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The first-ever donkey meat cooking competition is scheduled to be hosted in Windhoek next month.
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City of Windhoek (CoW) has decided to remove the side walk that it was constructing in Rev Gottlop Munguda Street in Wanaheda.
In the case of the N$13 500 stolen from Standard Bank, the evidence that was to be shown in Khorixas Magistrate Court is allegedly missing.
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|‘King of Seal Killers’ is Namibia’s consul in Turkey|
|Written by Staff Reporter|
|Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:16|
An Australian tycoon of Turkish origin, Hatem Yavuz, dubbed the ‘King of Seal Killers’ by international environmental organisations, is Namibia’s new diplomatic representative to Turkey. Yavuz was appointed as honorary consul for Namibia in Turkey in 2010, despite a questionable and controversial background.
The Turk is said not only to be controlling 60% of the world’s seal market, but reportedly has a monopoly on seal products in Namibia. Yavuz was recently quoted in the international press boasting that he has a contract with the Namibian government to have the seal culling quota increased to one million per year. Fisheries and Marine Resources, Bernard Esau, however denied any knowledge of such an agreement. “That’s news to me. As Minister I should be the first one to know, but in this case there’s no such agreement. Perhaps he has an agreement with TAC (Total Allowable Catch) right-holders, who have agreements with people with the technical know-how in processing and marketing of seal products.” Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Veiccoh Nghiwete, confirmed that Yavuz is now an honorary consul for Namibia in Turkey. Nghiwete had to check his records first and said that Namibia has hundreds of these honorary consuls around the world. After double-checking the records Nghiwete confirmed that Yavuz was appointed to the position in 2010. “If you find yourself there (in Turkey), just call him,” Nghiwete says.
|Last Updated on Friday, 01 June 2012 15:54|