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Murder Conspiracy Trial Continues in January

[Namibian] The trial of six people accused of having conspired to murder the husband of one of them in March 2015 is due to continue in the Windhoek High Court from the middle of January. (AllAfrica)

Public Urged to Respect Official Motorcades

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Police Inspector-General Sebastian Ndeitunga says motorists and other road users must make way for motorcades carrying VVIPs and VIPs, not only because it is the law, but because the public need to show national political leaders courtesy and respect. (AllAfrica)

Swapo Is State-Owned

[Namibian] Walking through the packed Safari Hotel's parking lot over the weekend, one could not ignore the spectacle of the sleek vehicles parked there. (AllAfrica)

Walvis Bay's Florence Nightingale

[Namibian] A retired nurse of Walvis Bay has embarked on a mission to help promote healthcare and prevent diseases in Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Lessons From the 6th Swapo Congress

[New Era] Over the last five months, very little in the life of the Republic mattered more than the significance of the Swapo Congress of this year--an event which generated so much about the good, the bad and the ugly about our body politic. (AllAfrica)

Steering Swapo and Country Towards Prosperity

[New Era] "Viva SWAPO" were my words when I was defeated by the late Comrade Hendrik Witbooi at the 2nd SWAPO Congress of 1997. (AllAfrica)

Buti Launches 14th Album

[New Era] Windhoek -Following the success of his latest 14th album titled Opena, which has been enjoying massive airplays countrywide for the past two weeks, Tate Buti, real name Teeleleni Mumbangala, has decided to launch the in style tonight at Ramatex. (AllAfrica)

City Gets a Laugh-Your-Butt-Off Show

[New Era] Windhoek -As Namibians prepare for the annual invasion of the coastal beaches, serial joker, Neville Basson is preparing to send them off with a comic mischief. Jeremiah Ndjoze previews his laugh-your-butt-off show tonight. (AllAfrica)

Move On, Ruling Party Members Urged

[New Era] Keetmanshoop -Swapo //Kharas regional coordinator Matheus Mumbala says there should be no hostility between members who supported different factions during the recent Swapo congress. (AllAfrica)

Awesome 2017 Show With Mtukudzi On Track

[New Era] Windhoek -Amidst rumors and expectations of Zimbabwe's chimurenga musician, Thomas Mapfumo, also known as the Lion of Zimbabwe, returning from exile with the wind of change sweeping in that country, another Zimbabwean muso is in Namibia as scheduled. (AllAfrica)

Belly Dancer Selected for World Art Champs

[New Era] Swakopmund -Professional belly dancer, Sascha Olivier-Sampson, has been selected from a team of performing artists to represent Namibia in Los Angeles in July 2018 in a two-week World Performing Art Championships. (AllAfrica)

Oshakati Dismisses Open Market Demonstrators' Claims

[New Era] Oshakati -Oshakati Town Council has refuted claims levelled against it by angry demonstrators from the Oshakati Open Market, who protested this week against high rentals, dismissing the claims as devoid of any truth. (AllAfrica)

Southern Campus Launches Innovation Hub

[New Era] Keetmanshoop -The University of Namibia southern campus launched the much-anticipated //Kharas Innovation Hub (KIH) at Keetmanshoop on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Blue Waters Take On Arrows in Coastal Derby

[New Era] Windhoek -The pick of this weekend's action in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) will be the mega clash between coastal giants Blue Waters and Eleven Arrows, slated for the Kuisebmund Stadium in Walvis Bay tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Billions Rely On Fish for Nutrition

[New Era] Walvis Bay -The United Nations resident coordinator and Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) representative to Namibia Kiki Gbeho says more than three billion people worldwide depend on fish as their daily source of food and protein source. (AllAfrica)

