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Lawyers In Bid to Restore Regional Tribunal

[Legalbrief] The role played by President Jacob Zuma in removing crucial legal rights from millions of people living in SADC countries came under scrutiny in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) yesterday. (AllAfrica)

President Geingob Extends Ministerial Travel Ban

[New Era] Windhoek -The foreign travel ban for all ministers and deputy ministers that was recently announced by President Hage Geingob to rein in expenditure, was yesterday extended beyond February. (AllAfrica)

Geingob Irked By U.S.$3.7 Million Spent to Buy Farm

[New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob has expressed his dismay at the Ministry of Defence spending about N$45 million to acquire the luxury farm Oropoko, which will be used to train elite soldiers to live in harmony with nature and to practice their shooting skills. (AllAfrica)

Stray Cats a Nuisance At Oshakati Hospital

[New Era] Ongwediva -Feral cats at the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital have become a nuisance as they are in the habit of stealing patients' food. (AllAfrica)

Upsurge in Goat, Chicken Theft

[New Era] Onkaankaa -Farmers at Onkaankaa village in Otamanzi constituency in the Omusati region are concerned about children who are allegedly involved in the theft of goats and chickens at the rural farming settlement. (AllAfrica)

Low-Cost Houses for Grootfontein Squatters

[New Era] Omuthiya -Thousands of Grootfontein residents squatting at the country's only remaining single-quarters complex, a pre-independence living quarters for labourers, will soon be relocated once the Grootfontein Municipality finalises its plans to relocate them to cheaper houses. (AllAfrica)

Entrepreneurs Must Diversify Their Business Models - Geingob

[New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob has reminded of the need for Namibian entrepreneurs to diversify their business models, especially for many of those whose business depends on public works. Geingob made the remarks while reflecting on the economic hardship experienced during 2017, when "we took difficult decisions to effect some of the deepest expenditure cuts since Independence." (AllAfrica)

Namport Asks for More Immigration Officers

[New Era] Walvis Bay -Namport wants the government to consider allocating a bigger budget to customs and excise so that the division can be better equipped in terms of immigration control and cargo handling. (AllAfrica)

Town Council Demolishes Stalls Over Outstanding Levies

[New Era] Rundu -The Nkurenkuru Town Council on Tuesday threatened vendors at the open market to pay up or get their makeshift stalls demolished due to non-payment of their monthly rental fees of N$30. (AllAfrica)

Zambezi Farmers Re-Cultivate Fields

[New Era] Silumbi -Communal Farmers in the Zambezi region have started to re-plough following good rains since the beginning of this month. When New Era visited the areas of Silumbi and Sikanjabuka in the Katima Mulilo constituency yesterday, communal farmers could be seen busy ploughing and re-planting where they had previously planted. (AllAfrica)

President Is Pulling the Namibian Wagon Towards Prosperity

[New Era] In two years, on 21 March 2020 to be precise, our country will embrace three decades of independence. It is an important milestone as we build our nation, foster our national identity, sharpen cohesion and pursue the daunting task of economic development. We cannot erase a century of colonial injustice. The majority of Namibians suffered under that gruesome system. Over the past 27 years, and irrespective of what cynics may seek to project, we have as a people scored noteworthy successes. (AllAfrica)

Special Envoy Ngavirue Gives Latest On Genocide Talks

[New Era] New Era journalist Kuzeeko Tjitemisa, yesterday sat with the Namibia Special Envoy on Genocide Dr Zed Ngavirue to get an update on the ongoing negotiations between Namibia and Germany. This is what he had to say: (AllAfrica)

President Reshuffles Cabinet - VP Relieved of Duties

[Namibia Economist] His Excellency, President Hage Geingob on Thursday relieved, Nickey Iyambo from his duties as Vice President due to medical reasons and reshuffled his executive team with immediate effect. (AllAfrica)

Three in Court Over U.S.$83,000 Theft From Air Namibia

[Namibian] THREE Air Namibia employees implicated in a failed attempt to steal over N$1,4 million from the airline in October last year made another appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

18 Pharmacists to Get Jobs

[Namibian] SOME of the pharmacists who had been sent home because there were no vacancies at state hospitals will now be employed. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Guard Waits for Murder Trial Verdict

