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ECN announces the date for 2014's National Assembly elections The Presidential and National Assembly elections in Namibia will be held on the 28th of November 2014.    Electoral Commission of Namibia-ECN Director Paul Isaak announced the tentative date of election on Monday, saying the election day would be proclaimed and published in the Government Gazette on the 13th of October by Presi...
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The City of Windhoek to establish a Special Court to deal with traffic and municipal by-law offences The City of Windhoek will establish a Special Court to deal with traffic and municipal by-law offences.   The Windhoek City council says law enforcement agencies face a huge problem with regard to the backlog of both criminal, traffic and municipal by-laws which in the end delays the conclusion of such cases.   These ar...
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Suspended workers of the China Harbour Engineering Company are re-instated The 77 workers at China Harbour Engineering Company at Walvis Bay, who were suspended last week for taking part in an illegal strike, have been re-instated.   This follows an agreement between the company management and representatives from the National Union of Namiban Workers, NUNW, and the Metal and Allied Namibia Workers Union, ...
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The Zambezi Governor commends Chief George Simasiku Mamili VII of the Mafwe Traditional Authority for good leadership The Zambezi Governor has commended Chief George Simasiku Mamili VII of the Mafwe Traditional Authority for the good leadership shown since taking over the reins of the Mafwe chieftainship.   Alufea Sampofu noted that as communities celebrate their cultures there is a need to emulate the lifestyles and traditions of their forebearers...
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CDV launches its five-point election manifesto at Swakopmund over the weekend   The Christian Democratic Voice, CDV launched its five-point election manifesto at Swakopmund over the weekend.   Apart from promising to bring economic freedom to all Namibians, the party promised to reintroduce Bible Studies in the school curriculum and stop the alleged discrimination against Pentecostal churches in the ...
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Information Deputy Minister says Swapo Party will never allow the country to return to oppression Information, Communication and Technology Deputy Minister says Swapo Party will never allow the country to return to oppression.   Stanley Simataa maintains that development is not a shortlived process but a life long process that needs to be handled with commitment, dedication and vision.   Simataa was addressing a Swa...
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President Pohamba thanks the Secretary General of the United Nations for travelling to Namibia at the end of July 2014 President Hifikepunye Pohamba met the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on Saturday to thank him for travelling to Namibia at the end of July 2014 to among others, official open the UN build which Namibia built to house UN offices in the country.   The President stated that the Secretary General's coming to N...
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The Namibia embassy in Cuba hosts a reception in honor of President Pohamba who is in Havana on a two day state visit   The Namibia embassy in Cuba hosted a reception in honor of President Hifikepunye Pohamba who is in Havana on a two day state visit.   Speaking at the event, Namibian Ambassador to Cuba, Jerobeam Shaanika said the reception created a platform for Namibians and Cubans to reconnect and exchange ideas and views on issues of d...
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President Pohamba bids farewell to Cuban people as his term of office draws closer President Hifikepunye Pohamba is in Cuba for a two day state visit aimed at cementing the relationship between the two countries.   The President will also bid farewell to the Cuban people as his term of office as President of Namibia draw closer.   The President is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister, Netumbo Nandi...
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Prime Minister Hage Geingob defends Nigerian music group P-Square's visit to Namibia Prime Minister Hage Geingob says he did not act in favour of Nigerian music group P-Square who performed in Windhoek last weekend as circulated on social media.   He said although he was sceptical about the group's coming to Namibia due to the Ebola situation in their country, he said his intervention was based on a decision tak...
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The Swapo Party in the Khomas Region starts with its mini-district rallies The Swapo Party in the Khomas Region has started with its mini-district rallies as the party prepares for the big campaign ahead of general elections.   In his adress, the party Central Committee Member Jerry Ekandjo called on the members to break new ground in mobilising, educating and recruit new members to ensure victory. &nb...
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Five suspects appear in Keetmanshoop magistrate court for the alleged brutal killing of 20-year-old Elton Riekert Five suspects on Monday appeared in Keetmanshoop magistrate court for the alleged brutal killing of 20-year-old Elton Riekert at the southern town over the weekend.   The gangsters also face a second count of aggravated robbery.   However, they could not take plea until the 17 of November to allow the police to further ...
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