Seibeb told tjil the reason why he does music has to do with making a lasting impact on society.

    “I do music to inspire people so that they know that there is hope out there,” he said.

    The 35-year-old singer opened his performance with a worship song titled, “Jehova is His name”, which captivated those who were in attendance.

    One of the opening acts at the concert, Gerry Dread, entertained the crowd with his unique reggae sound as his song “Stop passion killing” warming the crowd's hearts.

    Stella! Naruses also added flair to the showpiece as she took us down memory lane. Her knack in performing her biggest hits like “Uaripi”, “Okurama Kwetemba” and “Kapepo” got the crowd on its feet. She also performed her latest single which will be part her next studio album due to be released in October. The song is titled “Baby I love you”.

    Rodney Seibeb, who recently received two nominations for this year's NAMAs for the Best Gospel and Best Reggae categories, displayed vocal prowess as he performed his latest tracks which included “Sida tsina ra tsâ |kha” (means - it has an impact on us in Damara/Nama) and Sadu |Nami.

    In the Best Gospel category, his song: “Sadu |Nami” will be up against Effy's “Hallelujah” My Ongoma's “He loves you”, N.I.A's “I give my life to you” as well as Bradley Anthony's “Wangithathala”. For Best Reggae, Seibeb will face competition from Athawise, D-Naff, Lorenda and OC Bulan.

    According to him, the nomination comes as a bonus. He encouraged young people to take their education seriously as studying is the key for them to unlock their potential.

    Adolf Kaure

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: NAMA nominations explained
  • NAMA nominations explainedNAMA nominations explainedHow to impress the judges and give them what they look for Almost every year the NAMAs are lashed by the public for the nominations in the various categories. tjil chats to three judges to find out how they select nominees. “The most exciting work will come from artists who source their inspiration from deep within their culture and express it in inventive, experimentative ways.” Chali Mulalami NAMA judge The Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMA) organising committee recently announced the 2018 nominees to be awarded this month.

    Many music enthusiasts are, however, not happy with the nominees and have expressed themselves on social media claiming that the NAMAs are unfair. tjil had the opportunity to interview a couple of the judges from the panel that selected the nominees on how their judging criteria is.

    All the judges affirmed that quality and technical perfection are essential. International judge Olufunke from Benin said the first things she looks for on a song are strong vocals and emotional deliverance.

    According to her, songs need to be engaging enough for one to feel the expression and musical energy. Lyrics are another important aspect which she pays close attention to and how the artists fuse their message to create the image of the song. Olufunke also said the artist's work should be unique, new and must have a commercial appeal enough to get substantial airplay, which translates into sales. “What they want to convey has to be meaningful and make sense. Technical execution is critical. The audio and sound quality should be balanced and there should be no distortion or fluctuation in the sound levels.

    The musical elements including melody, tone, rhythm, pitch should be evident and originality and technique well presented,” she said.

    In total, the NAMAs 2018 received record entries of 978 entries in total, the most entries since the inception of the NAMAs in 2011, and a total of 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.

    Other reasons include the release date is outside the qualifying period, too many genre categories entered and the album is less than 30 minutes in length.

    Judge Chali Mulalami from Zambia urges next year's applicants to study this year's winning material and use the knowledge to improve their work while judge Sammy Thuo from Kenya says applicants need to show more boldness and experimentation.

    “A song (audio or video) is a story. The rules of storytelling are that you capture your audience in the shortest time space possible, give them something interesting to digest during the main body and finally, give them a climatic ending,” said Mulalami.

    The judges concluded by saying artists need to become technically aware and acquire additional skills so they can branch out and have knowledge in different areas. In this age of technological advancement, they believe networking and getting to know other musicians and at the same time building their contacts is important for success.



    June Shimuoshili

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    Music piracy clean-up operationMusic piracy clean-up operation Nascam is combating piracy one region at a time with the help of the police and artists.

    The Namibian Society of Composers and Authors of Music (Nascam) members in the Zambezi and Kavango regions have, for years, been complaining to the Nascam head office about the high rate of piracy. The artists claim that there are many people involved in piracy, depriving them of their hard work and something needs to be done as they are no longer benefiting from their creativity. A total of 19 artists worked hand in hand with the police on the antipiracy campaign where equipment, including eight laptops used to pirate music, were confiscated.

    “Nascam appreciates the efforts and good cooperation with the police in the fight against piracy in the country. This kind of exercise should always be conducted in order to eliminate piracy in the country,” said John Max, Nascam CEO.

    A number of juke boxes that were operating without copyright licences were switched off until the owners provide licences or until they apply for one. Such a licence allows owners to perform music in a public place, as per the copyright regulations. From the operation, 104 pirated discs with the value of N$156 000 were collected, including USB devices full of music that are used to transfer music to members of the public.

    “During the operation two Chinese nationals were arrested after admitting to the fact that they are guilty of providing pirated music to the public without permission. They were ready to pay the damage but they will need to appear in the court of law for their illegal actions. 17 juke box owners were warned and we had the police remove the pirated discs removed out of the machines,” said Max.

    The CEO confirmed that the piracy operations will continue in different regions as planned and he appealed to all Nascam members and the public to support the police by reporting all infringements and piracy activities to the police.

    June Shimuoshili

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  • 04/05/18--16:00: Wanna be a star?
  • Wanna be a star?Wanna be a star?Actors and aspiring actors called for classes Innovation Studios talks about their acting and filming workshops to be conducted in Windhoek and how actors can join. A call for acting enthusiasts to join the Innovation Studios Acting Club has been made by its founder members for all Windhoek residents. Innovation Studios, launched three years ago, is a film and graphics organisation that shoots documentaries to short films and edits them. As a way of giving back to the public, Innovation Studios conducts free acting and directing courses to the public. They have been successful in Otjiwarongo in the past.

    Founder Jeffrey Ngakuzevi says they saw the need to offer free classes as a lot of people have the potential of becoming great actors but many do not have the platform to explore their talents. According to him, many people lose out on following their dream careers due to restraining environments that don't see a secured life from acting.

    “These are the myths and taboos we are trying to do away with. We believe if we show people that they can act from such a young age, chances are they will take up the challenge and be able to represent us globally, just from acting,” he said.

    At the moment the club has close to 60 members of whom the majority are from Otjiwarongo. Member application forms are available for download on their website innovationstudios.wixsite.com/film, can be collected from their offices in Eros or alternatively on their social media. Perks of being a member include four months of training where members are taught character development from established actors from Kenya, and how to be directors, producers or script writers.

    “We the founder members have different knowledge and skills that we pass on to the participants through training. The uniqueness of filming is that one does not necessarily have to go for tertiary education as it is a skill learned ion the field unless you want to add onto that. Filming schools are quite expensive which is also discouraging that's why we offer classes for free so no one is left out,” he said.

    Ngakuzevi hopes to receive at least 100 applications forms from Windhoek and urges every acting enthusiast from age 14 upwards to apply. All actors at the end of the training will be featured in one of Innovation Studio's short film. So far, Innovation Studios has shot films including 'The Outcome of Dirty Secrets' and 'Behind the Shadow'.

    June Shimuoshili

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