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Namibian churches to decide on same-sex marriage stance amid parliamentary bills

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The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) will pronounce itself on the matter of same-sex marriages after in-depth deliberations at its meeting scheduled for next week.

This is contained in a statement that the CCN leadership presented to President Nangolo Mbumba at State House.

The religious leaders referred to the Private Member's Bills, tabled by MP Jerry Ekandjo and passed by both houses of Parliament last year.

President cautions against restarting Genocide talks

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The Okandjoze Chiefs Assembly on Genocide has petitioned President Nangolo Mbumba to consider convening a National Consultative Conference to discuss the way forward for restorative justice.

Another subject is the possible enactment as an Act of Parliament, the Namibian Genocide.

The Assembly, comprising different Ovaherero and Ovambanderu traditional authorities, brought forward this position during a courtesy call on President Mbumba at State House.

President Mbumba to commission boundary commissioners tomorrow

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President Nangolo Mbumba will commission the Boundaries Delimitation and Demarcation Commissioners, at State House tomorrow.

Press Secretary, Alfredo Hengari says President Mbumba appointed the Commissioners, in line with the provisions of the Constitution.

This will be the fifth Delimitation Commission.

Dr. Hengari says the Commission is expected to conduct an assessment of the current boundaries of the regions and constituencies.

President Mbumba calls for educational exchanges with Finland

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President Nangolo Mbumba has advocated for educational exchanges and training between Namibia and Finland, particularly in the new oil and gas industries. 

His comments came during a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Finland at the State House.

The Finnish parliamentarians are visiting Namibia for a series of meetings with their local counterparts to discuss various issues affecting the two countries.

Botswana's Minister of Mineral Resources pays courtesy call to President Dr. Mbumba

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Botswana's Minister of Mineral Resources and Green Technology, Lefoko Moagi, paid a courtesy call on President Nangolo Mbumba at State House.

Moagi, who is also a special envoy of President Mokgweetsi Masisi, is in Namibia for consultations with the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

The consultations follow decisions by the G7 to introduce import restrictions on non-industrial diamonds, mined, processed, or produced in Russia, by January this year.

Presidency dismisses allegations that gov paid for first couple's children's expenses

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The Presidency has dismissed allegations that the government has paid for the flight tickets and other expenses of the first couple's children to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The children, Nangula Geingos, Dangos Nangula, Kayla Elago, and Nino Kalondo, all travelled to Dubai in their private capacity, with their expenses paid for by the first couple.

In a statement issued today, the Presidency clarified that for the past nine years, President Geingob and First Lady Monica Geingos have not deviated from the Treasury regulations of the government.

Agriculture sectors contribution to GDP shows consistent growth

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There is a revival in the agriculture sector, and its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) has picked up and is showing consistent growth.

There are, however, some challenges remaining in the agricultural sector, namely the pricing of food owing to geopolitics.

The consumer price had increased sharply, but on the other hand, there was also a reduction in prices for producers.

Real Madrid Foundation set to open school in Namibia

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The social arm of the Spanish football giants, Real Madrid, could soon establish a school in Namibia.

The Real Madrid Foundation has carried out several programmes with different schools, using sport as a tool both for education and social integration.

Spain's Ambassador to Namibia, Alberto de la Calle, briefed President Hage Geingob on these and other developments at State House.

Namibia and Spain reviewed a number of priority areas of cooperation during the second round of political consultations in June this year.

Dundee Precious Metals commits to empowering locals

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Dundee Precious Metals says wealth creation and empowerment of locals remain important in line with the National Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework (NEEEF), which is being mooted by the government.

The framework seeks to ensure a balanced redistribution of wealth and resources in the country, but some of the provisions in the framework have raised concerns among foreign investors.

nbc News Reporter Blanche Goreses engaged the President and CEO of Dundee Precious Metals, David Rae, following a courtesy meeting with President Hage Geingob at State House.

Investors welcome to aid Namibia's youth unemployment

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Any investor who would help the government alleviate unemployment among the youth and create industries in Namibia is welcome.

This was the central emphasis during a courtesy meeting between President Hage Geingob and Clemens Tönnies, a German businessman, and a delegation at State House.

The German-based Tönnies Holding company operates in the food industry around the world with eight divisions: pork and beef meat, sausages, ingredients, logistics, and others.