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2018-02-20 Rethinking Belonging Could Foster a More Humane Understanding of Migration
[allAfrica] World Social Justice Day is this year marked by the theme: "Workers on the move: the quest for social justice".

2018-02-21 Zambezi Region Faces First Flood Threats in Four Years
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The water level of the Zambezi River has reached an alarming level and caused serious concerns that the region might expect heavy floods for the first time in four years. The water level of the Zambezi River stood at 4.10 metres on Monday compared to 2.30 metres at the same date last year.

2018-02-21 Four Annual Board Meetings Not Sufficient for Ailing SOEs - NHE Chairperson
[New Era] Windhoek -The board chairperson of the state-owned National Housing Enterprise (NHE) Sam Shivute says the directive by the Ministry of Public Enterprises to only have four board meetings per annum, for which board members are paid sitting fees, would not help boards tasked with turning around ailing state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

2018-02-21 Football Boss Rukoro 'Attacks' Cosafa President
[Namibian] Namibia Football Association secretary general Barry Rukoro again courted controversy for violent conduct after allegedly assaulting Cosafa president Phillip Chiyangwa in South Africa on Friday.

2018-02-21 Woman Sneaks Past Police At Airport
[Namibian] An unnamed female of unknown age managed to move through police checkpoints without being checked yesterday morning, and boarded a South African Airways flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.

2018-02-21 Govt Spends On Dormant Youth Centre
[Namibian] Government is pumping money into a youth training centre that has been dormant for the past 15 years.

2018-02-21 Struggles of Landless People's Movements and Political Killings
[Namibian] From this side of the Atlantic, with conviction and solidarity, the Landless People's Movement of Namibia supports the popular struggles carried out by the grassroots landless people's movements against big capital and agribusiness.

2018-02-21 LAC Marks 25 Years of Advocating Women and Children's Rights
[New Era] Windhoek -The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is celebrating a quarter of a century of advocating and raising awareness on the rights of women and children, as well as gender equality in Namibia. LAC's Directorate for Gender Research & Advocacy Project (GR&AP) was established in 1993 to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women through legal research, law reform and related advocacy work.

2018-02-21 Capacity Building for Emergency Response Preparedness
[New Era] Windhoek -The World Food Programme and Office of the Prime Minister's Directorate of Disaster Risk Management are making headway in an effort to strengthen the knowledge and skills of relevant partners, government and regional council staff in humanitarian response and preparedness as a means to prepare, prevent, respond or recover from disasters in the country.

2018-02-21 Angolan Suspected Drug Mule Denied Bail
[New Era] Windhoek -An Angolan national who was apprehended on suspicion of being in possession of cocaine at Hosea Kutako International Airport on Sunday, was denied bail upon making his first appearance in court yesterday.

2018-02-21 Namibia Aims At Reducing Poaching By 50 Percent
[New Era] Windhoek -According to the latest statistics, Namibia's anti-poaching unit is proving a success with the country only having recorded three cases of rhino poaching this year.

2018-02-21 Success of Food Bank Depends On Committee Members
[New Era] Keetmanshoop -Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Zephania Kameeta says the success of the food bank programme would depend on street committee members tasked to run the scheme.

2018-02-21 UNAM SRC President Cautions First-Year Students About Varsity Social Challenges
[New Era] Windhoek -The president of the Student Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Namibia (Unam), Tuhafeni Kalola, has cautioned first-year students to prepare for the social challenges coming their way.

2018-02-21 Relief As Opuwo Gets New Maternity Home
[New Era] Opuwo -With the inauguration of the Kazetjindire Angelika Muharukua maternity waiting room at Opuwo yesterday, it is expected that there will be lesser pregnancy related complications in the Kunene Region where 72 percent of pregnant women deliver in health facilities.

2018-02-21 Minister Pushes for Students Fund Downgrade
[Namibian] Higher education minister Itah Kandjii-Murangi is pushing ahead with plans to turn the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) into a department in her ministry, despite concerns that Cabinet has not endorsed the move.

2018-02-21 Ex-Employees Deny National Airline Ticket Scam Charges
[Namibian] Two former Air Namibia employees accused of involvement in a ticket sales scam at the airline about ten years ago denied guilt on all charges when their long-delayed trial finally started in the Windhoek Regional Court yesterday.

2018-02-21 Youth Centres Not Up to Standard
[Namibian] All youth development and multi-purpose centres offering training to young people under the youth ministry are not registered and accredited by the Namibia Training Authority (NTA).

2018-02-21 Concerns Grow Over Dogfighting
[Namibian] The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says dogfighting is increasingly becoming a concern in the country, especially in Windhoek.

2018-02-21 1 000 Patients Treated in One Week
[Namibian] About 1 000 patients in the Khomas and Erongo regions were treated by a group of Egyptian doctors who visited Namibia last week.

2018-02-21 Fysal Fresh Produce Joins Amta
[Namibian] Fysal Fresh Produce has joined the Agro-Marketing Trade Agency (Amta) as a wholesale agency under a public private partnership.

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