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  • 06/22/18--06:25: ECN announces new boss
  • ECN announces new bossECN announces new boss

    The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has just announced the appointment of Theophilus (Theo) Mujoro as Chief Electoral and Referenda Officer (CEO) with effect 1 September 2018 for a period of five years.

    He is taking over from director of elections Paul Isaak, whose term ends in September.

    This follows a marathon public interview of five candidates for the position. The candidates included ECN director of operations Theo Mujoro, former magistrate and football administrator Franco Cosmos, former legal advisor in the Office of the President Helmuth Naweseb, and school principal Amos Haimbangu. During the interview, Mujoro listed among his strengths his long service at the ECN, deep institutional knowledge of its processes and his experience as a senior manager.


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    Zimbabwe regulator cuts mobile data tariffs Zimbabwe regulator cuts mobile data tariffs 60% slash Zimbabwe’s telecoms regulator has cut the price of mobile data by 60% with effect from next month, it said on Thursday, adding that it will now review charges annually. “The authority took into account the prevailing economic environment as well as the competing needs of ensuring operator viability and service affordability for the consumers,” - Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) Lower prices will likely increase the country’s Internet penetration rate, which the country’s regulator says stood at 50.8% last December, as more subscribers find it cheaper to access the Internet.

    Data showed Internet traffic doubled between January and December last year, but the price reduction could eat into data revenue for Econet Wireless, the country’s largest operator.

    Econet, which accounted for 65% of the data market share as of December 2017, said it was reviewing “the impact of the new tariffs on our business.”

    The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) said mobile data will cost 5 cents per megabyte, down from 12.5 cents, exclusive of taxes effective July 1.

    “The authority took into account the prevailing economic environment as well as the competing needs of ensuring operator viability and service affordability for the consumers,” it said.

    POTRAZ said charges by Internet service providers would be determined by the market but imposed a 50% cut in the cost of calls between local telecoms companies.

    In the full year to end-February, Econet said its data revenue rose 18% to US$145 million after adding more subscribers.


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    Cold outside Nestor's camp - JerryCold outside Nestor's camp - JerryBoxer defends Tobias The 'Don King' of Namibian boxing, Nestor 'Sunshine' Tobias, has been under fire from some of his former boxers lately. Namibia's boxing sensation Jeremiah 'Low-Key' Nakathila has leapt to the defence of his boxing promoter Nestor Tobias, describing him as a great man.

    Tobias of MTC Nestor 'Sunshine' Boxing Promotions has come under fire from his former boxers for allegedly not taking good care of them.

    Famous names like Julius Indongo, Paulus Ambunda, Vikapita Meroro, Willberforce Shihepo and Desert Storm Lukas all left the stable, citing contract irregularities.

    Nakathila feels that the promoter does not deserve to be labelled as a bad person given what he has done for Namibian boxing.

    “I do believe that it is cold outside Nestor's camp because he is the only one who can really secure you a top fight in the country.

    “Nestor has done so much for Namibian boxing and I think it is unfair that people are criticising him.

    “I know that there are always misunderstandings between people, but that should not make people hate him,” Nakathila said.

    Tobias has produced African and world champions for over 15 years as a boxing promoter.

    Paulus Moses, Julius Indongo and Paulus Ambunda all became world champions under the Namibian promoter. Tobias decided to become a promoter when his promising boxing career was cut short by injury.

    Born at Etundja village in northern Namibia, Tobias has put Namibia on the boxing map.

    “I am not going to leave his camp because I know he has great plans for me as a boxer.

    “Tobias is a guy who is very patient and who knows when it is the right time to get you that top fight.

    “Sometimes boxers want quick success, but Nestor is not a man to throw his boxers into a lion's den because he is protective,” Nakathila said.


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    Harambee horse racing at AminuisHarambee horse racing at Aminuis The Harambee Social Club will host horse races at Aminuis in the Omaheke Region on Saturday.

    Established in April 2015, the club is also responsible for hosting other sport activities like netball and soccer tournaments, mainly for the youth. N$53 000 has been set aside for prizes at this year's races.

    One of the organisers, Karahii Kavari, told Nampa that horse racing is the most popular sport in the constituency and always brings people together.

    The event, he said, will also benefit local businesses as it usually attracts thousands of spectators.

    He added that about 47 horses from all over the country had been registered and this number was expected to increase to 60 by the end of last week. The horses will compete in the following divisions: Boerperd, Nambred beginner, Nambred maiden, Nambred graduation, D-division, A-division and Thoroughbred.

    “Seasoned horses like Professor, General, Katjutju, Okatenda, Von Trotha, Kapenailonga and Chase Me were registered in their respective divisions,” the organiser said.

    Other horses expected to do well are Mutjira-mbandje, Suide Maak Vrede, Tate-omukuendata and Diesel. Registering a horse in the Boerperd category costs N$200, all Nambreds categories N$250, and the remaining categories N$300.


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  • 06/24/18--16:00: Tone of Zim vote changed
  • Tone of Zim vote changedTone of Zim vote changedBomb blast shows Zanu-PF fissures While some were seriously injured, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa escaped what appeared to be an assassination attempt. Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Saturday he narrowly survived an attempt on his life after a blast at a party rally that injured two of his vice-presidents and several party officials.

    At least 15 people were injured, three seriously and some lost limbs, in the explosion during an election campaign event in Zimbabwe's second city Bulawayo, according to Health Minister David Parirenyatwa.

    Footage circulating on social media showed an explosion and plumes of smoke around the president as he descended stairs from the podium at the city's White City stadium.

    Mnangagwa suggested he was the target of the attack, which he said also injured vice-presidents Kembo Mohadi and Constantino Chiwenga.

    “I am used to these attempts,” Mnangagwa told state media, adding that an object “exploded a few inches away from me - but it is not my time”.

    Zanu-PF chairperson and cabinet minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri and Mary Chiwenga, the wife of vice-president Chiwenga, were also among those injured, he said, as was deputy parliament Speaker Mabel Chinomona.

