Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-08-31 10:42
NEW YORK - NAMPA/AFP
British teen Laura Robson ended the singles career of three-time US Open champion Kim Clijsters on Wednesday with an emotional 7-6 (7/4), 7-6 (7/5) victory in the second round of the US Open.
Clijsters, whose Grand Slam title haul also includes last year's Australian Open, had not lost at the US Open since falling to compatriot Justine Henin in the 2003 final on the same Arthur Ashe Stadium court.
That just made her shock downfall all the more poignant.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-08-31 10:32
WINDHOEK - HECTOR MAWONGA
There will be excitement galore at the Hage Geingob Stadium when rugby’s top divisions play their semi-finals.
As Premier League teams play semi’s
Rugby fans are in for a thrilling time at the Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday as eight of the country’s finest teams will battle it out for a place in the final of their respective divisions. Read more about All out rugby action
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-08-31 09:30
WINDHOEK TOIVO NDJEBELA
The official opposition – which was expected to appear in court today – has succumbed to the pressure of its youth after recently suspending members of its leadership.
The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) has finally been cowed into lifting the suspensions of three office bearers it had recently suspended, hours before it would have been dragged into court today to defend its decision.
The Namibian Sun is informed that parliamentarians Kandy Nehova and Peter Naholo, as well as National Executive Committee member Mirjam Hamutenya received letters last night informing that their suspensions have been lifted.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-08-31 09:27
WINDHOEK - FRED GOEIEMAN
A faction of the warring Ovaherero leaders yesterday castigated Chief Kuaima Riruako for supposedly appropriating all the symbols of Ovaherero traditional community to achieve the mission of his dwindling political party.
Government is being accused of violating its own laws after it failed to act against Kuaima Riruako who, though he is actively involved in national politics as member of the National Assembly, continues to be the Paramount Chief of Ovaherero.
The Traditional Authorities Act states that if a chief is in politics he must take sabbatical leave from his position as the traditional chief of that community, argues academic Phanuel Kaapama, the spokesperson of the Maharero Traditional Authority. Read more about Government taken to take over Riruako
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-08-31 09:20
WINDHOEK - STAFF REPORTER
SPYL delegates spent yesterday debating whether are not to allow nominations from the floor at their
congress. An application to allow this is expected today.
Incumbent Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) Secretary Dr Elijah Ngurare’s camp will have to go back to the drawing board and amend its strategy going into tomorrow’s election – because he will maybe face a new challenger.
The SPYL’s Secretary for Education, Natangwe Ithete’s, name was introduced at a Central Committee meeting on Wednesday to replace reluctant nominee Julius Namoloh, who has been dilly-dallying on whether he will challenge Ngurare or not.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-08-31 09:17
Two young Namibians are on their way to the United Kingdom next month to pursue their postgraduate studies, courtesy of the British High Commissioner and that country’s Chevening Scholarship Programme. Started in 1983, the UK government global scholarship programme boasted a total 700 sponsorship awarded globally last year. Frans Kamenye is going for a Master’s of Science in Environmental Resource Management at the University of Essex, while Jennifer Kandjii leaves for the University of East London for a Master’s of Arts in Refugee Studies. Read more about Off to the UK