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Tucna accuses horse-mackerel rights holders whose quotas were slashed of spearheading a smear campaign against the Fisheries Minister The Trade Union Congress of Namibia, Tucna, has accused horse-mackerel rights holders whose quotas were slashed for spearheading a smear campaign against the Minister of Fisheries.   Its president, Paulus Hango says, the information contained in a newspaper insert that was published this week about the horse mackerel industry was mi...
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The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management and Eco Tourism and a Higher Diploma in Animal Health introduced at UNAM's Katima Mulilo Campus. The University of Namibia's Katima Mulilo Campus, has undergone significant changes since its transition from being an education college to being a part of the university.   Apart from this year's 250 to 500 increment in student enrollment, the infrastructure has also received a facelift.   Two new courses, name...
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The Dr. Abraham Iyambo Senior Secondary School in the Ohangwena Region is officially inaugurated President Hifikepunye Pohamba says sustainable and meaningful socio-economic development requires significant investment in education.   The president was speaking at the official inauguration of the Dr Abraham Iyambo Senior Secondary School, at Ohakafiya, in the Ohangwena region, on Thursday.   The school is named afte...
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Namibia to deploy 39 Police Officers to Lesotho as part of the SADC observer mission Namibia is deploying a contingent of 39 Police Officers to the Kingdom of Lesotho as part of the SADC observer mission.    The SADC observer mission became necessary after political tension erupted and threatens to reach a boiling point in the mountain kingdom.    Addressing the team on Friday, The Namibian Po...
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The NEFF says Namibians need a political party that will rescue them from poverty, unemployment and disease The Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) says Namibians need a political party that will rescue the nation from poverty, unemployment and disease.    Its Commisar for Policy Research and Political Education says the country has suffered too long at the hands of people working for self enrichment, and embracing policies of ...
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The implementation of a workplan for the resettled Hai//om San Community Development progressing slowly The implementation of a workplan for the resettled Hai//om San Community Development in the Kunene Region's Outjo Constituency is progressing slowly.   This was revealed at a Technical Committee meeting held at the Ototonge Lodge at Outjo on Thursday.   ...
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The Divundu settlement's plan to become a village council is on track despite challenges-Settlement administrator The Divundu Settlement's plan of bouncing back to its village council status is being derailed by several challenges.   But despite the challenges, the Divundu settlement is said to be on track with plans to become a village council.   It's settlement administrator Kasius Mbereshu is confident it could be a vill...
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Operations at Sea-View Hotel at Luderitz come to a standstill due to striking employees Operations at the Sea-View Hotel at Luderitz in the //Karas Region came to a standstill following a legal strike which commenced on Wednesday after salary negotiations failed.   Workers are demanding a 200 dollar increase on salaries across the board, 100 dollars on medical aid, an annual bonus and the introduction of overtime payme...
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Service to patients deteriorates at Katima Mulilo State Hospital due to a shortage of doctors The Katima Mulilo State Hospital in the Zambezi Region has been battling with a shortage of medical doctors and as a result the service to patients has deteriorated.   Some of the patients the NBC spoke to, testified that they have been visiting the hospital from last week, but were not assisted, as only critical patients could be a...
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Judgement in the case of nine treason accused questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court to try them is reserved Judgement in the case of nine treason accused questioning the jurisdiction of the High Court to try them has been reserved.   The group claims they were abducted from Botswana and therefore cannot stand trial in a Namibian court.   The prosecution asked the court to dismiss their special plea on Thursday, saying the Sup...
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The Namibia Police's Division of Protected Resources receives camping equipment valued at 42 000 dollars The Namibia Police's Division of Protected Resources has received camping equipment valued at 42 000 dollars.   The equipment was donated by Bushwhackers.   The Police division is responsible for guarding endangered animals and protected areas, thus the equipment will assist the division to patrol areas where endang...
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The NDP to contest this year's National Parliamentary Elections in November The president of the National Democratic Party (NDP) has announced his party's decision to contest the National Parliamentary Elections in November.   Formed in 2003, NDP will participate in national elections this year, after its first attempt to participate in the 2004 elections failed due to late approval of its application a...
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