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Dam water levels continue to rise

Written by Pearl Coetzee on 31 January 2015

WINDHOEK, 31 JAN (NAMPA) –Water levels for Zambezi and Kavango rivers have been rising since a week ago, according to the Namibia Hydrological Services.
It stated on Thursday in its 'Namibia’s Flash Dashboard' that good rainfall has been falling in upstream located countries of Angola and Zambia for the past few weeks.
“With the continuing heavy rains in the neighbouring countries, the water levels are expected to continue rising. Although not an alarming situation currently, people are always, by nature, e ...


Katounyana graduates first police cadets

Written by Faith Sankwasa on 30 January 2015

KATIMA MULILO, 30 JAN (NAMPA) – The Katounyana Police Training Centre has graduated its first-ever constables here in the Zambezi Region on Friday.
The 298 new police graduates who participated in the passing-out parade ceremony at the Katima Mulilo complex, are the first cadet constables out of 307 who attended a six-month rigorous physical and mental exercises at the centre.
Nine of the 307 trainees were discharged from the training due to pregnancies, ill-health and criminal records.
The original group ...

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× MARIENTAL, 17 DEC – This house, named ‘Onduli’, is double-bricked and has two bedrooms. It is the most expensive in the National Housing Enterprise stable at Mariental at nearly N.dollars 600 000. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× ONYAANYA 26 JANUARY 2015 - One of the two wrecks which claimed the lives of at least six people on Monday about 40 kilometres south of Ondangwa in the Oshana Region. (Photo contributed) NAMPA

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× OTJIWARONGO, 28 January 2015 – The wreck of a Mazda Etude which veered off the road, rolled and burst into flames on the Otjiwarongo-Kalkfeld road on Wednesday evening. Two occupants survived the accident. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Maria Sharapova of Russia hits a return against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in their women's singles semi-final match on day 11 of the 2015 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

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× WINDHOEK, 28 January 2015 - Information and Communication Technology Minister Joel Kaapanda (right) chats with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Peya Mushelenga during the departure ceremony of President Hifikepunye Pohamba at the Eros Airport. Pohamba leads a delegation to the 24th African Union Summit for Heads of State and Government slated for 29 and 30 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

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× UF presser, 29 January 2015 - Dinga Sikwebu is seen at a news conference held by the United Front's national working committee (NWC) in Johannesburg on Thursday, 29 January 2015. The United Front will hold an alternative state-of-the-nation address ahead of President Jacob Zuma's formal one next month. The organisation claimed that government's programme of action and the budget would be about austerity. The United Front was formed by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) following its decision in 2013 to stop supporting the African National Congress. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

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× WINDHOEK, 28 January 2015 - President Hifikepunye Pohamba hands over a document to Prime Minister and President-elect Dr. Hage Geingob authorising him as acting president during Pohamba's absence as he attends the 24th African Union Summit for Heads of State and Government slated for 29 and 30 January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

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× SABC briefing, 28 January 2015 - Hlaudi Motsoeneng, chief operating officer of the SABC, holds the corporation's first quarterly media briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. The large amount of coverage President Jacob Zuma receives is based on the fact he is the president of the country, Motsoeneng told reporters. "He's getting more time because he is the president of the country. We always do that, because he is running the country... When the president talks, everything he does affects all of us...If you want to be president tomorrow, we will do the same thing for you," Motsoeneng said. Picture: SAPA stringer