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Nam students on exchange visit to Germany

A group of 27 Namibian students from different schools will go on a two-month exchange visit to Germany.
The Association of German School Societies in Namibia (AGDS), together with the Association for German Cultural Relations Abroad (VDA), have for many years been organising a 10- to 12-week stay for Namibian youth in Germany
The 27 students, who all have German as a school subject, will be accommodated by host families and attend school in Germany for the duration of their stay.
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Ulenga plans 'to die a politician'

The president of the Congress of Democrats (CoD), Ben Ulenga, says he will never retire from politics.
Speaking at his party’s election rally held at Oshakati on Saturday, Ulenga told a crowd of about 100 CoD supporters that he will continue running as a presidential candidate as long as he lives.
“There are those who are saying we should let the young generation lead us. If they are capable, they must come forward, but they must lead us properly and not sell us to the highest bidder.
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DTA bemoans absence of voters' roll

DTA president McHenry Venaani has informed the SADC election observer mission that his party still has not been provided with the voters’ roll.
“It’s a recurrent problem before every election,” Venaani said.
He demanded that the voter register be made available immediately.
Venaani also mentioned to the SADC observers who were present at a DTA rally held on Saturday at the John Nankudhu Sport Field in Wanaheda that no political party other than Swapo is allowed to hoist flags on trees and in other public places in the Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions.
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RDP sorry about drinking at rally

The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) says it was unfortunate that the party’s final rally before Friday’s elections coincided with a fundraiser at the same venue, which gave its supporters the opportunity to drink alcohol.
Some of the supporters, including women, were seen drinking beer while waiting for the rally to begin at the Hakahana sport grounds on Saturday afternoon.
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Poly honours physically challenged students

A total of 12 physically challenged students last week graduated in the field of entrepreneurship through the Polytechnic of Namibia’s Centre for Enterprise Development (CED).
The graduates acquired skills in areas of business management, marketing management and personal development.
The students were awarded their certificates at the Polytechnic’s 19th graduation ceremony.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba, in a speech delivered on his behalf by Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku, commended the graduates for their hard work.
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Two pedestrians killed in Oshikoto

Two pedestrians died when they were hit by vehicles in two separate incidents in the Oshikoto Region, compelling the police to warn road users to be extra cautious as we enter the festive season.
Albertina Pushenanye Ndeshihafela Hinaunye, 22, died on the spot when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle while she was crossing the Tsumeb-Omuthiya road at Cham Cham, 40 kilometres from the Oshivelo settlement.
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Produce quality graduates

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has called on universities and colleges to produce graduates needed in the labour market.
They were also urged to embrace postgraduate education and research for the benefit of Namibia.
NCHE Executive Director Mocks Shivute made the remarks at the launch of a review of post–graduate programmes, research capacity, infrastructure and other resources in higher education institutions in Namibia.
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Court bid to halt Kilus coronation fails

A last-ditch effort to have the inauguration of Kilus Nguvauva as the chief of the OvaMbanderu community halted by the High Court was thwarted this past Friday. Kilus was inaugurated yesterday at Ovambanderu Commando No 1 at Omaue-jozonjanda in the Omaheke Region. Two senior members of the OvaMbanderu community, Rihupisa Kandando and Reverend Hiskia Ndjoze-Uanivi, had asked for a previous High Court ruling on the matter to be struck from the court roll. Read more about Court bid to halt Kilus coronation fails

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Mbumba apologises for ‘peasants’ remark

Swapo Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba yesterday apologised for calling Swapo supporters “commoners” at the party’s last star rally on Saturday in Windhoek.
While introducing President Hifikepunye Pohamba, the politician’s “Omake aafyoona nye” - loosely translated as “clap hands, you commoners” - was not well received by the packed stadium. The word “aafyoona” can also mean “poor” or “peasants”.
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