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New Era Newspaper - 07/06/2017 - Vol22 No209

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New Era Newspaper - 07/06/2017 - Vol22

ol. 22 No. 205 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, June 7 2017 Inside COTA suspends courses Today over budget cuts In dire straits… Recent budget US cuts have impacted negatively on academic staff at the College withdrawal of the Arts campus in Katutura, a cruel blow Ngaevarue Katjangua which says it currently has no Windhoek qualified academic staff. United States president Donald Trump’s controversial decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has caused anger and anxiety across the globe, and Namibia feels this move will negatively affect climate change efforts. Page 3 FNB will offer French funding scheme FNB Namibia has entered into a partnership agreement with the French Development Agency, which will introduce the SUNREF funding scheme in Namibia. Page 9 Warriors skipper upbeat ahead of AFCON Qualifier As action gets underway in earnest in the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers this weekend, inspirational Brave Warriors captain Stigga Ketjijere is determined to propel Namibia to its third appearance at the continental showpiece. Page 24 Franz Gertze The Namibian College of the Arts (COTA) is about to cancel some of its courses, shut classrooms and send home more than 100 registered students in their first and second academic year. News of the impending closure, which the Windhoek-based college confirmed to New Era yesterday, has caused some confusion and concern among enrolled students, who are now uncertain of their academic future at the college. The college was, however, hopeful that ongoing consultations with the Higher Education Ministry would yield a workable solution before Friday, by which time COTA has to make a final decision COTA on page 2 A buffet of strategic ideas set out for AGM of CEOs Forum Staff Reporter Windhoek The third annual general meeting of the Public Enterprises Chief Executive Officers Forum, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, is expected to define the role of various public enterprises in the implementation of the country’s development agenda. Unlike the preceding two annual general meetings, which lay the foundations for the forum, this week’s AGM would be the first where the chief executive officers report back on the implementation of the resolutions adopted at the last AGM. CEO on page 2 Axe murderer gets 28 years Roland Routh Windhoek Guilty as charged… Israel Kapepu Otjiwarongo resident Israel Kapepu, 43, who confessed that he beat his live-in girlfriend and mother of his three-year-old son to death with an axe, was sentenced to an effective 28 years in prison yesterday by High Court Judge Naomi Shivute. Judge Shivute said the sentence was appropriate in the Photo: Roland Routh “It can hardly be disputed that the deceased died a cruel and painful death at the hands of her so-called lover. The deceased was assaulted thrice with the back of the axe on her head. – Naomi Shivute circumstances, as the case had more aggravating than mitigating factors. “Although the accused is a first offender, who pleaded guilty - factors which are in his favour - this case has more aggravating factors than mitigating factors”, the judge ruled. She further said that although the defense counsel, Mese Tjituri, MURDERER on page 2 Tension and suspense over Oshikoto nominations Obrein Simasiku Omuthiya Photo: Contributed Swapo primaries in Oshikoto Region – ahead of the party’s elective congress later this year – are in full swing, with regional coordinator Armas Amukwiyu enjoying nominations from most districts. Amukwiyu, deemed one of the most powerful Swapo regional coordinators in the country, could be challenged in his bid to retain his position in the region, after he lost the nomination contest to Marx Nekongo at the Omuthiya district elections held on Monday. The district elected Nekongo as its preferred candidate CONGRESS on page 2 Armas Amukwiyu New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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