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2017-09-20 Babysitter Arrested Over Child Abuse
[Namibian] AN OUTJO babysitter has been arrested on attempted murder and other charges after she was allegedly filmed physically abusing a baby girl in her care.

2017-09-20 Namibia Hints At Readiness to Move Embassy to Dodoma
[Citizen] The Namibian Embassy has made it clear over its intention to relocate to the country's capital of Dodoma.

2017-09-20 Erongo Marine Happy With Fish-4-Business Project
[Namibian] ERONGO Marine managing director, Martha Uumati is happy with the progress of the Fish-4-Business project that was started by the company in rural areas two years ago.

2017-09-20 Ombudsman Issues Clean Bill of Health For Newspapers
[New Era] Windhoek -New Era Publication Corporation's (NEPC) two newspapers, New Era and Kundana, have again emerged as the only two national newspapers that did not have any complaint registered against them by the public to the media ombudsman for non-factual reporting or violation of media ethics in the period January 2016 to July 2017.

2017-09-20 19 Teachers Arrested Over Fraud
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian police have arrested 19 teachers in the Zambezi Region, some of whom are believed to be 'ghost teachers', for allegedly defrauding the government of N$10 million.

2017-09-19 Mahalie's Star Continues to Rise
[Namibian] Award-winning fashion stylist Reinhard Mahalie's star continues to rise as he once again proves that making people look good can take one very far.

2017-09-19 Mining Sector Contributed Billions in 2016
[New Era] Swakopmund -The Namibian mining sector contributed N$3.2 billion in corporate taxes and royalties to government in 2016. The figure excludes the Pay-As-You-Earn Tax (PAYE) and Value Added Tax (VAT).

2017-09-19 Namibia's Johannes Comes Second in Cape Town Marathon
[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's veteran long distance runner, Helalia Johannes, narrowly missed out on a decisive win at the grueling Sanlam Cape Town Marathon after she finished second overall, just six seconds behind winner Betelhem Moges of Ethiopia.

2017-09-19 Heritage Week Underway in Otjozondjupa
[Namibian] Otjozondjupa residents have joined the rest of the country in celebrating the annual National Heritage Week by visiting sites of historical and geographical significance in the region.

2017-09-20 Namibian Students Shine At Chinese Proficiency Competition
[Focac] Windhoek -The University of Namibia (UNAM) hosted here on Friday the 10th Chinese Bridge proficiency competition for secondary school students.

2017-09-19 E-Waste a Nuisance in Africa - Environmental Expert
[New Era] Pretoria -An environmental expert says electronic waste has become a nuisance in Africa, and points at the overwhelming number of second-hand and refurbished electronic products dumped in African markets as a reason for concern.

2017-09-19 Union Mounts National Campaign to Boycott Shoprite
[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian Commercial Catering, Food and Allied Workers' Union (NACCAFWU) together with Shoprite Checkers workers have mounted a national campaign that urges consumers to boycott shopping at any Shoprite or Checkers store in the country.

2017-09-19 The Mystery of Namibia's Desert 'Fairy Circles'
[Deutsche Welle] Thousands of "fairy circles" stretch out across the Namib Desert. But what's behind the vast polka-dot pattern? Scientists are at odds.

2017-09-19 President Geingob, UN Chief Talk North Korea
[New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob on Sunday met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the General Assembly currently underway in New York, USA and discussed a wide range of issues, among them Namibian relations with sanctions-ridden North Korea.

2017-09-19 Water for Livestock to Dry Up Soon in Northern Regions
[New Era] Ongwediva -Despite the good rains received this year, farmers in the northern regions are likely to start feeling the pinch of the dry season, as the water pans and other sources edge towards the brink of drying up.

2017-09-19 Bishop Denounces Same-Sex Marriage
[New Era] Windhoek -The presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN), one of the largest Christian denominations in the country, during his sermon on Sunday in Windhoek emphatically rejected same-sex marriage and condemned the Olufuko initiation.

2017-09-19 Poachers Denied Bail in Zambezi
[Namibian] The Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court yesterday denied bail to four men found in possession of eight elephant tusks, a firearm without a licence and entering Namibia at an undesignated point of entry.

2017-09-19 Picture of Stranded Whale Goes Viral
[Namibian] A female humpback whale was stranded about a kilometre north of Henties Bay on Sunday night.

2017-09-19 Arrest Warrant Issued for Murder Suspect Van Wyk
[New Era] Windhoek -After he failed to make a scheduled court appearance in the High Court before Judge Nate Ndauendapo, a warrant of arrest was issued yesterday for a man from Karasburg in southern Namibia, who allegedly had his victim washed and dressed before putting her in their bed after she died as a result of the beating he had subjected her to.

2017-09-19 Less Tax for Agricultural Land
[New Era] Windhoek -Parliament last week decided to decrease the rate of land tax payable by Namibian citizens to 0,4 percent (previously 0,75 percent) with an increase of 0,25 percent for each additional unit, and for foreign landowners to 1,4 percent (previously 1,75 percent) also with an increase of 0,25 percent for each additional unit.

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