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Why We Must Refuse to Do Business With Apartheid

[Namibian] WITH GREAT SORROW we learned this week that Israeli forces had killed 59 peaceful Palestinian protestors on Monday. Since the beginning of March Israel has killed more than 90 unarmed protestors and wounded around 10 000. Surely the world cannot watch in silence and allow such atrocities to continue. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Cancels SADC Annual Contribution

[Namibian] CABINET has agreed not to pay the N$30 million annual subscription to the Southern African Development Community for 2018/19 because Namibia will host the 38th heads of state and government summit in August this year. (AllAfrica)

Mannetti Hails Value of Cosafa Cup

[Namibian] Ricardo Mannetti has spoken of the importance of the COSAFA Cup in developing Namibian football and he relived the historic triumph for the country in the 2015 edition in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Siemens Takes Digital Solutions of the Year Award At Africa Utility Week

[Namibia Economist] Siemens, provider of a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, and services to help build and operate microgrids of any size won the Digital Solutions of the year award for its Siemens South Africa Head Quarters Micro Grid Project at the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards which took place in Cape Town this week. (AllAfrica)

Landless Residents Feel Like Refugees

[New Era] Swakopmund -About 600 landless residents of Walvis Bay say that they are subjected to living like refugees in the country of their birth as they only have access to a single toilet and one water tap for their basic needs. (AllAfrica)

ACC Probes Several Fraud Cases

[New Era] Swakopmund -The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) is currently investigating a fraud case involving a forged pre-approval letter that was used to syphon more than a million from a fishing company. (AllAfrica)

Letshego Bank Namibia Unveils Easy Access Financial Solution

[New Era] Windhoek -In line with its brand promise to increase access to simple, accessible and appropriate financial solutions, Letshego Namibia is launching 'LetsGo', which is an all-in-one solution to customers in Windhoek. The new service enables customers to save, pay and get paid, at a cost effective rate with Letshego's pay-as-you-use fees. (AllAfrica)

Hunting Down the Corrupt Door-to-Door

[New Era] Last Friday's Landmark Ruling in the Marathon Avid SSC case that has gone on for 14 years will have far-reaching implications for justice in Namibia. Positive implications, we hope. (AllAfrica)

Namibia, China Sign Inter-Parliamentary Accord

[New Era] Windhoek -The Speaker of the National Assembly, Professor Peter Katjavivi has reiterated his call for strengthened parliamentary cooperation between Namibia and the Asian economic powerhouse of China. (AllAfrica)

Corrupt Practices Concern Kamanjab Councillor

[New Era] Kamanjab -Engenesia Tjiretje-Ensingue, Kamanjab Constituency Councillor, on Wednesday informed a constituency development committee meeting there are too many "corrupt" practices at the village. (AllAfrica)

Jarmann Eyes Return to Glory in Swaziland

[Namibian] The last time Anthony Jarmann fought for the WBA Pan African super-welterweight title was soon after a bereavement in his family, and he was not really up for it. (AllAfrica)

African Stars, Unam Told to Fill Stadium

[Namibian] African Stars and Unam must ensure the Sam Nujoma Stadium is filled to capacity for Saturday's Debmarine Namibia Cup final to justify the sponsors' investment, the competition's organising committee chair, Roger Kambatuku, said yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Hockey - Inline Hockey Cup At the Dome On Monday

[New Era] Swakopmund -Namibia's popular holiday resort, Swakopmund is to play hosts to the eagerly awaited Africa Cup Inline Hockey tourney, which gets underway at The Dome on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Award Winning Artist Speaks On Compassion for the Needy and His Music Journey

[New Era] Windhoek -New Era sat with multi-awarding winning artist, N.I.A who this year scooped the best gospel award for the song 'I give my life to you,' featuring Monique English, at the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs). (AllAfrica)

Geingob Praises Strategic Partnership With China

[New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob says Namibians should embrace a new era of bilateral relations between Namibia and China that have recently matured into a comprehensive strategic partnership, defying armchair critics who have made it their habit to criticise the good relations between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Floods Account for 11 Lives Lost

