• 06
  • Sep

How many malls do we really need? I applaud economic progress. New business parks, industrial developments, office buildings, and other commerce centers speak of a robust economy, job creation, VAT/taxes being paid, and active entrepreneurs.

  • 29
  • Aug

I HAD a friend who grew up in a large family. She was quite emotionally unstable and was always involved in some conflict or another because she felt she wasn’t understood.

  • 29
  • Aug

I AM writing this piece from Ongwediva. This time of the year, the northern regions of Namibia become very busy; there are Heroes’ Day commemorations at Omugulugwombashe, the Olufuko Festival in Outapi and the Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair (OATF) in Ongwediva. These three events respectively symbolise our political struggle, our cultural struggle and our economic struggle. I am tempted to call these our triple bottom line!

  • 29
  • Aug

A year has passed since the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, the man many consider the leading architect of post-Derg Ethiopia. With the death of Meles Zenawi, the future of a resurgent Ethiopia hung by a thread as uncertainty mounted in the vast country of over 80 million inhabitants, with over 60 diverse ethnicities and 2 major religions that have cohabitated uncomfortably for decades.


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