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South African Coach Boosts Namibia's Table Tennis Hopefuls

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The Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA) recently held the Junior Table Tennis Championship in Windhoek.

The event was highlighted by the presence of South African coach Simon Gologolo, who is assisting in selecting the national team for the upcoming Africa Youth Games in Botswana and the Region 5 Games in Angola.

The championship featured a strong participation of young players competing in singles, doubles, and mixed competitions.

Invest more in the film industry - Dr. Williams Ijoma

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A Nigerian filmmaker says film has a way of introducing nations. Therefore, there is a need for investment in this industry.

Dr. Williams Ijoma said this in an interview with nbc News.

Dr. Ijoma, who is on a familiarisation visit to Namibia for possible collaboration, visited the nbc headquarters.

He says many people know about Nigeria through film and emulate the culture through what they see in these films.

Media coalitions in West Africa, ad hoc in nature - Dr. Da Costa

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A West African researcher, Dr. Caroline Da Costa, says media coalitions in West Africa tend to be ad hoc in nature, limiting their effectiveness in addressing issues journalists face in the region.

Media coalitions are generally aimed at fostering an enabling environment for journalism and freedom of expression.

Dr. Da Costa was commissioned by the Danish-based media development organisation International Media Support to investigate the challenges of media coalitions in a sub-region marked by military upheavals such as coup de tats.

Nigeria and MeatCo discuss possible collaboration

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Several states in Nigeria are having discussions with Namibia's Meat Corporation about possible collaboration in husbandry and meat exports.

Namibia's record of being among the few to export its beef to the European Union and the first African country to do so to the US has inspired Nigeria's livestock producers.

Talks between the stakeholders started as early as 2019 as Nigerian producers wanted to upgrade ranching and processing facilities to international standards, benchmarked from Namibia.

About 260 million people face acute food insecurity

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The United Nations estimates that close to 260 million people in close to 60 countries around the world face acute food insecurity that requires urgent intervention.

The report by the Food Security Information Network attributed the status quo to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict in Ukraine, and weather phenomena.

The report was launched by the Global Network Against Food Crises, an international alliance of the UN, the EU, and governmental and non-governmental agencies working to tackle food crises.