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New Era Newspaper Friday April 20, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Friday April 20,

inside today Budget cuts should not constrain service Cobalt mining company to list on ‘Experimental’ BW stumble against Swazi delivery - PM Page 3 NSX next week Page 13 in friendly Page 40 Vol. 23 No. 156 Windhoek Namibia Friday, April 20 2018 Geingob rounds up ‘constructive’ Commonwealth meetings Championing war against malaria… President Hage Geingob (centre) attends the Malaria Summit London, as host nation of the Malaria Elimination 8 group. Photo: Contributed Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob this week met United Kingdom’s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Summit in London, to discuss issues of climate change, conservation and opportunities in Namibia’ tourism industry. The meeting was at the invitation of the Duke of Cambridge, who also informed Geingob of his intentions to visit Namibia in the near future. “The discussion, occurring on the margins of the Commonwealth Summit focused on the role of education in transforming communities and creating sustainable societies, the value and future of the Commonwealth, including what leaders could do to make the body work better for member states,” Dr Alfredo Hengari, Geingob’s press secretary, said in a statement issued yesterday. GeinGob on page 2 Judge Cheda removed ... Judge President takes over land cases In the dock… Katrina Hanse- Himarwa in the High Court yesterday. Photo: Roland Routh Hanse- Himarwa appearance in High Court Staff Reporter Windhoek Education Minister Katrina Hanse- in the Windhoek High Court yesterday morning, where she is to face one count of corruption. himarwa on page 2 Roland Routh Windhoek Judge President Petrus Damaseb has moved to preside over the hotly debated land cases, which have pitted inhabitants of traditional land appropriated by the Ongwediva Town Council against the council and the town. Key players in the cases are common villager, Lukas Johannes, who is up against Ongwediva Town Council, for its Staff Reporter Windhoek Angolan President João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço has alleged failure to compensate him for his land, and prominent northern businessman Ben Zaaruka. In another case are 17 villagers, who received eviction notices from Ongwediva Town Council to move and make way for development. The group is contesting its eviction in the Oshakati High Court. It has transpired that the two cases raise constitutional issues that touch on the possibility of an infringement of the parties’ constitutional rights. Cheda on page 2 Angola’s Lourenço to attend Cassinga Day accepted an invitation by President Hage Geingob to pay a state visit to Namibia and participate in the commemoration of the 40th High Court Judge Maphios Cheda anniversary of the Cassinga massacre. The attack, in which about 900 Namibian refugees were killed by apartheid South African troops in 1978, happened on Angolan soil during Namibia’s liberation struggle. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Judge President Petrus Damaseb Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, would be in the country from May 3 to 5. This year’s national commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Cassinga massacre will take place at the Heroes Acre in the capital. CassinGa on page 2 #ExploreYourBoundaries www.unam.edu.na

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