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New Era Newspaper Friday October 27, 2017

New Era Newspaper Friday October 27,

Vol. 23 No. 043 Windhoek, Namibia Friday, October 27 2017 Inside Today Esau sets ambitious fish consumption target Ismael Kasuto Court bars Kasuto from NUNW premises Roland Routh Windhoek High Court Judge Boas Usiku yesterday interdicted and restrained former NUNW president Ismael Kasuto from conducting himself as the president of the National Union of Namibia Workers (NUNW). The interdict also bars Kasuto from attending any meetings or gatherings in the name of the NUNW. Kasuto was further interdicted and restrained from using in any manner the NUNW’s letterhead, any electronic or other communication device on behalf of the NUNW. According to the judge, Kasuto may also not enter the premises of the NUNW without prior written permission from the NUNW and may also not interfere with the activities of NUNW, its employees, agents, partners or office bearers in any manner whatsoever. COURT on page 2 The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernhardt Esau, wants at least 47,000 metric tons of fish to be consumed and distributed locally by March 2018. This translates to 7.4 kilogrammes of fish per year for every Namibian. Page 3 Competition Commission has already received 43 merger notifications in 2017 During the first quarter of the 2017/2018 financial year the Namibia Competition Commission (NaCC) received 24 merger notifications and managed to investigate and determine 17 mergers, all of which were unconditionally approved. Page 11 ‘Team Swapo’ launches its campaign Albertina Nakale Windhoek Former Prime Minister Nahas Angula, who will stand against President Hage Geingob for the position of party president during the Swapo Party’s 6 th congress next month, says there are no sour grapes within ‘Team Swapo’, and that they are committed to working with all Swapo members to revitalise, revive and restore the ruling party. He made the remarks yesterday at the official launch of their joint election campaign. The joint campaign includes seven candidates TEAM on page 2 “We can work for ourselves. The spirit of working hard for ourselves must be rekindled. We can’t be a junk status.” – Iivula-Ithana Tigers ready to prove its mettle – Kakuva MTC Namibia Premier League reigning champions Tigers football club mentor Luckey Kakuva has brushed aside any lingering doubts about his players’ mental and physical readiness, saying his charges are well prepared and ready to burst out of the starting blocks. Page 44 In the running… From left Minister of Youth Jerry Ekandjo, former prime minister Nahas Angula and Home Affairs Minister Pendukeni Iivula- Ithana at the launch of their joint campaign. Photo: Emmency Nuukala African skulls may go home after 110 years in Germany Mel Frykberg Johannesburg Row after row of over 1,000 East African skulls, meticulously documented, and in some cases painstakingly reassembled, have been sitting in Germany for over 100 years, their empty eye-sockets once testimony to forgotten lives and a forgotten part of Germany’s colonial history in Africa. They were brought to Germany from East Africa in the early 1900s by expedition forces to be investigated by the anthropologist Felix von Luschan, who was studying the development of mankind. But investigation into the skulls was put on the backburner as Germany political turmoil, including two World Wars, tore Germany apart. They were placed in storage and almost forgotten before being turned over in 2011 to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation - which runs most of Berlin’s museums, libraries, archives and research institutes - by Berlin’s Charite hospital. Until recently, when the Foundation announced that it had launched a two-year study to determine the facts surrounding the skulls. “We are specifically interested to understand the circumstances in which they died and how they were brought here,” said Bernard Heeb from Berlin’s Museum of Prehistory and Early History, who is also leading the research project. “We are curious about what kind of people they were, how they lived their lives, SKULLS on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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