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Agriculture

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Devastatingly unprepared

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

The scale of underperformance at the Ministry of Agriculture is evident in how the sector is once again nearly felled by unanticipated climatic conditions, reports Frederico Links The figures are not yet in, but according to some Namibia ... Read More


Mining

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NOT SITTING IDLE

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

Since the establishment of government’s mining company back in 2008 one would have been forgiven for thinking that it has made little headway. Annual reports of Epangelo Mining Company (Pty) Ltd are not tabled in Parliament and thus not in the public domain. During the ... Read More


Action

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NOT LIVING UP

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

Conditions are not all that awful, but they certainly will not ‘Let Journalism Thrive!’ World Press Freedom Day 2015 was celebrated under the banner ‘Let Journalism Thrive!’. In Namibia it’s certainly an apt call, for journalism is in something of trough at the moment. This ... Read More


Analysis

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SITUATION ANALYSIS

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

UN satisfactory The visit of an UNCAC review team failed to impress In late April 2015 a UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) review team arrived in Namibia to assess to what extent the country was meeting its obligations as stipulated under ... Read More


Corruption Tracker

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Corruption Tracker

Published on May 20th, 2015 | by admin

Cases resolved Suspended sentence for bribe payer A woman who admitted that she paid a N$40,000 bribe to a Ministry of Finance tax investigator received a suspended prison sentence of three years. The sentencing of Louisa Engels (53) brought a case ... Read More


Health & Science

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Health and science bulletin

Published on May 19th, 2015 | by admin

International news TOO POSH TO PUSH? A new statement from the World Health Organisation says that whilst caesarean sections can save the lives of mothers and infants, ideally the procedure should only be used in medically-necessary situations. This is ... Read More


The Finish Line

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Take a long hard look

Published on May 18th, 2015 | by admin

Namibia is by no means a spotless haven of tolerance and should guard against the sort of xenophobic barbarism that has tarnished South Africa Hate speech and intolerance still remain effective tools of African leaders to mask their shortcomings ... Read More


Economics

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DEPRIVATION AND UPHEAVAL

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by admin

INTERROGATING RELATIVE DEPRIVATION COULD LEAD TO UNDERSTANDING THE NEW-FOUND CONFIDENCE AND HEIGHTENED FRUSTRATIONS EVIDENT IN EMERGENT YOUTH- LED SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, ARGUES FREDERICO LINKS If it hasn’t yet, it should by now be dawning why the messages ... Read More


Politics & Society

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BULGING WITH INSECURITY

Published on May 6th, 2015 | by admin

PRESIDENT GEINGOB’S RHETORIC MAY BE GOING ONE WAY, BUT HIS ACTIONS INDICATE SOMETHING ELSE IS HAPPENING The talk coming from the new head of state has been positive. Contracts for ministers, con- sequences for poor perform- ... Read More


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