Population: 2.348 mn.
GDP: 12.8 bn.
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Hage Geingob will represent the governing party in this year's general elections as he continues to fight off threats from SWAPO's conservative wing. With schisms in the opposition Rally for Democracy and Progress, Geingob is assured an easy victory. 


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  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Geingob for a shoo-in

Everything is going SWAPO’s way for a decisive victory in the elections on 28 November

  • Vol 55 No 18
  •  12th September 2014

New faces wanted

Although Prime Minister Hage Geingob got his way with controversial constitutional amendments, it looks as if he may have a crowd of radical SWAPO Party Youth League (SPYL) members to cope with in the next Parliament. The National Assembly approved the Th...

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

Geingob goes for broke

The Premier rushes through laws to give SWAPO more seats in Parliament and allow more political appointments

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

How to spend it

In stark contrast to the budgetary caution shown by South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, his Namibian counterpart, Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, has raised state spending by 27% to a record 60.2 billion Namibian dollars (US$5.5 bn., AC Vol 55 No 5...

  • Vol 55 No 2
  •  24th January 2014

Geingob at last

In November, veteran SWAPO leader Hage Geingob will take over one of Africa’s most stable political systems

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Katti goes for gold

Knowledge Katti, the oil exploration millionaire and close associate of Prime Minister Hage Geingob, appears to be on the verge of another business coup. Katti represents one of two foreign firms aiming to acquire the Navachab gold mine near Karibib, 170 ...

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Country for old men

Hopes of a credible alternative to SWAPO in next year’s elections were dashed when last week’s congress of the Rally for Democracy and Progress ended in bitter recriminations. Opposition parties hold only 18 of 72 seats in Parliament and the R...

  • Vol 54 No 16
  •  2nd August 2013

Knowledge is power

Canadian entrepreneur Duane Parnham has partnered with a well connected Namibian, Knowledge Katti, to make a bid for Navachab gold mine, which AngloGold Ashanti is selling as part of a cost-reduction strategy. Katti, who is best known for his lucrative de...

  • Vol 54 No 15
  •  19th July 2013

Youth check Geingob

President Hifikepunye Pohamba and Prime Minister Hage Geingob have been trying to quell the rebellious SWAPO Party’s Youth League – but without much luck. In June, Premier Pohamba called a Central Committee meeting of the party once known as t...

  • Vol 54 No 12
  •  7th June 2013

Economy thrives, BEE slows

Policies favouring foreign investment are set to prevail over those who want more of the benefits of growth to flow to black citizens

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