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ol. 22 No. 265 Windhoek, Namibia Thursday August 24 2017 Inside Today China, SADC to join forces on ivory trafficking The People’s Republic of China is willing to assist Namibia and other SADC countries to launch a robust joint regional lawenforcement initiative to tackle head-on the trafficking of elephant ivory, rhino horns and other wildlife products, as part of China’s resolve to combat the scourge of poaching. Page 3 Weathering Africa’s commercial real estate storm The brilliant thing about working in Africa is the continent’s ability to change – and adapt – almost instantly. While at first glance this is often interpreted as a challenge or a risk, the importance of adopting a, “glasshalf-full approach has never been more essential than in Africa’s current real estate environment”, says Gerhard Zeelie, Head of Real Estate Finance, Africa Regions, at Standard Bank. Page 9 Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob is scheduled to officially open the 6th Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) elective congress this morning in Katima Mulilo, State House confirmed yesterday. Three candidates – Mandela Kapere, Epharim Nekongo and Mirjam Nghidipo – are vying for the league’s secretary position. President Hage Geingob Geingob to open SPYL congress in Katima Christine Haindaka, Mogale Kalimbue and Immanuel Shikongo were elected to contest the position of deputy secretary. League spokesperson Neville Andre, speaking to New Era in an interview to be published tomorrow, said the SPYL constitution does not allow nominations from the floor, therefore there is no expectation for new candidates to emerge in Katima Mulilo. GEINGOB on page 2 Ex-Hardap CRO and daughter appear on corruption charges Matheus Hamutenya Keetmanshoop Former Hardap chief regional officer Yvonne Boois appeared in the Mariental Magistrate’s Court late on Tuesday, together with her daughter and three others, to face charges of corruption. Boois, her daughter Beatrix Bianca Boois, and Theresia Basson, Gerson Hoxobeb, Jack Brown Aula Yvonne Boois and another suspect that is yet to be arrested, are facing 12 charges of corruption. Prosecutor Annakletha Kandjimi confirmed to New Era that Boois and her daughter, who is a lawyer by profession, along with Basson and Hoxobeb, who are director and deputy director of planning at the Hardap Regional Council, respectively, and Aula – an IT consultant – Beatrix Boois CRO on page 2 Chinese deputy premier to visit Namibia FNB heist suspects still at large Staff Reporter Windhoek Police say thieves who stole N0,000 from the First National Bank (FNB) ATM at the old power station in Southern Industrial Area in Windhoek on Monday morning are professionals. By yesterday afternoon no suspects had yet been arrested. “It is an organised group and they know what they are doing. They are not (money) spenders – which is common among robbers. They are keeping a low profile,” stated a police source, who added that there are about five known professional torch cutters around the city. Khomas Regional Police commander, Commissioner Silvanus Nghishidimbwa, also told New Era yesterday the method used indicates that it is people who know what they are doing because they are trying to destroy the evidence – that is why they cut the cameras and took the server so that their movements and identity are not found out. The incident happened early Monday morning when suspect(s) cut the door of the ATM machine using a cutting torch and got away with the cash. The police source said that these robbers scanned the environment before their robbery. It is alleged the thieves disconnected a camera outside the ATM by approaching from an angle that does not record, cut it and it went off. SUSPECTS on page 2 Staff Reporter Windhoek A member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the First Deputy Premier of the State Council, Zhang Gaoli, will visit Namibia where he will sign several agreements with President Hage Geingob later this week. The high-level visit – the first one of this magnitude in six years – will take place from August 26 to August 29. Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming, announced the visit on Tuesday morning during a wide-ranging media briefing at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Windhoek. Zhang described the visit as historic and significant in the two nations’ bilateral relations. “It is China’s highest-level visit to Namibia in six years and Namibia is the only stop of Hon. Zhang to sub-Saharan Africa. That embodies the great importance China attaches to its relations with Namibia. Hon. Zhang’s visit is a significant event of our relations,” stated Zhang Gaoli the Chinese ambassador. CHINESE on page 2 New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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