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Eleven people have died in Zambezi Region since the beginning of March this year as a result of floods that have swamped the flood-prone region. The Zambezi River rose to an alarming level this year as it surpassed seven metres, causing one of the heaviest floods the region has ever seen. (AllAfrica)

Defaulting Students Allowed to Sit for Exams

[New Era] Windhoek -After months of anxiety among defaulting students at the University of Namibia (Unam) the university council has decided to allow them to sit for the exams which start today. (AllAfrica)

EAN Reiterates Call for Income Specific Inflation Rates

[New Era] Windhoek -The Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) has once again called for the calibration of additional inflation rates catering specifically for low, middle and high-income households. This, says Klaus Schade, the Director of the EAN would provide more detailed information that could for instance guide employers and trade unions during wage and salary negotiations. (AllAfrica)

No Third Party in Scanner Deal - Schlettwein

[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein yesterday testified in the ongoing mega fraud case involving scanners bought from China, saying no third party was involved in securing the scanners for the government. (AllAfrica)

Katima Residents Storm Out of Meeting With Governor

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Residents of Katima Mulilo who are unhappy with the manner in which their town is being run by the town council yesterday refused point-blank to come to table with the regional leadership to discuss how to find an amicable solution to their grievances that are mounting. (AllAfrica)

China Pledges Over U.S.$1 Million Towards Anti-Poaching

[New Era] Windhoek -In its bilateral efforts, the Chinese government has given a grant worth N$15 million to the Namibian government for the procurement of equipment that will be used by law-enforcement agents deployed to the anti-poaching unit. (AllAfrica)

Recognition and Honour for Nun At 89

[Namibian] NOT many can earn a doctorate at 89 years, but the Roman Catholic nun, sister Paule Elizabeth Atiogbe, of the diocese of Keetmanshoop did. (AllAfrica)

MP Accuses Women of Falsely Claiming Gender-Based Violence

[Namibian] NATIONAL Council member Melania Ndjago yesterday accused some women of using gender-based violence as a tactic to get back at men who want to leave them. (AllAfrica)

Namibian Refugees Given Two Months to Go Home

[Botswana Daily News] Dukwi -Namibian refugees residing at Dukwi refugee camp have been given two months to go back to their mother land. (AllAfrica)

Tennis - Locals Find the Going Tough ... As South Africans Dominate Junior Tennis Tourney

[New Era] Windhoek -Bank Windhoek in collaboration with the Namibian Tennis Association (NTA) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), hosted the under -18 boys and girls Junior Tennis tourney, in Windhoek. (AllAfrica)

Man Devastated By Flood Thanks Community

[New Era] Windhoek -The 31-year-old man who tragically lost his girlfriend and three-year-old son to a flash flood that gushed into their shack at the informal settlement of Oshitenda has expressed gratitude to the public. (AllAfrica)

Rugby - Namibia Announces Squad for Africa Gold Cup

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia Rugby Ltd, a commercial and operational arm of the Namibia Rugby Union (NRU), yesterday announced a strong well-blended squad of 44 young and experienced players that will represent the country at this year's Rugby Africa Gold Cup, which starts in June. (AllAfrica)

Spoken Word Namibia Closed for 2018

[Namibian] THERE'S no denying the impact of Spoken Word Namibia. (AllAfrica)

Namsov Shares Saga Kicks Up Dust

[Namibian] A BUSINESSMAN who owns 4,9% in one of Namibia's biggest fishing firms, Namsov Fisheries, has threatened to sell his shares for N$53 million because of a dispute over the value of the company. (AllAfrica)

National Council Losing Relevance - Councillors

[Namibian] SOME National Council members yesterday said they felt irrelevant in the eyes of the law, and that they needed a bigger budget. (AllAfrica)

Judgement Reserved On Spy Chief's Bid to Suppress Article

[Namibian] WINDHOEK High Court judge Harald Geier has reserved judgement on an urgent application in which the head of Namibia's state spy agency is trying to prevent a weekly newspaper from publishing an article in which government properties allegedly being misused by former members of the spy service are disclosed. (AllAfrica)