    'Senseless act of violence'

    The “blast... has affected my vice-presidents - especially comrade Mohadi,” he added.

    Mohadi suffered leg injuries, while Chiwenga had slight bruises to his face, according to the presidential spokesperson George Charamba.

    State broadcaster ZBC described the blast as “an assassination attempt”.

    But Mnangagwa insisted that the “country is peaceful” as Zimbabwe prepares to stage its first ever elections not to feature former president Robert Mugabe on 30 July.

    “Several people were affected by the blast, and I have already been to visit them in the hospital,” Mnangagwa wrote on his verified Facebook account describing the attack as a “senseless act of violence”.

    “The campaign so far has been conducted in a free and peaceful environment, and we will not allow this cowardly act to get in our way as we move towards elections.”

    State media also reported that the Zanu-PF party secretary in charge of political organisation, Engelbert Rugeje, was injured, as were several security personnel.

    Injured Zanu-PF supporters were pictured in a nearby hospital where one man wearing a blood-stained party T-shirt waited for treatment.

    According to Charamba, the president was “evacuated successfully” to his official residence in Bulawayo.

    Mnangagwa had been in the city to campaign for votes.

    “People started running in all directions and then immediately the president's motorcade left at a very high speed. Suddenly soldiers and other security details were all over the place,” said an AFP correspondent at the scene.

    Bulawayo has long been a bastion of opposition to the Zanu-PF and it was Mnangagwa's first rally in the city.

    The polls in five weeks will be the first since Zimbabwe's veteran leader Robert Mugabe resigned following a brief military takeover in November last year after 37 years in power.

    The intervention by the army was led by Chiwenga who was then head of the armed forces.

    The vote will be a key test for Mnangagwa, 75, who succeeded the 94-year-old autocrat and remains untested at the ballot box.

    Chipo Dendere, a Zimbabwean professor of political science at Amherst College in the US, said the incident would change the tone of the election campaign.

    “This is going to make everyone a little bit tense... this is the first time we have seen such a blatant attack,” she said blaming divisions inside the ruling Zanu-PF for the attack.

    Mnangagwa has been accused of involvement in the Gukurahundi massacres of the 1980s that claimed the lives of around 20 000 regime opponents in the country's southwest where Bulawayo is situated.

    Twenty-three candidates - the highest number in the country's history - will contest the presidential race.

    The main competition will be between Mnangagwa and the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change's leader, 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa.


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  • 06/24/18--16:00: All eyes on Turkey vote
  • All eyes on Turkey voteAll eyes on Turkey vote Polls opened for Turkey's high-stakes presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday, which could consolidate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power or curtail his political ambitions.

    Voters began gathering outside polling centres to cast their ballots in the elections that complete Turkey's transition to a new executive presidential system that was approved in a controversial referendum last year.

    Erdogan, 64, is seeking re-election for a new five-year term with vastly increased powers under the new system, which he insists will bring prosperity and stability to Turkey, especially after a 2016 failed coup attempt. His ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, is hoping to retain its majority in parliament.

    Erdogan - who has been in power since 2003 - is however facing a more robust and united opposition, which has vowed to return Turkey to a parliamentary democracy with strong checks and balances. It has decried what it calls Erdogan's “one-man rule”.

    Five candidates are running against Erdogan in the presidential race. Although Erdogan is seen as the front-runner, he must secure more than 50% of the vote for an outright win. If the threshold is not reached, a runoff could be held on 8 July between the leading two contenders.

    Erdogan's main challenger is 54-year-old combative former physics teacher Muharrem Ince, who is backed by the centre-left main opposition Republican People's Party, or CHP, and has wooed crowds with an unexpectedly engaging election campaign. His rallies in Turkey's three main cities of Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir drew massive numbers.

    Turkey will also be electing 600 lawmakers to parliament - 50 more than in the previous assembly. The constitutional changes have allowed parties to form alliances, paving the way for Ince and Aksener's parties to join a small Islamist party in the “Nation Alliance” against Erdogan.

    The pro-Kurdish HDP was left out of the alliance and needs to pass a 10% threshold to win seats in parliament. If the party passes the threshold, it could cost Erdogan's AKP and its nationalist ally in the “People Alliance” dozens of seats — leading it to lose its parliamentary majority.

    More than 59 million Turkish citizens - including 3 million expatriates - are eligible to vote in the elections, which were called more than a year earlier than scheduled in what analysts say was a pre-emptive move by Erdogan ahead of a possible economic downturn.


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    Vatican convicts diplomat on child pornVatican convicts diplomat on child porn The Vatican tribunal on Saturday convicted a former Holy See diplomat and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican.

    Monsignor Carlo Capella admitted to viewing the images during what he called a period of “fragility” and interior crisis sparked by a job transfer to the Vatican embassy in Washington. He apologised to his family and the Holy See, and appealed for leniency by saying the episode was just a “bump in the road” of a priestly vocation he loved and wanted to continue.

    Tribunal President Giuseppe Dalla Torre read out the verdict after a two-day trial and sentenced Capella to five years and a fine of 5 000 euros.

    Prosecutor Gian Piero Milano had asked for the sentence to be stiffer due to what he called the “great” amount of material seized, which included 40 to 55 photos, films and Japanese animation found on his cellphone, an iCloud and Tumblr account, which Capella accessed even after he had been recalled by the Vatican in August 2017.

    Capella's attorney disputed that Capella had distributed the material. He denied the amount of porn was excessive and noted that his client had cooperated with investigators, repented and was seeking psychological help.

    The Vatican recalled Capella, the No. 4 official in its Washington embassy, after the US State Department notified it of a “possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images” by one of its diplomats in Washington.

    Soon after, Canadian police issued an arrest warrant for Capella, accusing him of having accessed, possessed and distributed child porn over the Christmas 2016 holiday from a church in Windsor, Ontario using a social networking site.

