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San learners doing well in school despite poverty: Semba

Written by Charles Tjatindi on 18 July 2018

GOBABIS, 18 JUL (NAMPA) – San learners have managed to do well in school despite the economic hardships they often face, Omaheke Regional Education Director Peka Semba has said.
He told Nampa in an interview on Wednesday despite being unable to afford basic necessities, especially those residing in hostels, such learners have continue to put up an above average performance in their school work.
Semba said extreme poverty at home has meant that San parents are often unable to provide basic necessities for th ...


Kalkrand residents want early warning systems for disasters

Written by Rhonie Garoeb on 18 July 2018

KALKRAND, 18 JUL (NAMPA) – Residents of Kalkrand on Tuesday said early warning systems monitoring possible disasters in the constituencies, such as Mariental, should also be implemented in settlements and villages as some houses are built in or near riverbeds.
They said this during a road show by the Hardap Regional Council on disaster risk management awareness in the region that started on 09 July.
Members of the community are of the opinion that most informal settlements in the region are built in areas ...

Usakos community members remember the late Gurirab

USAKOS, 18 JUL (NAMPA) – Usakos community members have described the late Theo-Ben Gurirab as a soft-spoken man whose words always meant a lot to them. The former Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament died in Windhoek on Saturday at the age of 80. (Video by Lydia pitiri) NAMPA.



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× OTJIWARONGO, 16 July 2018 - The 34-year-old murder accused, Phidelia Philander appears in the Otjiwarongo Magistrate's Court on Monday. She was remanded in custody for further police investigations. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× KEETMANSHOOP, 12 July 2018 – Keetmanshoop Deputy Mayor, Hilia Titus (L) and Hansina Christiaan, Special Advisor to the //Kharas Region Governor at the official launching of the Integrated School Health Programme in the //Kharas Region on Thursday. (Photo: Contributed) NAMPA

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× A mosaic made of 30,000 cans of tinned food, depicting an image of Nelson Mandela, on the centenary of his birthday, in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, July 18 2018. South Africans, along with former U.S. President Barack Obama, are marking the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth with acts of charity in a country still struggling with deep economic inequality 24-years after the end of white minority rule. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)

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× (180718) -- GUILIN, July 18, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Women of Yao ethnic group present folk costumes in Longji Township of Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 18, 2018. Local people of Yao ethnic group on Wednesday celebrated annual "drying clothes" festival, which falls on the 6th day of the 6th month of the Chinese traditional lunar calendar. (Xinhua/Huang Yongdan)(gxn)

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× EENHANA, 16 July 2018 - Chairperson of the Ohangwena Region’s Okongo Village Council, Paulus Mwahanyekange (front row right), Eenhana Town’s Mayor Amos Nangolo (second from right) and others attending the presentation of Ohangwena Governor Usko Nghaamwa’s 2018 State of the Region Address by Chairperson of the Ohangwena Regional Council, Erickson Ndawanifa at Eenhana on Monday. (Photo by: Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland putts on the 15th green during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Wednesday July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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× (180718) -- JINPING, July 18, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Villagers in traditional costumes perform in Yaobai Village, Jinping County of southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 18, 2018. Wednesday marks the "Liuyueliu", the sixth day on the sixth month of Chinese lunar calendar. Local people here celebrate the "Liuyueliu" with long tables of banquet.(Xinhua/Peng Zeliang) (zwx)

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× (180718) -- LIUZHI, July 18, 2018 (Xinhua) -- People of Bouyei ethnic group celebrate the Double Sixth Festival in Liuzhi, southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 18, 2018. Double Sixth Festival, an important traditional festival for Bouyei people, falls on the sixth day of the sixth lunar month when people make offerings to gods, sing and dance in traditional costumes. (Xinhua/Tao Liang) (wyl)