Namibia

Namibia u20 women's football team to compete for bronze

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 23:02
GABORONE – The Namibia under-20 national women's football team will compete for a bronze medal against Zimbabwe at the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region Five, u20 Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana on Saturday.
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Leaders Dortmund on target to finish 2018 as Germany's 'Autumn champions'

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 23:02
BERLIN - Borussia Dortmund can take a significant first step towards breaking Bayern Munich's stranglehold on the Bundesliga title by beating Werder Bremen on Saturday to become 'Herbstmeister', or autumn champions.
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Barcelona to face demons as Levante host leaders in La Liga

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 23:02
MADRID - Barcelona will head to Levante on Sunday night top of La Liga and with a score to settle.
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Juventus tackle Torino as Italy's elite reel after Euro maulings

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 23:02
MILAN - Champions Juventus tackle city rivals Torino with pride at stake as Italy's top teams return to the home comforts of Serie A this weekend licking their wounds after a bruising week in Europe.
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Omashina gokankela taga longo ishewe

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
OMASHINA gokupanga omukithi gwokankela mOshipangelo shaKatutura nosho wo mu shoka shaWindhoek Central, oga tameke ishewe okulonga konima sho ga kala itaga longo muKotoba aguhe.
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Upehi ota ti ota ningwa nayi kOokansela ooyakwawo

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
SOFIA Upehi, ngoke e li Kansela meElelo lyondoolopa yaKahandja ota ti kutya Ookaansela ooyakwawo melelo lyondoolopa ndjika otaye mu ningi nayi nosho wo kaye na naye.
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Aantu yaali ya sa poshigongi mo DRC

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
AANTU ye li yaali aayambidhidhi yokandindate yongundu yompilamena momahogololo gopaupresidente ngoka taga ka ningwa moDRC, oya si miikolokosha nOpolisi ya holoka poshigongi shi na sha nomahogololo ngaka mEtiyali lyoshiwike shika.
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Aanafaalama ya futwa sho iimuna yawo ya lika po kiiyamakuti

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
Omugandjimulombo gwUuministeli wOmundhingoloko nOmatalelopo, Romeyo Muyunda, okwa ti kutya Uuministeli mbuka owa gandja oshimaliwa kumwe ashihe shi li N$257, 500 nuumvo kaanafaalama mboka ya kanitha iimuna yawo sho ya lika po kiiyamakuti moshitopolwa sha Kavango-Uzilo, Kavango-Uninginino na Zambezi.
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Standard Bank adds value with Top 8 Cup

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
THE newly established N$9 million Standard Bank Top 8 Cup will immensely enhance the Namibia Premier League's integrity and competitiveness, league supremo Patrick Kauta said at yesterday's launch in Windhoek.
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United need old De Gea back for visit to Liverpool

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
CHRISTIAN RADNEDGELONDON – Even Manchester United's reliable last line of defence, David de Gea, has struggled for form this season but the Spanish keeper will need to be at his best in Sunday's clash with bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield.
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Namibia boxing year review - The Rock shines again, Hitman retires

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
NAMIBIAN boxers continued to fly the nation's flag high in 2018, led by the indefatigable Paulus 'The Rock' Ambunda who rolled back the years to claim the IBO super bantamweight strap in Singapore.
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Stars won't roll over for Pirates – Kauta

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
AFRICAN STARS chairman Patrick Kauta says recent form and reputation should not deter his side when they confront highly-fancied South African rivals Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg tomorrow.
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Rwanda Govt to appeal acquittal of dissident

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
KAMPALA — Rwanda's chief prosecutor on Wednesday said he will appeal after dissident politician Diane Rwigara was acquitted in a high-profile trial.
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'Tis the Season For Gifts

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
Since Swapo managed us into headwinds, Christmas gifts are a kind of luxury, but I'm going to pretend to be a permanent secretary and dish them out left, right and centre.
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Activists fear states will fall short on United Nations migration pact

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
AS heads of state and government jetted out of Morocco on Tuesday after formally adopting a UN deal on migration, NGOs raised doubts about its implementation on the ground and the high seas.
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African Briefs ... France arrests CAR war crimes suspect

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
AMSTERDAM — French authorities have arrested an alleged militia leader suspected of war crimes in the Central African Republic, and will hand him over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, they said.
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Legalising prostitution lowers violence and disease – report says

The Namibian - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:45
LONDON — Sex workers in countries where selling or buying sex is illegal are more likely to face violence, not use condoms and contract HIV, researchers said on Tuesday, calling for prostitution to be decriminalised.
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Tourism stats one year late but momentum was maintained in 2017

Namibia Economist - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 14:13

Tourism to Namibia continues to develop as shown by the arrival figures for 2017.

Released on Thursday by the tourism minister, Hon Pohamba Shifeta, the 2017 visitors statistics show that the total number of foreign arrivals was 1,608,018, and increase of 2.2% compared to 2016.

Some 1.5 million visitors or just more than 93% of all arrivals, are bona fide tourists. Just over 400,000 came from overseas with the rest coming from the region. The top 10 markets in 2017 were Angola, South Africa, Zambia, Germany, Zimbabwe, Botswana, United Kingdom, France, USA and Switzerland.

Arrivals from Angola increased by 1.1% to just over one million people while arrivals from South Africa dipped by nearly 5%. Only 24% of African visitors came to Namibia on holiday with the bulk, 56%, visiting family and friends. However, of the overseas tourists, the vast majority, 78%, came for holiday.

