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No More Hiding for President On 77th Birthday

[Namibian] When President Hage Geingob turned 74, he 'fooled' everyone that he was actually '47', the head of state joked at his birthday celebrations at Swakopmund today. (AllAfrica)

SME Sector Will Benefit From the Afcfta - Meyer

[Namibian] NAMIBIA's small and medium enterprises sector will gain easier access to bigger foreign markets for goods and services through the African continental free trade agreement, SMEs Compete director Danny Meyer says. (AllAfrica)

Household Debt Hikes Slightly

[Namibian] HOUSEHOLD debt increased by 6,4% in June 2018, compared to an 8,3% increase during the preceding year. The debt level currently stands at N$54,6 billion. (AllAfrica)

African Development Bank Calls for Greater Push for Breastfeeding

[Namibia Economist] As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off this year, the African Development Bank has called on countries to push breastfeeding as a means to give children a vital head start to their future wellbeing. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Gets N$2b From Germany

[Namibian] NAMIBIA has received about N$2 billion from the German government through development cooperation agreements between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Geingob Insists Govt Tackling Graft

[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob on Wednesday reiterated that the government is fighting corruption, contrary to popular belief that nothing is being done. (AllAfrica)

Time to Put Pressure On Shoprite

[Namibian] SHOPRITE's ongoing exploitation of the Namibian working class is an issue too big to ignore. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Hosts First-Ever Athletes Forum

[Namibian] THE Athletes Commission under the auspices of the Namibia National Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Association (NNOC-CGA), will host the inaugural Athletes Forum on Saturday at the Namibia University of Science and Technology's (NUST) Auditorium 1 in Windhoek. (AllAfrica)

Uniform Retailer Karseboom Folds

[Namibian] WELL-KNOWN Windhoek school uniforms retailer Karseboom Namibia this week closed for business after being in operation for 60 years. (AllAfrica)

A Call to Boycott Shoprite Affiliates As Well

[New Era] Windhoek -While local labour union leaders, political leaders, government officials and business organisations have called on Namibians to boycott Shoprite, there is a difference of opinion on whether all Shoprite Holdings Limited's affiliates should be boycotted as well. (AllAfrica)

NSFAF Receives Over U.S.$$49 Million From Treasury

[New Era] Windhoek -To date, the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has received N$670 million in total from Treasury, out of the allocated N$1.45 billion for 2018/2019 financial year to enable the fund to make timely student payments. (AllAfrica)

Tax-Free Petrol for President and Family

[Namibian] THE President and his family may import certain goods without paying any tax as long as those goods are not meant for business activities, the finance ministry has said. (AllAfrica)

Capping Solar Energy Generation in Namibia Misses the Point

[New Era] Is Namibia, a country uniquely positioned to benefit from solar energy, really putting the brakes on solar system deployment when other countries are forging ahead? If recent news is to be taken seriously, the answer is yes - progress towards a cleaner, more affordable supply of electricity in Namibia is indeed under threat. (AllAfrica)

Land Grabbers in Rundu Are At It Again

[New Era] Rundu -A mob of people referring to themselves as the 'landless residents' has illegally demarcated plots for themselves in Rundu, a week after they were stoped from occupying the land illegally. They insist that they have waited for too long for the council to allocate them land. The group has been camping on site since July 21, and claim to have over 2000 members on their list who need land. They are currently demarcating a virgin piece of land to cater to that number. (AllAfrica)

Namibians March Against GBV Scourge

[New Era] Windhoek -Windhoek women and gender non-conforming residents took to the streets yesterday in protest against the gender-based violence (GBV) scourge in the country. The peaceful demonstration was part of the hashtag activism social movement, #TOTALSHUTDOWN, that also held protests in South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Another Cop Nabbed for Assault of Lover

[New Era] Omuthiya -Apparent jealousy has resulted in another male police officer being arrested, this time at Tsumeb, after he allegedly threatened to shoot his 24-year-old girlfriend. (AllAfrica)

Oshikoto Learners Blame Peer Pressure for Pregnancies

[New Era] Omuthiya -Some learners in Oshikoto Region have fingered peer pressure, which includes an insatiable lust for money, as a leading contributor to teenage pregnancy among themselves. (AllAfrica)

