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Listeria hits Namibia after killing 180 in South Africa.

Namibia’s health minister said on Tuesday it had recorded its first case of listeriosis, the biggest recorded outbreak of which has killed over 180 people and infected almost 970 in neighbouring South Africa. Bernard Haufiku told Namibia’s parliament the victim was a 41-year-old man who was fighting for his life …

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Namibia’s Supreme court declares long jail terms unconstitutional.

Namibia’s Supreme Court has ruled as unconstitutional unnecessarily long jail terms handed to convicts in a landmark case involving four murderers. The Namibian news portal said the Tuesday February 6 decision was a unanimous position taken by the apex court of the southern African country. The lead judgment delivered by Judge …

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Namibian Deputy Prime Minister Survives Crash That Killed Three minister survives fatal car crash

Namibia’s deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister survived a car crash on Thursday in which three people were killed, local media reported, citing police sources. The Namibian Sun said that Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah’s motorcade collided head on with a light pick-up truck while traveling in the north of the country. …

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Namibian diamond town opens gates to the public

A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or “prohibited area” in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end …

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Woman who saved hubby from crocodile gets award

A Namibian woman who fought off a crocodile that was attacking her husband has been awarded a police prize for “extraordinary” bravery. “Men must see how prepared our women are to save us from danger,” Kavango East governor Samuel Mbambo was quoted as saying at a ceremony to hand over …

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