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2017-05-29 Swakop Uranium Investigates Waste Leak
[Namibian] SWAKOP Uranium is investigating claims that the tailings dam at its Husab mine is leaking dangerous waste material into underground water sources.

2017-05-29 Cabinet Gives Mental Health Bill the Nod
[Namibian] CABINET has approved the Mental Health Bill 2017 in principle, information minister Tjekero Tweya said last week.

2017-05-29 Finance Minister Responds to Article On Salary Payments
[New Era] We would like to respond to the article published in the The Patriot newspaper of Friday, 26 May 2017, which carried the title "Govt Salary Uncertainty", authored by Mathias Haufiku.

2017-05-29 Ministry Working On New Mental Health Bill
[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Health is updating the Mental Health Bill to replace the current Act of 1973, which Health Deputy Minister Juliet Kavetuna says is obsolete.

2017-05-29 Presidency Refutes Report On Nujoma's House
[Namibian] STATE House has denied that non-payment forced builders working on former President Sam Nujoma's house to cease activities despite sources insisting that work has stopped.

2017-05-29 Subsistence Farming, Services Sectors Crucial to Job Creation
[New Era] Windhoek -Strengthening and stabilising the country's subsistence farming and introducing controlled farming methods that are not reliant on seasonal rainfall patterns can go a long way toward mitigating job losses due to persistent drought.

2017-05-29 Dirtiest or Cleanest Towns Receive Trophies
[New Era] Obrein Simasiku -The environment ministry has initiated a cleaning campaign across the country, in which villages, town councils, regions and communities win trophies for having the cleanest region or town.

2017-05-29 World Music Day 2017 Call for Auditions and Stall Registrations
[Namibian] The Franco Namibia Cultural Centre (FNCC) invites performers to audition to be one of the exclusive performers this year on 24 June for the 22nd anniversary of World Music Day (WMD) in Namibia.

2017-05-29 Let Us Reignite the Pan-Africanist Flame
[New Era] We commemorated the 54th Africa Day under the theme Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth. To locate this discourse on Africa Day, allow me to quote former President Jomo Kenyatta: "Our children may learn about heroes of the past, our task is to make ourselves architects of the future", unquote.

2017-05-29 'Untouchable' Boxing Board Strikes Again
[New Era] In what can only be described as another circus at the beleaguered Namibia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NPBWCB), which has been enveloped in seemingly unending controversy - the trigger happy board has struck again.

2017-05-29 Do Not Agitate Others, Youth Told
[New Era] Windhoek -Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah says the statements being made in some quarters that today's African leaders are wary of the African youth, and do not want to give them leadership reins, agitate the youth and are an attempt to distract them from the development agenda.

2017-05-29 'No, Air Namibia, Your Apology is Not Accepted'
[New Era] A 16-year-old Victoria Martin and her mother were denied access to board a flight due to her daughter's condition. This was after the mother had made the necessary payments the previous week and informed the flight agent she would be accompanied by her daughter, who is wheelchair-bound.

2017-05-29 'Show Respect When in Dispute Over Traditional Matters'
[New Era] Onamega -President Hage Geingob has asked Namibians dealing with disputes concerning traditional authorities to do so in an atmosphere of respect.

2017-05-29 Iipumbu Wants Omagongo Commercialised
[New Era] Onamega -Chief Herman Ndilimani Iipumbu has called on Namibians to make beverages from Omagongo (marula juice) and other marula products commercially.

2017-05-29 Roads Contractor Boss Back in Court
[New Era] Windhoek -The N$4.8 million fraud case involving the former chief executive officer of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC) Kelly Nghixulifwa started last week with one of the accused withdrawing an application against the prosecutor-general.

2017-05-29 Disabled Athletes Shikongo, Benson Shine at Sports Awards
[New Era] Otniel Hembapu -Namibia's leading disabled athletes Ananias Shikongo and Johanna Benson were amongst the biggest winners during the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Annual Sports Awards held at the at the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday.

2017-05-29 Court Dismisses Application to Evict Landless Residents
[New Era] Walvis Bay -The Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court has dismissed an application by the Walvis Bay Municipality to evict landless people who erected structures on eight plots in Kuisebmond's Granite Street.

2017-05-29 Opuwo Trade Fair Attracts Regional Exhibitors
[New Era] Windhoek -The Opuwo trade fair slated for next week is expected to attract exhibitors from as far as Tanzania and Zimbabwe as part of an effort to lure investors to the Kunene region.

2017-05-29 Why Do We Still Celebrate Africa Day?
[New Era] We celebrate the rich and diverse history of our continent and its people as we remember the launch of the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963 in Ethiopia. For many years, this day has always represented a celebration of African unity.

2017-05-29 Veteran Bemoans 'Lack of Trust' in Ruling Party Member
[New Era] Windhoek -There is currently a "lack of trust" among members of Swapo Party, which if not addressed could destabilise the party, the long-serving Swapo member Ben Amathila has warned.

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