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2017-09-20 Special Olympics Namibia License Revoked ... Boardroom Politics Leave Athletes Stranded
[New Era] Windhoek -Special Olympics Namibia (SON) has been stripped of its license by its mother-body, Special Olympics International (SOI), due to alleged misappropriation of funds, maladministration and lack of financial supporting documents, among other issues.

2017-09-20 Govt Flip-Flops On Anti-Genocide Motion
[Namibian] International relations minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah yesterday said Namibia did not vote against the anti-genocide motion last Friday at the United Nations, but against the procedure involved.

2017-09-20 Babysitter Arrested Over Child Abuse
[Namibian] AN OUTJO babysitter has been arrested on attempted murder and other charges after she was allegedly filmed physically abusing a baby girl in her care.

2017-09-20 Mother 'Disowns' Daughter for Accusing Stepdad of Rape
[New Era] Okalongo -It was high drama at Onandjaba-B village, where a mother pleaded with her daughter to withdraw a case of rape against her stepfather, who had reportedly raped her since she was 14 years old.

2017-09-20 Investigating Officer Grilled in Cross-Examination
[New Era] Windhoek -The investigating officer in the murder of renowned community anti-stock theft stalwart, Hiambepo 'Major' Kazeurua, ended yesterday with the cross-examination of Inspector Kephas Iyamboh, a Warrant Officer at the time of Kazeurua's death.

2017-09-20 Ausiku Excited About New VTC in Kavango West
[New Era] Nkurenkuru -Kavango West Regional Governor Sirkka Ausiku says she is excited that the construction of the vocational training centre (VTC) in the region is finally starting. The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, together with the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) will at the end of the month have a groundbreaking ceremony for the new vocational centre in Nkurenkuru.

2017-09-20 MTC Gives Away 300mb to Each of 2.47 Million Customers
[New Era] Windhoek -MTC yesterday confirmed it will give each of its 2.47 million customers 300MB free data to apologise for any inconvenience customers may have experienced during the company's recent system enhancement.

2017-09-20 Governor Endjala's Driver Sues Over Dismissal
[New Era] Ongwediva -The Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD) has been summoned by the Office of Labour Commission for an arbitration hearing over the alleged unfair and illegal dismissal of the official driver of Omusati Regional Governor Erginus Endjala.

2017-09-20 DBN Supports Social Transformation Through Education
[New Era] Windhoek -In terms of the third pillar of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) concerning social transformation, Namibia requires substantial and targeted activity in the field of education. This encompasses early education, primary and secondary education, tertiary education and development of technical and vocational skills.

2017-09-20 Vets Struggle to Diagnose Disease Killing Chickens
[New Era] Ongwediva -The state veterinary office in Omusati Region is investigating the cause of death of a number of chickens in Oshikuku and Otamanzi constituencies, where chickens have been dying since August.

2017-09-20 Nam's Exports Remain Under Pressure
[Namibian] NAMIBIA'S exports continue to remain under pressure and declining across all economic blocs.

2017-09-20 MTC Apologises for System Upgrade Hiccups
[Namibian] MOBILE operator MTC yesterday apologised for the hiccups that customers experienced during the period they implemented a system upgrade.

2017-09-20 'No Joke' Burying Henties Whale
[Namibian] VARIOUS departments of the Henties Bay municipality, led by the town's traffic chief Johannes Makina, worked hard yesterday (Tuesday) to dispose of the recently-stranded humpback whale.

2017-09-20 19 'Ghost' Teachers Arrested
[Namibian] NINETEEN teachers from schools in the Zambezi region were arrested on Monday over a N$10 million salary scam.

2017-09-20 Namibia Hints At Readiness to Move Embassy to Dodoma
[Citizen] The Namibian Embassy has made it clear over its intention to relocate to the country's capital of Dodoma.

2017-09-20 Erongo Marine Happy With Fish-4-Business Project
[Namibian] ERONGO Marine managing director, Martha Uumati is happy with the progress of the Fish-4-Business project that was started by the company in rural areas two years ago.

2017-09-20 Ombudsman Issues Clean Bill of Health For Newspapers
[New Era] Windhoek -New Era Publication Corporation's (NEPC) two newspapers, New Era and Kundana, have again emerged as the only two national newspapers that did not have any complaint registered against them by the public to the media ombudsman for non-factual reporting or violation of media ethics in the period January 2016 to July 2017.

2017-09-20 19 Teachers Arrested Over Fraud
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian police have arrested 19 teachers in the Zambezi Region, some of whom are believed to be 'ghost teachers', for allegedly defrauding the government of N$10 million.

2017-09-20 Syndicate Suspected in N$4 Million Fraud
[New Era] Windhoek -The theft of N$4 million dollars from an Oshakati businessman's bank account might be the work of a syndicate that involves many people, says Erongo regional crime investigation coordinator Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu.

2017-09-20 A. Shipena SS Awards Top Learners
[New Era] Windhoek -The A. Shipena Senior Secondary School hosted its awards ceremony last Friday at the school hall to reward its top learners who passed with good marks in the April and August exams.

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