Namibia's first female candidate vows to 'restore dignity'

2019-11-24 12:33

Calm and confident, Esther Muinjangue, Namibia's first woman to run for president, says she feels a "wind of change" softly blowing through the southwest African country which goes to the polls on Wednesday.

ANC, foundations saddened by Namibian struggle icon's passing

2017-06-10 22:41

The ANC and the Nelson Mandela and Ahmed Kathrada Foundations have offered their condolences following the passing of Namibian struggle icon Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.

Namibia: Swapo to act on urban land shortage

2015-03-04 08:05

The ruling Swapo party in Namibia will act on the dire shortage of affordable urban land in the country and high housing prices, the party leadership has announced.

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.


Swapo Captive: Tortured to admit we were Boer spies

2018-08-22 11:18

The pit was five metres deep and five by six metres across, its mouth covered with wooden logs and sand. I was terrified by this unforeseen predicament.

Namibia's Geingob chooses VP, PM

2015-03-11 17:14

Namibia's president-elect Hage Geingob has nominated his vice president, prime minister, and deputy prime minister, who will govern the country with him from 21 March.

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.

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