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New Era Newspaper Monday January 15, 2018

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Vol. 23 No. 090 Windhoek Namibia Monday, January 15 2018 Inside Today Geingob heaps praise on late Kavara President Hage Geingob says the late Rosa Kavara has served her region and her country with distinction, through the ruling Swapo party. Page 3 SSS expects GDP growth of 2.4% in 2018 Local stock brokerage and investment house, Simonis Storm Securities (SSS), expects Namibia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2018 and 2019 to kick in at a lower pace of 2.2 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively. Page 9 Hosts Morocco off to winning start in Chan Casablanca – Hosts Morocco got their 2018 Chan campaign off to a winning start as they defeated Mauritania 4-0 in the opening Group A match in Casablanca, on Saturday night. The Atlas Lions had to be patient at the Stade Mohamed V, but after breaking the deadlock through Ayoub El Kaabi midway through the second half they were on the path ... Page 20 Germany makes U-turn on genocide lawsuit Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Following a protracted legal challenge, the German government has finally accepted a court summons to appear in the United States Federal Court in New York in the class-action lawsuit for alleged crimes against humanity that the Ovaherero and Nama people filed against it. Founding member of the US Association of the Ovaherero Genocide Veraa Katuuo confirmed this to New Era. Nam, Zim urged to finish what Mugabe started Here today… Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa (right), pictured here with Namibia’s founding president Sam Nujoma at his (Mnangagwa’s) presidential inauguration in November 2017, is expected to touch down at Hosea Kutako International Airport this morning at 09h30. Photo: Nampa Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek Namibian political pundits have welcomed Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s visit to Namibia today – in light of the fact Trump’s ‘sh**hole’ remark disgusts Namibia, Africa “The USA we know is one that was built with the blood and sweat of African slaves and immigrants from all over.” – Ashipala-Musavyi US President Donald Trump U-TURN on page 2 that his presidency is now endorsed by regional bodies such as the Southern African Development Community (SADC), as well as the African Union (AU), following the resignation of former president Robert Mugabe. URGED on page 2 Good luck… Chairperson of the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu Genocide Foundation (OGF) Utjiua Muinjangue speaks during a mass prayer session for goodwill in the quest for reparation and restorative justice for the Nama and Ovaherero 1904-08 genocide, at the hands of German imperial forces. Photo: Nampa Graham Hopwood, the executive director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Photo: Nampa: File Hopwood on Mnangagwa visit This is a courtesy call as part of a series of such visits being made to SADC nations. It presents an opportunity to reset Namibian and Zimbabwean relations for the post-Mugabe era. “Going forward, this should mean closer political and economic ties. It is also important that Namibia encourages Zimbabwe to hold free and fair elections later this year. Only once there have been free and fair elections will the Zimbabwean government have full legitimacy in the eyes of the international community. “Most of the signs since Mugabe was deposed have been positive – so this could be the start of more meaningful relations between Namibia and Zimbabwe which go beyond the tired political rhetoric of the past when Namibia essentially ignored developments in Zimbabwe in a bid not to offend the Mugabe regime.” Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek Namibia has joined Botswana, Ghana, and the African Union in condemning the remark of US President Donald Trump in which he is reported to have referred to African states as ‘sh**hole countries’. Trump is reported to have directed the remark to third world countries Haiti, El Salvador and others, Students anxiously await Unam admission fate Albertina Nakale Windhoek TRUMP on page 2 Some prospective students who have qualified for, and applied at, the University of Namibia (Unam) for studies are in limbo over their admission status as the institution has not yet given them feedback on whether they have been accepted or not. Over the years until last year, all students who applied for studies at Unam were normally informed about their UNAM on page 2

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