[DW] The coronavirus is not the only thing which has dampened Namibia’s independence celebrations. After 30 years of stability, the country must reckon with racial tensions, a stagnant economy and growing dissatisfaction.
[Deutsche Welle] Incumbent Hage Geingob has won another term in the presidential election but lost a two-thirds majority for the first time. The opposition is crying foul.
[Deutsche Welle] Namibians go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president and parliament. While nobody expects the ruling party to lose, the days when “SWAPO was the nation and the nation was SWAPO” might be numbered.
[Namibia Economist] President Hage Geingob has dismissed the Minister of Home Affairs and Immigration, Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and Youth and Sport Minister, Jerry Ekandjo from their positions with immediate effect.
[Namibian] Namibia’s former president, Hifikepunye Pohamba informed the Swapo central committee meeting, in Ongwediva earlier today, that he has stepped down.
[Deutsche Welle] 25 years after independence Namibia is politically stable, but continues to depend on foreign aid. One possible issue on the agenda of the new President Hage Geingob is reparations from Germany.
[allAfrica] “What do you think will be happening with the Namibian elections next week?” we asked Henning Melber at his Indianapolis hotel bar; we were all attending the Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association. Melber has long been involved in the study of his home country, Namibia.
[SANF]Namibia’s governing party will hold an elective congress at end November to review its policy agenda and choose its top leadership.
[Namibian]THE Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) has urged the Namibian government to “seriously and impenitently” consider inviting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Namibia for a state visit “to share strategies and tactics on how to bring about state direct development” following his victory at the presidential polls on Sunday.