    During the first day of the trial on Friday, prosecutors and Vatican investigators revealed that the material featuring children aged 14-17 engaged in sexual acts.

    Capella admitted to having viewed the material during a period of internal crisis brought on by his job transfer from the Vatican secretariat of state to Washington. He said he realised now that it was vulgar and “improper”.

    During a final statement on Saturday begging for the minimum sentence, Capella apologised for the pain his “fragility” and “weakness” had caused his family, his diocese and the Holy See.

    “I hope that this situation can be considered a bump in the road,” and that the case could also could be useful for the church, he said.


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    Aanafaalama mboka yatulululwa taya kuthwa aniwa  evi lyawoAanafaalama mboka yatulululwa taya kuthwa aniwa evi lyawo CATHERINE SASMAN

    Aanafaalama mboka ya tulululwa moshitopolwa shaB mofaalama yaFarm Meyerton 175 otaya kuthwa ofaalama yawo moka ya tulululwa naanapolotika otaya shangitha ofaamalama ndjoka momadhina gaakulukadhi yawo.

    Aanafalama mboka oya li ya lombwelwa koshikondo shomavi moshitopolwa shaKunene kutya oya kaleka iimuna yomwaalu omunene mofaalama ndjoka yuunene woohecta 1 790 na oya lombwelwa woo kutya oya pitililila omwaalu gwoongombe ndhoka dha pumbwa okukala mofaalama ndjoka dhi li 434.

    Mboka oya lombwelwa ya shunithe pevi omwaalu gwoongombe dhawo nenge ya kanithe ofaalama ndjoka. Otaya ya lundilwa woo kutya otaya hiilitha ofaalama ndjoka pwaahena elombwelo nenge ezimino okuza kominista Utoni Nujoma.

    Omapopyo ngoka oga ningwa sha landula sho oshikondo shomavi moshitopolwa shoka, sha ningi omakonaakono mofaalama ndjoka momwedhi Kotomba omvula ya piti, nomukanda ngoka ogwa tuminwa aanafaalama mboka konima yoomwedhi ntano dha piti.


    Ofaalama ya Meyerton 175, Langeleë 363 oshowo Nissen 358 odha pewa omagano epangelo lyaNamibia, kuCarl List mo 2002.

    Oofaalama ndhoka odha topolwa miitopolwa ya lukwa A sigo J. Aanafaalama nale mboka yali haya longele moofaalama ndhoka oya topolelwa oshitopolwa shaB omanga Jona Nelumbu oshowo Anastasia Neumbo ya pewa iitopolwa yi li pamwe.

    Momvula yo 2015 uuministeli womavi owa ningi omakonaakono gomanyenyeto okuza kaanafaalama yomoshitopolwa sha B oshowo Nelumbu.

    Omanyenyeto ngoka oga ningwa kuNelumbu ngoka a popi kutya aanafaalama yomoshitopolwa sha B oya kutha ko oshitopolwa she shimwe nokukala taya litha iimuna yawo moshitopolwa shoka she tashi ithanwa F shuunene woohecta 2 185-mofaalama yaLangeleë Post 2.

    Uuministeli owa li wa pula aanafaalama mboka ya thigepo oshitopolwa shaF.

    Kashi shi oshili, aanafaalama ya popi

    Aanafaalama oya tindi shoka sha monika po konima yomakonaakono ngoka, na oya popi kutya Nelumbu pamwe na yakwawo yalwe oya hala okukwatako ofaalama.

    Oya popi kutya momvula yo 2005, Nelumbu okwa li a ningi eindilo opo a kale ta longitha omeya okuza moshitopolwa B na okwa lundulula odhalate yoongamba dhe.

    Aanafaalaa mboka oya popi kutya oya li ya nyenyeta kuuministeli womavi, taya gwedha po kutya oya li ye na okukala ya topolelwa iheyali moshitopolwa sha B.

    Oya popi kutya pehala ya topolelwe miitopolwa mbyoka, oya thiminikilwa pokakololo kaanapolotika mboka ya shangitha ofaalama ndjoka momadhina gaakulukadhi yawo.

    Arnold Gaeseb, ngoka he Ruben Gaeseb a li gumwe gwomoonakumona uuwananwa mboka okwa popi kutya andola itaya mono iihuna ngaaka ngele epangelo olya li lyiidhopo mo moshikumungu shoka.

    Mboka oya popi kutya oya kala nokulopota oshinima shoka kopolisi nokepangelo okutameka omvula yo 2003, ihe kape na shoka sha ningwa po.

    Oya tsikile kutya oshikondo shomavi moshitopolwa shaKunene osha tindi okuya pa okaalita kofaalama ndjoka, na oya ka konga ekwatho kombelewa yombudsman mOtjiwarongo, ihe epeko lyawo okwa lopotwa lya kana.

    Mboka natango oya ekelehi omapopyo kutya oya kaleka omwaalu omunene gwoongombe mofaalama oshowo okuhiilitha po oshitopolwa shofaalama, na oya popi kutya aantu mboka ye li moshitopolwa shoka tashi popiwa aakwanezimo yawo.


    Omupeha omukomeho gwomavi moshitopolwa shaKunene, Gary Nekongo, ngoka e li gumwe gwomaashangi yolopota yomakonaakono ngoka ga ningwa mo 2015, okwa popi kutya omapopyo gamwe ga ningwa kaanafaalama ka ge na uushili.

    Okwa popi kutya aakwanezimo yoonakupewa ofaalama ndjoka itaya vulu okukala mofaalama ndjoka pwaahena epitiko lyaminista.

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    Uuministeli tawu ndopa okuyambidhidha aailongi yomoRussiaUuministeli tawu ndopa okuyambidhidha aailongi yomoRussia OGONE TLHAGE

    Aailongi yuunamiti mboka taya yamidhidhwa kuuministeli wuundjolowele momailongo gawo moRussia oya popi kutya uuministeli otawu ndopa okuyambidhidha ongundu yaailongi mboka ya thika po 200.

