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Ferwafa Officials Arrested Over Attempt to Bribe Namibian Referee

[New Times] Two senior officials from the local football governing body, FERWAFA, are in police custody for allegedly attempting to bribe a Namibian referee to manipulate the result of the 2019 Afcon qualifier between Rwanda and Côte d'Ivoire on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

No Salary Increase for Politicians

[Namibian] NEWLY appointed chairperson of the Public Office-Bearers Commission, judge Sylvester Mainga says there will be no salary increments for politicians until the current economic situation improves. (AllAfrica)

There Is No Place for Racism At Institutions of Higher Learning - Minister

[New Era] The Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi says racism will not be condoned in the education and training sphere in Namibia. (AllAfrica)

TB Cases Sharply Decreasing

[New Era] The Ministry of Health and Social Services recorded only a nominal decrease of Tuberculosis (TB) cases in the past three years from 9154 cases of active TB reported in 2016, to 8854 in 2017 representing a decrease of a mere 3 percent, while so far this year the figure further decreased to 8575. (AllAfrica)

700 TB Deaths in 2017

[Namibian] ABOUT 700 people died from tuberculosis-related infections in Namibia, while over 8 800 new infections were recorded in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Primary Education Not Govt Priority - Unicef

[Namibian] UNICEF education officer Jessica Brown says the Namibian government is not prioritising primary education, leading to an unstable foundation for pupils. (AllAfrica)

State Calls for Jail Time in Bribery Case

[New Era] The state has called on the court to give the two Chinese nationals four years imprisonment for bribing a police officer. (AllAfrica)

Driver Who Killed Three Says He Was Not Drunk

[New Era] Morne Mouton, a man on trial for the death of two civilians and Windhoek City Police officer has denied allegations that he was drunk the night of the fatal incident that prematurely cut short three innocent lives. (AllAfrica)

Menstrual Hygiene Project Launched By WAD

[New Era] The Women's Action for Development (WAD) and the Wise Economy Global Association in Sweden yesterday launched the 'My period is awesome' pilot project that would train Life Skills teachers in menstrual hygiene management as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. (AllAfrica)

Man Kills Ex-Lover With Brick, Commits Suicide

[New Era] A 37-year-old man allegedly killed his 29-year-old ex-girlfriend at farm Rossenhoff in the Gibeon district on Tuesday before committing suicide. (AllAfrica)

Parliament Postponed On Its First Day of Session

[New Era] Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi on Tuesday postponed to next week Tuesday the first day of parliament after the august House reconvened. (AllAfrica)

Over 35,000 Men Circumcised in Khomas

[New Era] Over 35, 000 men have been circumcised in Khomas Region since the inception of the Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision programme in 2009. (AllAfrica)

Namibia Addresses Non-Communicable Diseases

[WHO] The Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, Dr Saara Kuungongelwa-Amadhila, launched the National Strategy on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases recently in Windhoek. The Strategy aims to reduce the preventable and avoidable burden of morbidity, mortality and disability due to non-communicable diseases in the country. (AllAfrica)

24 000 Positive for Malaria in Kavango Regions

[Namibian] ABOUT 132 304 people were tested for malaria at health facilities in the Kavango East and Kavango West regions, of whom 24 406 (18%) were positive since January. (AllAfrica)

Erongo Records Highest Suicide Rate

[Namibian] THE Erongo region has recorded the highest regional suicide rate since January this year, something which governor Cleophas Mutjavikua yesterday linked to increasing job losses. (AllAfrica)

Geingos Talks Teenage Pregnancy With Otjiwarongo Pupils

[Namibian] FIRST LADY Monica Geingos on Friday held a discussion on teenage pregnancy with nearly 2 000 pupils at Otjiwarongo as she launched the #Be Free Campaign for the Otjozondjupa region. (AllAfrica)

Abalone Farmworkers Demand Answers

[Namibian] WORKERS of the recently launched Hangana Abalone Farm at Lüderitz have threatened to go on strike after a number of demands made to the company were not met. (AllAfrica)

Adult Education Officers Petition Govt

[Namibian] A GROUP of adult education practitioners, promoters and officers from the Erongo region marched to the regional education directorate at Swakopmund last Thursday to hand over a petition to the education ministry. (AllAfrica)

Few Have Access to Medical Aid

[Namibian] NATIONAL Council Chairperson Margaret Mensah-Williams says only 19% of the country's population has medical aid cover. (AllAfrica)

Polish Tourists Robbed

[Namibian] TWO Polish women tourists who are visiting Namibia were robbed near Spitzkoppe on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Top Spy Found Dead

[Namibian] INSPECTOR General Sebastian Ndeitunga yesterday said the police will investigate the death of a senior intelligence official accused of fraud and corruption to ensure that there was no foul play. (AllAfrica)

No Regrets On Tipeeg - Schlettwein

[Namibian] THE government does not regret spending N$14 billion on the Targeted Intervention Programme for Employment and Economic Growth (Tipeeg), but returns would have been high, finance minister Calle Schlettwein says. (AllAfrica)

Minister Rescinds NIMT Retrenchments

[New Era] Higher education minister Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi has ordered the Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) to reinstate, with immediate effect, over 40 employees that it recently retrenched. (AllAfrica)

Gladiators Off to Cosafa Women Champs

[Namibia Economist] The Brave Gladiators left for Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Monday to participate in the 2018 Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) Women Championship from 12 -22 September. (AllAfrica)

Machete Killer Admits Murder of Girlfriend

[Namibian] A man who hacked his girlfriend to death with a panga at Otjiwarongo two years ago admitted guilt to a charge of murder in the Windhoek High Court yesterday. (AllAfrica)

We Are Not Crazy for Loans - Geingob

[Namibian] President Hage Geingob yesterday said the government was "not crazy" for sourcing foreign loans to fund infrastructure development; but the intention is to create jobs. (AllAfrica)

No Bail for Alleged Cocaine Dealers

[Namibian] The two men charged in Namibia's largest ever cocaine bust yesterday dropped their heads in their hands in the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court when their bail attempt failed. (AllAfrica)

Geingob Urges Chiefs to Go Traditional in Disputes

[Namibian] President Hage Geingob has urged traditional leaders to use customary laws to resolve succession disputes, instead of going to court at taxpayers' expense. (AllAfrica)

//Karas Appointment Illegal - Mushelenga

[Namibian] Urban development minister Peya Mushelenga says the appointment of //Karas Regional Council deputy director of finance as the acting chief regional officer was illegal. (AllAfrica)

Security Companies Warned Not to Exploit Workers

[Namibian] Labour deputy minister Tommy Nambahu has warned security companies against the exploitation of security guards, and requested them to pay the minimum wage. (AllAfrica)

Govt Welcomes Repatriation of Remains of Indigenous People By Germany

[Deutsche Welle] Namibia marked the return by Germany of the remains of indigenous men and women killed during the colonial era, with a traditional ceremony in Windhoek's Parliament Gardens on Friday. (AllAfrica)