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Grootfontein police officer appears in court for shooting inmates

Written by Mulisa Simiyasa on 22 June 2018

OTJIWARONGO, 22 JUN (NAMPA) – A police officer on Friday appeared in the Grootfontein Magistrate’s Court for allegedly opening fire and wounding a senior colleague and two trial-awaiting inmates at the town’s holding cells on Wednesday.
Constable Cornelius Hamutenya, 22, appeared on three counts of attempted murder.
He was granted bail of N.dollars 3 000 and his case was postponed to 30 August 2018 for further police investigations.
Namibian Police Force Otjozondjupa Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy ...


Mujoro appointed new ECN boss

Written by Uerikoha Tjijombo on 22 June 2018

WINDHOEK, 22 JUN (NAMPA) – The Director of Operations at the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), Theophilus Mujoro has been appointed as new Chief Electoral and Referenda Officer with effect from 01 September 2018, the ECN has announced.
This position was previously known as Director of Elections.
Mujoro is taking over from Professor Paul Isaak, whose five-year term as Director of Elections ends on 31 August this year.
He was interviewed for this position on Monday, along with other shortlisted candidate ...

Hanse-Himarwa encourages learners to work hard

WINDHOEK, 21 JUN (NAMPA) – Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa on Tuesday delivered a motivational talk to learners urging them to do their best to obtain good grades. Speaking during a visit to Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School in the capital, Hanse-Himarwa said Namibian children have a role to play in the country and responsibilities awaiting them. (NAMPA) LP/PS (Video by Lydia Pitiri)

Namibia wants to increase beef exports to Norway

Norway lobbies Namibia for support for seat at UN Security Council (Geingob)

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× OSIRE, 20 June 2018 - The Osire Refugee Settlement fitness gym outside Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 22: Family members hold portraits of their deceased loved ones that were signed by President Donald Trump prior to an event with 'Angel Families' June 22, 2018 at the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. President Trump hosted an event to discuss immigration with relatives of victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× US actor Johnny Depp performs with The Hollywood Vampires band as part of the Hellfest metal music festival in Clisson, western France on June 22, 2018 / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

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× KEETMANSHOOP, 20 June 2018 – Ueritjiua Kauaria, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources at the regional workshop on applications for marine fishing rights at the Moth Hall in Keetmanshoop. (Photo by: Suzith Tjitaura) NAMPA

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× FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, new clothess and other personal items are seen at the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas. The immigration detention facility has been retooled to house adults with children who have been apprehended at the border. The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along U.S.-Mexico border, a move described by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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× WINDHOEK, 21 June 2018 - Mayor of the City of Windhoek, Muesee Kazapua unveiling the plaque of the Namibian Police Central Logistics Warehouse in Windhoek, while Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga looks on. (Photo by: Uerikoha Tjijombo) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 17 June 2018 - Pictured are members of the Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) during the launch of its fundraising campaign to raise funds to take the government to court over alleged unconstitutional traffic fines. (Photo by: Elizabeth Shaakuka) NAMPA