    Aailongi mboka ye li moMoscow oya popi kutya uuministeli mboka inawu ya pa omayambidhidho gawo guule woomwedhi mbali monena.

    Aailongi mboka oya popi kutya aailongi owala 50 ya mono iiyemo yawo mbyoka, omanga mboka ya hupako ya tegelela sigo iiyemo yomayambidhidho gawo tayi tulwa komayalulo gawo goombaanga kuuministeli.

    Aailongi mboka oya popi kutya sho ya ningile uuministeli omapulaapulo oya lombwelwa opo ya tegelele. Mboka oya holola kutya onkalo ndjoka otayi uvitha nayi noonkondo nokushololitha, molwaashoka aailongi otaya yi kootundi nondjala oshoow okushanga omakonaakono gawo inaya lya shay o yamwe otaya faula nokootundi molwaashoka itaya vulu okufuta oolefa dhokuya fala koskola.

    Aailongi mboka oya popi woo kutya onkalo ngashiingeyi oya nayipala, molwaashoka oondando dhomayakulo nodhiikulya odha londa noonkondo pombanda omolwa Ekopi lyUuyuni ndyoka tali dhanenwa moRussia ngashiingeyi .

    Mboka natango oya tsikile kutya oya kala nokulombwelwa ya tegelele omanga itaya pewa omatompelo kutya ekateko ndyoka otali etithwa koshike.

    Etumwalaka ndyoka lya pewa aailongi mboka komunambelewa muuministeli wuundjoloele olya lesha kutya: “Iimaliwa mbyoka otayi ya otandi kambadhala kehe shoka tandi vulu opo ndi mu pe uuyelele kutya otayi ya uunake. Esiku itali vulu okutothwa mo kaantu ayehe molwaashoka yamwe otaya mono mbala yamwe otaya ka mona lwanima, ihe otayi ya.”

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    Omusinda omutiligane nagu ninge oshitopolwa shOmutumba gwEviOmusinda omutiligane nagu ninge oshitopolwa shOmutumba gwEvi Omakonaakono ga ningwa koshifokudneki shoNamibian Sun oga holola kutya okutameka momvula yo 2015, Angola okwa zimine opo ku tungwe odhalate ya nuninwa okukeelela iimuna yi pite oongamba dhaNamibia naAngola, moonkambadhala dhokuhulitha po omusinda omutiligane moNamibia. Ø Nonando ngaaka omusinda ngoka nagu kuthw epo nuukeka


    Okwa ningwa omaindilo koshigwana, opo aatseyinawa yaAngola yapewe ehiyo yo ya vule oku kala ya kutha ombinga momutumba gwevi ngoka ta gu ningwa moNamibia, opo ku vule okukundathanwa omusinda omustiligane.

    Okwa monika woo kutya natango oshimaliwa sha thika poomiliyona 30 osha nuninwa okulonga odhalate yoongamba yoshinano shookilometa 50 yomoshinano shookilometa 450, pokati kiilongo mbika iyali.

    Nonando ongaaka iimaliwa mbyoka oya tulwa owala pomishangwa ihe aakomeho yopoloyeka ndjoka inaya mona natango iimaliwa mbyoka.

    Omusinda omutiligane ngoka gwa tseyika woo nedhina Veterinary Cordon Fence (VCF) oongamba ndhoka dha topolako oshitopolwa shopokati nuumbugantu woshilongo okuza koshitopolwa shonooli yoshilongo, na ogwa nuninwa okukondolola omikuthi dhiimuna ngaashi ngoka gwekondo nelaka.

    Sho a ningilwa omapulo, Dr Albertina Shilongo, Deputy Chief of Epidemiology, Import and Export Control muuministeli wuunamapya okwa tindi okuyamukula ngele iimaliwa mbyoka otayi ka gandja mbala opo opoloyeka ndjoka yi tameke okulongwa.

    Okwa popi kutya ngele odhalate ndjoka oya tulwa po, nena omusinda omutiligane otagu vulu okukuthwa po.

    Okwa popi kutya otaku ka kala owala taku tulwa miilonga omakondololo uuna kwa tukuka omukithi gwontumba.

    Omukomeho gwehwahwameko lyoLandless People’s Movement (LPM), Bernadus Swartbooi okwa pula opo Namibia a hiye komutumba gwevi omutiyali moshilongo omalelo gaAngola opo ga vule okukala oshitopolwa shoonkundathana dhekutho po lyomusinda omutiligane.

    LPM okwa popi kutya okwa pumbiwa okuhiwa omalelo gaAngola opo ga uveko omaupyakadhi ngoka ga taalela oshigwana onga oshizemo shomusinda ngoka, yo ya pulakene woo kutya omusinda ngoka ogwa tulilwa po shike.

    Aatseyinawa moshikondo shuunamapya oya holola kutya okwa pumbwa okuningwa endungiko kutya omusinda ngoka ina gu tulwa po onga etopolo lyaNamibia.

    Natango oya popi kutya Namibia otashi vulika a ka kanithe ongeshefa ye yonyama momalanditho gopauyuni ngaashi moEuropa ngele omusindalandu ngoka ogwa kuthwa po inaku landulwa omilandu dhomondjila.

    Wallie Roux, omutseyinawa guunamapya moshilongo okwa popi kutya omusinda ngoka kagu shi uukoloni ihe ogwa tulwa po opo ku vule okugamenwa Namibia okuza ketaandelo lyomikithi dhiimuna uuna kwa tukuka omikithi dhoka.

    Roux okwa yelitha kutya omusinda ngoka otagu vulu okukuthwa po ngele Angoka okwa pewa onkatu yopaundjolowele wiimuna ngaashi ndjoka ya pewa Namibia, oshinima shoka a popi kutya itashi vulu okuningwa manga nenge monakuyiwa yopopepi.

    Omalelo gaAngola oga lundilwa kutya itaga kutha ko esimano lyokukeelela omikithi dhiimuna, nokweetela Namibia etaandelo lyomikithi ndhoka, unene ekondo nelaka.

