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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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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 June 2018 - Otjiwarongo Deputy Mayor, Moderata Shaduka (L) speaks while Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Bernadette Jagger listens at a workshop on Monday organised for local authority councils on zero waste management. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Indonesian rescuers search for a ferry which sank on Monday in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia Wednesday, June, 20, 2018. Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for the people missing since a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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× Japan's defender Naomichi Ueda (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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× (180620) -- LUNTAI, June 20, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Transmission towers of the Luntai-Tazhong-Qiemo-Ruoqiang power transmission and transformation line are seen in the Taklimakan Desert in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 13, 2018. The 563-kilometer power line across the Taklimakan Desert is the world's longest 220KV power transmission and transformation line. It was put into operation at the end of 2011, providing reliable power supply for local residents. The Taklimakan Desert, China's largest, is called "the sea of death". (Xinhua/Guan Qiaoqiao) (mp)

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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 June 2018 - Otjiwarongo Deputy Mayor, Moderata Shaduka (L) speaks while Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Bernadette Jagger listens at a workshop on Monday organised for local authority councils on zero waste management. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 10 June 2018 - Zimbabwe's Edina Nyamazha (L) pictured during her team's match against Namibia during the Debmarine Namibia Pent Series. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× Bruce Edler, 56, a farmer for 40 years, fills seed planters with soybean seed in Gideon, Missouri, U.S., May 16, 2018. Picture taken May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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× Germany head coach Joachim Loew, right, talks with his players during a training session in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Germany will face Sweden on June 23 in the group F for the soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)