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Ndatipo's family to sue State

The family of slain struggle kid Frieda Ndatipo is to sue government in order to ensure that her three orphaned children and three siblings are taken care of.
Ndatipo was killed during a peaceful demonstration by a group of struggle kids to demand jobs. The demonstration was staged at the Swapo headquarters in August in Katutura. She died from a bullet to the chest, allegedly fired by a policeman.
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Oshakati council to remove car wrecks
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Walvis robbery suspects on the run

Warrants of arrest have been issued for two of the suspects involved in the Stallion Security robbery, which occurred in Walvis Bay late last year.
Magistrate Vicky Nicolaidis postponed the case to November 12 to allow the police to investigate the whereabouts of Michael Nampweya, 23, and Pilus Nghandi, 27.
The missing duo stand accused with four other suspects, Onesmus Hamunyela, 21, Puis Nghiyewelwa, 27, Israel Nghandi, 24, Jason Philemon, 26, and Amporo Lamek, 29.
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Defence to challenge Nailenge’s mental report

The defence team of murder accused Ananias Ekongo Nailenge has revealed plans to object to a psychiatric evaluation that found him to be accountable for his alleged crimes.
During a brief appearance before the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court yesterday, where it was expected that Nailenge’s mental report would be read, defence lawyer Jan Greyling Jr said the report remains silent on the matter of diminished responsibility.
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Pohamba satisfied with ‘Noah’s Ark’

President Hifikepunye Pohamba has expressed satisfaction with the treatment and health of close to 150 wild animals that were transported from Namibia to Cuba under a multi-million-dollar project which started in 2012.
The project dubbed Noah’s Ark, which ended last year, included 144 animals of 22 different species comprising antelope, birds and predators, black rhinos and elephants.
The animals were airlifted from the Hosea Kutako International Airport and were sourced from the Waterberg Plateau and Etosha National parks.
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Nudo draws up NA list this weekend

Nudo Secretary-General Meundju Jahanika has announced that the party is planning to conclude its electoral college this coming weekend.
According to Jahanika, the meeting will be preceded by those of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Council (NC), which will decide on the formula of electing 96 candidates for the National Assembly election slated for November.
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State takes over hospital of horrors

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has signed an agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (Elcin) to transfer ownership of the dilapidated Onandjokwe Lutheran Hospital in an attempt to improve its services and ageing infrastructure. In an agreement signed in August, it was agreed that the government would take over the daily running of the hospital from Elcin’s Lutheran Medical Services for a period of 99 years starting next year April. Read more about State takes over hospital of horrors

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1.3m tourists visited Namibia last year

Namibia received about 1.3 million visitors last year and has seen growth in the North American and Chinese markets.
The statistics were revealed at the World Tourism Day celebrations held over the weekend in Katima Mulilo.
Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu delivered a speech on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Tourism Uahekua Herunga at the event.
Herunga said the country has also seen an increase in domestic tourism, but added that despite the increase, Namibians should travel and get to know their country better.
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Community policing gets boost
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Rapist’s jail term increased on appeal

A convicted rapist who appealed his 17-year prison sentence had the sentence increased by three years in the High Court.
Verikouje Kapuire’s rape sentence was running consecutively with a one-year sentence on an assault charge.
The 35-year-old Okahandja man was found guilty of raping and assaulting an 81-year-old woman in 2008.
Judges Nate Ndauendapo and Christie Liebenberg found that the Windhoek Regional Court’s sentence on the assault charge was too lenient.
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