    Roux okwa tsikile kutya opwa pumbwa okutulwa odhalate yoongamba okuza momulonga gwaZambezi sigo okefuta nongele okwa lopota oshipotha shimwe shomukithi gwekondo nelaka nena oshilongo otashi kanitha oshindji momalanditho gopondje yoshilongo.


    Klaus Schade okwa holola kutya ngele omusinda ngoka ogwa kuthwapo nena shoka otashi ka gandja ompito ombwaanawa yomalanditho miilongo ngaashi EU, China, USA.

    Nonando ongaaka okwa popi kutya ongushu yonyama ndjoka oya pumbwa okukala ngaashi tashi pulwa miipumbiwa yomalanditho ngoka.

    Schade okwa tsikile kutya ekutho po lyomusinda ngoka otali utha kutya okwa pumbwa okutulwa odhalate oongamba pokati kaNamibia naAngola, ndjoka tayi ka gamena Namibia okuza ketaandelo lyomikithi ndhoka.

    Okwa tsikile kutya etulepo lyodhalate ndjoka otali ka patela pondje aanafaalama Aanamibia mboka haya litha iimuna yawo meni lyaAngola, nokuetitha woo ompumbwe yuulithilo moshilongo, naashoka otashi ka etitha opo ku shunithwe pevi lyomwaalu gwiimuna.

    Monena aanafaalama owala yomeni lyomusinda omutiligane ya pitikwa okutuma oonyama dhawo momalandithoo gopondje.

    Ominista nale yOkakomisi kOompangela dhepangelo, Tom Alweendo okwa li naye a pula ekutho po lyomusinda ngoka opo ku vule okugandjwa ompito yongeshefa kaanangeshefa ayehe moshilongo.

    Nonando ongaaka Alweendo okwa li a popi kutya ekuthopo lyomusinda ngoka olya pumbwa okuningwa nuukeka opo ku gamenenwe po woo omalanditho gopondje.

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    Ehangano lyoKhaibasen Security tali ningi nayi aaniilongaEhangano lyoKhaibasen Security tali ningi nayi aaniilonga ILENI NANDJATO

    Aanambelewa aatonateli yomaliko mboka taya longele ehangano lyoKhaibasen Security momandiki guundjolowele moshitopolwa shaShikoto oya nyenyeta kutya otaya ningwa nayi komugandji gwawo gwiilonga na itaya futwa ngaashi tashi utha kompango yondjambi yopetameko moshikondo shaaniilonga mboka shoka.

    Aaniilonga mboka oya popi kutya konima nkene ya wayimine ehangano ndyoka momvula yo 2014, ohaya mono ondjambi yawo konima yoomwedhi mbali na otaya popi kutya inaya mona ondjambi yawo nuumvo okutameka omwedhi Februali.

    Oya popi kutya omugandji gwawo gwiilonga ite ya futu ondjambi yooN$10.75 ngaashi tayi uthwa ketsokumwe epe lyoondjambi ndyoka lya tulwa miilonga moshikondo shoka.

    Aanambelewa mboka oya popi kutya ehangano ndyoka otali ya futu oondjambi dhili pevi noonkondo, naasho oondjambi dhawo hadhi futwa kwa lata oshe ya ningila oshidhigu opo ya vule okusila oshisho oofamili dhawo.

    “Ehangano ndika kali na esimaneko lyaaniilonga yawo. Oshikando sha hugunina twa futwa oondjambi dhetu omomwedhi Februali nuumvo. Ethimbo kehe tatu pula ohaye tu yamukula kutya oya futa na tu pule oombaanga dhetu. Koombaanga otatu lombwelwa kutya iimaliwa yetu inayi futwa mo. Oya tegelela tu hupe ngiini?” gumwe gwomaanambelewa mboka a lombwele oNamibian Sun.

    Okwa gwedha po kutya oondjambi ndhoka ya futwa muFebruali kadhi shi nonuumvo, ihe ondhomvula ya ziko molwaashoka ohaya futwa aluhe konima yoomwedhi mbali.

    Omvula ya piti, uuministeli waaniilonga owa ningi omalundululo mompango yoSecurity Enterprise and Security Officers yomomvula yo 1998, nokutula miilonga oondjambi oompe dhopetameko. Okutameka omwedhi Januari omvula ya piti, oondjambi dhopetameko dhaanambelewa mboka opo taya tameke iilonga odha tulwa pooN$8.75 mowili omanga dhaaniilonga mboka ya longa uule woomwedhi 12 dha tulwa pooN$10 mowili.

    Oombaapila ndhoka dha monika koshifokundaneki shoNamibian Sun odha holola kutya ehangano ndyoka otali futu aaniilonga yawo mboka ya tameke okulongela ehangano ndyoka mo 2014, ondjambi yooN$6.75 omanga mboka ya longela ehangano oomwedhi dhili meni lyo 12, haya mono ondjambi yooN$5.30 mowili.

    Omuniilonga gumwe okwa popi kutya aanambelewa yokuninga omakonaakono yuuministeli waaniilonga itaya gwanitha po iilonga yawo opo ya kwashilipaleke kutya ompango ndjoka otayi tulwa tuu miilonga.

    Okwa popi kutya otashi yemateke noonkondo sho ehangano ndyoka tali longele epangelo itali gwanitha po oompango ndhoka dha tulwa po kepangelo.

    Aaniilonga mboka oya popi kutya ihaya pewa omizalo dhiilonga nenge iilongitho.

    “Oshinakugwanithwa oshinene shoosekuriti okugamena aantu nomaliko ihe okukala osekuriti kashi shi oshilonga oshipu na oshilonga sha nika woo oshiponga. Egameno lyetu otali tulwa moshiponga. Otwa pumbwa iilongitho yomondjila opo tu vule woo okwiigamena.”

