January 2013

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Rossing marathon expects record entries

WINDHOEK - HECTOR MAWONGA
Entries to take part in the 2013 Rossing Marathon, due in Swakopmund next month, recently started flowing in, but a significant number of runners have already shown their intention to compete there.
FILE

Marathon runners are seemingly rushing to register for the 22nd annual Rossing Marathon, which will take place on February 16 in Swakopmund. Read more about Rossing marathon expects record entries

Doping doctor 'worked in various sports'

MADRID - NAMPA/AFP
FILE

A Spanish doctor on trial over a major blood doping racket involving top professional cyclists said on Tuesday he had worked for athletes in "all kinds" of sports. Read more about Doping doctor 'worked in various sports'

Mancini backs Balotelli to be great

LONDON - NAMPA/AFP
The Manchester City manager admits he will miss Mario Balotelli, as will the British media, “but he had this big chance to go back to Italy with Milan.”
Departing striker will ‘succeed’ in Italy
NAMPA/AFP

Roberto Mancini admitted he will be disappointed to see Mario Balotelli leave Manchester City for AC Milan but insists the move is in the best interests of the Italy forward. Read more about Mancini backs Balotelli to be great

Son hosts new year party in Rundu

RUNDU - JONAS BRINKMANN

Saturday January 26, was a fun-filled day for athletes from Rundu, Shambyu and Sauyemwa as about 35 Special Olympics athletes came together at Dr Romanus Kampungu to celebrate a New Year Party. Read more about Son hosts new year party in Rundu

Cup venues decided

WINDHOEK - HECTOR MAWONGA
The venues for the Bidvest Namibia Cup’s round of 32, has been finalised with some of the teams playing in Tsumeb while others will be playing in Windhoek.
HECTOR MAWONGA

The venues for the round of 32 of the Bidvest Namibia Cup have been decided with nine games set to be played at the Oscar Norich Stadium in Tsumeb while the rest will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on the weekend of February 9-10.

The forthcoming weekend will see the conclusion of the elimination rounds, which will then give clarity to the fixtures for the round of 32. So far, only ten teams know their opponents with the Orlando Pirates versus Black Africa game undoubtedly the biggest. Read more about Cup venues decided

Murdered woman identified

WINDHOEK - ELLANIE SMIT
MARLIZE RAUTENBACH

The woman whose naked body was found last weekend in Katutura with fifty stab wounds on her body has been identified this week by family members. Read more about Murdered woman identified

Men acquitted after 10 years in custody

WINDHOEK - NAMPA
After languishing in jail for over a decade, two murder accused were set free yesterday after the State failed to impress the jury with its argument.
FRED GOEIEMAN

Two men who were accused of murdering and robbing an elderly resident of Okahandja some 10 years ago, have been set free. Read more about Men acquitted after 10 years in custody

Witness asked Mbwale about HIV status

OSHAKATI - MERJA IILEKA

The oldest complainant to take the stand so far at Oshakati High Court in the ongoing trail against wealthy Angolan witch doctor Bonifatius Mbwale claims she questioned his HIV status after he raped her under the pretext of treatment.

To such an inquiry, said the 30-year-old witness, Mbwale informed her that he was HIV neg-ative and laughed it off.
Mwale, who is facing 13 counts of rape, has since revealed that he is HIV-positive although he continues to deny intentionally infecting young and impressionable women who came to his clinics for treatment. Read more about Witness asked Mbwale about HIV status

Mother to face law over starved child

WINDHOEK - CORRY IHUHUA
The mother of a boy who was found abandoned at an Opuwo open market has been traced and could face child abuse charges.
NAMPA

Police in Opuwo are investigating a mother who allegedly tied her mentally disturbed eight year-old son to a pole and left him to starve for days. Read more about Mother to face law over starved child

Mbumba scoffs at CANU merger claims

WINDHOEK - ELVIS MURARANGANDA

Swapo Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba has laughed off suggestions that his party is in a merger and is ruling Namibia jointly the Caprivi African National Union (CANU). Read more about Mbumba scoffs at CANU merger claims

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