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WINDHOEK - The Director of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources at the SADC Secretariat Domingos Gove said the food security situation in the region is good, but situations of food insecurity may occur in more vulnerable communities such as DRC, Lesotho, south Malawi, south and central Mozambique, Namibia, south Zambia and Zimbabwe. WINDHOEK - Director of Social and Human Development at the SADC Secretariat Duduzile Simelane said the region has successfully reached a milestone of implementing the HIV/AIDS cross border initiative where health services were provided to mobile populations including sex workers at the border posts. WINDHOEK - Some of the journalists who received a SADC media award during the 38th SADC Summit said that there is need to improve access to information and gender equality within the SADC media industry. OTJOVAZANDU - Orutu rotjiwa¿a tjaTjombinÿe rovirumatwa indwi Otjombinÿe Community Heritage Foundation rwa karyaangere ozonganda peke peke nÿeno tji¿a nonÿunÿuuziro yehupo rovandu, tjinene motukondwa twokozombanda nawina ovapwike. Police in Omusati have urged motorists and road users to be vigilant and observe road traffic signs in order to reduce road fatalities. WINDHOEK - Some youths who applied for loans through the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services have accused the institution of neglecting their applications. Youths who spoke to New Era on condition of anonymity claimed that they have applied through the ministry, six months ago and up to now there is no response. WINDHOEK – Roads Authority (RA) employees were all smiles yesterday when the company signed a new wage agreement with the Namibia Public Workers Union (NAPWU) that will see them receive a six percent increase for basic salary, six percent increase for housing allowance and six percent increase for transport allowance. In addition, the RA Board of Directors has approved a six percent salary increas WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has spent over N$4 million on compensation for incidents of human-wildlife conflict resulting in loss of lives, crops and livestock for the period 2016/17 to 2017/2018. WINDHOEK - About 40 learners at the Onampira Combined School in Omusati region have been without classes because of a heated feud between teachers and the school’s principal that arose from a teacher’s transfer. WINDHOEK - Several women in Katutura have warned other jobless people to be wary of a con-woman who demands an advance payment of N$300 through eWallet to find them ‘jobs’ only to disappear once the payments have been made. Our Star of the Week goes to the Dolce & Kapana business venture initiated by local businessmen, Hanso Diehl and Nabil KALKFELD - The Otjozondjupa Region has recorded 616 tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2017, of which 46 were at drug resistant level. WINDHOEK - A 31-year-old Angolan national has appeared in Outapi Magistrate’s Court on allegations of having raped a 44-year-old woman. WINDHOEK - The Ministry of Environment and Nuvella Development Marketing Management have signed a 25-year lease contract with the Iipumbu ya Tshilongo Conservancy for construction of a N$40 million lodge in the conservancy. WINDHOEK - The FNB’s Rewards programme, which was launched in November last year, has thus far paid out over a whopping N$11 million to a total of 87 707 customers. WINDHOEK - Cyber-attacks that steal personal information, and even financial information, have become more sophisticated and can happen in seconds. For this reason, it is paramount to know how to prepare for, as well as how to identify and prevent these attacks in our interconnected world. It takes a lot of dedication to keep the inspiration juices flowing over a span of nearly a decade, which for a small group of part time Swakopmund artists has worked perfectly well since they opened their well supported Meerkat Art Gallery in town. WINDHOEK - A 22-year-old man is fighting for his life in the Oshakati Intermediate Hospital where he is receiving treatment after he was reportedly shot in the head by a security guard of King Nehale Security Company. WINDHOEK-Omukuluntupithi gwelelo lyondoolopa yOutapi Ananias Nashilongo ota londodha aalandithi yomomapandaanda unene mondoolopa ndjoka opo ya iyuthe komalombwelo gelelo ndyoka ya yande iiponga mbyo inayi tegelelwa. WINDHOEK – With over ten years of crafting and molding his love and expression for music, DJ Desertstorm under Stormuzic Productions over the weekend celebrated this milestone with a bash at Trinity Lounge.