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New Era Newspaper Monday October 16,

Vol. 23 No. 033 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, October 16 2017 Inside Today Farmworkers’ minimum wage up by 25% Successful wage negotiations between the Agricultural Employers Association (AEA), Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU), Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union (NECFU) and Namibia Farm Workers Union (NAFWU) last week resulted in the previous farmworkers’ minimum wage of 2014 being increased by 25 percent. Page 3 Economic crisis a challenge for Agenda 2063: Nandi- Ndaitwah In light of the global economic crisis, the African Union (AU) will have to take decisive projects, Namibia’s Deputy Prime Minister has said. Page 9 The late Angelika Muharukua President advises that Muharukua rests as per wish OPUWO President Hage Geingob on Friday intervened in the dispute between Albertina Nakale Windhoek President Hage Geingob – in emphasising unity during the build-up to next month’s Swapo elective congress – yesterday strongly condemned individuals who publicly go around saying they are his campaign managers. The president also condemned those who insult and belittle others in his name on social media. Geingob is among aspirants for the Swapo presidency. He furthermore responded to allegations made last week by, amongst others, former prime minister Nahas Angula, that he (Geingob) intimidated and threatened ministers who the family of the late Angelika Muharukua, advising that the former Kunene governor should be laid to rest in Opuwo sit in the party’s politburo, ahead of nominations last Thursday. instead of at Heroes Acre. The intervention comes after a dispute between two family Geingob calls self-proclaimed campaigners to order From left, the founding president Sam Nujoma, President Hage Gein- Pohamba, at the central committee meeting yesterday. Geingob reacted yesterday when he opened the Swapo central committee meeting that Soldier- Ovaherero Chief Vekuii Rukoro (in red) engaging the media in New York last week. Photo: Kate Schoenbach Kate Schoenbach New York groups of the late Muharukua, with one group requesting she be buried at Heroes Acre in the capital, while another insisted she be buried next to her grandfather at Okozongondjoza village. MUHARUKUA on page 2 for the party’s secretariat. GEINGOB on page 2 The court hearing last week Thursday in the case lodged against Germany for colonial-era genocide in Namibia was postponed to January 2018. Candidates for the Swapo secretariat At yesterday's central committee meeting of the ruling party Swapo, the following nominations were made ahead of next month's elective congress: Presidential candidates 1. Hage Geingob 2. Nahas Angula Vicepresidential candidates 1. Netumbo Nandi- Ndaitwah 2. Pendukeni Iivula- Ithana Secretary-general candidates 1. Sophia Shaningwa 2. Armas Amukwiyu Deputy secretary-general candidates 1. Marco Hausiku 2. Petrina Haingura Tilahun German attitude prompts third genocide hearing postponement in New York This was the third hearing for which Germany did not appoint counsel. Plaintiffs Vekuii Rukoro, chief of the Ovaherero, and Veraa Katuuo, founding member of the Association of the Ovaherero Genocide in the USA, were in attendance. GENOCIDE on page 2 Boutique Hotel Pension An oasis of easy and carefree living With its Spanish-style architecture and tranquil garden, this Boutique Hotel Pension provides relaxed accommodation for business travellers and tourists alike. Enjoy our warm hospitality and personalised service. No 52 Fritsche Str Pioneerspark - PO Box 31171 - Windhoek - Namibia - Tel: +264 61 249623 - Fax: + 264 61 249622 Email:; Website: New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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