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Trade deficit increase during Q1 of 2018

Written by Anna Salkeus on 19 June 2018

WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) – Namibia’s trade deficit worsened significantly by 71 per cent during the first quarter of 2018, due to lower exports.
The first quarter of 2018 trade deficit amounted to N.dollars 8.35 million compared to N.dollars 4.88 million recorded during the same period last year.
According to the latest quarterly trade statistics bulletin released by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) on Tuesday, lower exports were valued at N.dollars 18.8 million compared to a higher import figure of N.do ...


Poverty eradication high on consultative meeting agenda

Written by Mulisa Simiyasa on 19 June 2018

OTJIWARONGO, 19 JUN (NAMPA) - Chairperson of the National Council, Margaret Mensah-Williams on Monday expressed concern with the increasing levels of poverty among children and vulnerable groups despite Government’s mitigating efforts.
Mensah-Williams was speaking at the official opening of a joint five-day consultative meeting between Government officials and National Council Standing Committees on Poverty Alleviation, Gender, Youth as well as Information and Communication Technology underway at Otjiwarong ...

Norway lobbies Namibia for support for seat at UN Security Council (Geingob)

WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) – The outgoing Norwegian Ambassador, Trine Skymoen on Tuesday lobbied for Namibia’s support for Norway’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Norway is competing for that seat against Ireland and Canada for the period 2021 to 2022. LP/EK/PS (Video by Lydia Pitiri)

Norway lobbies Namibia for support for seat at UN Security Council (Skymoen)

OvaMbanderu Traditional Authority Chief Kilus Nguvauva vows to support government

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× OKAHANDJA, 17 June 2018 - Horse riding and drilling were some of the activities dominating the 122nd commemoration of the battle of Otjunda in Okahandja this year. (Photo by: Zebald Ngaruka) NAMPA

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× In this June 14, 2018, photo, Gareth Gaston, Executive Vice President and Head of Omnichannel Banking at US Bank, discusses voice assistant banking with an Amazon Echo, left, and a Google Home, right, in New York. Big banks and financial companies have started to offer banking through virtual assistants, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant, in a way that will allow customers to check their balances, pay bills and, in the near future, send money just with their voice. Regional banking giant U.S. Bank is the first bank to be on all three services, Alexa, Siri and Assistant. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 June 2018 - Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Bernadette Jagger speaks at a workshop on Monday organised for the local authority councils in the country on zero waste management. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× (180620) -- XINBEI, June 20, 2018 (Xinhua) -- An artistic performance is staged in Xinbei City, southeast China's Taiwan, June 19, 2018. The performance was attended by performers from both Taiwan and east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Xue Yubin) (yxb)

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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 June 2018 - A group picture of different local authority council representatives at a meeting that started on Monday on zero waste management. Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Bernadette Jagger (front second left) is also attending the four-day meeting. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× South Korea's midfielder Lee Seung-woo gives a press conference in Lomonosov, on June 20, 2018, as part of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

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× Japan's forward Yoshinori Muto (C) takes part in a training session in Kazan on June 20, 2018, as part of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / Benjamin CREMEL

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× Soccer Football - World Cup - Saudi Arabia Training - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi during training REUTERS/Marko Djurica