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New Era Newspaper Monday November 20, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Monday November 20,

Vol. 23 No. 059 Windhoek Namibia Monday, November 20 2017 Inside Today Trade barriers limit market integration Any member state that introduces measures that may negatively affect trade will frustrate the plans and dreams of African heads of state and government to foster continental market integration. Page 3 Angola has kept their end of bargain – Geingob The Angolan government will finish paying the outstanding money it owes the Namibian government in a currency conversion deal that formerly existed between the two countries. Page 9 Emmency Nuukala Windhoek An unprecedented demonstration involving hundreds of thousands of people in Harare on Saturday demanding that long-time President Robert Mugabe cede power immediately Illicit logging strips Mpyu of protected trees Aron Mushaukwa Katima Mulilo Photo: Emmency Nuukala Residents of Mpyu some 15 kilometres east of Katima Mulilo are very disturbed about the illicit harvesting of Mopane logs in that area by a local person, whose name is known to New Era and who sources say he has been transporting the wood in trucks to South Africa. Residents of the area allege the illegal logger does not have a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry to allow him to harvest Mopane logs on a large scale and he also does not possess a clearance certificate from the Ministry of Environment, but he nevertheless continues with wanton deforestation. Time for change… Hundreds of Zimbabweans and Namibian sympathisers on Saturday held a peaceful march from the corner of Jan Jonker Road and Robert Mugabe Avenue, which ended with the protesters handing over a petition outlining their grievances to the ambassador of Zimbabwe to Namibia. Zimbabweans in Namibia join anti- Mugabe protest resonated with hundreds of Zimbabwean traders and expatriates based in Namibia, who on Saturday made similar demands to their embassy in Windhoek. During the peaceful demonstration here on Saturday over 400 protesters wrapped in the colours of their country’s flag and Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay To address the continuous population growth in Walvis Bay and keep up with the high electricity demand singing revolutionary songs were among millions displaced from their country by what they say are economic hardships brought on by the misrule of Mugabe. They handed over a petition to Zimbabwe Ambassador to Namibia Rofina Chikava and called on SADC, PROTEST on page 2 Keeping the lights on… Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Mines and Energy Simeon Negumbo and Erongo Red chairperson Tobias Nambala during the commissioning of the new substation at Walvis Bay Photo: Eveline de Klerk Erongo Red unveils N0 million sub-station that will increase significantly once the Port of Walvis Bay, as well as the SADC Gateway Port reach full capacity, the regional electricity distributor, Erongo Red, Mugabe sacked as ZANU-PF leader HARARE Robert Mugabe Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, has voted to sack President Robert Mugabe as its leader. Members of the central committee also voted to name sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who Mugabe fired on November 6, as new party leader. “They were determined to fire Mugabe as leader of the party,” said Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa, reporting from Harare, as she described jubilant scenes. Mugabe remains president of the country, however, amid calls for him to resign following a military takeover on November 15. In opening remarks at ZANU-PF’s central committee meeting, Obert Mpofu, the minister of home affairs who chaired the gathering, blamed First Lady Grace Mugabe and her allies for taking advantage of the veteran leader. “We meet here today with a heavy heart, LOGGING on page 2 MUGABE on page 2 ERONGO on page 2 TRACK YOUR 2018 Application status at: www.unam.edu.na/admissions 061 206 3111 | applications@unam.na www.unam.edu.na

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