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SWAKOPMUND - Ex-convict Fanie Nanub is seeking justice for spending almost a decade more than his initial sentence in prison. SWAKOPMUND - President Geingob says Namibia needs to plan ahead for urbanisation over the coming decades. SWAKOPMUND - Some landless residents of Henties Bay have threatened to grab land today if their demands for residential land are not met. SWAKOPMUND - The Swakopmund Municipality had to temporarily suspend its newly installed parking system in town following a huge public outcry over the system that has been described a nuisance. The system has been operational for about two weeks now but was criticised by residents who said that the system was a nuisance and defeated the whole purpose it was created for. SWAKOPMUND - The Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo, says the provision of electricity should be a priority, while at the same time ensuring electricity is available on demand and affordable. He says this must be done without compromising economic development. WALVIS BAY - The bail application for the two suspects implicated in the N$206 million cocaine case is set to commence today in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court. WALVIS BAY – The bail hearing of the two men accused of smuggling N$206 million worth of cocaine through the port of Walvis Bay took a surprise turn on Wednesday when the defence lawyers pointed out that much of the evidence may eventually not be admissible when the case goes to trial. SWAKOPMUND - The Ministry of Poverty Eradiation and Social Welfare through a blueprint on poverty eradication will explore a new type of a social grant to target unemployed, poor and vulnerable Namibians not catered for under existing grants. Domestic violence has once again claimed the life of a 26-year-old woman who was stabbed to death with a spear on Saturday in Karibib, Erongo Region. Swakopmund and Walvis Bay residents are up in arms against the regional electricity distributor, Erongo Red for its pricey tariffs. While Namibia is still in shock over the brutal murder and mutilation of Cheryl Avihe Ujaha whose partial remains were discovered WALVIS BAY - Former Rössing Uranium employee Hendrik Bok, 60, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) last week on charges related to tender fraud. WALVIS BAY - State prosecutor for the N$206 million cocaine case, Salmon Kanyemba says lawyer Sisa Namandje’s argument in the state’s case is weak, Namandje argued the evidence collected during the arrest of Grant Noble and Dinath Azahr is baseless and will be inadmissible during the trial. WALVIS BAY - Some of the about 40 workers retrenched from the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) and their union have vowed to challenge the retrenchments as well as seek intervention from the highest office in the country as it was not done in accordance with the Labour Act. WALVIS BAY - About 85 patients receiving medical care at Walvis Bay and Swakopmund state hospitals have been without food since Saturday. WALVIS BAY - A training officer at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT), Keetmanshoop campus, Onno Nghidileko was fired last week Monday by the institution, whose planned retrenchment of 40 employees was put on hold after the line ministry intervened. WALVIS BAY - A state-of the-art N$45 million fish processing plant that will see fresh fish available within two days both locally and internationally after being caught, officially opened its doors at Walvis Bay on Friday. WALVIS BAY - There will be no lone rangers or selling of fishing rights by people who merely want to make a quick buck as has been the case in the past, warned the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhardt Esau. WALVIS BAY – Tunacor Fisheries and Corvima Fishing have diversified their business models by partnering and venturing into the processing and export of squid, also known as calamari, in their quest create more jobs and add value to the Namibian fishing industry. WALVIS BAY - The recent food crisis experienced by state hospitals in the Erongo region after the contracted company failed to provide food for three days for state patients at the hospital has resulted in the establishment of an emergency foodbank for the region.