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Drugs Worth U.S.$36,6 Million Seized Since 2017

[Namibian] Since January last year, illicit drugs with a street value of nearly N$500 million have been intercepted and confiscated by the Namibian police, according to Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Weighs Up Treason Lawsuit

[Namibian] The Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on an appeal against the first judgement in which the prosecutor general was held liable for the malicious prosecution of one of the men charged in the marathon main Caprivi high treason trial. (AllAfrica)

Corruption Debate Heats Up in Parliament

[Namibian] Energy minister Tom Alweendo has advised fellow parliamentarians and politicians to avoid the temptations of corruption. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Encouraged to Make Use of AGOA

[Namibian] THE United States of America's ambassador to Namibia, Lisa Johnson has encouraged Namibian businesses to make use of the African Growth and Opportunity Act. (AllAfrica)

Fishing Rights Deadline Extended

[Namibian] FISHERIES minister Bernard Esau announced on Wednesday that the deadline for applying for fishing rights had been extended from the initial deadline of 31 July to the end of August this year. (AllAfrica)

SADC, Ecowas Told to Expedite Trade Deal

[New Era] Windhoek -The Deputy Prime Minister, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has urged regional economic communities such as SADC and ECOWAS to fast-track the ongoing regional efforts towards operationalisation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA). (AllAfrica)

Ndeitunga Warns Police Against Graft

[Namibian] Corrupt police officers will feel the full wrath of the law if they are found aiding criminals, Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga said at Walvis Bay on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Crematorium in Working Condition Again

[Namibian] The new Windhoek crematorium which has been defunct for two months is operating again. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Finally Signs Africa Free Trade Deal

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia has finally signed the trillion-dollar African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which requires members to remove tariffs from 90 percent of goods to allow free access to commodities, goods and services across the continent. (AllAfrica)

Social Security Fraud Trial Ends in Fines, 17-Year Jail Term

[Namibian] The three people convicted of fraud over the role they played in getting the Social Security Commission to invest N$30 million with an unproven and inexperienced company more than 13 years ago have been spared imprisonment because evidence did not show they knew the SSC's money was destined to be embezzled. (AllAfrica)

Cabinet Approves Sports Rewards

[Namibian] Namibians excelling in international sports competitions will be handsomely rewarded for their efforts following Cabinet's approval of a reward policy earlier this week. (AllAfrica)

Two Rössing Employees Cleared of Fraud

[Namibian] The Rössing Uranium mine's internal disciplinary committee has found two employees not guilty of fraud. (AllAfrica)

Fuel Levy Increases

[Namibian] Finance minister Calle Schlettwein on Wednesday tabled a proposal to amend fuel levy rates by 25 cents a litre for the current financial year. (AllAfrica)

Woman Torches Room At Otjiwarongo

[Namibian] A 21-year-old woman sustained injuries after she allegedly set the room she shares with her boyfriend at Otjiwarongo alight, following an argument in the early hours of yesterday morning. (AllAfrica)

Air Namibia Begins Flight to Nigeria

[This Day] Namibian national carrier, Air Namibia, recently marked its inaugural entry to Nigeria with flight from Windhoek, capital of the southern African nation, to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. (AllAfrica)

49 AU Members Ink Free Trade Pact

[Namibia Economist] Nouakchott -Forty-nine members of the African Union have signed the African continental free trade area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame earlier this week. (AllAfrica)

Africa's Top Talent to Grace Telecoms Giant's Musical Charity Festival

[Namibia Economist] Telecommunications firm (MTC) announced this week that it will host music festival, in celebration of its 100% population coverage projected called the 081Every1, on for 11 August at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Lions to Represent Namibia in Brazil

[Namibian] AFTER travelling a total of 4 200 kilometres around the country, the Neymar Jr's Five soccer tournament organisers hosted the National Finals at UN Plaza in Windhoek over the weekend. Teams from the central, northern and coastal areas of the country battled it out on a fast paced concrete court. (AllAfrica)

Attempted Robbery Suspect Killed in Shoot-Out

[New Era] Nkurenkuru -One of the suspects implicated in the attempt to rob a safe at Standard Bank in Nkurenkuru Monday, was shot dead on (AllAfrica)

Mayor Rallies Support for 'Massacre' Family

[New Era] Rundu -Rundu Mayor Verna Sinimbo has urged the town's residents to offer their support to the family of the five people who were bludgeoned to death with a log in the early hours of Sunday, allegedly by a 20-year-old relative. (AllAfrica)

Tourism Board Human Resources Boss Jumps Before Being Pushed

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibia Tourism Board (NTB)'s head of human resources Benedict Nakuta this week tendered his resignation amidst a looming disciplinary action related to payment of staff salaries. (AllAfrica)

Legal Expert Warns of Dangers and Legal Implications of Social Media

[New Era] Windhoek -FNB Namibia has co-sponsored talks on the dangers of social media and its legal implications, at various schools over the past few days. (AllAfrica)

Tourism Board Loses Confidence in CEO

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia Tourism Board (NTB) employees on Tuesday expressed a vote of no confidence in the company CEO Digu //Naobeb. (AllAfrica)

Wildlife Resorts Encourages Cashless Payments At Facilities

[Namibia Economist] In a move to lower the crime associated with theft the Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) has started a campaign aimed at encouraging its domestic and international clients to start making use of debit/credit cards to make payments. (AllAfrica)

Namibia to Sign New Decent Work Country Programme With ILO

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia will soon sign a new Decent Work Country Programme with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which reflects the priorities and agreement of government and its social partners. This was revealed by Minister of Labour, Industrialisation and Employment Creation, Erkki Nghimtina, at the recent launch of the (AllAfrica)

Hepatitis E Outbreak At Swakop

[Namibian] THE health directorate yesterday confirmed four cases of hepatitis E in the DRC informal settlement at Swakopmund. (AllAfrica)

Work On the Vocational Training Centre Starts in Khorixas

[New Era] Khorixas -The Governor of Kunene Marius Sheya reiterated the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HHP) is working despite what some armchair critics are saying. (AllAfrica)

Supreme Court Dismisses Notion Chief Justice Is Beyond Justice

[New Era] Windhoek -Deputy Chief Justice and Judge President Petrus Damaseb yesterday decried the notion by some lay litigants that no judge can preside over a matter that involves the Chief Justice. He said this when he dismissed an appeal that Ronald Somaeb lodged against a decision by Deputy Judge President Hosea Angula not to order Chief Justice Peter Shivute and two Justices of Appeal to review a previous ruling by them. (AllAfrica)

Disability Leader Praises Government

[New Era] Kamanjab -The Information and Mobilisation officer for People Living with Disabilities (PLWD), Suzett !Guim praised government for improving the lives of disabled Namibians. (AllAfrica)

Zambezi Health Workers Resume Duty

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Drivers and other health workers in the Ministry of Health in Zambezi Region agreed to resume transporting state patients referred from the State hospital in Katima Mulilo to bigger referral hospitals, following a dispute over outstanding Subsistence and Travel allowance (S&T) payments. (AllAfrica)

Diamond Giants Clash Over Verification and Source Disclosure

[Namibia Economist] Heavyweight international diamond trader, the Rapaport Group, earlier this week levelled serious allegations against De Beers, accusing the world's biggest diamond miner of intentionally obscuring the source of origin of the diamonds it markets across its extended sightholder network. (AllAfrica)