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949 Ovaherero Ready to Return From Botswana

[Namibian] A total of 949 Ovaherero living in Botswana have shown interest in being repatriated back home, Namibia's high commissioner to Botswana, Mbapeua Muvangua, says. (AllAfrica)

Govt Gambles With Telecoms Giant

[Namibian] Namibia's communications regulator was pressurised into approving the sale of the private shareholding in MTC Namibia to Namibia Post and Telecommunications Holdings. (AllAfrica)

Kalimbeza Rice Project Flooded

[Namibian] The Kalimbeza rice project in the Zambezi region is under water after recent heavy rains, forcing the project to resort to manual harvesting. (AllAfrica)

Afrikaners Join Call for Support of Nama Festival

[Namibian] The Afrikaner Nama sub-tribe has pledged its support for the upcoming Nama cultural festival to be held at Keetmanshoop between 23-27 May . (AllAfrica)

Hearing-Impaired Pupils Do Extraordinary Things

[Namibian] It is a warm Tuesday morning at Eenhana, and a teacher is attending to her Grade 5 pupils inside a quiet classroom at the Usko Nghaamwa Special School. (AllAfrica)

Knife Killings Get Young Man 25 Years in Jail

[Namibian] A young man convicted of murder and culpable homicide in connection with two knife killings that he carried out in Windhoek, heard yesterday that he has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. (AllAfrica)

Say No to Child Marriages, Says Gender Equality Minister Sioka

[Namibian] The minister of gender equality and child welfare, Doreen Sioka, condemned child marriages in the country, saying it permanently damages the future of the Namibian child. (AllAfrica)

Toddler Drowns in Flash Flood

[Namibian] A 22-month-old toddler drowned at Otjiua Farm about 30km from Omaruru on Tuesday after what may have been a flash flood. (AllAfrica)

Survival of the Fittest for Women At Informal Settlement

[Namibian] Just walking home from work, church or school is a safety risk for women and girls living at Swakopmund's DRC informal settlement. (AllAfrica)

Male Pull-Her-Down Syndrome Impedes Women

[New Era] Windhoek -It is hard enough for women to scale heights in their careers, but even when they do, they have to overcome stigma and the pull-her-down attitude that make it almost impossible for them to be successful, says Anna Nakale-Kawana, the former NamibRe managing director. (AllAfrica)

Wife Killer Sentenced to 27 Years in Jail

[Namibian] A //Karas region resident who killed his wife in a knife attack at a school in the Keetmanshoop district nearly four years ago received a prison term of 27 years at the end of his trial in the Windhoek High Court yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Govt Loses U.S.$1,3 Million to Armyworm

[Namibian] Government has lost approximately N$15,2 million as a result of the fall armyworm outbreak at its main green schemes since late 2016. (AllAfrica)

Shoprite Armed Robbery Suspects Refused Bail

[Namibian] The Windhoek Magistrate's Court yesterday refused bail to two men arrested for an attempted armed robbery at Shoprite USave supermarket in Katutura on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Entrepreneur Employs Seven Other Youths

[Namibian] Driving along the Oshakati-Outapi main road, the only attraction that can catch your eye at Ogongo, 50km from Oshakati, is a humble meat stall. (AllAfrica)

Calle Guns for Church, Charity Taxes

[New Era] Windhoek -Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein yesterday dropped a bombshell by announcing that plans are afoot to tax income derived from commercial activities by religious, charitable, educational and other types of institutions under Section 16 of the Income Tax Act. This, the minister said, would be converted to normal corporate tax, ending the tax haven enjoyed by particularly churches in Namibia, many of which are run on strict commercial principles. (AllAfrica)

Learners Sit On Floor At Overcrowded Rundu School

[New Era] Rundu -Hundreds of learners at Ndama Combined School in Rundu have had to endure the discomfort of sitting on the floor for their lessons in various classrooms and grades, especially for Grades 4 to 9 because the school whose classes are also overcrowded does not have sufficient classroom desks. (AllAfrica)

