• 10
  • Oct

The much touted presence of firebrand South African politician Julius Malema at the Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) election manifesto launch in Windhoek on Saturday is akin to flogging a dead horse.

  • 03
  • Oct

After a slow start, the election season is well and truly upon us and with it comes some silly arguments and promises to the gullible electorate.

  • 26
  • Sep

The handling of the Ebola disease that has left close to 3,000 people dead in West Africa by local health authorities has left much to be desired.

  • 19
  • Sep

Every time when white monopolies in business feel threatened, we see the so-called ambassadors of justice standing on top of mountains crying foul. It is a national tragedy that we have a media that purports to fight for social justice and economic equality, but is in fact in bed with foreigners for the sake of protecting white capital and monopoly.

  • 12
  • Sep

FOR too long we have wondered why we should allow election observers from the West to give legitimacy to African elections while they do not accord the same privilege to African observer missions in western elections.

  • 05
  • Sep

There have been various media reports about the extent of the rot at the Ministry of Works and Transport and the parastatals that fall under this ministry.

  • 29
  • Aug

It is rather sad and ironic that one of the so-called ‘Struggle Kids’ lost her life at the hands of the trigger happy police at Swapo headquarters. This came on the same day that parliament passed the Third Constitutional Amendment Bill and a day after the country celebrated Heroes Day.

  • 22
  • Aug

We should not take the recent spate of death threats against Prime Minister Hage Geingob and the Chairperson of the Law Reform Development Commission Sacky Shanghala lightly. While people will always a have difference in opinion on how the state should be governed and on how to do things generally, no one has the right to use that as an excuse to threaten someone’s life with death.


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