Category Namibia

Namibia’s President Geingob one year on: A for effort, D for performance

As Namibians take stock of President Hage Geingob’s first year in office, they have much to ponder. This has been one of the most active years in Namibia’s one-party dominated politics for a long time. For ten years under former president Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibians had become used to good-natured but listless leadership (ultimately rewarded with a Mo Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership at the end of his second term in 2015).

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Chinese traders in Windhoek

As in many African countries, Chinese traders have established businesses in Namibia. The early Chinese traders in Namibia were originally from Taiwan and were involved in the textile industry around Southern Africa.

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An interview with the director of ‘Paths To Freedom’, a film on Namibian liberation

Paths to Freedom is the latest from award winning Namibian filmmaker Richard Pakleppa. It takes a look at the launch of the liberation struggle by several Namibian freedom fighters, focusing primarily on the early stages of resistance to South African occupational rule in the 1960s. The film collects testimonies of the key players involved at the time, including Former presidents Sam Nujoma and Hifikepunye Pohamba; as well as former Robben Island prisoners Andimba Toivo ya Toivo and Helao Shityuwethe.

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First Genocide of 20th Century Was in Africa, Says Nigerian Writer, Correcting Pope

An Anglo-Nigerian writer has respectfully urged Pope Francis to look beyond Armenia for the first genocide of the 20th century.

In an essay in the British Guardian, David Olusoga wrote: “When the media analysts at the Vatican scrutinize the social media traffic of the past seven days, their eyes might well be drawn away from Turkey and the Armenian diaspora towards a cluster of tweets, comments and Facebook posts that emanate from Africa.

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Namibia: Swapo returns, bigger and bolder than ever

No surprises here: in a show of utter dominance, Namibia’s ruling party strolled to victory in both presidential and parliamentary elections. The results are a vindication of Swapo’s uninterrupted reign over independent Namibia, and a sign that they’ll be in charge for a long time still to come.

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Namibia to be Africa’s first to use e-voting

In a first for Africa, Namibians will cast their ballots electronically in this month’s presidential and legislative polls. continue reading »

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Direttore Responsabile Giuseppe Frangi