• 01
  • Feb

THE death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia last August led to a period of profound uncertainty in that country’s politics. I visited Ethiopia on two occasions after the death of Zenawi, a man who dedicated much of his life to the poor of Ethiopia.

  • 01
  • Feb

THERE is a new plague of advertisements for consultants that asks for “Expressions of Interest” or “Pre-qualification submissions” or “Call for qualified consultants for a pool of potential applicants” instead of flat out calls for tenders and bids.

  • 01
  • Feb

ALLOW me space in your newspaper as an ordinary citizen of our great nation and country Namibia to repeat what we know and hear time and again and which is the truth. The Constitution of Namibia is a spectacularly splendid document.

  • 24
  • Jan

Half a loaf is better no bread at all. In OtjiHerero we say “Otjikaku otjikuru katjisanene nahuuna”, which literally means that wearing an old shoe is better than being barefoot.


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