    Ngoloneya gwaShikoto, Henock Kankoshi okwa popi kutya ombelewa ye oya yakula omanyenyeto okuza kaaniilonga mboka, na oye mu pula opo a tule po ekwatathano pokati komugandji gwawo gwiilonga nuuministeli wuundjolowele ihe ngoloneya ina vula okuninga ekwatathano nayo.

    Sho a ningilwa omapulo, Goneb Khaibasen, mwene gwehangano lyoKhaibasen Security Services okwa tindi okupopya sha.

    Uuministeli wuundjolowele owa gandja otendela yiilonga kehangano ndyoka lyoKhaibasen Security Services opo li tonatele omandiki guundjolowele geli 12 moshitopolwa shaShikoto.


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    Rebula wins Amateur ChampionshipRebula wins Amateur Championship Jovan Rebula became the first South African golfer in more than half a century to break the curse of the Royals and win the 123rd Amateur Championship in Aberdeen on Saturday.

    Rebula sealed the double for GolfRSA when he defeated Irishman Robin Dawson in the 36-hole final at Royal Aberdeen, just four days after fellow GolfRSA National Squad player Wilco Nienaber became the first South African to take the Leading Amateur honour in the 36-hole strokeplay qualifier.

    Prior to Rebula's triumph, Bobby Cole was the only South African to claim the coveted Amateur Championship title, winning at Carnoustie in 1966, and since then South Africa has lost out in four subsequent finals.

    In 1980, David Suddards lost at Royal Porthcawl. Ben Fouchee lost at Royal Porthcawl in 1988, Trevor Immelman at Royal St George's in 1997 and Zander Lombard at Royal Portrush in 2014.

    With a combination of exquisite bunker shots, brilliant chips and a handful of clutch putts in windy conditions at the Balgownie Links, the 20-year-old Rebula ended the winning drought when he beat Dawson 3 & 2, the same winning margin that won Bobby Cole the coveted trophy at Carnoustie in 1966.

    “I'm very happy and very pleased with myself, the way I handled myself this week,” said the Auburn University student, who earned a berth in The Open Championship at Carnoustie next month, as well as trips to the Masters and the US Open in 2019.

    “I've really been playing solidly and haven't made many mistakes this week. It's a huge honour for me to call myself the Amateur champion. It's something out of this world.”

    Rebula accomplished something his famous uncle, four-time Major champion Ernie Els, couldn't accomplish in three tries. Els played a part in the final at Royal Porthcawl in 1988, when he caddied for Fouche.

    “I have a tight relationship with my uncle Ernie and he is always motivating me,” Rebula said.

    “He said this would open doors for me and told me to go out there, to have fun and grab the opportunity with both hands. He's awesome. Just a great human being.”


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    Welwitschias demolish TunisiaWelwitschias demolish TunisiaNorth Africans stunned Namibia turned on the style in front of their home supporters at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday. Namibia's senior rugby team, the Welwitschias, recorded one of their highest scores in a match when they beat Tunisia 118-0 in their second match of the 2018 Rugby Africa Gold Cup.

    The win for the Welwitschias against the Tunisians put them in a good position to retain the trophy they have won four times since 2014. It also puts them on the path to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

    On Saturday afternoon, the Namibian team ran in 18 tries and converted 14 times for an impressive whitewash against their North African opponents.

    Namibia's right-wing Lesley Klim opened the scoring as early as the second minute of the match and Cliven Loubser made no mistake with the conversion kick.

    In the 10th minute, Namibia's captain Johan Deysel led by example as he showed character to score his team's second try which Loubser converted.

    Klim once again showed his dominance and ran in his second try of the match in the 14th minute to take their lead to 21-0.

    Tunisia had a chance of bringing themselves back into the game when the referee awarded them a penalty in the 19th minute, but their scrumhalf Hossem Khalfi failed to get the ball through the two sticks as he kicked wide.

    The Welwitschias continued adding to their score with an on-form Chrysander Botha scoring his first try in the 21st minute of the match, but Loubser failed to convert.

    The home team scored another try in the 27th minute through man of the match Muharua Katjijeko and this time Loubser made no mistake with the conversion kick.

    Before the halftime break, Namibia scored three more tries: first by Wian Conradie in the 31st minute, then the referee awarded a penalty try in the 35th minute, and finally Johann Greyling rounded off the scoring with a try in the 36th minute.

    Loubser managed to convert one of the two tries scored by Conradie and Greyling for a 52-0 halftime score.

    In the second half, the much improved and more composed Namibian team continued causing havoc for their opponents by running in ten more tries. Namibia's tries in the second half were scored by Greyling (3), Botha (2), Klim (2), with Pieter-Jan van Lill, Damien Stevens and Johan Tromp each scoring one. Loubser missed two of the five conversion kicks while Pieter Steenkamp converted twice and Botha once to bring the score to 118-0.


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    Wallaby coaches plead for common senseWallaby coaches plead for common senseAustralia frustrated The third Test in Australia between the Wallabies and Ireland also ended in a refereeing controversy. Frustrated All Blacks and Wallabies coaches Steve Hansen and Michael Cheika have called on World Rugby to tidy up the rules of the game after contentious refereeing decisions marred their June Test series.

    “Common sense should surely prevail,” Hansen said Sunday after the All Blacks' third Test against France produced more anguish from Les Blues over decisions that went against them.

    Hansen said it was time the sport's governing body became more accountable and reactive to feedback from coaches.

    “It has got to a point where we have got to do something. Because it is starting to affect the game,” Hansen said, noting that he would probably “get a slap on the knuckles for talking too much” but he believed rugby would benefit by moving with the times.

    “I keep saying the game is not black and white. It's a fluid game which is going to have grey patches and you can't rule on it as if it is black and white.

    “It's about intention and it's pretty obvious when someone intends to hurt someone and it's pretty obvious when they don't. That's my opinion.

    “They (World Rugby) may see it differently. While we're busy trying to eradicate concussions and stuff we've also got to acknowledge that it's a contact sport and there's going to be the odd accident in it.”

