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Why you can’t stop eating

Ever wondered why some days all you want to do is snack, yet on other days you don’t feel the slightest bit hungry?
Under normal circumstances we feel hungry when we have burnt up the food we have eaten as energy and our blood sugar and insulin levels begin to drop. Ghrelin, a hormone connected to appetite, then communicates this to the brain, which is how we feel the need to eat.
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Micro-financing empowers rural SMEs

Twelve small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from rural parts of the Erongo Region have received N$50 000 each to grow their businesses in order to help alleviate poverty in their areas.
The beneficiaries included businesses like Opstal Gardening, Kondja Mining Investment, the Kuiseb River Brick project and Khaibasen Tailoring
Representatives of the 12 businesses travelled to Karibib last Friday, where they received confirmation letters from Erongo Regional Council chairperson Hafeni Ndemula, proving that they have indeed qualified to receive the finances.
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Foreigners turned away

About 16 non-Namibians were turned away from applying for national identification documents and passports at the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair. Senior Human Resources’ Officer at the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Caroline Buchane-Mukanwa, said they have turned down about 16 applications of foreigners trying to acquire national documents over the past four days. Thousands of people have flocked to the ministry’s stand to apply for passports, full birth certificates, identification documents and duplicates of IDs and birth certificates. Read more about Foreigners turned away

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Government urged to regulate land prices

Government has been urged to regulate the price of land and to fast-track the resettlement of previously disadvantaged citizens.
This call was made by National Youth Council (NYC) board member Natangwe Ithete yesterday at the launch of a booklet he had co-authored, titled ‘Intergeneration Dialogue: Youth and Land’.
The launch of the booklet follows reports in February that only 73 families had been resettled during the current financial year, on 18 farms acquired by the Ministry of Lands and Resettlement.
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Police dismiss kapana rumour

Deputy Commissioner Otillie Kashuupulwa of the Erongo Police has denied that something resembling a male sex organ was discovered among pieces of meat being grilled at the stand of a kapana seller in Kuisebmond.
“Speculation doing the rounds about the discovery allegedly made at a kapana stand is devoid of any truth,” she said.
A source informed Namibian Sun that a large crowd had gathered at the stand and threatened to assault the owner after a customer had allegedly made the discovery. The police arrived and defused the situation.
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Gay activists destroying society - NEFF

Homosexuality is threatening the very existence of Namibia as an independent State, claims Abraham Ndumbu, a member of the interim leadership of the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF).
Speaking to Namibian Sun at Oshakati on Wednesday, Ndumbu alleged that gay activists are penetrating northern rural areas, luring youngsters with money and food on condition they practise homosexuality.
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Namibia still in dark about SA livestock restrictions

Despite the South African Feedlot Association announcing that the restrictions on livestock imports from Namibia have been suspended, Namibia’s agriculture ministry says there has been no official communication to that effect.
Nevertheless, the Namibian National Farmers Union (NNFU) has welcomed the move and said it would restore communal farmers’ economic activity.
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Ebola rumour in Ongwediva rubbished

Claims that Ongwediva has recorded the first case of the Ebola virus in Namibia have been nipped in the bud by officials at the Ongwediva Medipark hospital, where it was alleged a patient was being treated for the deadly disease.
Yesterday, social media were abuzz with a rumour that an unnamed female patient with Ebola symptoms had been transferred from the Ongwediva Medipark to the Eluwa clinic, where an isolation room was established.
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Single quarters should be demolished - Nambili

National Council member Ndapewoshali Nambili says single quarters all over Namibia should be demolished in order to establish new and better homes.
Speaking during a parliamentary session yesterday, Nambili said single quarters were built by colonisers to bring about division and control, adding that they are dirty and unfit for human habitation now.
“Furthermore, there is a lack of proper sanitation, which leads to the spread of infectious diseases such as cholera and other water and airborne diseases,” she said.
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Swapo old guard saved by the Bill

Opposition parties have described sweeping changes to the constitution - passed by Parliament this week - as a political tool to save ageing male Swapo politicians, who would have been ejected by the implementation of a gender quota at the ruling party’s electoral college this weekend.
This was denied by Swapo Secretary-General Nangolo Mbumba, who dismissed allegations that the electoral college had any influence on the timing of the third Constitutional Amendment Bill, which among other things dramatically increased the number of parliamentary seats.
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