Air Namibia Celebrates Women in Aviation

[New Era] Windhoek -As the world celebrates International Women's Day on March 8 under the theme #PressforProgress, Air Namibia congratulates Elina Nependa, Iria Sheehama and Foonie Kazarako on their achievement as Air Namibia's first ever female aircraft engineers for the Embraer Jet (ERJ) fleet. The trio joined Air Namibia some six months ago, overcoming major challenges and perceived misconceptions by joining a male dominated industry. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Plastics Launches Construction of U.S.$8 Million Plant

[New Era] Windhoek -With the Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, as the guest of honour at the construction launch, the 2,660 square metre state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at Brakwater - expected to be completed before the end of this year - will close the gap on an estimated 50 percent of plastic currently imported from abroad. (AllAfrica)

Jacobs Gets 27 Years for Murder of Wife

[New Era] Windhoek -Johannes Jacobs, 45, who was convicted of killing his estranged wife by stabbing her 12 times with a knife in her upper body and leaving her to die while he walked away, was sentenced to an effective 27 years behind bars. (AllAfrica)

Drought Persists, Despite Good Rains

[New Era] Outapi -With the consistent decrease in annual rainfall as a result of far-reaching climate change, it is being projected Namibia will continue experiencing severe drought in the coming years. (AllAfrica)

Namibia to Establish National Productivity Organisation

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia is to establish a National Productivity Organisation. This was revealed on Monday by Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Erkki Nghimtina, when he officially opened a human resources development training course focussing on development of advanced productivity practitioners. (AllAfrica)

Smith Praise On Bantu Education Causes Stir

[New Era] Windhoek -Remarks by Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) parliamentarian Nico Smit that the Bantu apartheid education system was better than the current education in terms of quality and affordability has infuriated other MPs. (AllAfrica)

Pakistani Men Wanted By Immigration

[Namibian] Immigration officials are looking for two Pakistani nationals who entered the country illegally under the pretence of coming to work for Namibian companies, one of which is the Namibian Ports Authority. (AllAfrica)

We Can't Cut What Is Not There - MPs

[Namibian] Some members of parliament were not surprised by the decrease in the national budget for the 2018/19 financial year that was announced by finance minister Calle Schlettwein in parliament yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Cops Accused of Colluding With Criminals

[New Era] Windhoek -Popular Democratic Movement Youth League (PDMYL) secretary general, Benson Katjirijova has accused police of colluding with criminals who have been terrorising residents of Katutura. (AllAfrica)

Spending Cut, but Govt Debt Balloons

[Namibian] Government spending will be cut by more than N$1 billion during the 2018/19 financial year, but Namibia's state debt will still continue to balloon over coming years, it is envisaged in the national budget that finance minister Calle Schlettwein tabled in parliament yesterday. (AllAfrica)

National Youth Games Launched

[Namibian] The inaugural Namibia National Youth Games which will see an estimated 1 800 athletes competing in 10 sport codes in Windhoek in May, was launched at the Namibia National Sport Commission on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Telecom Threatens to Suspend Accounts

[Namibian] Telecom Namibia has once again threatened to close accounts of clients who are in arrears, should they not be paid up by Sunday, 11 March. (AllAfrica)

Govt to Scrap Preferential Tax

[Namibian] Manufacturers in Namibia will no longer get special treatment of paying less tax than everyone else as the policy will be reviewed in an attempt to phase out the preferential tax system. (AllAfrica)

Russian Foreign Minister Stops Over During Africa Tour

[Deutsche Welle] The veteran Russian politician is in Africa at the same time as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his maiden visit to the continent. (AllAfrica)

Minister Ngatjizeko Retires 14 Days After Appointment

[Namibian] Former trade and industrialisation minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko has retired, two weeks after he was appointed presidential affairs minister. (AllAfrica)