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Battle against destructive armies of caterpillars in the North still on

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

The battle against destructive armies of caterpillars in maize and other crops in the North, is still on. Crop farmers have so far lost about 5 000 metric tonnes of maize in the north and north eastern parts of the country, due to the hungry caterpillars.

Landless People's Movement calls on government to provide land to small scale farmers

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

The Landless People's Movement has called on government to provide land to small scale farmers in dire need of such land. The call comes after a member of the association was evicted last week from a farm he had occupied illegally.

Villages in Kabbe constituency flooded

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

Several villages in Kabbe South and North constituencies in the Zambezi Region are immersed in flood waters.

Four die in Erongo accident

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

Four people died in a car crash 10 kilometres from Arandis in the early hours of Monday. A 34-year-old woman, 12-year-old girl, nine-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy died in the accident.

Namibia records over 7 000 illegal abortions from April to December 2016

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

The Ministry of Health recorded 7 335 abortion cases between April and December last year. Only 138 of these were of a medical nature while the rest are non-medical or illegal street abortions.

UN/AU meetings fail in Dakar after Morocco objects

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

A joint ministerial meeting by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Africa Union has collapsed. Morocco objected to the participation of representatives from Western Sahara.

Omatjete community calls for the killing of a troublesome elephant bull

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

The community of Omatjete in the Erongo Region, wants the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to put down an elephant bull, which has been causing trouble. They say they want the meat and tusks of the animal to be sold, to pay for property destroyed by the elephant bull and its herd since last month, when a man was trampled to death and several homes destroyed.

A 44-year old man burns to death at Grootfontein

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

A 44-year old man has burnt to death in Grootfontein. The deceased has been identified as Simon Ndilimekuma Ashipala.

Hereros and Namas invited to identify sites where shrines could be erected

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

Former President Hifikepunye Pohamba has reportedly invited Hereros and Namas to identify sites where shrines could be erected, to honour Namibians who died in the genocide. Chairperson of the Nama Traditional Leaders Association and Topnaar Chief, Seth Kooitjie, says a site near the Swakopmund town graveyard, and other sites in Lüderitz, would be suitable.

Russian Navy fleet on visit to Walvis Bay

by editor1 / Mar 27, 2017 / 0 comments

A Russian Navy fleet is visiting Walvis Bay to discuss issues of mutual co-operation between the two countries.

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