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New Era Newspaper Friday April 6, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Friday April 6,

Inside today Killer of trainee SA craft beer start-up raises Stars out to extend pastor jailed for life more than N million lead against Civics Page 3 through crowdfunding Page 15 Page 40 Vol. 23 No. 146 Windhoek Namibia Friday, April 6 2018 The visit’s outcomes so far: Exports of meat and seafood to mainland China Namibia to participate in Chinese space programme N.6 billion grant agreed Construction of Namibia’s space data receiving station Relations elevated to China- EU level Ease access to funding Desie Heita Windhoek Namibia’s international relationship with China has now been elevated to the engagement level China has with the European Union, a development birthed by President Hage Geingob’s seven-day visit to that country last week. Prior to the visit, whispers in the Namibian corridors of power thundered around the highly ambiguous cliché of “all-weather friends”, as the two nations called each other, saying the phrase lacked modernity, energy and swag. Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek SURGERY on page 2 lights during the morning rush hour and during the early evening begging for loose change from motorists. Also, this growing army of beggars Namibia-China relations undergo major surgery Minister orders Rundu to reinstate housing deal It’s rough… Romeo Botha preparing where he and his brother sleep. Windhoek’s forgotten children narrate their ordeals could be spotted in the city centre selling stuff, mostly clothes hangers that have been discarded by retailers. They are similar in appearance as they are normally dressed in rags, with weary faces and red eyes, unkempt hair and grubby feet and always famished. And they are all teens. CHILDREN on page 2 John Muyamba Rundu The Rundu Town Council has been instructed by the Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga, to continue with the private-public partnership (PPP) that will see 600 houses built at the town. The deal for Armstrong Construction to construct 600 houses at the town was signed in December 2015, long before the new council, which has been objecting to the PPP agreement, was sworn in. Those opposed to the deal in the new council claimed the PPP was not a good one, this despite the fact Armstrong Construction cc already installed services at the site where the 600 houses are to be developed. Namibia not servicing debts with Chinese money Desie Heita Windhoek From China, with news… From left the Attorney General Dr Albert Kawana, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwah and Minister of Works and Transport John Mutorwa. Photo: Nampa MINIStER on page 2 Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein yesterday poured cold water on whispers that Namibia might N.5 billion, with borrowed Chinese money. “That is not the case,” he was quick to point out. Also, the minister revealed that, contrary to popular belief, China is currently not the biggest loan funder to Namibia. He was emphatic that during the just-ended state visit to China, “discussion opened up the doors for us to get concessional loans, DEBtS on page 2 DON’T FORGET: Pay your fees on time! For outstanding balance enquiry, contact: +264 (0) 61 206 3370 / 3191 / 4888 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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