November 2012

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Nujoma urges congress to empower woman

WINDHOEK - TOIVO NDJEBELA
The Swapo president has called for the implementation of commitments made by the party ten years ago – regarding women empowerment.
FEODORA VON FRANCOIS

Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma – who has so far not indicated explicitly who he is supporting in the ongoing Swapo succession race – yesterday urged Swapo to commit to its previous congresses’ resolutions of injecting more women into its top echelons.

Nujoma’s call sent into ruptures the supporters of Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana, who believe the remark was indirectly made in favour of their candidate, who is contesting for the position of Swapo vice-president. Read more about Nujoma urges congress to empower woman

Carter returns for All Blacks

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New Zealand’s Dan Carter has recovered from injury and will be starting for the All Blacks when they play England tomorrow.

Flyhalf Dan Carter has recovered from a calf injury and will start for New Zealand in their fi nal test of the year against England at Twickenham tomorrow. Carter, the standout fl yhalf in world rugby, missed the 33-10 victory over Six Nations champions Wales in Cardi_ but was named in the starting line-up to face England by coach Steven Hansen yesterday. Deputy Aaron Cruden drops to the bench. Read more about Carter returns for All Blacks

Air Namibia to revise business plan

WINDHOEK CORRY IHUHUA
The recent strike at the national airline has driven the company back to the drawing board as far as its business blueprint is concerned, its board says.
Air Namibia

Air Namibia’s business plan introduced earlier this year, suffered a setback after a recent strike by pilots, now forcing the company to revise it forthwith. Read more about Air Namibia to revise business plan

Opposition MPs wish Swapo luck for congress

WINDHOEK FRED GOEIEMAN
The Swapo congress that has grabbed the imagination of the entire country has received good wishes from unlikely counterparts – opposition members of parliament.
DTA of Namibia President Katuutire Kaura

The National Assembly held its last session of the year on Wednesday and opposition politicians used the occassion to wish their rivals in Swapo a successful congress. Read more about Opposition MPs wish Swapo luck for congress

United, City keep pack at bay

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The Manchester teams, United and City, won on Wednesday to keep well ahead of their nearest rivals while Chelsea’s interim manager, Rafael Benitez is finding it hard to win over the club’s supporters.

Robin van Persie scored the fastest goal of the English Premier League season as Manches­ter United stayed a point clear at the top with a 1-0 win over West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Read more about United, City keep pack at bay

POLICE CLOSING IN ON DREYER’S KILLERS

WINDHOEK ELLANIE SMIT

There has been a major breakthrough in the pursuit of the brutal killers of 85-year-old farmer Izak Dreyer, and police are expecting to wrap up the case very soon. Several suspects have been arrested and admitted to the murder. However, the police are still searching for other suspects that were involved in the crime. Read more about POLICE CLOSING IN ON DREYER’S KILLERS

Kamwi clears air on global fund

WINDHOEK FRED GOEIEMAN
Minister of Health and Social Services Dr Richard Kamwi has explained his ministry’s decision not to renew contracts of Global Fund experts – a move that had caused a massive uproar from the affected persons.
Health Minister Dr Richard Kamwi

His ministry refused to renew the work permits of the manager of the Programme Management Unit (PMU), who was an expatriate, as well as her entire team. Read more about Kamwi clears air on global fund

Leo joins Telecom Namibia’s stable

WINDHOEK DENVER ISAACS
Like Jesus Christ, Telecom Namibia this week became a saviour – not of humanity but of struggling mobile operators leo.
Telecom Namibia Chairman Joseph Iita

After an acquisition process that took most of the year to finalise, State-owned Telecom Namibia on Wednesday became the official new owners of mobile operator leo. Read more about Leo joins Telecom Namibia’s stable

RDP cries foul over fake letter

OSHAKATI PLACIDO HILUKILWA
An opposition party has taken issue with the ruling party Swapo, claiming that there are consistent attempts to stifle their political activities, with a fake letter used earlier to stop their meeting.
TRADITIONAL AUTHORITY THREATENS TO ACT
Jeremiah Nambinga

A fake document was the basis for the Namibian Police action when law enforcement agents in the Ohangwena Region blockaded the venue where the opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) was planning to hold its conference last month. The incident happened on October 29 and is now being described by the RDP leaders as a sign that democracy in Namibia is under siege. Read more about RDP cries foul over fake letter

Western Bypass claims life

An alleged drag race between two motor-vehicles on the Western Bypass claimed the life of a pedestrian in the capital on Wednesday afternoon. The accident occurred shortly after 14:00 when a man who had been trying to cross the road was hit by one of the speeding vehicles, which had an Ondangwa registration plate. He was killed instantly. A truck driver who witnessed the scene told members of the Windhoek City Police that the two cars had both been coming from a northerly direction at a high speed when the accident occurred. Read more about Western Bypass claims life

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