    France were outraged in the third Test when Irish referee John Lacey accidentally impeded would-be tackler Baptiste Serin when Damian McKenzie scored to put the All Blacks ahead 21-14 at half-time on their way to a 49-14 victory.

    They were similarly incensed in the second Test when Australian referee Angus Gardner sent off Benjamin Fall for a collision with Beauden Barrett, although a judicial panel later rescinded the red card.

    Wallabies fullback Israel Folau was yellow carded after a similar incident against Ireland on Saturday, and Cheika was further upset when his side were denied an attacking penalty on full-time when they trailed 20-16.

    An exasperated Cheika said World Rugby needed to clarify the rules.

    “The key word these days is 'clear' and 'obvious', isn't it? I don't know anything that's clear and obvious in a game of footy. But they run with it,” he said. Hansen said allegations that referees assisted some teams, notably the All Blacks were “ridiculous”, and it was up to World Rugby to adapt the game to suit the times.

    In the case of McKenzie's try “the French halfback runs into the referee, the referee doesn't run into him. Cheika's not happy with how his game was reffed. It's a difficult game to referee because it's got faster, it's really fluid.

    “We haven't really changed the way we ref. We are still doing it the way we used to,” he said adding that in addition to the on-field whistleblower the television match official (TMO) “had a lot to say in it”.

    In the third Test, All Blacks flanker Shannon Frizell was awarded a try only for the TMO, George Ayoub, to disagree and the try was disallowed.

    “I heard the referee say 'I saw a clear grounding' and then the try is not awarded. So who is controlling the game?” Hansen asked.

    Hansen and Cheika both believed it was important for referees to get more direction and support from the top.

    Hansen has previously proposed a “challenge”, similar to many other sports where teams have one or two challenges per game to contest a referee's decision.

    Although he received support from a number of other coaches, the idea was not supported by World Rugby.


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    Wimbley wins 400m women's title at US nationalsWimbley wins 400m women's title at US nationals Shakima Wimbley breezed to victory with a world-leading time to win the women's 400-metre crown while Kahmari Montgomery took the men's title Saturday at the US Track and Field Championships.

    Wimbley clocked a 49.52-second run, lowering her previous best of 50.18, to defeat runner-up Jessica Beard by .16 at the Drake Stadium track in Des Moines, Iowa. Kendall Ellis finished third in 50.37.

    Montgomery also ran a personal best time of 44.58 to win his first American title. Paul Dedewo finished just behind Montgomery in 44.64 while Michael Cherry was third in 44.85.

    With no Olympic or world championship team berths at stake for the only time in a four-year cycle, many big American names are sitting these nationals out, including world-record holder sprinter Christian Coleman and 100m world champion Justin Gatlin.

    In an exciting men's 1 500m race, Matthew Centrowitz won his fifth American title in 3:43.37 with the top six finishers all separated by less than a second.

    Centrowitz controled the race late as he ran a closing lap of 53.59 to beat runner-up Izaic Yorks, who clocked a 3:43.63. Eric Jenkins was third in 3:43.74.

    Centrowitz took the early lead then lost it to Drew Hunter at the end of the first lap. The lead changed several times before Centrowitz regained it with a blazing final lap.

    Emma Coburn ran the fastest last lap to win the women's steeplechase final with a time of 9:17.70. Coburn held on to beat Courtney Frerichs, who finished in 9:18.69. Mel Lawrence was third in 9:33.30.


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  • 06/24/18--16:00: Shot of the day
  • Shot of the dayShot of the day AIRBORNE: A man does a backflip in an urban gym court in Kazan during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. Kazan is one of Russia's oldest cities but boasts a vibrant youth culture being home to 30 of Russia’s largest universities. Kazan is one of the host cities of the Russia 2018 World Cup. PHOTO: NAMPA/AFP

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  • 06/24/18--16:00: Is NIP a mere microcosm?
  • Is NIP a mere microcosm?Is NIP a mere microcosm? If all the allegations made against the Namibia Institute of Pathology are true, then we have received details of what appears to be a microcosm of what is going on in the government, and the country at large.

    In a country where girls of nine are on birth control and others, aged 16, are readying to give birth to their second child, where more food banks are needed because people are hungry and where flush toilets are but a dream, it is jaw-dropping to read that allegedly, Augustinus Katiti and five of his executives took a trip to Italy to purchase office furniture. The trip, at a cost of N$400 000 and the furniture, said to be N$11 million.

    According to psychology, key traits that sociopaths and psychopaths have in common, include a disregard for laws and social mores, a disregard for the rights of others and a failure to feel remorse or guilt.

    Thus, if the documents seen by Namibian Sun show the truth of what was going on behind the scenes at NIP, it would be fair to say the behaviour is sociopathic.

    We wonder if Mr Katiti and his cohorts have been in a state hospital for treatment, longer than a day, or if any of them have spent hours waiting for an emergency room doctor or nurse to see them. Grossly understaffed and under-maintained, our state hospitals are more often than not, a horror for the patients who are forced to make use of them.

    And then we read of a trip to Italy, allegedly of course, to purchase office furniture for the very parastatal that does the pathology of these patients.

    It is unthinkable that decadence to this level can exist in a country with the social challenges we face.

    And if it is indeed a microcosm of the larger picture, then fellow citizens, we are in deep, deep trouble indeed.

    There is a plunder of our resources, both taxpayer cash and natural, that is going on unabated and we seem to lack both the will and the skill to put an end to it once and for all.

    We are waiting to see what will happen next.

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    Djokovic relieved at final returnDjokovic relieved at final return NAMPA/AFP

    Novak Djokovic admits his first final in a year will be a "special moment" as the former world number one prepares to face Marin Cilic in the Queen's Club title match.

    Djokovic has endured a barren 12 months due to a combination of a nagging elbow injury last year and poor form in 2018.

    The 12-time Grand Slam champion is more accustomed to fighting for the sport's biggest prizes.

