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Food banks for the poor not yet a reality

Nearly three years after the government’s attention was drawn to Namibians scavenging for food at dumpsites, the food banks it promised to establish countrywide have not materialised yet.
Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku said at the opening of a food security workshop in Windhoek this week that the Office of the Prime Minster (OPM) is still deliberating with relevant stakeholders to solve the issue.
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Young, pregnant and desperate

When you are pregnant and desperate, an abortion often seems to be the only way out. An illegal, ‘backstreet’ abortion can cost you your life, though.
A young woman shared her story on her unsuccessful attempt to terminate an unwanted pregnancy with Namibian Sun.
She had just graduated from university and had been in a relationship for about three years when she realised she was about two months pregnant.
Her boyfriend was not marriage material and she thought being a single parent would never work. Hence, the two decided to terminate the pregnancy.
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Nandjato killer completes mental evaluation

The young man accused of stabbing and decapitating his girlfriend in Oshakati has completed his mental evaluation at a Windhoek psychiatric hospital.
The Oshakati Magistrate’s Court yesterday heard that Ananias Ekongo Nailenge, 22, had returned from Windhoek on Wednesday after completing a 30-day stint at the State hospital.
Nailenge is accused of murdering his on-again, off-again girlfriend Mirjam Nandjato, 22, at his Oshakati-West rented room on February 4.
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Junias Fillipus at it again

Junias Fillipus, who was previously accused of killing schoolgirl Magdalena Stoffels in Windhoek in July 2010, is serving a six-month jail sentence at the Oluno Prison in the Oshana Region for housebreaking.
Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas confirmed this yesterday.
Charges against Fillipus in the Stoffels murder case were dropped on May 13 last year because of insufficient evidence linking him to the crime.
Fillipus, 33, was also charged with bestiality by the Ohangwena police in March this year.
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Poaching will hit tourism industry hard

The escalation of rhino and elephant poaching in Namibia will have a devastating impact on the country’s tourism industry if it continues unabated.
Experts in the tourism industry told Namibian Sun that the impact Namibia will experience in the short and long term will include a drop in tourist arrivals, job losses in the sector and revenue loss.
The country’s reputation will be harmed and it may even hold political risk for government if the recent surge of poaching is not addressed.
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Namibian ‘abortion tourists’ head to SA

Namibian women are rushing to South Africa and paying close to N$10 000 to have unwanted pregnancies legally terminated there.
Many South African abortion clinics have confirmed admitting Namibian women of different ages.
One such institution is the Marie Stopes Clinic, which is one of the first private South African institutions whose details pop up during an internet search on abortion clinics.
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Air Namibia flights up in the air

Namibia’s aviation industry was hit by yet another crisis when the country’s only international airport was downgraded on Wednesday.
This resulted in Air Namibia cancelling and diverting some of its international flights because its Airbus 330-200 could no longer take off or land at Hosea Kutako International.
By yesterday Air Namibia had conducted its own safety assessment at the airport which still had to be approved by the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DCA) to allow its Airbus flights to continue.
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Governor shocked by Musivi killings

The Governor of Kavango West Region, Sirka Ausiku, has expressed shock and disbelief over the recent double killing of a 35-year-old woman and her six-year old son at Musivi village, which is situated east of Rundu.
Laurensia Musingeni Kadana and Thomas Samwere were hacked to death with an axe during the early hours of Tuesday morning.
According to the police, the assailants were two teenagers who had broken into Kadana’s shack with the intention of robbing her of money belonging to the shebeen where she worked.
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Teacher found mentally unfit to stand trial

The Ongwediva teacher accused of killing her disabled daughter and burning her remains on a braai stand earlier this year was declared mentally disturbed during her appearance before the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court
yesterday.
Hildegard Iyambo, 49, appeared before Magistrate Abel Simataa Sankwasa, who accepted a medical observation and evaluation report read in a jam-packed courtroom by State prosecutor Johanna
Kefas.
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