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Geingob replaces eight governors, retains six

Written by Edward Mumbuu Jnr on 07 April 2020

WINDHOEK, 07 APR (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob has made drastic changes to the composition of the regional governors by showing eight the door and retaining six from the current crop.
Geingob made the changes on Tuesday, according to a statement issued to the media by presidential spokesperson Alfredo Hengari.
Those whose tenure ended are Otjozondjupa governor Otto Ipinge, Oshikoto’s Henock Kankoshi, Erongo’s Cleophas Mutjavikua, Omaheke’s Festus Ueitele, Ohangwena’s Usko Nghaamwa, Hardap’s Esme Isaack ...


Man arrested for vehicle theft at Mariental

Written by Rhonie Garoeb on 07 April 2020

MARIENTAL, 07 APR (NAMPA) – A 26-year-old man was arrested on Monday for the alleged theft of a motor vehicle in Mariental; the result of a police chase that saw the vehicle the accused had allegedly stolen overturning after being shot at by Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officials.

NamPol Acting Crime Investigations Coordinator for the Hardap Region, Chief Inspector Simon Mihunda, said the theft incident happened at about 08h30 at Hofmeyer Street in Mariental.

It is alleged that the suspect, who was sta ...

Face-to-face lectures not an option for universities amid COVID-19: Van Kent

WINDHOEK, 07 APR (NAMPA) – Executive Director in the Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Alfred van Kent said the usual learning of face-to-face for students at tertiary institutions is not an option under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak. Van Kent made these remarks here on Tuesday at the COVID-19 Information Centre on the impact and measures universities and colleges around the country have taken in regard to conducting lectures. (Video by George Hendricks) NAMPA TV

N.dollars 36 million donated to government to fight COVID-19

Namibia resorts to home schooling amid COVID-19 outbreak

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× WINDHOEK, 20 March 2020 - Rally for Democracy and Progress president Kamboto Mike Ratoveni Kavekotora is pictured outside the Parliament building recently, shortly before the members of the 7th National Assembly were sworn in. (Photo by: Edward Mumbuu Jnr) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 06 March 2020 - An Under-17 goalkeeper in action during the first matches of the fourth season of the HopSol Youth Football League at the Sport Klub Windhoek stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× Richard Spot gives out medical masks to his friend Keith Newsome, left, and Mike Williams, as they play spades on St. Bernard Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Kathleen Flynn

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× A quiet area of Christchurch Airport is pictured during the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown in Christchurch on April 8, 2020. - New Zealand is on lockdown for a four-week period that started on March 25 to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Sanka VIDANAGAMA / AFP)

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× MARIENTAL, 06 April 2020 - Hardap Governor Esme Isaack demonstrating how the tippy taps work during a simulation exercise at Mariental Nampost on Monday. (Photo by: Rhonie ||Garoeb) NAMPA

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× KHORIXAS, 18 March 2020 - Rubbish removal services in Khorixas have been at a standstill for the past five months because the vehicle licence of the town council’s garbage truck expired last year. Residents are now complaining that household waste is being dumped in public areas. (Photo by: Rodney Pienaar) NAMPA

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× This aerial photo taken on April 7, 2020 shows bullet trains at a station in preparation for resuming operations after authorities lifted a more than two-month ban on outbound travel, in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. - Thousands of relieved citizens streamed out of China's Wuhan on April 8 after authorities lifted months of lockdown at the coronavirus epicntre, offering some hope to the world despite record deaths in Europe and the United States. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

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