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Education Ministry warns against politicising education

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The Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture (MoEAC) has warned against the politicisation of education after members of the Landless People's Movement (LPM) allegedly locked the gates of a primary school at Keetmanshoop.

The protest, which took place at Minna Sachs Primary School, was allegedly led by LPM's Michael Amushelelo and some regional leaders.

The protest follows an alleged petition by some parents at the school, who demanded the appointment of a Khoekhoegowab-speaking principal despite consultations. 

Central Procurement Board denies corruption allegations 

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The Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) has refuted allegations that it corruptly awarded an unadvertised multimillion-dollar tender to a local pharmaceutical company, Fabupharm.

Activist Michael Amushelelo alleged on social media that the N$451 million tender was corruptly awarded and was facilitated by Finance and Public Enterprises Minister Iipumbu Shiimi. 

Youth in ||Kharas attend workshop on mainstream politics 

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Twenty young people participated in a one-day workshop at Keetmanshoop in the ||Kharas Region with a focus on mainstream politics and youth involvement in the democratic process.


The workshop is facilitated by Queen Pieter, a youth activist who says that the participation of young people in mainstream politics strengthens democracy and the rule of law.

She says that voter apathy among young people creates the impression that young people are not interested in politics and discussions of development.

Political parties in Keetmanshoop by-election unhappy 

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Political parties contesting the upcoming Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency by-election have expressed dissatisfaction after the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) issued a media statement announcing the issuance of duplicate voter cards for residents on the eve of the elections.

In a media statement, ECN announced that the issuance of duplicate voter cards to registered voters is in accordance with Section 35 of Electoral Act No. 5 of 2014.

SADC Troika Summit kicks off in Windhoek

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Interventions that threaten peace and security feature prominently on the agenda of the two-day the Extra-Ordinary Troika Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government tomorrow.

The SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation will be specifically concentrating on peace and security in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini and Mozambique.

Peace and Security have been under threat for years in some countries with thousands of people killed and millions fleeing their countries.