    But, in a sign of how far he has fallen, Djokovic claimed reaching the final of the Wimbledon warm-up event at Queen's is a significant milestone on his road to recovery.

    Not since he won the grass-court event at Eastbourne 12 months ago has Djokovic made it to the last day of a tournament.

    So the 31-year-old's 7-6 (7/5,) 6-4 victory over France's Jeremy Chardy in the semi-finals meant a lot to the Serb.

    "It feels great, first one since Eastbourne. So it's been a year. It is a special moment for me," he said.

    "Obviously I have been hoping to get here and working hard for it.

    "So now that I get a chance to fight for a trophy in one of the biggest tournaments on the grass court season, it means a lot to me.

    "I'm really pleased with the way I have played throughout the whole week."

    Amid repeated suggestions he had lost his desire for success since completing his career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open, Djokovic has seemed to be searching for motivation in recent months.

    He has played his way back into form with four successive wins in his first appearance at Queen's since 2010.

    He traditionally opts to play only exhibition matches before Wimbledon, but the lawns of Barons Court have proved reinvigorating.

    With Wimbledon starting on July 2, Djokovic is relishing the prospect of going into a tournament he has won three times with a trophy under his belt.

    Given his 14-1 career record against Cilic, he will be favoured to beat the Croatian top seed.

    But Cilic has been in superb form this week and Djokovic knows he will pose a stern test on Sunday.

    "It's quite different playing him on grass," he said.

    We have played in Wimbledon, but he's just a different player, I think.

    "In last couple of years he's been in the form of his life and reaching his highest ranking in a career. And finals of Wimbledon, finals of Australian Open.

    "You know, he's probably been playing the best that he's ever played. Grass court suits him very well. He just has a big game overall."

    Cilic won 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/3) in the other semi-final against Australia's Nick Kyrgios.

    Now the former US Open champion is hoping to go one better after losing the Queen's final to Feliciano Lopez 12 months ago.

    That match was decided by a final set tie-break and the 2012 Queen's winner is determined to make amends.

    "The motivation is still there, it's quite big. It's a 500 (points) and big tournament to get ready for Wimbledon," he said.

    "I don't have regrets for last year, if that's what you're asking.

    "I gave it my best on the court. My match was decided by one point. Feliciano played amazing tennis.

    "You know, it's great for me again that I'm here and giving myself another shot."

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    Springboks will be world champs: ErasmusSpringboks will be world champs: ErasmusSouth Africans on form A rejuvenated Bok side secured a 2-1 home series victory over England this month despite the absence of leading players Warren Whiteley, Eben Etzebeth and Malcolm Marx as the tenure of coach Rassie Erasmus got off to a promising start. The Springboks will be strong contenders at next year's World Cup in Japan after recovering from two dismal seasons that produced a number of unwanted records, according to South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus and his England counterpart Eddie Jones.

    The Boks managed just 11 wins in 25 tests in the previous two seasons, which included a record 57-0 loss to New Zealand and a first ever defeat at the hands of Italy among many low points under former coach Allister Coetzee.

    They have looked better organised, stronger in defence and more muscular in the pack in 2018 so far, and can head into the Rugby Championship with some confidence, though Erasmus says the challenge between now and the World Cup next September is managing the workload of the players.

    “I think we can win the World Cup, but then I also think England can win the World Cup. Every single (top) team has a chance next year,” Erasmus said.

    “The challenges with us are the things that are not always seen (by the public), such as the minutes Siya (Kolisi) has played this season without a break.

    “We are trying to manage things like that.

    There are so many things we are balancing at this stage, trying to build towards the World Cup.”

    The Boks were well beaten in the wet by England in the third test on Saturday, but were the deserved series winners with a number of their leading players still to return from injury.

    “With the things that we have learnt, and getting players back like Damian Willemse and Eben (Etzebeth), who is currently out of the mix, if we can get it all right then we are in with a chance,” Erasmus said.

    “We have the talent, but we will have to manage our players. There are a lot of things we need to balance so that when we hit September next year we have a fresh, experienced team with a lot of confidence.”

    Incredible depth

    Jones was perhaps more emphatic when asked whether he thought the Boks would be among the leading sides at the tournament in Japan.

    “One hundred percent,” he said. “There are bloody good young players here. There is an incredible depth of talent.

    “Rassie has done a good job of getting some wins for the side early. The big difference between the Springboks now and six months ago is that they work much harder off the ball.

    “They have got a strong maul, which is a traditional strength of Springbok rugby. And then when the opportunity comes they have the ability to spread the ball into space.

    “There are some really good gains for the team and they will continue to get stronger.”


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    US Open will consider Serena pregnancy US Open will consider Serena pregnancy NAMPA/AFP

    The US Open will start considering pregnancy situations when making seedings so players aren't penalised for starting families, US Tennis Association president Katrina Adams said in a New York Times report Saturday.

    The change comes after criticism of French Open officials for how they handled the case of former world number one Serena Williams in her Grand Slam return last month after giving birth to a daughter last September.

    "It's the right thing to do for these mothers that are coming back," Adams told the Times.

    "We think it's a good message for our current female players and future players. It's OK to go out and be a woman and become a mother and then come back to your job and I think that's a bigger message."

    While making no promises about where 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Williams might be seeded, Adams said the Open would "revise the seedings if pregnancy is a factor in the current rankings of a player."

    That's the situation for Williams, who was not given a seeded spot by French Open officials. She withdrew with an injury before a scheduled fourth-round match with Maria Sharapova.

    Williams, ranked 183rd, is a seven-time Wimbledon champion who will learn Wednesday whether or not she will be seeded for next month's Grand Slam grass showdown in England.

    The WTA Tour does not have protected seedings for players who return from absences, although it offers protected rankings to enter up to eight events a year in such situations.

    "I get it. I would not want to be the number 32 player in the world who has worked hard in the last year to obtain this ranking," said Adams, herself a former player.

    "But we're a Grand Slam and we have the right and the opportunity to seed the players according to what we feel is justified."

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