Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.
AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
Repression is on the rise in Zambia under President Edgar Lungu.
Democratic and authoritarian countries are moving further away from each other.
African countries need to find a way to present a common front to the rating agencies.
Foot and mouth disease affects hoofed animals like cattle, goats and camels.
South Africa must adopt traceability systems to effectively control foot and mouth disease.
Significant new insights are emerging for the treatment of malaria, and eventually its eradication.
Many children don’t receive the treatment they deserve.
When children are drawn into their countries' informal justice systems, their human rights are often threatened.
One of the new resolutions on land related to Namibia’s urban areas, like the capital city Windhoek.
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The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Pik Botha’s life’s work was dedicated to the protection and entrenchment of apartheid.
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The sympathetic take on Pik Botha as a man of peace and a frustrated democrat is a travesty.
Pik Botha played a central role in the intricate talks that eventually led to Namibia’s independence.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
Rice fields in Madagascar. There is a project in the country to increase climate resilience in the rice sector.
The private-sector plays an increasing role helping agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa adapt to a changing climate.
The Okavango Delta in Botswana.
For hot, dry and water-stressed countries like Botswana and Namibia, high temperatures and droughts will be more severe than the global average.
Land reform discussions in Namibia don’t address capital or profits.
Shortcomings of Namibia's land reforms suggest that voluntary, market-based transactions might not be suitable.
Demonstrators in Berlin demand justice for Namibian victims of German genocide.
The third repatriation of human remains in August this year was another missed opportunity for reconciliation between Germany and Namibia.
Cybersecurity is everyone’s problem, all over the world.
In reality, cybersecurity attacks are like a disease affecting people globally.
Without proper support it’s hard for villagers in Namibia to manage water.
Namibia has followed a community based water management strategy.
Conservationists are at loggerheads about how to save elephants from poaching.
Improving livelihoods by exploring alternatives to wildlife trade would help to curb the poaching of threatened species like elephants.
South African opposition party leader, Mmusi Maimane, addressing the media. A viable media helps promote political accountability.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
This image, taken by a member of Namibia’s San community, reveals a great deal about representation.
Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives -- on their own terms.
A fisherman at work in the White Nile. Half the river’s flow is lost to evaporation from the Sudd swamps, a large wetland.
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Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.