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Thursday, February 14, 2002


NC rejects anti-graft bill
THE National Council yesterday rejected the Anti-Corruption Bill and said the tasks of the anti-corruption agency it was supposed to set up could be carried out by the Ombudsmans Office....Full Story

Tjiriange says no need to overburden Ombudsmans Office
JUSTICE Minister Ngarikutuke Tjiriange believes it will be counter-productive to burden the Office of the Ombudsman with the functions of the envisaged anti-corruption body.

Nam MPs to observe Zim vote
A NAMIBIAN parliamentary team will leave for Zimbabwe on Friday to observe the March 9-10 presidential election there.

MPs urge action on soldiers who drink on duty
MEMBERS of the Namibia Defence Force who drink alcohol while on duty should be punished with a sentence of up to one year in prison or with a fine not exceeding N$4 000.

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Warriors to play Lesotho and German youth side
NAMIBIA'S Brave Warriors will play a series of friendly matches against a Lesotho invitational side and a youth side from Germany early next month.

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Nedcor headline earnings up 26 per cent
JOHANNESBURG - Nedcor, one of South Africa's "big four" banking firms, announced an increase in headline earnings of 26 per cent -- to R3,8-billion from R3-billion -- for the year ended December 31.

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EU poll observers in Zimbabwe stuck in impasse
HARARE, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The head of the European Union observer team for next month's presidential elections in Zimbabwe was stuck in a diplomatic stand-off on Tuesday with President Robert Mugabe's government.


Africa


Boys prey to rebel movement as violence continues in Northeastern Congo
KINSHASHA - Every night before he falls asleep on his straw mat in a mud-brick house in this violent corner of Congo, Samson Mwesiga is overwhelmed by happiness -- and also with anxiety.


World


U.S. distances itself from Pakistani nuclear charge
WASHINGTON - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Tuesday there were "indications" of a possible nuclear test by India but U.S. officials quickly distanced themselves from the charge.


Technology


FBI says monitoring Internet vulnerability
WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The FBI said on Tuesday it was monitoring "potential vulnerabilities" in computer networks that could leave portions of the Internet open to disruption by hackers.

Envirotalk


Mexico butterfly deaths may hit future migrations
MEXICO CITY - A cold front that killed about 250 million Monarch butterflies in central Mexico last month may reduce next year's migrations, the World Wildlife Fund's Mexico director said on Tuesday.

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Ugly wounds... The five-year-old boy who was attacked by an older boy in northern Namibia last Wednesday is recovering from knife wounds to his head, throat, neck and mouth in the Oshakati State Hospital. A 10-year-old boy has been arrested for attacking Wedeinge Christian at the village of Onambango in the Ohangwena Region. He has appeared in the Ohangwena Magistrates Court on a charge of attempted murder, but his identity cannot be released because he is a minor. The suspect, who has been placed in the care of his parents, is accused of attacking the five-year-old with a kitchen knife after the two had a quarrel. Photo: Oswald Shivute


Cameroon retain African Nations Cup on penalty shoot-out

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Last Update: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 11:06:11 am

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President Sam Nujoma's current third term of office comes to an end in 2004. Until then, the ruling SWAPO Party of Namibia will have to choose a successor for Nujoma, or change the Constitution to pave the way for a fourth term of office.
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Stock Exchange Update
•  Tuesday, February 12, 2002 4:45 PM : Most companies on the NSX main board traded at unchanged prices. Mutual & Federal in the financial sector saw 101,510 shares go through the market at N$ 15.60. - Full Market Update
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•  WHATEVER cleaning services the magistrate might have required at his offices in Okahandja, it reflects negatively on the independence of the judicial process if he abuses it to get it done for free. - High Court Judge Gerhard Maritz, on five young men who were wrongly convicted of an offence at Okahandja, and who were sentenced to cleaning the Court's premises twice a week for three months
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