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Budget Cuts Sacrifice Eight Hospitals

[Namibian] THE government sacrificed the construction and renovation of eight hospitals and three health centres across the country when the finance minister presented his mid-term budget. (AllAfrica)

Competition Commission's Puma Raid Unlawful

[Namibian] A DAWN raid in September 2016 on Puma Energy Namibia by the Namibian Competition Commission was declared unlawful by the High Court on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Rugby Team Takes On Russia in Krasnodar

[Namibian] Namibia start their European rugby tour with a crucial match against Russia in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Unavailable Docket Halts Valombola Murder Case

[New Era] Windhoek -Katutura Magistrate's Court yesterday had to postpone the case of Refugees Commissioner Likius Valombola because of the docket that was not available for court proceedings. (AllAfrica)

SADC Called to Gang Up On Childhood Nutrition

[New Era] Windhoek -SADC member states have been urged to adopt the call to action for renewed commitment on early childhood nutrition as a regional commitment to accelerate nutrition actions. (AllAfrica)

Govt Moves to Curb Bureaucracy

[New Era] Windhoek -In its effort to curb bureaucracy and to accelerate provision of service delivery, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila told parliamentarians on Wednesday that government has turned to the application of e-governance. (AllAfrica)

Unam Agree to 6 Percent Salary Increase

[Namibian] THE University of Namibia has agreed to pay its employees a 6% salary increase after two weeks of protest. (AllAfrica)

Telecom Defends Executive 'Bonuses'

[Namibian] TELECOM Namibia's chief executive, Theo Klein, defended the parastatal's decision to pay over N$2 million to seven executives, despite concerns by the board that the entity was not supposed to make such payments because of its financial problems. (AllAfrica)

New Law to Regulate Pupil Admission

[Namibian] EDUCATION minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa says state and private schools will no longer be allowed to use tests and progress reports as criteria to screen pupils for admission purposes. (AllAfrica)

NPL 'Circus' Opens Today, Maybe

[Namibian] For the second season running, Tigers will "for principled reasons" not honour their opening match of the MTC Namibia Premiership, which is set to kick off on Friday evening amid administrative chaos. (AllAfrica)

Drought Kills Over 300 Livestock in Aminius

[New Era] Windhoek -With the prolonged drought in Aminius Constituency in Omaheke Region, more than 300 livestock have died as farmers watch their animals helplessly succumb to famine. (AllAfrica)

Govt Funding Benefits 765 Marginalised Learners

[New Era] Ongwediva -In its quest to uplift the marginalised communities, the Division of the Marginalised Communities within the Office of the Vice-President has schooled about 765 students through its Education Support Programme at various local tertiary institutions since 2005. (AllAfrica)

Finland Calls for More Collaboration With Govt

[Namibian] Finnish minister of economic affairs Mika Lintilš has called for more collaboration between Namibian and Finnish business people. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Hosts Regional Forum On Climate Finance

[New Era] Windhoek -Southern Africa needs strong regional collaboration for countries in the region to improve their access to international climate change funds. Therefore, the importance of organised learning forums cannot be underestimated. (AllAfrica)

Govt 'Didn't Know' It Owned Namib Desert Diamonds

[Namibian] Mines minister Tom Alweendo said the government did not know that Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) was a state-owned company, an admission that adds to the suspicions about the formation of the secretive gems company. (AllAfrica)

Police Wants CCTV Cameras Installed At Shebeens

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian police will propose the amendment of the Liquor Act to make it compulsory for alcohol outlet owners to install Close-Circuit Television (CCTV) at their premises, before the issuance of a licence or renewal of their licences is entertained. (AllAfrica)

49 000 Criminal Cases in Six Months

[Namibian] POLICE yesterday said they recorded 49 000 criminal cases between March and August this year, with murder, robbery and theft of motor vehicles on the rise. (AllAfrica)

Airport Upgrade to Cost U.S.$17 Million

[Namibian] THE government will fork out N$245 million to upgrade the Hosea Kutako International Airport before the end of 2019. (AllAfrica)

Instruction to Seize Illegally Mined Sand

[New Era] Ongwediva -The regional commander of Oshikoto Region, Commissioner Armas Shivute, has revealed the police have been instructed to seize heaps of sand that were illegally mined in Oshikoto. (AllAfrica)

Fiscal Consolidation Stays the Course Despite Economic Headwinds - Schade

[New Era] Windhoek -Despite prevalent economic headwinds which have an adverse impact on revenue collection, government is staying the course to rein in the fiscal deficit and total public debt, as announced by Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, when he presented the fourth Mid-year Budget Review at the end of October. This is according to local economist, Klaus Schade, who has noted that the mid-year review is not a proposal for allocation of additional funds, but instead serves two purposes: firstly to propose internal (AllAfrica)

Katjavivi Vindicates Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

[Namibian] National Assembly speaker Peter Katjavivi has cleared prime minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila of any wrongdoing in the utterances she directed to a fellow parliamentarian who regarded them as derogatory and demeaning. (AllAfrica)

Police Plans to Clear Backlog of 176 709 Cases

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Police Force (Nampol)'s five-year strategic plan could help the force tackle the backlog of pending dockets or investigations countrywide. (AllAfrica)

Group Wants Interim Council for Henties Bay

[Namibian] The Henties Bay Social Action Movement is demanding an interim community council to replace the current town council until the next local authority elections in 2020. (AllAfrica)

Airport Upgrade Set to Ease Congestion

[Namibia Economist] The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) and the government have embarked upon an upgrading project currently estimated to be worth N$245 million to ease congestion at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). (AllAfrica)

Keetmans Residents to Petition Over Unemployment

[Namibian] RESIDENTS of Keetmanshoop in the //Karas Region plan to stage a peaceful demonstration over unemployed youth at the town and in the region here tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

'Focused' Warriors Shun Football Politics

[Namibian] The Brave Warriors have constructed a collective mental cocoon to safeguard their focus from the ongoing football feud as they wind down a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualification campaign that may yet end with a silver lining for the country. (AllAfrica)

Young African FC Challenges Premier League Ban

[Namibian] Friday's Namibia Premier League kick-off could be deferred indefinitely should Young African succeed with their application for an urgent court interdict following their suspension from the top-flight on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Centre Gives Hope to Informal Settlement

[New Era] Windhoek -In the dusty informal settlement of Goreangab is the Hope for the Hopeless centre which cares for children of that community of urban poor. (AllAfrica)

Windhoek Appoints Interim CEO

[Namibian] The City of Windhoek has appointed Ludwig Narib to act as the chief executive officer for three months. (AllAfrica)

Telecom Chair Denies Pushing for Board Fee Hikes

[Namibian] Telecom board chairperson Irene Simeon-Kurtz said claims that she wanted board fee increases are "blatant lies". (AllAfrica)

Women Embrace Reusable Pads

[Namibian] WINDHOEK resident Sophie Booysen is one of the few women who have found comfort in reusable Ann pads since August this year. (AllAfrica)