Geingob Breaks Silence On Avid Verdict

[New Era] Eenhana -President Hage Geingob yesterday said the just-concluded marathon court case involving the loss of N$30 million that the Social Security Commission had invested with unknown entity Avid Investments was testimony to government's continued efforts to curb corruption. (AllAfrica)

Roads Authority Cautions Against License Scammers and Fraudsters

[New Era] Windhoek -The Roads Authority (RA) has cautioned the public against fraudsters that are using the RA name to defraud and scam unsuspecting members of the public of their money. These fraudsters are offering the public learner licenses in exchange for payments via E-wallet services. The scammer/s have been using RA staff members' photos as their WhatsApp profile pictures to mislead the public and carry out their fraudulent activities. (AllAfrica)

SADC Industrialisation Week 2018 Draws to a Close

[New Era] Windhoek -SADC's Industrialisation Week, which is aimed at fostering new opportunities for intra-regional trade and investment, concluded in the capital yesterday. The three-day event attracted interest from the region, the continent and the broader globe and also entailed an exhibitors' aspect on the sidelines where this year about 150 companies from across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) presented their products. The 2018 SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW) was hosted with the support of the NEPAD (AllAfrica)

State Closes Case in Trial of Alleged Serial Rapist of Minors

[New Era] Windhoek -State Advocate Inocencia Niyoni yesterday closed the State's case in the trial of Bertus Koch who is accused of the rape and trafficking of children on diverse occasions in the DRC settlement of Swakopmund (AllAfrica)

Number of People Infected With HIV Reduced By 50%

[New Era] Windhoek -New data from the Namibia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) survey shows a 50 percent reduction in the total number of new HIV infections per year in the last five years. The total national HIV prevalence in Namibia is now at 12.6 percent compared to 14 percent in 2014, according to the NAMPHIA results. (AllAfrica)

Unam New VC Prioritises Curriculum Overhaul

[New Era] Windhoek -In a bid to ensure graduates are employable in a selective and demanding job market, new University of Namibia (Unam) vice-chancellor Professor Kenneth Matengu yesterday said a six-person team has been assembled to review the operations and academic structure of the university. (AllAfrica)

Six Accused Armed Robbers Deny Any Wrongdoing

[New Era] Windhoek -Six foreign nationals who stand accused of an armed robbery at a shopping center in the Windhoek suburb of Pionierspark, have denied having a hand in the crime. (AllAfrica)

Namibian Athletes Left Stranded in Nigeria... Spend Two Days At the Airport

[New Era] Windhoek -A nine-member delegation of Namibian athletes and coaching staff, scheduled to represent the country at the African Senior Athletics Championships that got underway in Nigeria late yesterday, was humiliated, exposed and distraughtly left stranded for two days at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Policies Must Consider Gender Differences - PM

[Namibian] POLICIES must take into account gender differences and the structural and institutional barriers hindering women's participation to ensure that they are included in trade and business, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Protestors Demand Government Action On GBV

[Namibian] MORE than 50 men and women marched from the Katutura Intermediate Hospital to the Windhoek Magistrate's Court yesterday in solidarity against gender-based violence, and to raise awareness about the scourge. (AllAfrica)

Man Assaults, Kills Wife's Killer

[Namibian] A DISTRAUGHT husband took the law into his own hands and killed the man who had run over his wife and baby on Saturday evening in the Sinai area along the Kongola-Sangwali road. (AllAfrica)

Unions Failed Shoprite Workers - Tjombe

[Namibian] HUMAN rights lawyer Norman Tjombe says labour unions have lost focus as their leaders were no longer interested in the fight for labour justice. (AllAfrica)

Germany Urges U.S. Court to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Genocide

[Namibian] A lawyer for Germany on Tuesday urged a U.S. judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the country on behalf of the Herero and Nama people of what is now Namibia over genocide and seizure of property carried out by German colonists more than 100 years ago. (AllAfrica)

Disease Burden 'Eroding' Namibia's Progress Albeit Success-UN

[New Era] Windhoek -The adverse effects of a disproportionate share of communicable diseases and the increasing burden of non-communicable diseases are "eroding" much of Namibia's progress despite boasting many successes. (AllAfrica)