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Russian marine pilot appears in court for rape and human trafficking

Written by Paulus Shiku on 19 October 2017

WALVIS BAY, 18 OCT (NAMPA) – A man accused of sleeping with five under-age girls in Walvis Bay was arrested and charged with rape and human trafficking on Wednesday.
Alexander Krylov, 56, a Russian marine pilot at the Port of Walvis Bay, is being sued by the girls’ parents.
He fell sick while sitting in the dock before Magistrate John Sindano in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
The alleged rape took place between 2016 and June this year.
Three of the victims are 16-years-old while the other tw ...


DTA calls for suspension of Trade PS and BIPA CEO

Written by Sawi Hausiku on 19 October 2017

RUNDU, 19 OCT (NAMPA) – The DTA of Namibia has called for the immediate suspension of the Ministry of Trade, Industrialisation and SME Development Permanent Secretary Gabriel Sinimbo and BIPA Chief Executive Officer, Tileinge Andima.
The two allegedly colluded to buy a run-down property in Windhoek’s Katutura residential area for N.dollars 18 million without the knowledge or approval of the Business and Intellectual Property Authority (BIPA) board or the consent of the ministry.
President of the official op ...

HIV/Aids testing campaign kicks off at Otjiwarongo

OTJIWARONGO, 19 OCT (NAMPA) - A three-day HIV/Aids testing campaign for the Otjozondjupa Region successfully kicked off at the DRC football field here on Wednesday morning. MS/HP/ND

Muharukua State memorial underway (McHenry Venaani)

Muharukua State memorial (Tribute on behalf of Founding President Sam Nujoma)

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× KEETMANSHOOP, 18 October 2017 – //Kharas Governor Lucia Basson is flanked by //Kharas Regional Council Chairman of the Management Committee Jan Scholtz (L) and Acting Chief Regional Officer Augustinus Ucham during the launch of the Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022 for the //Kharas Region. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 19: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 19, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Clive Mason/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× Maccabi Tel Aviv's defender from Israel Ofir Davidazde (L) and Astana's forward from Ghana Patrick Twumasi vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group A football match between FC Astana and Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC at the Astana Arena stadium in Astana on October 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / STANISLAV FILIPPOV

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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 October 2017 - Nurses and community health workers who participated in the HIV/Aids testing campaign at Otjiwarongo on Wednesday. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× KEETMANSHOOP, 18 October 2017 – //Kharas Governor Lucia Basson is flanked by //Kharas Regional Council Chairman of the Management Committee Jan Scholtz (L) and Acting Chief Regional Officer Augustinus Ucham during the launch of the Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022 for the //Kharas Region. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 19: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP walks in the Paddock during previews ahead of the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 19, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Clive Rose/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× Windhoek,18 October 2017 - The poster of the annual Felabration international music festival.(Photo contributed) NAMPA

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× (171019) -- BRUSSELS, Oct. 19, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel arrives on the first day of the two-day EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 19, 2017. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan) (psw)