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Ombudsman launches racism, tribalism and discrimination report

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 23 November 2017

WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – Ombudsman John Walters on Thursday launched a report on a national inquiry into racism, racial and other forms of discrimination and tribalism.
The report named ‘A nation divided: Why do racism and other forms of discrimination still persist 27 years after independence?’ was compiled by the office of the Ombudsman after public hearings to establish the level of discrimination in Namibia.
The report deals with issues of access to justice, disability, indigenous people, land resettl ...


Swapo not a shortcut to personal wealth: Geingob

Written by Anna Salkeus on 23 November 2017

WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – The Swapo party is not a shortcut to personal wealth and power, but a movement of the people, President Hage Geingob has said.
Speaking during the official opening of the party’s 6th ordinary congress on Thursday, Geingob said the party was not a personality cult or an exclusive club, but bigger than any individual.
He said personal interests in the party should be buried and the growth of the country should be pursued instead of individual careers.
“The exercise of internal party ...

Swapo not a shortcut to personal wealth: Geingob

WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) - Speaking during the official opening of the party’s 6th ordinary congress on Thursday, President Hage Geingob said the Swapo Party is not a personality cult or an exclusive club, but bigger than any individual. (Video by George Hendricks)

Swapo congress in full swing

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× SWAKOPMUND, 23 November 2017 - Catherine Kooper, 24, is facing a rape charge for allegedly sleeping with a 15-year-old boy from Usakos. (Photo by: Paulus Kiiyala Shiku) NAMPA

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× QUEBEC CITY, QC - NOVEMBER 23: Vincent Tremblay-Lapalme #37 of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens is congratulated by his teammates after he scored a goal against the Quebec Remparts during the third period their QMJHL hockey game at the Centre Videotron on November 23, 2017 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× WINDHOEK, 23 November 2017, The speedy response of the Windhoek Emergency Service's Fire Brigade prevented a family house in Avis from extensive fire damage. The fire that allegedly started in the kitchen was confined and extinguished before it could spread to other parts of the house. The fire broke out around 11h00 on Thursday. The Avis Neighbourhood Watch group already started with assistance to ensure the residents will not endure any discomfort due to the fire damage. (Photo by: Francois Lottering) NAMPA

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× A member of Western Front of War Omar Gomez of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla, walks amid houses on November 20, 2017 in banks of the San Juan river, department of Choco, Colombia. Colombia's landmark peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels was supposed to mean peace for all but it has made little difference to indigenous and Afro-Colombian minorities, Amnesty International said on November 22, 2017. Although the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC was signed, armed conflict is still very much the reality for millions across the country," said Salil Shetty, Secretary General at Amnesty International. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO

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× WINDHOEK, 23 November 2017 - Former Prime Minister Libertine Amathila greet a delegate at the official opening of the Swapo party's sixth congress in the capital on Thursday. (Photo by: Anna Salkeus) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 19 NOVEMBER 2017 - Some Zimbabweans living in Namibia pictured during a peaceful demonstration during which they advised the Southern African Development Community SADC, the African Union and the United Nations to allow Zimbabweans to sort out their own issues. The petitioners want President Robert Mugabe to step down without force. (Photo by: Uerikoha Tjijombo) NAMPA

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× A Cuban boy takes part in an exhibition during the launching of the project Baseball 5 in Havana, on November 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / YAMIL LAGE

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× PORTLAND, OR - NOVEMBER 23: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils goes up for a dunk on Traylin Farris #5 of the Portland State Vikings during the second half of the game at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 23, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Duke won the game 99-81. Steve Dykes/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==