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New Era Newspaper Tuesday December 5, 2017

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New Era Newspaper Tuesday December 5,

Vol. 23 No. 070 Windhoek Namibia Tuesday, December 5 2017 Inside Today Mother of ailing boy loses job A 29-year-old mother recently lost her job because she has to take care of her four-year-old son, who suffers from heart and liver problems. Page 3 Adesina’s ambitious quest to unemployment I n a q u e s t t o f i x unemployment among Africa’s young people by the year 2050, the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group to advise him on the best solutions for creating jobs for Africa’s youth. Page 9 Staff Reporter Windhoek Cop acquitted of attempted murder Maria Amakali Windhoek Enforcement Unit of the Namibian police Looming changes… Presidency stonesilent on ‘reshuffle’ Staff Reporter Windhoek President Hage Geingob is preparing to go on vacation and his programme of activities prior to his NANSO congress elects new leadership The Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) elected new officebearers at its 15th elective congress that started on Saturday and ended here in Windhoek yesterday. Ester Simon was elected as NANSO president, Benhard Kavau as vice-president, Simon Taapopi as secretary-general, Emma Ganuses as deputy secretary-general, Lebbeus Hashikutuva as secretary for finance and economics, and Tyson Hihangwapo as secretary for information and communication technology. Other leaders include the secretary for gender and social welfare, Leslie Sanjahi, NANSO on page 2 departure does not give any hint of a After tightening his grip on Swapo Party, having been elected as its president a week ago, President Geingob is widely expected to Photo: Contributed Student leaders… The Namibia National Students Organisation elected new leaders at its 15th elective congress. got off lightly on a charge of attempted murder in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Magistrate Vanessa Stanley acquitted Sinvula Sinvula, 31, on a charge of attempted murder, but found him guilty on an alternative charge of negligently Sinvula was on trial for a shooting incident that took place last year. He was months in prison for the alternative charge announce changes in government – starting with the appointment of a new minister of urban and rural development. This, after incumbent Minister Sophia Shaningwa was elected to the fulltime position of of two years. Magistrate Stanley said the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt: “This court is not convinced that the State proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the accused had the intention of killing the taxi driver or his passengers.” According to witnesses and passengers who took the stand during the trial, Sinvula RESHUFFLE on page 2 Ondangwa Mayor Paavo Amwele Oniipa, Oshikuku and Ondangwa mayors evade the axe Nuusita Ashipala Ongwediva Oniipa, Oshikuku and Ondangwa local authority councillors have retained their positions following swearing-in ceremonies held at their respective towns yesterday. At Ondangwa, Paavo Amwele was re-elected to as the mayor. In his acceptance speech, Amwele thanked his colleagues for a free and fair election and encouraged all councillors to continue working hard to develop the town. MAYORS on page 2 approached a taxi asking for a lift to Katutura, to which the driver responded that he was not headed that way. The driver noticed that Sinvula had a gun in his possession and, according to the driver, he immediately drove off, as he thought Sinvula was going to rob them. During the trial the witnesses revealed at the vehicle, which caused the taxi driver to halt the car. COP on page 2

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