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Rosa Namises announces independent bid for Presidency

Social, gender equality, and human rights activist Rosa Namises has announced that she will run as an independent candidate for Namibia’s Presidential elections in November 2024. The former secretary general of Congress of Democrats and parliamentarian says she is running for presidency to address the country’s social issues.  Political Analyst Rakkel Andreas weighs in.

todayApril 8, 2024 33


Kenya’s healthcare workers abuse a third of teen mums from informal settlements – study

      By Anthony Idowu Ajayi, African Population and Health Research Center and Caroline W. Kabiru, African Population and Health Research Center Adolescent pregnancy is a global public health concern: in 2022, about 13% of girls and young women gave birth before the age of 18. Compared with women in their early 20s, adolescents are more susceptible to maternal deaths. Pregnancy-related complications are among the leading causes of death […]

todayJanuary 30, 2024 31

Business / Economics

Women still face gender inequalities at work post-pandemic

Women are still feeling the effects of COVID-19 , which resulted in job losses and reduced opportunities for women in the workforce. (Shutterstock) Claudine Mangen, Concordia University The COVID-19 pandemic brought the longstanding economic inequalities between women and men into sharp focus. From the onset of the pandemic, up until the summer of 2022, economic gender gaps continued to widen. Lockdowns and economic uncertainties created a perfect storm, leading to […]

todayJanuary 29, 2024 3


How art can challenge election-time rhetoric about immigrants

  By Lois Klassen, Simon Fraser University The coming year is expected to be one of unprecedented election activity worldwide. And as politicians gear up for the polls, immigrants are being pushed into the spotlight. In the United States, Donald Trump has vowed to expand his Muslim ban and bar Palestinian refugees from Gaza if he is re-elected. In Germany, anti-immigration rhetoric has been on the rise ahead of regional […]

todayJanuary 29, 2024 4


Chief Isaack calls for unity among Nama clans

  The Chief of the /Hai-/Khaua Traditional Authority, Johannes Isaack, has called for unity amongst all Nama traditional authorities, and urged them to focus on the plight of their people. Isaack during the first meeting of the/Hai-/Khaua Traditional Authority at Berseba recently said many traditional authorities in the region are embroiled in leadership fights, which further divides the community and has further negative consequences. “I am of the opinion that […]

todayJanuary 17, 2024 13


South Africa’s new intelligence bill is meant to stem abuses – what’s good and bad about it

  By Jane Duncan, University of Glasgow When South Africa became a constitutional democracy in 1994, it replaced its apartheid-era intelligence apparatus with a new one aimed at serving the country’s new democratic dispensation. However, the regime of former president Jacob Zuma, 2009-2018, deviated from this path. It abused the intelligence services to serve his political and allegdly corrupt ends. Now the country is taking steps to remedy the situation. […]

todayJanuary 12, 2024 5


Oluno Correctional Facility releases 11 first-time offenders

  Eleven inmates were released from the Oluno Correctional Facility on Wednesday, following the Community Advisory Council’s (CAC) decision to assist first-time offenders with sentences ranging from six to three months or fines not exceeding N.dollars 1 000. CAC Chairperson Chika Sitambi said the aim was to offer those with small fines a chance to improve their lives. Sitambi indicated that 11 inmates were identified, and funds were provided by […]

todayDecember 14, 2023 2