March 21, 2020 is the 30th year of Namibia’s independence and the inauguration of Namibia’s third president Hage Geingob for his second and final term in office. These dual celebrations are not about one individual, but about what Namibia as an entire nation of 2.6 million people, stands for.
The results of the November 27th elections in Namibia were the most significant in this country’s history. The participation of the Swapo Party member and ‘independent’ presidential candidate, Panduleni Itula changed the political face of this nation. And yet, this political lightening rod is trying to overturn the very elections that he can claim to have won in significant ways.
Namibia will return to a global cricket tournament for the first time since 2003 while the Dutch have also secured their ticket to Australia next year.
As a time traveler, I always feel Namibia in the 1990s is a nice era to visit.
On my last visit, I came back with a song in my head. Some of you may remember it.