[Namibian] A FORMER security guard accused of having robbed, raped and murdered a young barlady in Windhoek more than six years ago is set to hear the verdict in his trial in the High Court next week. (AllAfrica)

Budget Cuts Should Not Affect Education, Health - Teachers Union

[Namibian] THE Teachers Union of Namibia (TUN) yesterday said the cuts initiated by the Office of the Prime Minister should not affect the education and health sectors. (AllAfrica)

City Explains Hospital Water Cut

[Namibian] The City of Windhoek yesterday advised that a lockable water system be installed to prevent a recurrence of the situation at the Katutura Intermediate Hospital, where staff and patients had to endure three days without water. (AllAfrica)

Defence Ministry Buys Farm

[Namibian] The defence ministry has spent about N$45 million to acquire a farm that will be used to train soldiers to live in harmony with wildlife, and to practise 'perfect shooting skills', amongst others. (AllAfrica)

Lack of Land Ownership Hampers Progress of Rural Farmers

[Namibian] THE Namibia National Farmers Union says many communal farmers in the country are still poor because they do not own the land on which they live. (AllAfrica)

Meetings Derail Parliamentary Quorums - Katjavivi

[New Era] Windhoek -Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi says political party activities are the main contributing factor to lawmakers often missing parliamentary sessions. (AllAfrica)

Justice Should Be Delivered Fairly - Geingob

[New Era] Windhoek -The judiciary must ensure that the law is applied to all Namibians fairly, reasonably and in an understandable manner, thereby instilling confidence in the legal process "which is our best hope for achieving the fullest measure of human justice, social harmony and progress", President Hage Geingob said when he opened the 2018 legal year at the Namibian Supreme Court yesterday. "As the judiciary, you are tasked with the responsibility of being guardians and servants of the laws of Namibia, and this is a tas (AllAfrica)

Heavy Workload Burdens Defence Lawyers

[New Era] Windhoek -During his annual legal year opening speech, Chief Justice Peter Shivute yesterday said the overbooking of defence lawyers for trials in the High Court is a worrying trend as fewer new criminal cases are now being finalised compared to previous years. (AllAfrica)

Oshikoto Launches Reading Pilot Study

[New Era] Omuthiya -The directorate of education in Oshikoto region has launched a pilot study themed Read Café project which aims at enhancing the culture of reading among learners. (AllAfrica)

Jacobs Breaks Namibian Indoor Record

[Namibian] Jolene Jacobs continued her fine early season form when she broke the Namibian 60m indoor record in Amsterdam last weekend. (AllAfrica)

Miniter Tweya Discredits 'Malicious' IPPR Report

[New Era] Windhoek -The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) Tjekero Tweya has labelled the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) report entitled 'Access Denied,' as a 'malicious, vexatious and irresponsible' publication crafted to portray the country in bad light. (AllAfrica)

Neglected Gladiators in Search of Fitness

[Namibian] With no league football to supplement their quest to qualify for the 2018 African Women's Cup of Nations, the Brave Gladiators have set up a training camp to prepare for their qualifier against Zimbabwe on 31 March. (AllAfrica)

Germany Thrash Namibia in Indoor Hockey World Cup Match

[Namibian] Namibia suffered a 12-0 thrashing by Germany, after trailing 4-0 at halftime, in their second match at the Indoor Hockey World Cup in Berlin on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

How President Khama Tackled Corruption

[New Era] Windhoek -Botswana President, Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who is expected to step down next month has shared his journey on how he successfully fought corruption during his 10-year tenure. (AllAfrica)

We Will Not Rest Until We Get What We Want - Rukoro

[New Era] Bethanie -Chief of the Ovaherero, Advocate Vekuii Rukoro says the struggle for restorative justice in the form of genocide reparations by the Ovaherero and Nama communities will continue until the affected communities get what they want from the German government. (AllAfrica)

Lions Terrorising Communities in Kunene

[New Era] Windhoek -Three lions killed a donkey at Farm Waterbron in the Kamanjab area early Tuesday morning, in a latest incident involving the big cats in rising cases of human/wildlife conflict in the region. (AllAfrica)