Namibia awarded for protecting marine biological diversity

Namibia’s Marine Resources Act has won Silver in the 2012 Future Policy Award. The jury stressed that the Act has served to institute an economically and ecologically viable fishing industry in the African country. The 2012 Future Policy Award highlights exemplary solutions to protect the world’s oceans and is initiated by the World Future Council, [...]

African health ministers held to account for their AIDS plan

Ministers of Health and representatives from 21 sub-Saharan African countries most hit with new HIV infections in children were summoned in Geneva to report on their plans to achieving zero new HIV infections in children by 2015 and find ways of stepping up action. The meeting, which came in the sidelines of the ongoing World [...]

Ethnic Tension Simmers in Namibia’s Presidential Succession Race

It’s called managing expectations in a cultural diverse society, stupid! The simmering ethnic tension between those who prefer a non-Oshiwambo speaking person to become the next president of Namibia after president Pohamba’s term expires in 2013, and those who view such a call as tribalism and against the country’s slogan of “One Namibia-one nation” has [...]

Southern Africa Year in Review: Democracy without Citizens?

The year 2011 for Southern Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa in general, will probably be remembered for what did not happen in the light of the people-powered uprising and protests that swept across the globe. In the Arab world, in particular North Africa, what is being now referred to as the Arab Spring made 2011 a [...]

Namibia on Libya crackdown: relations remains the same

There is no denying about Colonel Gadhafi’s support for Namibia’s fight for independence! But Honorable Theo-Ben Gurirab’s, the Speaker of Parliament, failure to forcefully denounce Ghadafi’s murderous campaign against protesters leaves much to be desired. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati Tweet about it [...]

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