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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 (seated right) and Council Chairman of Kgatleng District Council, Mpho Morolong at the event that marked the signing of the twinning agreement of their two cities in Otjiwarongo on Tuesday. Standing behind from left is Council Secretary of Kgatleng District Council, Mpho Mathe and Otjiwarongo Municipality Chief Executive Officer, Ismael /Howoseb. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Supporters of US President Donald Trump attend a political rally at Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, on August 21, 2018. - Trump's administration announced a plan on August 21 to weaken regulations on US coal plants, giving a boost to an industry that former leader Barack Obama had hoped to wind down in order to cut harmful emissions that drive global warming. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

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× President Donald Trump waves as he arrives to speak during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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× Residents stand outside after a powerful earthquake shook eastern Venezuela, causing buildings to be evacuated in the capital of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. The quake was felt as far away as Colombia's capital and in the Venezuelan capital office workers evacuated buildings and people fled homes. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

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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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× U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is seen 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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× President Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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× FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018 file photo Stewart Cink hits to the first green during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis. Cink enters the FedEx Cup playoffs at No. 58 in the standings, his best starting position since 2010. Thanks to a tie for fourth at the PGA Championship, he will return to the Masters for the first time in five years. He wouldn't have seen this coming three months ago. His last victory was the 2009 British Open at Turnberry. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)