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New Era Newspaper Monday January 29, 2018

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Vol. 23 No. 100 Windhoek Namibia Monday, January 29 2018 Inside Today High Court bars Ondangwa from impounding stray animals On Friday the High Court ordered the release of all stray animals impounded by the Ondangwa Town Council, and also barred the town council from further impounding stray animals until the council has drafted and implemented policy regulations on impounding strays. Page 3 EBHN to offer voluntary retrenchment packages as it restructures The management of Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia (EBHN) has confirmed that the company has entered into a further round of restructuring whereby voluntary retrenchment options will be offered to all employees in order to keep compulsory retrenchments to a minimum. Page 9 Kate Schoenbach New York Geingob shows ministers how to cut transport costs Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob has sometimes been travelling by commercial flights since late last year, in sharp contrast to recent wide-ranging media reports of abuse of transport privileges accorded to ministers and senior government officials. Geingob last week travelled on a scheduled flight from Windhoek to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the 30 th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Summit. The session ends today. Senior ministers Alpheus !Naruseb, Tom Alweendo and deputy minister Peya Mushelenga accompanied the Head of State to the summit and they too had to use scheduled flights, as Geingob elected to leave the presidential jet home. John Muyamba Rundu On Saturday hordes of mourners from different walks of life packed the ELCIN church graveyard to bid farewell to former member of Cabinet Rosalia Nghidinwa. Nghidinwa, who was accorded a state funeral, has been eulogised as “a comrade, national and Lightning kills family of five Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo Tragedy struck when five family members were killed by lightning at Mazongendaba in the Chinchimani area of Sibbinda Constituency, Zambezi Region, on Friday morning. The family members were struck by lightning as they were inside their house while it was raining. They all died instantly. Nghidinwa laid to rest in Nkurenkuru Germany finally appoints counsel to genocide case Germany finally appointed counsel in the genocide case in which the chiefs of Ovaherero and Nama are suing the Federal Republic of Germany in the American courts. Counsel Jeffrey Harris appeared on behalf of the German government in a New York court this past Thursday. Although the hearing was only 15 minutes, plaintiff’s lawyer Kenneth McCallion stated that it was “significant” as Germany, which had been avoiding the case for the last year, had now appointed counsel. On January 12, 2018 Germany filed a motion to dismiss, claiming the case has no jurisdiction to be heard in New York, GENOCIDE on page 2 GEINGOB on page 2 President Hage Geingob Final respects... Namibia’s Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma pays his last respects by laying a wreath on the grave of the late Rosalia Nghidinwa. LIGHTNING on page 2 community leader, daughter, wife, sister, mother and friend.” Nghidinwa died in a Windhoek hospital two weeks ago. She was 65 years old. Among the many people who came to pay their last respects were Founding President Sam Nujoma, Vice President Nickey Iyambo, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, former First Lady Penehupifo Pohamba, the leader of the official opposition party in Parliament, PDM president McHenry Venaani, members of parliament and traditional leaders. NGHIDINWA on page 2 In pursuit of justice … Plaintiffs Vekuii Rukoro, Paramount Chief of the Ovaherero (left), Nama Chief Johannes Isaack (right) and their lawyer Kenneth McCallion (middle). Photo: Kate Schoenbach LATE REGISTRATION DATES 2018 All Campuses & Regional Centres 07 - 09 February (Excluding Health Sciences Campus) For specific Campus, Faculty, School and Qualification registration dates visit: www.unam.edu.na/registration

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