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Tally halted amid protests

Nationmedia.com "Raila leads by 38,000 votes, but delayed results spark angry disputes and riots Chaos and angry protests on Saturday halted the announcement of results from Thursday’s General Election with only 38,000 votes separating the two leading presidential candidates. The delay in the release of the results caused tension and anxiety throughout the country, with one death, various injuries and looting reported."

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Court frees boy prisoner

The Namibian Newspaper : "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October. In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention. Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person. The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."