The struggle for workers right continues

The struggle for workers right continues

Since the 19th century May 1 has been International Worker’s Day, chosen by organised labour to celebrate the contribution of workers around the world. But it’s frequently forgotten that the day actually celebrates a particular achievement of the labour movement: being able to do less work. Not better paid or decent work, but shorter working […]

Geingob on Namibia- Zimbabwe relationship

I feel honoured to have been invited to pay a State Visit, my first to the Republic of Zimbabwe. My delegation and I are grateful for the wonderful reception and generous hospitality accorded to us since our arrival in this beautiful City of Harare. Our two countries share a common history of a protracted struggle […]

Africa needs more women computer scientists. How to make it happen

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it’s critical that universities produce more Computer Science graduates. It’s also one that equips students with crucial skills. Computer Science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a range of ways – including to socioeconomic problems. For example, Dr […]

Dlamini-Zuma bid farewell to AU, where to next?

Dlamini-Zuma bid farewell to AU, where to next?

Outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has packed her bags and greeted staff at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The farewell ceremony, on 1 March, came just over a month after the election of her successor, Chad’s former prime minister, Moussa Faki, on 31 January. The handover to a new Commission […]

Resolving genocide essential for Namibia and Germany to heal

Resolving genocide essential for  Namibia and Germany to heal

Imperial Germany was one of the latecomers in acquiring colonies in Africa, and Namibia was selected by them as a settlement colony. Formal German rule over Namibia (Deutsch Sud-Wes Afrika) was declared in 1884-5, but prior to that German missionaries, explorers and merchants were well-established in the south and central parts of the country. What […]

Rukoro’s public apology statement

Rukoro’s public apology statement

I overreacted and used words and phrases which, on mature reflection, are clearly not appropriate. I therefore wish to hereby un-reservedly withdraw the offending statements and equally apologise to the Namibian public in this regard. We invited you in order to share our position with regard to the latest media events, in particular the [newspaper] […]

Which Trump will show up to Africa: the America First isolationist, or the Africanist taking a longer-term approach to the continent?

Like most parts of the world, Africa is still waiting, anxiously, for United States (US) President Donald Trump to articulate his policy for the continent. More than a month after his inauguration, he has still not even nominated assistant secretaries of state for Africa and other regions of the world; nor has he appointed many […]

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