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Lithium scramble offers temptation

As firms from east and west scramble for hugely valuable lithium deposits, mining ministry officials are investigated for alleged bribe-taking

Lithium was the break-out commodity of 2022, with the price of this key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries soaring by 1,000% since 2020 to US$82,000 per tonne in December. Es...

Geingob's successor to inherit a divided SWAPO

Two female ruling party veterans are front-runners in the race to be the party's flag-bearer in the 2024 elections and halt the slide in the popular vote

Seven hundred delegates attend the seventh elective congress of the SWAPO Party in Windhoek on 25-27 November to elect the party's next vice-president and successor to President Ha...

Three bid to succeed Geingob

As the end of President Hage Geingob's second and final five-year term of office nears, the SWAPO Party is set to pick his successor for the 2024 elections at its elective congress...

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...


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...

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