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2014-07-31 Ethiopia's Ambassador to Namibia Presents His Credentials to President
[Ethiopia Government]The Ambassador of Ethiopia to Namibia, Ambassador Mulugeta Kelil, has presented his credentials to the President of Namibia. The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Ambassador Mulugeta had briefed President Hifikepunye Pohamba on the developments taking place in Ethiopia and detailed the country's efforts to implement good governance.

2014-07-31 Infant Mortality Rate Remains High
[New Era]Windhoek -Namibia is unlikely to reduce the current infant mortality rate (IMR) of 44 deaths for every 1000 live births to the target of 30 deaths for every 1000 live births by 2015.

2014-07-31 Immigration Control Act Remains a Challenge
[Namibian]THE country's Immigration Control Act 7 of 1993 remains an operational challenge due to loopholes, particularly when it comes to the administration of domicile and interpretations by courts.

2014-07-31 'Big Dogs' From SA Ready to Dice
[New Era]COUNTDOWN to the second two-day motor racing bonanza staged by the Windhoek Motor Club, is days away with an estimated 30 cars from South Africa entered, and a full field of around 38 of Namibia's best petrol heads - who are all revving their engines for battle on the long circuit.

2014-07-31 Gallina MX Track Next Enduro Playground
[New Era]Round six of the Bank Windhoek Namibia National Enduro Series will take place at the Gallina Motor Cross Race Track on the outskirts of Windhoek this Saturday, 2 August 2014.

2014-07-31 Acting Ovaherero Chief Dies
[Namibian]ACTING chief of the Ovaherero Traditional Authority Tumbee Tjombe died in the early hours of today. He suffered a heart attack in the Windhoek Central Hospital.

2014-07-31 50/50 Gender Quota Debate Rages On
[New Era]WINDHOEK -Political commentator Professor Joseph Diescho has upped his opposition to the proposed 50/50 gender quota for political parties, stating that the concept would mean policing voters into who they should vote for.

2014-07-31 Ambitious Woman Opens Butchery At Rundu
[New Era]RUNDU - The market opposite Ndama Engen Service Station in Rundu is lively with comings and goings as female marketeers sell cooked food.

2014-07-31 NTA Senior Tennis Tourney Delivers Blazing Action
[New Era]WINDHOEK -Last weekend's NTA senior tennis tourney produced more than 90 matches in the second leg at the CTC and Police tennis courts in Olympia.

2014-07-31 Grain Reserves At 18 900 Tonnes
[New Era]The level of grain reserves levels in the four storage silos is now standing at 18 900 metric tonnes, said Meke Uushona, the Corporate Branding and Promotion Officer for the government' Agri-Trade Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA).

2014-07-31 Young Tailor Makes Stylish Clothes
[New Era]A young entrepreneur and tailor Eric Reinholdt Elikana is a trendsetter in Walvis Bay with his simple yet stylishly designed clothes for both male and female.

2014-07-31 Retailers Yet to Commit to Buying Local Produce
[New Era]WINDHOEK -The absence of a coordinated marketing approach among local producers is the reason why the newly established fresh produce hubs are yet to effectively establish their presence in the retail market. At the root of the marketing problem are farmers who tend to produce one specific type of produce and thus effectively flood the market with similar produce in a given season, without guarantees of being able to supply markets with quality produce over a prolonged time. More often than not farmers do this becau

2014-07-31 Judge Liebenberg to Preside Over Kazeurua Murder Trial
[New Era]WINDHOEK -The four men accused of killing renowned stock theft investigator, Hiambepo 'Major' Kazeurua, were informed Judge Christi Liebenberg will preside over their trial.

2014-07-31 Gender Ministry Rescues Destitute Woman
[New Era]WINDHOEK -The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare will assist a woman who together with other homeless people has lived under a bridge in downtown Windhoek since independence.

2014-07-31 Air Namibia Relocates Frankfurt Flights to Lusaka ... As Nac Scrambles to Satisfy Stringent Icao Requirements
[New Era]WINDHOEK -The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) flexed its muscles yesterday over the downgrading of Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA), forcing the national airline Air Namibia to immediately relocate its intercontinental flight operations to Lusaka's Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Zambia. The ICAO withdrew the exemption that the Namibian Directorate of Civil Aviation had given the airline to operate its larger aircraft, A330-200, from Namibia Airports Company's HKIA. "Today's review

2014-07-31 NTA, Peace Corps Ink Mou
[New Era]The Namibia Training Authority (NTA) and Peace Corps Namibia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which will see the latter availing volunteers to offer entrepreneurial training.

2014-07-31 Beginning of the End for Jossop Trial
[New Era]WINDHOEK -The murder trial of Jacobus Jossop who is accused of two murders and various attempted murders and assaults, malicious damage to property and defeating or attempting to defeat the course of justice is almost finalised. After hearing submissions on the verdict to be delivered Judge Nate Ndauendapo indicated that he would deliver judgment on 30 October. It is alleged Jossop killed Isak Shikongo and Johannes Matroos just minutes apart on 23 January, 2009 at Karasburg. Jossop also allegedly assaulted Gregorius

2014-07-31 American Murder Accused Allocated Lawyer
[New Era]WINDHOEK -One of the two Americans charged with the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in 2011 appointed Werner van Rensburg as his lawyer, Judge Christi Liebenberg was told yesterday. Marcus Thomas, 31, informed the court during a previous pre-trial hearing that he did not want a state-funded lawyer and preferred to defend himself. Vetu Uanivi represents his co-accused, 30-year-old Kevin Townsend, on the ticket of the Directorate of Legal Aid. They will now return to court on 17 September for anothe

2014-07-31 Gymnastics Club Gets N$ 20 000 Boost From FNB
[New Era]WINDHOEK -FNB Namibia has committed to an annual sponsorship of N$ 20,000 over the next three years towards the Windhoek Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. With the closure of the SKW Gymnastics Club, most of its members joined this relatively new club.

2014-07-31 Erongo Police Won't Tolerate Political Violence
[New Era]WALVIS BAY -The Erongo Police regional commander, Commissioner Samuel //Hoebeb, has warned that political violence during rallies for the presidential and National Assembly elections will not be tolerated.

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