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Vol 65 No 10

Published 9th May 2024


SWAPO's prospects lag behind economy

Geingob's death and a row over the German genocide make for an awkward transition in this year's polls against a strong opposition

The lavish and lengthy obsequies for President Hage Geingob, who died aged 82 on 4 February, turned out to be just an interlude in the drama on whether the ruling SWAPO Party can maintain its political dominance in the wake of damaging corruption scandals and a resurgent opposition. But the thriving market in 'green' minerals boosts investment and growth.

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