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ol. 22 No. 137 Windhoek, Namibia Monday, February 20 2017 Inside Today Geingob pushes for Africa’s seat on UNSC Reckless… The Audi A4 involved in a car accident on Saturday evening. (Below) The vehicle of the deceased involved in a head-on collision. – Photos: Emmency Nuukala President Hage Geingob is hopeful this year African nations will ignite the delayed negotiations concerning Africa’s rightful pursuit for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Page 3 ‘Stop the blame game’ Namibia Premier League (NPL) chairperson, Johnny ‘JJD’ Doeseb, says it is not the league chairperson’s responsibility to exclusively source funding. Doeseb’s comments come after it surfaced on Thursday that the NPL will host an extraordinary general assembly on 25 February to discuss the chairperson’s position and those of the management committee. Page 24 Three perish in horrific car accidents Petrus Muronga and Pinehas Nakaziko Windhoek A horror head-on crash killed an 84-year-old man along Hosea Kutako Drive near the cemetery in Pioneers Park on Saturday evening at around 19h00. Meanwhile, in a separate accident two people died in a horrendous accident yesterday after a Toyota Land Cruiser slammed into a Toyota Vitz sedan that failed to stop at a busy traffic intersection in Windhoek. In the first incident, the deceased was driving a white Mazda 2 with his wife towards northern side of Hosea Kutako Drive when an 18-year-old driving a dark silver Audi A4 with a Tsumeb registration number, heading in a southerly direction crashed into his vehicle. ACCIDENT on page 2 VP condemns malicious FB postings Nuusita Ashipala Ondangwa even their own government,” a shocked Iyambo said. POSTINGS on page 2 Dream of homes… The thousands of residents who agreed the Walvis Bay Town Council could relocate them to Farm 37 at Walvis Bay Walvis plans to relocate 65 000 residents Eveline de Klerk Walvis Bay Some 65 000 residents of Walvis Bay, including backyard squatters and those living in shacks, have agreed to a plan by the Walvis Bay Town Council to relocate them to Farm 37, about five kilometres outside the town. The move comes as council pushes to resubmit its application for the piece of land, after the Namibia Planning Advisory Board (Nampab) rejected the submission in November last year. WALVIS on page 2 Vice-President Dr Nickey Iyambo is concerned about the recent malicious use of social media to instigate the destructive anti-nation-building sentiments by irresponsible youths and adults alike. In response to the malicious social media postings, Iyambo called on government including the Ministry of Safety and Security and Information Communication Technology, to put in place effective regulatory measures for social media in order to contain potential national threats in time. He said Facebook, in particular, had become a breeding ground for spreading pornographic materials, anti-government, tribalist, racist and xenophobic views infused with degrading sentiments and insults. “It is shocking, shameful and unacceptable that even civil servants use these platforms to spread toxic messages of tribalism and xenophobia against fellow citizens, foreigners and “Education which does not reinforce religious, moral and cultural values will shape our children into amoral, disrespectful young adults, with neither a patriotic sense, nor consideration for fellow citizens except for their own individual gain.” Iyambo said. – Vice-President Dr Nickey Iyambo UNAM, A Clear Choice! New Era Newspaper @NewEraNewspaper #NewEraNewspaper • •

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