Namibian president wins $5m Africa leadership prize

2015-03-02 13:56

Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5m African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance.

Swapo warns against land mass action

2015-02-23 22:52

The ruling Swapo party has warned that planned youth mass action this week by applying for plots for housing, might disrupt peace and stability in Namibia.

Where in the world is De Kock - reports

2015-02-01 14:24

Speculation is rife as various newspapers carried reports about where recently paroled former apartheid assassin Eugene De Kock might be.

Africa's biggest news stories in 2014

2014-12-30 11:42

In 2014 Africa saw the Ebola outbreak, a number of presidential elections, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe sacked his vice president. See our review of the continent's biggest news events.

Swapo wins presidential election

2014-12-01 19:38

Namibia's ruling Swapo party has cruised to victory in the 2014 presidential election with Prime Minister Hage Geingob taking 86.73%.

Namibia’s Swapo leads preliminary poll results

2014-12-01 10:24

Namibia's ruling party looks set for a sixth straight election victory, according to a second round of preliminary results.

Namibians cast ballots in Africa's first e-vote

2014-11-28 13:12

Namibians have voted in a general election billed as Africa's first e-vote, with the ruling party expected to retain power in the country it has run since independence.

Namibia struggle child shot dead

2014-08-27 21:13

A young woman has been shot dead in Namibia in clashes between police and the children of fallen independence fighters.

Malema's EFF replica to launch in Namibia – report

2014-06-25 11:57

Namibia is reportedly set to witness the launch of a replica version of Julius Malema's EFF party after a soon-to- be registered Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters movement was introduced to the public.

Namibian journo wins defamation case

2012-04-13 18:01

A Namibian journalist has won a defamation case against the ruling South West Africa People’s Organisation after its online publication called him a former anti-independence fighter.


Thousands ready for mass land applications in Namibia

2015-02-27 12:48

Thousands of young Namibians are queuing at municipal offices on Friday, following the call of a youth activist to submit written applications for land in urban areas.

De Kock ‘will be killed’ if he goes to Namibia

2015-02-02 12:25

Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob has denied that a delegation of the ruling Swapo party visited former apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock in prison, claiming he 'would be killed' if he visited the country.

Namibia mass land action urged

2015-01-23 05:00

Members of a new land movement have called on all young and landless Namibians to join a mass action and apply for a plot of land in every town.

Zuma congratulates Dr Hage Geingob

2014-12-02 21:21

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Dr Hage Geingob for successfully winning the Namibian elections.

Namibia awaits final results, 3 days after polls

2014-12-01 15:44

Three days after Namibia’s elections, only 51% of ballots have been counted, with the ruling Swapo heading for a landslide victory.

Namibian govt opens up early lead

2014-11-29 13:01

The first trickle of results in Namibia's general election have given the ruling Swapo party a commanding lead.

Namibia prepares for Africa's first e-vote

2014-11-26 14:12

Namibia is set to vote in Africa’s first electronic ballot, a general election that will usher in a new president and quotas to put more women in government.

Namibia EFF just imitating Malema - Swapo

2014-06-27 14:35

The ruling Namibian party has reportedly described the country’s soon- to-be-launched NEFF opposition party as a hopeless bunch of disgruntled individuals who are imitating the EFF.

Mugabe parties as Zimbabwe struggles

2014-02-20 11:08

A rights group has reportedly criticised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s planned lavish 90th birthday celebrations set to be attended by liberation movements from the SADC region.

Namibian journalist suing SWAPO

2012-01-30 22:02

A Namibian journalist is suing the ruling South West Africa Peoples' Organisation for defamation after the party labelled him a former anti-independence fighter and a mercenary.

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