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Namibian Professor Discusses Political Accountability

The Democratic Alliance in Gauteng has expressed dissatisfaction, asserting that Premier Panyaza Lesufi failed to present residents with substantial solutions to enhance their well-being during his recent State of the Province address. In Namibia, Professor Ndumba Kamwanya Shares Views on Political Leaders, Promises, and Accountability.  

todayFebruary 27, 2024 3


Texas Hippo Timothy Launches Unlikely 2024 Presidential Campaign

With Donald Trump and Joe Biden looking set for a rematch in what could be one of the bitterest presidential elections in history, an unlikely new candidate has emerged - a hippo from Texas.Timothy the Hippo from San Antonio Zoo welcomed his fans for a presidential press conference on Presidents' Day, on Monday. Two guests/voters even claimed to have traveled from Montana for the special moment. Having garnered widespread support […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024 7


Homeless used for political points

U-turn Homeless Ministries in South Africa is alarmed by the apparent disinterest among the homeless towards the upcoming elections. CEO Jean-Ray Knighton Fitt stresses the vital need to engage homeless individuals in the electoral process, acknowledging the challenges they face in voter registration. Underscoring the importance of including the homeless in the democratic process, Fitt advocates for their voices to be heard and their rights to be recognized. Namibian activist […]

todayFebruary 20, 2024 1


Donald Trump faces half a billion dollars of debt and several court cases. But that may not stop him from becoming president again

  By Emma Shortis, RMIT University   The verdicts keep coming. On Friday US time, the three-month hearing focused on Donald Trump’s business dealings in New York came to an end. Trump was ordered to pay back more than $US350 million (A$537 million), plus interest. He and two of his associates are banned from directing any business in New York for three years. His two sons, Donald Jr and Eric […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 2


Oromia makes up a third of Ethiopia’s landmass and is key to its fortunes: expert unpacks its significance

    By Bizuneh Yimenu, University of Birmingham   Ethiopia’s largest and most populous region, Oromia, has been in the news following reports of a rise in kidnappings for ransom. The region is no stranger to war and strife. Its people have long fought against political marginalisation. But the region is more than just the site of conflict. We asked Bizuneh Yimenu, who’s researched the region for over a decade […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 3

Opinion Pieces

Israel-Egypt peace treaty has stood the test of time over 45 years: expert explains its significance

    By Ofir Winter, Tel Aviv University   The peace agreement between Egypt and Israel, signed in 1979 to end hostilities and normalise relations between them, turns 45 on 26 March. The Conversation Africa asked Ofir Winter, a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies, who studies Egyptian politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict, for his insights on the peace deal and the key challenging moments since it […]

todayFebruary 16, 2024 4


Democrats take back US lawmaker George Santos’ seat

Democrat Tom Suozzi has won a special election to replace disgraced US lawmaker George Santos in New York. The Republican Representative was expelled from Congress in December after being charged with fraud, money laundering, and lying to lawmakers. The race was viewed by many as an early test for November's general election, with immigration, the economy and abortion coming out as key issues for voters. Sally Patterson has more.  

todayFebruary 15, 2024 8


Swapo urges respectful tribute to late President Geingob

The Swapo party has issued a media release regarding President Nangolo Mbumba's declaration of a National Mourning Period for the late President Dr. Hage Geingob. Swapo expects Geingob to be remembered and respected appropriately. The party also expressed disappointment with members who made pronouncements about constitutional matters during the mourning period. Here is Local Political Analyst Dr. Ndumba Kamwanyah.

todayFebruary 13, 2024 5


President Mbumba declares national mourning period

President Nangolo Mbumba has officially declared a national mourning period starting from 5 February 2023 until the date of the late President Hage Geingob's funeral. The Namibia Press Agency reports that all national flags should be flown at half-mast throughout this period, across the country, and at all Namibian diplomatic missions. The date of the burial is yet to be announced.

todayFebruary 5, 2024 28