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New Era Newspaper Wednesday February 7, 2018

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New Era Newspaper Wednesday February 7,

Vol. 23 No. 107 Windhoek, Namibia Wednesday, February 7 2018 How President Khama tackled corruption President Ian Khama Inside Today Ex-manager snatches tenders from Mukupi kids Njangula Security Services owner Aldrin Mukupi has accused government of awarding lucrative security tenders to a security company owned by a foreigner at the expense of wellestablished local security companies. Page 3 NCCI applauds GRN on quality roads ranking The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) has welcomed the “excellent” ratings by the Global Competitiveness Report, published annually by the World Economic Forum ... Page 9 Albertina Nakale Windhoek Botswana President, Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who is expected to step down next month has shared his journey on how he successfully fought corruption during his 10-year tenure. Botswana is the least corrupt country in Africa, Namibia a safe haven for cybercriminals Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek As the world marked International Safer Internet Day yesterday, Namibian children’s rights advocates are urging the government to ac- security laws in order to protect children from online sexual exploitation and abuse. For the past year Namibia has noted a rise in cyber-criminal acts with revenge pornography taking its toll on society and leaving families broken with emotionally frustrated victims. The latest incident was a sex tape purportedly showing a married woman engaging in a sex act with her secret lover. The video that went viral on social media resulted in the married woman, whose embarrassing sex act was posted online, Long sentences unconstitutional – Supreme Court Roland Routh Windhoek The Namibian Supreme Court has expressed itself against the recent spate of sentences in excess of 37 years the Namibian High Court has been passing on serious offenders, calling it “degrading and inhumane”. This follows an appeal lodged a the annual Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index. Compared with its neighbours, Namibia included, Botswana reports fewer crimes and fewer cases of bribery. It reportedly has a successful whistle-blower hotline where one can call and report corruption. The 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index report Modern evil… An illustration of cybercrime being humiliated with insults on social platforms, reducing her to an emotional wreck. CYBERCRIMINALS on page 2 by the four men convicted of the brutal slaying of the Adrian couple near Okahandja in April of 2000. The four men – Zedekias codemus Uri-Khob and Salmon Kheibeb – were sentenced to prison terms of 64 and 67 years and appealed to the Supreme Court against their sentences only. beb were each sentenced to a combined 67 years behind bars while Uri-Khob was sentenced to 64 years in total. Judge Sylvester Mainga who presided over the trial described the four men as “dangerous and deserve to be removed from society for a reasonable time period”. They lodged appeals against the sentences calling them inappropriately harsh. The sentences of Gaingob and his co-appellants were set aside and replaced with life imprisonment sentences on the two murder convictions, and the sentences for housebreaking with intent to rob and robbery with aggravating circumstances SENTENCES on page 2 published the top ten least corrupt African countries of which Botswana was ranked the top least corrupt followed by Cape Verde, Mauritius, Rwanda while Namibia was ranked the fourth least corrupt country in Africa. During his two-day state visit to Namibia, Khama said their approach is zerotolerance. KHAMA on page 2 Muheua resigns on health grounds Kuzeeko Tjitemisa Windhoek The Deputy Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Alpheus Muheua, has resigned from his post due to prolonged ill-health, New Era has established. Yesterday, the Minister of Presiden- the news that the deputy minister has indeed tendered his resignation. In 2015, Muheua was admitted to hospital in Windhoek after he had suffered a stroke that impaired his speech. MUHEUA on page 2 Alpheus Muheua New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper appclassifieds/discover

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