OPUWO: A six-year-old boy allegedly killed a five-year-old girl by suffocating her with sand at the Otutjenje village in the Etanga area on Sunday.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in Opuwo said in a report issued here yesterday that the two minors were looking after goats when a physical fight broke out between them.
The boy allegedly overpowered the girl, and put sand into her nose and mouth until she stopped breathing.
Her next of kin were informed and investigations continue.
No arrest has been made in this case.
WINDHOEK; United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Magdalena Sepúlveda has called on the Namibian Government to put aside prejudices against the poor and implement the Basic Income Grant (BIG) as soon as possible.
The independent expert on extreme poverty arrived in Namibia on 01 October 2012, and visited the Omaheke, Kavango, Khomas, and Karas regions, where she met with Government officials, civil society organisations and communities living in poverty.
Speaking during a media conference here yesterday at the end of her first fact-finding mission to Namibia, Sepúlveda said that she was impressed to witness the positive impacts of BIG in reducing poverty, improving access to health and education, diminishing crime and increasing social cohesion.
She said the government should be leading the debate and undertake studies on the viability of extending BIG throughout the country.
The BIG is a form of social protection, which reduces poverty and supports pro-poor economic growth.