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Three boys from Botswana wander into Namibia

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Three minor boys from Mbarakarungu Village in Botswana's Chobe District, bordering Namibia's Zambezi Region, strayed into the Kweha cattle post in Linyanti Area while playing on Friday.

The children, aged five, six, and eleven, moved into Namibia without realising that they had crossed the border.

The Chobe River, which forms the border, is dry.

Relatives from the village tracked the children on Saturday, locating them at a cattle post on the Namibian side, where they were accommodated by cattle herders and farmers.

Namibia Assumes Chairmanship of MOU in Sport with Botswana

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Namibia has officially taken over the rotating chairmanship of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in sport with Botswana for the next two years.

The handover ceremony took place in Gaborone, Botswana earlier this week, marking the beginning of Namibia's leadership in this cooperative agreement.

The MOU, signed in 2021, serves as a collaboration framework between the national sport commissions of Namibia and Botswana, focusing on sport development.

Zambezi Police Investigate Poaching of Elephants

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Police in the Zambezi Region apprehended a 37-year-old man found in possession of 24 elephant tusks during a joint operation with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism last night.

The tusks are alleged to have come from Botswana, where the elephants were poached, and entered Namibia through the Batubaja Area in Linyanti Constituency.

All 24 tusks were found loaded into a vehicle with an expired disc licence driven by a suspect who was allegedly called to provide transport after the car in which they were transported initially ran out of fuel.

Children say no to abuse

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Some children from Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have expressed their views on Children’s Day and their rights by saying abuse, access to clean water, drug addiction, and feelings of neglect are their biggest concerns.

South African singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka, has made a passionate appeal for the protection of children during the march to raise awareness of the sub-regional celebrations of World Children's Day taking place tomorrow in Walvis Bay.

Namibia, Botswana sign MoU

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The Communications Regulatory Authorities of Namibia (CRAN) and that of Botswana signed a memorandum of understanding at Swakopmund on Thursday.

The MoU will allow the countries' authorities to collaborate on matters related to cybersecurity, data protection, and roaming data, among others.

The ministers of information of the two sister countries started working on this collaboration about three months ago when ICT Minister Dr. Peya Mushelenga visited Botswana.

Namibia, Botswana agree to reduce roaming charges

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Namibia and Botswana have agreed to reduce roaming charges between the two nations by February of next year.

During a joint media briefing, Botswana's Minister of Communication, Knowledge, and Technology, Thulagano Segokgo, announced that regulatory bodies in both countries will direct operators to enact this decision.

This reciprocal visit follows Namibian Minister of Information and Communication Technology Dr. Peya Mushelenga's visit to Botswana earlier this year, which emphasised the commitment to strengthen existing bilateral ties.

Two die in truck collision on Trans Kalahari Highway

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Two truck drivers died and one other was injured in a multiple truck collision on the Trans Kalahari Highway in Botswana on Friday.

The Trans Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKCs), says five trucks have been involved in the road crash, caused by poor visibility as a result of a veld fire.

The TKCs confirm that two of the trucks are Namibian registered, while the other two are registered in Botswana.

Africa's transport sector urged to redouble intra-trade efforts

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The South African Minister of Transport, Sindisiwe Chikunga, says Africa's transport sector needs to redouble its intra-trade efforts to optimise the Trans Kalahari Corridor.

She was speaking at the Trans-Kalahari Corridor ministerial council meeting in Windhoek.

Chikunga revealed that trading among African nations stands at less than 16% in comparison with trading between Africa and the European region, which is over 75%.

Trans Kalahari Railway Line project to continue

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Namibia and Botswana's Joint Ministerial Committee on Transport has agreed to continue with the progression of the Trans Kalahari Railway Line project.

Construction is set to start in January 2025.

During the discussion, the two governments reached an agreement to have an expression of interest from the public to participate in the project for a pre-qualification stage between this year and February next year.

The two countries also agreed to seek funders and resources for the project to carry out a feasibility study and construct it.