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WINDHOEK - Despite the hefty fines of up to N$5 million or 25 years jail term for elephants and rhino poaching, Namibian officials have recorded 25 cases of rhino and 16 of elephant hunted illegally countrywide this year alone. WINDHOEK - Despite the fact that recent floods in the Zambezi have been a blessing in disguise for local communities, they have caused destruction to some road infrastructure. WINDHOEK – Namibia is unfazed by America’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran, and would continue to trade and engage with Iran according to the bilateral cooperation that the two countries agreed to in April this year. Minister of International Relations, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, in an interview with New Era yesterday... WINDHOEK - Minister of Higher Education Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi told an angry crowd of demonstrating Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) funded students yesterday that government is unable to fully pay for their... WINDHOEK - The Permanent Secretary of International Relations and Cooperation Selma Ashipala-Musavyi who yesterday took over as SADC chairperson of the Standing Committee of Senior Officials says the organ should find lasting solutions to ensure that peace and security prevails in the region. Ashipala-Musavyi took over the chairperson of the responsibility from South African outgoing chair Sandile WINDHOEK - The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation has condemned the killing of six people in Harare, Zimbabwe, as soldiers and police fought running battles with hundreds of opposition supporters disputing victory of the ruling ZANU PF party and its presidential candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa. WINDHOEK - The Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) board of directors that has been tasked to oversee the process of re-integrating the fund back into the ministry of higher education is expected to soon provide a report after consultations with key stakeholders on the progress are made. WINDHOEK - Cabinet has directed that the Personnel Administration Measures (PAM), for the job category of inspectors of education Grade 5 be amended by abolishing the management cadre housing and transport allowances. WINDHOEK - The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation who is also the incoming chairperson of SADC Council of Ministers, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said it is a hard reality that the region cannot industrialise unless African nations invest on infrastructure development. WINDHOEK – Outgoing chairperson of SADC Council of Ministers Lindiwe Sisulu says for a long time regional industrial growth, particularly in the manufacturing sector, has been less impressive, and member states’ economies are insufficiently diversified. WINDHOEK - The Minister of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development, Tjekero Tweya, has dismissed perceptions by some critics that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), recently ratified by Namibia, will kill the already struggling infant industries in the country. WINDHOEK - The education ministry is currently constructing 105 additional pre-primary classrooms across the country at a cost of N$53.6 million to accommodate the swelling numbers of learners being enrolled in schools each year. WINDHOEK - As of next year, the new school curriculum for junior and senior secondary schools would have pupils who pass Grade 8 this year entering Grade 9 where they would from now on sit for the Junior Secondary school examinations. The new curriculum makes Grade 9 certificates equivalent to the current Grade 10 certificate. WINDHOEK - As the closing date for the fishing rights application is nearing, the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has dispatched ballot boxes to all 14 regions where such application forms will be submitted and sealed in order to ensure transparency. WINDHOEK - Despite the significant achievements in the implementation of programmes across all priority areas under his watch, wealthy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are still areas that require regional leaders’ urgent attention. WINDHOEK - Namibia Cabin Crew Union (NCCU) said it is shocked that the national airline is on a recruitment drive of foreign pilots at a monthly salary scale of more than N$150,000 tax-free at the expense of local pilots. WINDHOEK – There are forecasts of an increase in employment within the travel and tourism industry, based on the assessment of what the industry contributed to employment in 2017. WINDHOEK - Namibia and China are expected to sign a cooperation deal under the Belt and Road Initiative during President Hage Geingob’s visit at the upcoming China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Beijing Summit slated for September 2 to 4, as Beijing seeks to cement its strategic influence in Africa. WINDHOEK - The Game Products Trust Fund (GPTF) has reinvested close to N$100 million into conservation efforts such as wildlife protection and anti-poaching. WINDHOEK - In an unexpected move the members of various student representative councils (SRCs) yesterday snubbed the invitation extended to them by higher education minister Dr Itah Kandjji-Murangi to attend a meeting to discuss the disunity among the Namibian National Students Organisation (Nanso) leadership.