Amukwiyu Reflects On Congress Lessons

[New Era] Windhoek -Oshikoto regional coordinator for Swapo, Armas Amukwiyu, says the strategy to align with veteran politicians of Swapo towards a leadership role during the recent congress, might have been the wrong move. Public expectations were high that Amukwiyu, 41, stood a better chance against his opponent Sophia Shaningwa, whom he rivalled for the position of secretary general, the third highest position in the ruling party. (AllAfrica)

Esau Unveils Ambitious Fisheries Strategic Plan

[New Era] Walvis Bay -The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has launched a five-year Fisheries Strategic Plan that seeks to develop the fishing sector through management, diversification and conservation of marine resources, so that the sector can operate efficiently and to mitigate and reduce poverty and unemployment. (AllAfrica)

Winners and Losers From the Congress

[Namibian] The 2017 Swapo congress is history, with Team Harambee having whitewashed Team Swapo both at the top four positions of the party and the central committee. (AllAfrica)

Drilling Boreholes Can Be Wasteful Due to Salinity

[New Era] Windhoek -The drilling of boreholes in most of the northern regions is seen as a sheer waste of time and resources. This due to the fact that much of the underground water is tainted with high levels of alkalinity. (AllAfrica)

Gambling With the Nation's Health

[Namibian] Five surgeons sent an SOS missive to health minister Bernard Haufiku this week in which they state that more people are dying because of "unprecedented shortages" of basics in the country's busiest hospitals. (AllAfrica)

First Youth to Get Masters in Logistics From German University

[Namibia Economist] Tangeni Kambunga from Walvis Bay is the first Namibian to complete the Masters degree in Global Logistics at the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany. (AllAfrica)

Implications of Geingob's Roaring Congress Victory

[New Era] The 766 Swapo congress delegates, by handing a Historic two thirds majority victory to President H.G. Geingob and his slate, which removed all top seven rival contenders from the central committee and the politburo, have spoken as one. They unequivocally upheld the sacrosanctity of "One Namibia, One Nation" as the chief cornerstone principle of the Namibian house. (AllAfrica)

Government Bails Out Sport Codes

[Namibian] Namibian sport received a major boost on Thursday when the Namibia Sport Commission handed over close to N$15 million to various sport codes. (AllAfrica)

Choppies Opens At Omuthiya

[Namibian] Choppies, a retailer with dozens of shops across southern Africa, opened its first branch in Namibia at Omuthiya in the Oshikoto region on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Killers Get Three Life Prison Terms

[Namibian] Sentences of imprisonment for life made a return to the Windhoek High Court yesterday - more than 14 years after the last life prison terms were imposed in that court. (AllAfrica)

Allan Gray Celebrates 21 Years in Namibia

[Namibian] Investment manager Allan Gray on Tuesday evening celebrated their 21 years of Namibian operations at a party event held in Windhoek. (AllAfrica)

57 000 Sign Petition Against Elephant Hunting

[Namibian] About 57 508 people across the world have signed a petition for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to stop the hunting of desert elephants in Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Racism Rife in Local Sports?

[New Era] Following vehement denials over the years by Cricket Namibia that there is an element of racism in the manner in which the game of cricket in Namibia is administered - the newly appointed CEO, one Peter Forster, has inadvertently admitted in an exclusive interview with Nampa that indeed transformation in sport is a shot from taking off. (AllAfrica)

Tractor Assembly Plant Planned for Brakwater

[New Era] Windhoek -A business delegation from Tabliz in northern Iran yesterday confirmed that a N$150 million tractor assembly plant will be established at Brakwater, on the outskirts of Windhoek. (AllAfrica)

Double Life Sentences for Outjo Killer

[New Era] Windhoek -The Windhoek High Court yesterday handed Outjo resident Sageus Somaeb two life sentences in jail for the brutal killing of his stepson and, while out on bail, the boy's mother in 2013. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Funds to Boost Infrastructure Development, Wildlife Protection in Namibia

[Focac] Windhoek -A Chinese trade and economic delegation led by Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Qian Keming held here on Wednesday consultations with Namibian officials to strengthen the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries. (AllAfrica)