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2016-10-23 Cricket Team Returns Home Empty-Handed
[Namibian] NAMIBIA's tour of Papua New Guinea came to a disappointing end when they lost their second 50-over match by six wickets in Port Moresby on Sunday.

2016-10-21 Amupanda On the Collapse of Namibian Football
[New Era] In 1912, German Philosopher Edmund Husserl began a series of work, at the University of Gottingen, that would later develop into what became known as the phenomenology movement.

2016-10-21 New Board for Chevening Alumni Society Elected
[Namibia Economist] Namibian alumni who studied under Britain's Chevening scholarship system came together earlier in the month week to elect a new board for the Chevening Alumni Society of Namibia. The new board comprises Vicktoria Matjila as chairperson, Phanuel Kaapama as vice chair, Abelene Boer as secretary, Martha Talamondjila as treasurer and Bertha Amakali and Bisey Uirab as ordinary members. The society consists of all Namibian Chevening alumni, and involves networking and offering alumni-led solutions to various soc

2016-10-21 Phosphate Mining Leads to Showdown Between Ministries
[Namibia Economist] The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Hon Pohamba Shefeta late this week lashed out against claims from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources that the Environmental Clearance Certificate (ECC) granted to Namibia Marine Phosphate Pty Ltd was granted without input from the cabinet committee. Shifeta was adamant that the decision to grant the go-ahead for phosphate mining after numerous consultations was entirely under the exclusive competence of the Environmental Commissioner, Teofilus Nghitila.

2016-10-21 Tennis Season Nears End
[Namibia Economist] The Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) will host its second last tournament of the season this weekend with exciting action promised to go down on the fields of the Windhoek High School in the capital. In the midi category Arnaud Marais is the player to beat. The youngster leads the log with 4200 points, followed by Eila Kambonde and Sameul Mayinoti tied in second place with 3600. Both are still very much in the running for the overall win come November as the winner of each event collects 1000 points.The trio is po

2016-10-21 Nation Still Wallowing in Poverty?
[Namibia Economist] The country still faces a number of challenges as 27% of the its population, approx. 600,000 people are living in poverty, according to UN resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Kiki Gbeho. Gbeho said this earlier this week on occasion of the International Day for Eradication of Poverty at an event that ran under the theme 'Moving from Humiliation and Exclusion to Participation: Ending Poverty in all its Forms' which was held at Groot Aub.

2016-10-21 PM Encourages Orphans to Study Hard
[New Era] Tsumeb -Orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) were implored to take their studies seriously, as it is the best way ro avert poverty, as well as enable them to become contributors to the country's economy.

2016-10-21 The Development Bank to Participate At the Erongo Expo
[Namibia Economist] The Development Bank of Namibia announced this week it will participate in next week's Erongo Business and Tourism Expo.The bank's Senior Communication Manager, Jerome Mutumba said they are targeting visitors from other towns in the Erongo region who do not visit Walvis Bay regularly, where the bank operates from in the region. According to Mutumba, the region can be further strengthened in four enterprise areas :manufacturing, transport and logistics, light and heavy industry and tourism. In terms of manu

2016-10-21 Second Bank Windhoek Agency for Swakopmund
[New Era] Windhoek -Bank Windhoek confirmed the opening of its new agency in Swakopmund on Wednesday, October 19 at the recently opened Platz Am Meer shopping centre. The new agency will operate under the auspices of the Bank Windhoek Swakopmund branch.

2016-10-21 Special Day for Windhoek Recycling
[Namibia Economist] Recycle Forum Namibia (RNF) has taken the lead to drastically raise awareness of the benefits of recycling by declaring this upcoming Saturday, 22 October, Windhoek Recycle Day. It is the first time that such an event is hosted. All Windhoek residents, including corporates and the government ministries are encouraged to bring all their recyclables to one central spot where containers will be available not only for traditional items such as paper, glass, cans and plastic, but also e-waste, household batteri

2016-10-21 U.S Ambassador Grant Powers Community
[Namibia Economist] Penduka Women's Solar Project, based in Windhoek's Greenwell Matongo constituency, this week reporting back on a grant from the U.S Ambassadors self help project has managed to re-sell power back into the electricity grid. Elisabeth Kauna Simon from the Penduka Women's Solar Project said that the funding greatly assisted their project and its many other activities in reduce their operational cost and their monthly electricity bill which averaged at N$37 000.

2016-10-21 Bon Expected to Cut GDP Forecast to 2,5 Percent
[Namibian] THE Bank of Namibia is expected to cut its 2016 GDP growth forecast to 2,5% when it releases new economic data in two weeks, IJG Securities head of research Rowland Brown said yesterday.

2016-10-21 Foreign Reserves Go Up
[Namibia Economist] The Bank of Namibia this week revealed that Namibia's stock of international reserves stand at N$22.6 billion as of 17 October, with an estimate to be about 2.9 months of import cover. This is an increase from N$19.2 billion that was recorded earlier in August, which was only 2.4 import cover. This is still below international benchmarks over a three month period. Last year, Namibia had a N$1.8 billion deficit, largely to the fact that the country is highly dependent on imports thus, putting a lot of press

2016-10-21 Concerns Rife Over Inflation
[Namibia Economist] Inflation has plateaued at 7% in recent months, ticking slightly higher last month with price pressures expected to remain raised towards the end of the year, said the Namibian Statistic Agency (NSA) last week. According to the agency, Real Gross Domestic Products (GDP) contracted in the second quarter as growth concerns increasingly weigh on the minds of monetary regulators. However, the currency remains a significant upside risk to the inflation outlook. NSA said the annual inflation rate was estimated a

2016-10-21 Cultural Concert By Elemotho and Spanish Duo, Feten Feten
[Namibia Economist] The Spanish band Feten Feten, is set to join Elemotho on the stage for the annual music concert hosted by the Embassy of Spain. The Spanish duo Fetén Fetén consists of the artists Diego Galaz and Jorge Arribas. They offer a contemporary interpretation of traditional Spanish music and folk dance music. On these traditional styles, they build new compositions leaning to more popular music. Diego Galaz plays the violin, trumpet violin, phono violin, the musical saw, the mandolin, and he even imi

2016-10-21 Alleged Cattle Thieves Arrested, Animals Recovered
[Namibian] THE police in Erongo arrested two alleged cattle thieves on Tuesday, and recovered the livestock.

2016-10-21 Startups, Not Foreign Investors
[Namibian] I CANNOT emphasise it enough: If Namibia wants to reduce its high income inequality and move poor people out of poverty, efforts should be vigorously focused on creating opportunities for steady and decent-paying jobs.

2016-10-21 Shifeta Defends Phosphate Mining
[Namibian] ENVIRONMENT minister Pohamba Shifeta and environmental commissioner Teofilus Nghitila yesterday said the outcry against marine phosphate mining has been blown out of proportion.

2016-10-21 Delayed Judgements Haunt Retired Judge
[Namibian] SOME Supreme Court of Appeal judges have expressed frustration over their former colleague, Gerhard Maritz, who retired in 2015 without fulfilling his promise of delivering two judgements per month.

2016-10-21 Man Convicted of Rape of Schoolgirls
[Namibian] A YOUNG man accused of having carried out a sexual attack on three schoolgirls at Okahandja in September 2010 was found guilty on five counts of rape and two other charges in the Windhoek High Court yesterday.

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