Arrivals from Germany continued to grow even after the record growth of 2016. Some 123,000 Germans chose Namibia as their holiday destination in 2017. Arrivals from Austria and Switzerland also showed healthy growth.

The United Kingdom remained Namibia’s second biggest European feeder market but the numbers are modest compared to the German arrivals. Nevertheless, all markets increased in numbers except the Netherlands and Portugal.

With only 14,000 Chinese visiting, the contribution from Asia remains negligible. In contrast, from the United States and Canada came almost 40,000 visitors. Surprisingly, the number of visitors form the United Arab Emirates and from Brazil also showed solid growth.

Most tourists travelled to Namibia in July in 2017 (154,368). European tourists particularly favoured July and October. Across all markets, the average trip covered 19 days.

“We are delighted that Namibia was able to achieve such positive growth again in 2017,” said Tourism Board Chief Executive, Digu //Naobeb. “The strategic marketing and PR work of the Namibia Tourism Board and the dedication of our Namibian and international partners have helped not only maintain the high level of 2016 but also build on it further.”

“In the future we are looking to attract international visitors to lesser-known regions of the country as well to provide some relief for the well-booked main routes,” he said adding that the goal is to maintain the boutique character of the country while protecting its natural resources.

 

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Bringing the joy of Christmas to orphans and vulnerable children drives O&L subsidiaries’ CSI

Namibia Economist - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 13:43

Several hundred orphans and vulnerable children have experienced the joy of Christmas at special Christmas parties organised or sponsored by the Ohlthaver & List group in Ondangwa, Walvis Bay and Windhoek. This special year-end treat has been given by the group for many years.

In Walvis Bay and Windhoek the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Christmas parties are organised by subsidiaries of the O&L Group while the Ondangwa event is organised by the Oonte OVC Organisation with support from the group.

Tanja Payne of Hangana Seafood in Walvis Bay said the coastal event has grown to be loved, adored and appreciated by the entire community. It has also attracted a number of external sponsors such as Omega Security, Afrox, The Fun Shop, Party Kids, Sanitec, Chip & Dip, Jolly Lolly, Tiny Cooks Walvis Bay, Marlene & Monja, Walvis Bay Fire Brigade, SPUR Walvis Bay, Mpact and Namventures.

“The entire O&L Group and subsidiaries always stand ready and contribute immeasurably to this exciting and very meaningful event on our calendar. I am always impressed and appreciative of the support from our own people but I am also extremely grateful for the external support that adds great value to this special occasion,” she said.

During the course of this year, O&L’s Shoebox project reached another 1000 children collectively from Genade Kinderbewaarhuis, Dolam Children’s House, Dordabis Pre-Primary, Side by Side Early Intervention Centre in Windhoek; Walvis Bay Kids Haven, Sunshine & JJ’s Care Centres in Walvis Bay; Oosterheim Laerskool in Aroab; AA Denk Memorial School in Kalkrand; Hope Children’s Centre in Tsumeb, Tears of Hope in Swakopmund, Sonop Primary School in Mariental and the Mainstream Foundation in Katima.

O&L CSI Coordinator, Venessa Mwiya, said “Both the O&L OVC Christmas parties and the Shoebox project are part of our highlights for the year and remain the most loved events for our O&L Group employees.”

 

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Cement maker burns tonnes of non-recyclable waste as alternative fuel to fire kiln

Namibia Economist - Ven, 14/12/2018 - 13:03

“Zero waste to landfill should be a mindset that encourages everyone to add value to the things we use and the environment we live in and to save our valuable planet for future generations,” said Gys Louw when he announced that recycled waste is playing an ever-increasing role as an alternative source of energy.

Rent-A-Drum said tonnes of additional waste is generated during the festive season, but it has found a willing partner in Ohorongo Cement who generates as much as 40% of the energy for its kilns from alternative sources, including waste that is not fit for conventional recycling.

“If all waste is collected and taken to the Rent-A-Drum waste management centres in the Khomas, Erongo and Oshana regions, Ohorongo Cement will ensure that it is disposed of in a sustainable manner,” stated Louw.

Ohorongo burns processed, none-recyclable material along with other alternative fuels to fire the kiln, which is the key process of cement manufacturing. The kiln has gas temperatures of up to 2000 °C ensuring complete combustion and destruction of all organic substances, resulting in no harmful emissions.

This year, Ohorongo disposed of over 70 trucks of none-recyclable material as alternative fuel, alongside wood chips and charcoal dust in its kiln. For the past six months, Ohorongo’s kiln has been running on over 40% alternative fuels.

“It’s exciting to see how much none recyclable materials we can use in the cement manufacturing processes and even though we utilise other alternative fuels the refuse-derived fuels make a huge difference. If every Namibian can make it their ‘way of living’ to ensure that all waste is disposed in a responsible manner, Namibia can become a clean country,” said Jean Amaambo the Alternative Fuel Administrator.

“The environment belong to all of us and we have a collective responsibility to take care of it. That is why our operations is set up in a way that we are able to ensure that less waste is send to the landfill by utilising processed none recyclable waste as alternative fuel in our process,” said Junge Jansen, Ohorongo’s Environmental Coordinator.

Caption: Jean Amaambo the Alternative Fuel Administrator at Ohorongo Cement in the Refuse-derived fuel shed.

 

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