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

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Beijing in scanner scandal

A politically-charged investigation into commissions on the supply of scanners to the Windhoek government is drawing in some high-profile Chinese officials

The arrest of Namibia's powerful Public Service Commissioner, Teckla Lameck, on 9 July by investigators of the Namibian Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in connection with a cont...

Not learning lessons

A year after Malaysian company Ramatex abandoned its US$100 million textile factory in Windhoek, the authorities are at last tackling the environmental impact of the operations of ...

Swapping Stakes

There are over sixty current prospecting licences for uranium in Namibia

As Namibia's economy faces international pressure, its central bank, the Bank of Namibia, has revised its forecast for this year's real gross domestic product growth to 3.9% from 4...

Nujoma's grasp

The ex-President's loyalists obstruct and may destroy his successor's gentler government

The intolerance is wider, as indicated by calls to oust suspected RDP members from their jobs, in or outside the public sector. During the recent election campaign for the new Omut...

See you in court

China's investment plans in southern Africa are running up against legal barriers

Namibia Construction and South Africa's Murray & Roberts claim that a N$74.4 million (US$9.5 mn.) contract awarded last year to China Nanjing International for the constructi...

Breaking up the party

The latest attempt to replace the governing party has some impressive leaders but needs voters

It could be a new dawn in Namibia. In November, four years of factional fighting within the governing South West African People's Organisation culminated in a breakaway by senior p...

Sam bows out again

The founding President is standing down, but he certainly isn't going away for good

President Sam Nujoma, at 78, is at last moving into a back seat. He told a specially-convened meeting of the politburo of the ruling South West African People’s Organisation ...

Sam the lifer

Namibia’s founding President, Sam Nujoma, will almost certainly be elected to the new post of national chairman (probably for life) of the governing South West African People's Org...

Sam and son of Sam

Former President Sam Nujoma holds on to his party presidency, while his relations make their fortunes

The governing party is split and its veteran leader wants to take control again. After months of tension, the Politbureau of the South West African People's Organisation decided in...

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