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Namibia moves up in Global Peace Index

Written by Anna Salkeus on 21 August 2018

WINDHOEK, 21 AUG (NAMPA) – Namibia has moved seven places up in the Global Peace Index (GPI) and is now ranked the 43rd most peaceful country out of 168 countries.
The 2018 GPI was released by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) on Tuesday and ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.
The GPI found that the global level of peace deteriorated by 0,27 per cent in the past year, marking the fourth successive year of deterioration.
Ninety-two countries deter ...


Discharge attempt by truck driver facing murder charge fails

Written by Simon Endjala on 21 August 2018

WINDHOEK, 21 AUG (NAMPA) – A South African truck driver on trial in the High Court for allegedly raping and murdering a 56-year-old woman here in 2014, on Tuesday suffered a blow when the court dismissed his application for discharge.
Willem Wimpie Februarie, 38, allegedly raped and murdered Windhoek resident, Dinah Diedericks at her home in Windhoek West on 21 June 2014.
The application for discharge was dismissed in a ruling handed down by High Court Judge Naomi Shivute, and the alleged killer will now be ...

See you soon: Kabila

WINDHOEK, 17 AUG (NAMPA) – “Since I do not like farewells, I will not say goodbye today, but rather see you soon.” These were the words of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila Kabange during his farewell speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (NAMPA) IB/AS/ND (Video by Linea Dishena)

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× OTJIWARONGO, 21 August 2018 - Otjiwarongo Mayor, Bennes Haimbondi (second from right) and Council Chairman of Kgatleng District Council, Mpho Morolong shake hands shortly after an event that marked the signing of a twinning agreement of their two cities in Otjiwarongo on Tuesday. Standing left is the Council Secretary of Kgatleng District Council, Mpho Mathe and Otjiwarongo Municipality Chief Executive Officer, Ismael /Howoseb is on the right. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Defendant Micheail Ward listens during the trial for the fatal shooting of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Prosecutors played a videotape for jurors Tuesday, of an interrogation of a man who ultimately confessed to pulling the trigger in the fatal 2013 shooting of a 15-year-old Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton. On the video, Ward can be heard telling police how he fired into a park, aiming for who he believed were rival gang members. Ward is charged with first-degree murder, as is the alleged getaway driver, Kenneth Williams. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)

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× U.S. Senator Kamala Harris answers questions at a news conference after meeting with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

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× RUNDU, 04 August 2018 - Julinho Sporting pictured before a match in the North East First Division. (Photo: Contributed)

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× WARMBAD, 18 August 2018 - Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) officials and employees of the Namibia Tantalite Mine pictured at Warmbad. (Photo by: Suzith Tjitaura) NAMPA

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× OKAHAO, 13 August 2018 - Omusati Governor Erginus Endjala (L) and Bank Windhoek Managing Director Baronice Hans pictured at the opening of Bank Windhoek's Okahao branch on Monday. (Photo by: Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× (180821) -- CALABRIA (ITALY), Aug. 21, 2018 (Xinhua) -- A rescuer inspects the gorge after several people were killed in a flash flood in the Pollino National Park, Calabria region, Italy, Aug. 21, 2018. Three missing people have been located in the aftermath of a flash flood in southern Italy that claimed 10 lives, rescue services said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Alberto Lingria)

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