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WINDHOEK – The director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder, has advised Shoprite Checkers group to engage the local trade union and the government to find a satisfactory solution to the aftermath of the lawsuit instituted by the company against its employees following their strike in 2015. WINDHOEK - Leader of the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) and Member of Parliament (MP), McHenry Venaani has been elected as the Chairperson of the Trade, Custom and Immigration Committee of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP). WINDHOEK - Namibian government delegation for the repatriation of skulls of Namibians, who were killed and taken to Germany for experimentation, paid a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob at State House yesterday. WINDHOEK - Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) founding member and president Jeremiah Nambinga yesterday resigned as party’s president, putting to an end constant leadership squabbles that have bruised the party in recent years. WINDHOEK- Ovaherero paramount chief, Advocate Vekuii Rukoro has cautioned President Hage Geingob not to overstep his boundaries when it comes to the sensitive issues pertaining to genocide, including the much anticipated land conference. WINDHOEK - State-owned meat processer and marketer Meatco is to implement a restructuring plan in which approximately 650 of its 1200 workers would be retrenched. WINDHOEK - The 38th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit in Namibia will this week pass its verdict on the mooted establishment of the SADC University of Transformation. WINDHOEK- Several Heads of State of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are expected to arrive in Windhoek today ahead of the 38th SADC Summit tomorrow. WINDHOEK – Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has urged member states to continuously intensify their advocacy and lobbying campaigns on gender parity as per the provisions in the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development SADC wants a 50/50 parliamentary representation comprising 50 percent women and 50 percent male parliamentarians. WINDHOEK - Representatives of domestic workers unions from five SADC countries have urged member countries in the region to ratify International Labour Organisation (IOL) Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers. WINDHOEK - The Ovambanderu community will as of tomorrow convene at Okeseta, farm Groot Gunichas south of Gobabis in the Omaheke Region to honour their fallen heroes and to voice the community needs and aspirations. WINDHOEK – SADC chairperson President Hage Geingob has promised to promote the SADC Common Agenda to ensure sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development in the region. WINDHOEK - Okakarara Constituency Councilor Vetaruhe Kandorozu has dismissed suggestions by some quarters that recent clashes between residents and police were tribally motivated. WINDHOEK – Outgoing Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR) President Joseph Kabila has commended former presidents Sam Nujoma and Hifikepunye Pohamba for having shared their experience and wisdom with him over the last 17 years. WINDHOEK - President Hage Geingob, has described the late former UN Secretary-General and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday, as a global statesman, a courageous humanitarian and exceptional servant of the African continent and humanity. WINDHOEK – Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Zhang Yiming confirmed yesterday that no meat has been exported to that country, despite the fact that a moratorium on beef export to that country was lifted in February. WINDHOEK – SADC Chairperson Hage Geingob says the Windhoek-based SADC Tribunal was being restructured to avoid interference into domestic affairs of member states, and was not abolished, as is popular belief. WINDHOEK - Minister of Land Reform, Utoni Nujoma, yesterday reluctantly capitulated to pressure by handing over the much-anticipated list of beneficiaries of the land resettlement programme to the Ombudsman, avoiding a showdown that could have seen him being dragged to court. WINDHOEK - The Namibian Training Authority (NTA) has dedicated N$1.4 billion over the next four years to support the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Transformation and Expansion Strategy, its CEO Jerry Beukes has said. WINDHOEK – Namibian Ambassador to Brazil, Samuel Nuuyoma has urged Namibians to be on alert to drug trafficking scams, following a spate of cases involving Namibian girls being arrested for drug trafficking in that country.