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New Era Newspaper Wednesday August 30,

ol. 22 No. 268 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday August 30 2017 Inside Today Using social media to market livestock Each year Africa loses about N billion in food waste due to poor storage facilities, market inefficiencies and bottlenecks in the value chain. Page 3 Namibia entangled in global nuclear tension Bank engages Unam’s finance students Bank Windhoek’s People Development department engaged with University of Namibia final-year students majoring in finance and accounting during a two-day career development workshop at Unam. Page 9 What contract? I have no contract with Nestor – Ambunda Namibia’s former WBO and IBO world champion Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda yesterday strongly rubbished claims that he still has contractual obligations with the MTC Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy. Page 24 Under scrutiny… North Korean Mansudae Overseas Project (MOP) Group of Companies, trading as MOP Architectural & Technical Services, was contracted to build the new Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Suiderhof, Windhoek (pictured above) through an agreement with the military firm, August 26 Holdings. Construction of the building is scheduled for completion by December 2018. Desie Heita Windhoek Namibia has found herself inadvertently embroiled in the escalating tension over North Korea’s missile tests and nuclear armaments programme, with the United Nations unable to confirm as yet whether the agreement last year to terminate commercial relations between Namibia and North Korea has been fully implemented. The tension between Washington and Pyongyang reached new heights yesterday after a North Korean missile flew over northern Japan’s Hokkaido Island before crashing into the northern Pacific Ocean. Reacting to the news, US President Donald Trump said North Korea’s latest missile launch signals “contempt” for its neighbours and the UN. Trump said North Korea would only increase its isolation and that “all options” were still on the table, the BBC reported. Staff Reporter Windhoek NUCLEAR on page 2 Benefit of scholarships cascade through generations – Scotland Namibia and China sign bilateral accords Staff Reporter Windhoek The visit to Namibia by Zhang Gaoli, China’s first deputy premier, concluded on Monday with a meeting at State House, where he had a closed-door discussion with President Hage Geingob, which culminated in Namibia and China signing several bilateral agreements related to the constructuion of the airport road and schools. Photo: Emmency Nuukala The high-level visit by Zhang, 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 was the first of its magnitude in a period of six years, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said in an interview prior to the Chinese vice premier’s arrival. ACCORDS on page 2 Development partners… Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation Dr Becky Ndjoze-Ojo (left) and the secretary-general of the Commonwealth Queen’s Council, Patricia Scotland, share a light moment during the conference. Photo: Emmency Nuukala The secretary-general of the Commonwealth Queen’s Council, Patricia Scotland, has said more needs to be done to encourage employers and the business community at large to be more involved in partnering with Commonwealth universities by offering scholarships. Scotland, who arrived in Namibia on Saturday and departs today, said businesses that are already contributing need to BENEFIT on page 2 Photos: Emmency Nuukala High-level talks… China’s First Deputy Premier Zhang Gaoli (right) is welcomed by President Hage Geingob ahead of bilateral discussions at State House on Monday. New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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