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EU also observing 2014 Namibian elections

Written by Rafael Hangula on 27 November 2014

WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – Twenty-nine individuals from various European countries will observe the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Friday.
They occupy various diplomatic positions in Namibia, and make up the European Union (EU) Diplomatic Watch for the 2014 Namibian elections.
One of the delegates is the European External Action Service (EEAS) Desk Officer for Namibia, Massimo Pronio.
He also serves as Desk Officer for Botswana, and has covered EU work with Africa for the last decade.
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Khomas ready for elections

Written by Petrus Muronga on 27 November 2014

WINDHOEK, 27 NOV (NAMPA) – The Khomas Region will use 504 electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the elections on Friday.
Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) coordinator for Khomas, Hendrik van Wyk said the commission has set aside another 40 machines which will be given to returning officers at each polling station as standby machines.
“Khomas is ready, we are just busy distributing materials to the polling stations,” said Van Wyk.
The Khomas Region consists of 10 constituencies. It has 141 fixed polling ...

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× KHORIXAS, 27 November 2014 - Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) teams and materials being dispatched to the various polling points in the Khorixas Constituency ahead of the Presidential and National Assembly Elections slated for Friday. (Photo by: Esme Konstantinus) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 24 NOVEMBER 2014 - King Hosea Shikongo Taapopi of Uukwaluudhi Traditinal pictured while attending the official inauguration of the Headquartes of the Council of Traditional Leaders in Windhoek. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

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× Secretary General of OPEC Abdalla Salem El-Badri of Libya speaks during a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. OPEC oil ministers have decided to keep their present output target at 30 million barrels a day, despite an oversupply of crude and plunging prices. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

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× Picket over national key points list, 24 November 2014 - Right2Know campaigners demonstrate outside the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday, 24 November 2014 for the national key points list of the country to be made public. The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the SA History Archive (SAHA) want the list to be made public in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

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× WINDHOEK, 26 November 2014 - The President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba (middle), new Egyptian Ambassador to Namibia Mahmoud Fawzy Aboudounya (right) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah (left) during the presentation of credentials by 14 Ambassadors and High Commissioners to Namibia at State House. (Photo by: Petrus Muronga) NAMPA

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× Agreement reached on De Kock parole, 20 November 2014 - Roelof du Plessis, SC for Apartheid-era assassin Eugene de Kock, is seen after an agreement was reached on his parole in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday, 20 November 2014. The national council for correctional services has to on or before December 19, 2014, consider De Kock for the purposes of its recommendation to the minister of justice and correctional services "with regard to the placement of the applicant on parole". Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha will then have to make a decision on or before 31 January on whether De Kock will be granted parole. De Kock was in charge of a police "death squad" at Vlakplaas, outside Pretoria, and was arrested in mid-1994. He was convicted and sentenced in the High Court in Pretoria in 1996.He was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment for six murders, including the Nelspruit Five, and to a further 212 years' imprisonment on other charges.Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

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× Ukraine's parliament speaker Volodymyr Groisman speaks to lawmakers during the opening first session of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Parliament in Ukraine has opened for its first session since an election last month that ushered in a spate of pro-Western parties. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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× Picket over national key points list, 24 November 2014 - Right2Know campaigners demonstrate outside the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday, 24 November 2014 for the national key points list of the country to be made public. The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the SA History Archive (SAHA) want the list to be made public in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA