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Namibia

Namibia

Population: 2.53 mn.
GDP: $13.25 bn.
Debt: n/a

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Fishing giant's dirty tricks

Leaked emails reveal the underhand methods used by a European fishing company against critics of its Namibian business

Icelandic fishing company Samherji plotted dirty tricks against a senior employee in Namibia, before he went on to blow the whistle on corruption, leaked documents seen by Africa C...

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High noon for Fishrot perpetrators

Namibia is gearing up for the biggest corruption trial in its post-independence history, with SWAPO’s future in the balance

A long-delayed bribery trial, in which 10 highly connected businessmen and politicians stand accused of siphoning money from Namibia's fishing industry, risks turning voters away f...


Kapofi sparks outrage over genocide deal

The SWAPO government's defence of Berlin's compensation offer for its troops' genocide against the Herero and Nama fuels opposition, raising questions about a new hydrogen deal

Anger about the May 2021 genocide 'reconciliation' with Germany – under which Berlin is due to pay Namibia just €1.1 billion (US$1.3bn) over 30 years for its colonial ma...


Probe into shootings of 'poachers'

Botswana has formally registered an inquest through the courts to investigate the shootings of three Namibians and a Zambian by its army along a river border with Namibia last Nove...


Apology but no reparations

Berlin's belated offer of compensation for colonial atrocities won’t end the matter and is proving politically divisive

Germany has finally acknowledged that its colonial forces committed genocide against the Ovaherero and Nama and agreed to pay compensation, but these communities of central-eastern...


Controversial delta drilling

Canada's Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) is convinced it has hit paydirt in the Kavango basin of north-eastern Namibia/north-western Botswana, which extends under part o...


SWAPO swept away

The electorate dealt a stunning blow to the ruling SWAPO Party in the 25 November municipal elections, costing it its majority in four of the country's 14 regions. Disaffection amo...


Shooting and fishing

Relations between neighbours Botswana and Namibia have hit a new low following the shooting dead of four Namibians by the Botswana army along the Chobe river frontier on 5 November...


The governor's governor

President Hage Geingob has courted unaccustomed controversy by appointing his friend, the politically connected businessman Johannes !Gawaxab, to fill the vacancy left by Ipumbu Sh...


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