This is not an attempt to either stop or encourage the controversial Olufuko festival that recently took place in Outapi, nor the tradition of female initiation into womanhood in Oshiwambo culture, generally.
With African leaders freshly returned from the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit in Beijing, conversations with some of my friends on the subject of China as the new colonial metropole for Africa are front and center.
I recall my grandmother telling me that she got ‘married’ when she was only eight years old. She also told me that she was abused by her so-called husband and was forced to do all household work plus look after his cattle.
We all are alert to the unbelievably insulting (and plain stupid) position of Shoprite/Checkers based in big brother South Africa to arrogantly and blatantly exploit Namibian workers by suing striking workers for N$450 million
Cleanliness promotes happiness, good health and a more welcoming atmosphere. But, the Namibian nation is facing environmental challenges with overgrown bush areas, junk, trash and refuse thrown all over the place.