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New Era Newspaper - 06/06/2017 - Vol22 No208

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New Era Newspaper - 06/06/2017 - Vol22

Vol. 22 No. 208 Windhoek, Namibia Tuesday, June 6 2017 Inside Today Geingob calls for removal of U.S. trade embargo on Cuba President Hage Geingob says there is much ground to cover to ensure the complete lifting of the United States of America’s long running economic and trade blockade against Cuba. Page 3 Morocco to institute probe over ‘Caprivi Strip’ Albertina Nakale Windhoek In response to the support and solidarity shown by the Namibian government towards the people of Western Sahara in their quest to gain independence, Morocco has reportedly threatened to institute an investigation over Namibia’s apparent domination of what was once known as the Caprivi Strip. Namibia has on many occasions vowed it would not tire nor rest in its quest to see Morocco - which was recently re-admitted into the African Union (AU) - give up its continued occupation of Western Sahara. President Hage Geingob is the latest high-profile Namibian leader to speak out in support of the right to selfdetermination of the people of Western Sahara, following similar demands by National Assembly Speaker Peter Katjavivi and International Relations Minister Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwah. Speaking during the 5th Continental African Conference in Solidarity with Cuba Geingob yesterday revealed that Morocco was reportedly planning to pass a motion to investigate Namibia over its alleged domination of the Caprivi Strip, as Morocco apparently believes that the Zambezi Region is an independent country. MOROCCO on page 2 President Hage Geingob Stimulus strengthens balance sheet Stimulus Investments Limited’s latest annual financial results for the year ended February 28, 2017, which were released last week, indicate a stronger balance sheet. Page 11 BA lobbies against ‘premature’ NPL kick-off Following months of uncertainty and speculation as to why the country’s flagship football league, the Namibia Premiership League, has not started and when it actually will – the picture is now becoming clearer. Page 24 Innovative strategy… Gaining access to a cellphone network remains a great challenge in many rural parts of Namibia. At the grazing area north of Etosha National Park, where many livestock farmers have set up cattle posts, herders face an uphill battle to communicate with their bosses or nature conservation officials, especially in cases of human-wildlife conflict. They have to think out of the box and this sometimes means climbing up trees or hills to secure network access. This ladder, about 10 metres high, was spotted at one of the posts near Otjiwarunda salt pan in the Uuvudhiya Constituency of Oshana Region, just a stone’s throw from Etosha National Park. The cellphone is kept inside the black box (cut from a water container). The ladder is so high it is not possible to hear the phone ringing from the ground, thus herders have to climb up from time to time to establish whether any text messages have been received. Incoming calls are prearranged via SMS . The herders then climb up to answer their calls when the agreed time arrives. Photo: Tonateni Shidhudhu Pensioner says he has no memory of wife’s murder Roland Routh Windhoek Willem Visagie Barnard, a 64-year-old farmer from the Aranos area, who pleaded not guilty to killing his 55-yearold wife with a single gunshot to the head, yesterday maintained in the Windhoek High Court that he is unable to remember the events of that tragic evening. PENSIONER on page 2 Street kids concern Omaheke governor Willem Barnard Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Omaheke Governor Festus Ueitele has expressed concern over the sharp rise in the number of street kids begging on the streets in towns across the region, saying there is an urgent need to address the problem. OMAHEKE on page 2 WATERBERG RESORT Waterberg Camp is located in central Namibia. The park is ecologically diverse, boasting over 200 different species of birds and some rare species of small antelope. The camp offers a variety of accommodation facilities ranging from chalets, double rooms, to camping options. MAKE YOUR BOOKING TODAY! +264 61 285 7200 FROM N$ 295 * * For NamLeisure Members, Terms and conditions apply New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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