Hage Geingob: Namibia's political veteran extending his stint in power

2019-12-01 11:06

Namibia's President Hage Geingob, who was re-elected on Saturday, is still riding on the legacy of his party's role in the liberation struggle almost three decades after the country's independence from South Africa.

Namibia president takes lead in partial election results

2019-11-29 22:01

Namibia's president Hage Geingob looks set to secure a second term with partial results from this week's general election showing him leading with 56% of the vote.

'Failed, frustrated politicians want to take advantage of land issue,' says Namibian leader Geingob

2018-08-28 10:55

Namibian President Hage Geingob has reportedly warned politicians in the southern African country to guard against using the land issue for political gains.

New SADC chair Hage Geingob slams critics of African leaders

2018-08-19 10:11

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, has strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West, saying there is undue pressure on the continent.

Stability in southern Africa hinges on how leaders gain and lose power

2018-01-23 10:27

Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region, writes The Conversation.

Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid

2017-06-24 14:04

Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule.

Populism on the rise as SA, Namibia gear up to elect new presidents

2017-05-26 08:24

South Africa's ANC and Namibia's Swapo, governing parties, enter crucial leadership elections this year, with presidents Jacob Zuma and Hage Geingob both facing challenges, writes Henning Melber.

Namibia: grown up after a generation into independence, but not yet mature

2017-03-17 13:09

Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa in governance and other indicators. But the reality for most of the country’s 2.3 million people isn't quite as rosy, writes Henning Melber.

Namibian president says $5bn funding hinges on SA

2016-09-20 18:28

Namibia will seek to raise about $5bn over the next decade to help diversify and industrialise its economy with any debt sales to take place in South Africa.

SA Muslims deported from Namibia for praying

2016-07-22 15:01

Namibian police have arrested and deported nine South African Muslims for performing Salah prayers, The Namibian newspaper has reported.


Incumbent party wins Namibian election amid corruption scandal

2019-12-01 07:43

President Geingob’s win comes days after corruption allegations led to resignation and arrest of two ministers.

ANALYSIS | Namibian elections: The sands are shifting – slowly

2019-11-26 15:03

Namibia’s political stability so far has been vested in the dominance of Swapo. Those opposing its control face an uphill battle. If they make inroads, they should not be sidelined by manipulation of the election results.

'It's true that whites stole our land, but they're also Namibians,' says President Geingob

2018-08-27 06:32

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has urged citizens to take part in the debate over mooted land reforms, including the expropriation of land, in order to avoid chaos. He insists that white people who own farms are also Namibians.

Namibian President Geingob fires rivals from cabinet

2018-02-02 06:01

Namibian President Hage Geingob has sacked two senior government ministers who challenged him during the ruling party's last leadership contest, his office has announced.

'Strengthen existing Mugabe-era bilateral relations with Namibia,' Mnangagwa urged

2018-01-18 15:04

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been urged to strengthen existing Robert Mugabe era bilateral relations with Namibia as he visited the country this week, says a report.

SA, Namibia 'following Mugabe's footsteps' in distributing land, says wife Grace

2017-06-21 11:30

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe says leaders of South Africa and Namibia are following President Robert Mugabe's footsteps in distributing land to black people in their countries.

Namibian leader praises Mugabe, applauds controversial land reform

2017-04-29 17:23

Namibian President Hage Geingob has praise Zimbabwe's controversial land reform programme as he showered long-time leader Robert Mugabe with praises, describing him as an African icon.

I won't interfere in Zim affairs, says Namibia's Geingob

2016-09-28 15:28

Namibian President Hage Geingob has refused to criticise President Robert Mugabe, saying that his country would not interfere in Zimbabwe's national affairs, a report says.

Namibia set to abolish visas for all Africans

2016-07-26 13:38

Namibian President Hage Geingob has announced plans to abolish visa requirements for all Africans.

Namibian MP calls for increase in President Geingob's salary

2016-05-13 12:30

A member of parliament from Namibia's ruling Swapo party, Rosa Karaya has called for an increase to President Hage Geingob's salary.

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