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Vol 6 (AAC) No 4

Published 1st February 2013


Namibia

Costly deals and close relations

Namibia is dragging its heels with two other state-owned Chinese companies (see Raw deals for Windhoek), China Gezhouba Group (CGG) and China National Machinery and Engineering Corporation (CMEC), over a US$126 million contract for two roads. A closer look at the parties involved reveals a confluence of local officials and political patronage networks linked to the ‘Omusati Clique’ in the SWAPO government’s inner circle.

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