Africa has highest blood pressure in the world

Africa has highest blood pressure in the world

Margaret Ancobiah If you were asked “What is the deadliest disease in Africa?” what would you say? You might conjure up mental images of children clinging on to life whilst suffering from severe malnutrition or men and women queuing outside health clinics to receive vital treatments against communicable (infectious) diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. […]

Namibian economy craves an advanced mathematical model

Namibian economy craves an advanced mathematical model

The financial market plays a significant role in the economy. Generally speaking, Namibia’s financial market is mixed up and too simple without the use of complex derivatives products and in this way is prone to all sorts of global financial risks. In principle, models that are currently used for dynamic equilibrium systems of the economy […]

Africa: Unleash thyself

Africa: Unleash thyself

If Africa is to grow, then all of us must now make a solemn vow that whatsoever we do, we shall do it for the benefit of the continent. All men and women in the fifty four (54) African countries must roll up their sleeves and work. Those in positions of leadership must see those […]

Moody’s downgrade based on speculation

Moody’s downgrade based on speculation

Calle Schlettwein The government of Namibia took note with concern of the decision by Moody’s Investor Services to downgrade Namibia’s international credit rating to Ba1, from Baa3-in December 2016, while maintaining its negative outlook. This essentially put Namibia’s international debt issuances in the category of “junk status”, an assessment that we do not concur with […]

Setting the stage for the UK’s post-Brexit trade relations with southern Africa

Setting the stage for the UK’s post-Brexit trade relations with southern Africa

Throughout my visit to South Africa and Namibia last month, I was struck by the bonds that link the UK and the southern African region. Our historical, commercial, educational and Commonwealth links all help underpin our longstanding and mutually beneficial relationship. For me this relationship has a personal significance. Over nearly two decades during my […]

Chief Hosea Kutako, the titans of Tanga and our collective future

Chief Hosea Kutako, the titans  of Tanga and our collective future

The sculpture of Chief Hosea Komombumbi Kutako radiates calm authority at the main entrance of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Chief Kutako, commander and prisoner of war, Herero royal and arguably the most consequential Namibian of the past century, died on 18 July 1970. Today, Chief Kutako is worth convocation for two reasons. […]

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 […]

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