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Disabled teen allegedly raped, impregnated

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The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) is investigating a case of rape after a 19-year-old girl living with Down syndrome was allegedly raped and impregnated at an unknown time by an unknown suspect in Havana informal settlement, Windhoek.

According to NamPol spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, the matter only came to light after the victim started complaining about abdominal aches and was subsequently diagnosed with a 13-week pregnancy.

Grave of Amalia |Hones surrounded by shacks in Havana Informal Settlement

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The grave of Amalia |Hones, a royal lineage of the |Khomanin people, is now surrounded by shacks in the Havana Informal settlement.

This is after the Windhoek Municipality relocated some Windhoek residents to that area.

Ouma Amalia |Hones died in 1963 and is buried at farm 508, which is now known as Havana.

In accordance with the traditional norms, headmen and senior leaders of the |Khomanin normally visit this isolated grave site and speak to the ancestors, whose remains lay in this grave.

Lack of progress in the completion of Ananias Peter Nanyemba Road frustrates Havana residents 

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Residents of the Havana informal settlement in Windhoek are frustrated with the lack of progress in completing the construction of the Ananias Peter Nanyemba Road.

The community says they have been patiently waiting for four years, and taxis and other forms of transport cannot reach their area.

The Peter Nanyemba Road is the main road that links the informal settlement to the rest of Windhoek and provides residents with access to small markets for groceries.