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Unions under the banner of TUCNA vowed not to succumbed to any pressure facing workers Unions under the banner of the Trade Union Congress of Namibia, TUCNA, have vowed not to succumbed to any pressure facing workers.   The various TUCNA affiliated unions made the remarks at workers day commemoration held at Luderitz in the //Karas region over the weekend. ...
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The Swakopmund Municipality warns residents against the use of candles at night The Swakopmund Municipality has warned residents against the use of candles at night.   Chief fire officer, Adre Goosen says most fire incidences at the town occur as a result of negligence from residents who either forget to switch-off stoves after cooking late at night or leave candles burning.   The warning follows a...
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The Electricity Control Board hikes bulk power tariffs by nine-point-five percent The Electricity Control Board has hiked bulk power tariffs by nine-point-five percent.   The increase translates into one dollar-28 cents per kilowatt hour from one dollar 17 cents.   The increase is effective from July the 1st.   ...
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People who have been living on and surviving from Kupferberg disposable kept away from the site Kupferberg General and Hazardous Waste Disposal site has managed since 2010 to keep people who have been living on and surviving from dump away.   People have been flocking to the dump site in search of food and fed on expired food exposing them to food borne illnesses.   NBC's Timo Andreas visited the Kupferberg du...
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World Press Freedom Day to be celebrated on Wednesday Generally, media reporting in Namibia seem to be cognisant of media ethics, although there are few media houses who neglect to check their facts before publishing their stories.   This can be seen from several 'matter of facts' or corrections made by the media, especially when journalists forget to balance their stories and ...
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A man who assaulted and raped women in the vicinity of Windhoek's two State hospitals convicted The Windhoek High Court has convicted a man who assaulted and raped women in the vicinity of Windhoek's two State hospitals between 2008 and 2009.   Judge Collins Parker said convict Engelbert Oxurub greeted his victims, isolated and threatened them with a knife and then strangled them before raping them.    ...
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The 4 day supplementary registration of voters for the Otjiwarongo Constituency by-election kicked off The four-day supplementary registration of voters for the Otjiwarongo Constituency by-election in the Otjozondjupa Region kicked off on Tuesday.   The ECN returning officer for the by-election, Sedekias Eiseb told NBC News that the supplementary registration of voters is being conducted with fourteen teams - nine fixed, four semi-fi...
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Ohangwena Regional Councillor sworn in as a member of the National Council Ohangwena Regional Councillor Leonard Shimutwikeni was sworn in as a member of the National Council on Tuesday.    Shimutukeni replaces Endola Constituency councillor of the National Council Ruth Nhinda who passed away late 2014.    The Ongenga Constituency Councillor was sworn in by Judge Petrus Damaseb. ...
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The youth called to prepare themselves to lead the war against poverty and deprivation The Kavango East Governor has called on young people to prepare themselves to lead the war against poverty and deprivation.   Samuel Mbambo said a strong foundation of peace and stability laid by the two former presidents is a solid launching pad for economic prosperity.   Dr. Mbambo officially opened the Kavango East R...
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Farmers urged to sell their livestock to avoid losing their animals to the prevailing drought The Ministry of Agriculture has urged farmers to sell their livestock as soon as possible to avoid losing their animals to the prevailing drought which has severely affected most parts of the country in 2015.   The ministry said farmers who do not have enough grazing for their animals need to sell their livestock while they are in g...
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Veteran politician Rudolph Kamburona is buried at Otjimanangombe Veteran politician Rudolph Kamburona was buried at Otjimanangombe in the Epukiro Constituency of the Omaheke Region over the long weekend.   Kamburona died on the 23rd of April after a long battle with cancer.   Our news team attended the burial and filed this report. ...
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UNAM Chancellor calls on graduates in the field of agriculture to come up with innovative ways of producing sufficient food UNAM Chancellor Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on graduates in the field of agriculture to come up with innovative ways of producing sufficient food to help mitigate the effects of drought in the country.   The former Head of State says Namibia needs to produce food for both consumption and export.   Pohamba was speakin...
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