December 2012

Primary tabs

Serena Williams cruises into second round

BRISBANE - NAMPA/AFP
A pain-free Serena Williams sent an ominous warning to her rivals, as she crushed fellow American Varvara Lepchenko 6-2, 6-1 in the first round of the Brisbane International yesterday.

Third seed Williams, 31, pulled out of an exhibition tournament in Thailand last week, amid concerns she had not fully recovered from a recent foot surgery. Read more about Serena Williams cruises into second round

England captain and broadcaster Greig dies

SYDNEY - NAMPA/AFP
Flamboyant former England cricket captain and television commentator Tony Greig died of a heart attack Saturday at the age of 66, as he battled lung cancer.
NAMPA/AFP

South African-born Greig, a swashbuckling middle-order batsman and medium-fast bowler, had only been diagnosed with cancer two months ago and died shortly after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Sydney home. Read more about England captain and broadcaster Greig dies

Goals galore for City and Arsenal

LONDON - NAMPA/AFP
Thirty-five goals were scored in eight matches in the English Premiership on Saturday, as Arsenal stunned Newcastle with a 7-3 win.
AS UNITED’S WINNING STREAK CONTINUE
NAMPA/AFP

Goals rained down on the Premier League on Saturday, with Arsenal beating Newcastle United 7-3 and champions Manchester City edging Norwich City 4-3, to keep pace with leaders Manchester United. Read more about Goals galore for City and Arsenal

AFCON ticket sales fail to meet expectations

JOHANNESBURG - CITY PRESS
With only 19 days to go before the opening of the Africa Cup of Nations, prospects of seeing full stadiums look slim. But organisers are confi dent they will reach their target of 500 000 tickets sold for the continental soccer showpiece.
NAMPA/SAPA

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the January 19 to February 10 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is not pressing panic buttons yet, in the wake of slow ticket sales. Read more about AFCON ticket sales fail to meet expectations

Rainstorms continue to wreak havoc in North

OSHAKATI - MERJA IILEKA
Heavy rainstorms and strong winds are causing havoc in the North, with several people injured following the collapse of their homes.

Four people, including a sixmonth- old baby, cheated death after the walls of the houses they were sleeping in collapsed on them during heavy downpours that destroyed seven houses in Oshana alone and a school in the Omusati Region.

The walls gave in to heavy rains accompanied by strong winds sweeping across the Northern region and lasted nearly two hours on Saturday afternoon.

A 97-year-old woman was admitted at the Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital for injuries on Saturday after she was hit by falling bricks on the head and legs at Oonkima in the Oshana Region. Read more about Rainstorms continue to wreak havoc in North

SA fuel price decrease won’t affect Nam

WINDHOEK - ELVIS MURARANGANDA
The envisaged decrease in petrol and diesel prices in South Africa will not affect fuel prices in Namibia, the Ministry of Mines and Energy says.
ELVIS MURARANGANDA

The South African Department of Energy announced last week that 95 octane unleaded petrol will decrease by 18 cents per litre, while the 93 octane lead replacement petrol will decrease by 13 cents per litre. Diesel will see a 27,58 cents per litre decrease effective from January 2 next year.

South African media reported that these decreases are due to an average unit over-recovery on the prices of fuel in the previous month and a reduction in the slate levy. The slate levy will decrease by 2,2 cents per litre from 15,36 cents per litre to 13,16 cents per litre. Read more about SA fuel price decrease won’t affect Nam

Double murder suspect’s mental report ready

OSHAKATI - MERJA IILEKA
MERJA IILEKA

A comprehensive psychiatric report on butcher-turneddouble murder suspect Martin Taati Rudolf is expected to be heard in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court today. Read more about Double murder suspect’s mental report ready

Lucky winner number four

CONTRIBUTED

Hillia Nampweya, 27, is the fourth winner of the Spot the Difference competition, hosted by Namibian Sun and sponsored by Ellerines and Beares. Read more about Lucky winner number four

ANOTHER PASSION KILLING ROCKS OMUSATI

WINDHOEK - SELMA IKELA
Another woman has died, allegedly at the hands of her boyfriend

Rauha Iileka, 32, was stabbed 16 times at Onaanda in Omusati Region on Friday morning at about 04:00. She was allegedly attacked by her boyfriend - the father of her three children. Read more about ANOTHER PASSION KILLING ROCKS OMUSATI

Another treason trial suspect dies

WINDHOEK - SELMA IKELA
Another Caprivi high treason trial suspect has died. This brings to 22 the number of suspects who have died in custody since the first arrests in 1999.
FAITH SANKWASA

Branson Kwala has died at the age of 75. Head of the Namibia Police Public Relations Division, Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, said Kwala was admitted to hospital two days before he passed away.

He died on December 20, at Katutura Hospital. Kanguatjivi said Kwala’s family wanted him to be treated at a private hospital in Windhoek, but the hospital said they do not admit people who are in police custody. Read more about Another treason trial suspect dies

Pages

Facebook comments