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Namibia

Namibia

Population: 2.35 mn.
GDP: $12.0 bn.
Debt: n/a
Overview:

As the first non-Oshivambo President, Hage Geingob will prioritise party unity, ethnic balance and technocratic appointments in his new team. New gold, copper and uranium mines will expand GDP growth to 5.5%; poverty reduction and urban housing costs will be high on the agenda.

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Geingob goes for continuity

The new President is putting the party to the fore in selecting his top team. He is pro-business, but pro-SWAPO first

President-elect Hage Geingob has affirmed his loyalty to the SWAPO Party and his preference for continuity with his choices for the top political offices of Vice President, Prime M...


Geingob for a shoo-in

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

Other countries may be tiring of one-party states founded by leaders of anti-colonial armed movements but not, it seems, Namibia. The SWAPO Party – formerly the South West Af...


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...


Geingob goes for broke

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

Prime Minister Hage Geingob is pushing through wide-ranging constitutional changes which will increase his power when he becomes Namibia's next President. Geingob, who is also Vice...


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 b...


Geingob at last

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

Under outgoing President Hifikepunye Pohamba and the Prime Minister and president-to-be, Hage Geingob, the governing SWAPO Party approaches November’s general elections more ...


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 tw...


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 recrimin...


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 ...


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, Prem...


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