Swapo supporters celebrated victory in the UN supervised November 1989 election.
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.
Young African penguins are following the usual cues to feeding grounds only to find that the sources of food in these places is no longer available. This is devastating for their numbers.
Julius Malema and his fellow opposition EFF MPs being bundled out of parliament for disrupting President Jacob Zuma’s speech.
Opposition parties in sub-Saharan Africa struggle to prove themselves worthy to skeptical voters who, unlike in Western competitive systems, don't trust them over former liberation movements.
The remainsof victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda displayed at Kigali Memorial Center.
Significant links connect racial science in colonial southern Africa with the holocaust of the European Jews. Colonial racial science also contributed to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Muhammadu Buhari, Macky Sall and former Ghanian President John Mahama at a special meeting of Ecowas on The Gambia.
SADC's credibility is at stake. Its lack of political will in acting decisively against despots is at odds with the African Union's goal of promoting legitimate governance on the continent.
Ovaherero and Ovambanderu attending a council for dialogue about the genocide of 1904 in Berlin.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany
Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.
A mural depicting populist dictators painted onto remnants of the Berlin Wall in Berlin in 2014.
The legitimacy and credibility of those in power has been eroded by bad governance, patronage and the obsession to claim an exclusive agency representing the people.
These packs have already been deployed to villages in Zambia.
A project that aims to change the fate of accident victims in developing countries.
Thatcher meets Mandela after his release in 1990.
To get Nelson Mandela released and save Namibia's independence elections, Thatcher proposed a massive aid programme.
Fishers in Mozambique won’t benefit from southern Africa’s latest deal with the EU.
A deal intended to help southern African countries develop could instead turn them into an EU dumping ground for cheap goods.
Presidents Jacob Zuma and Uhuru Kenyatta. Their countries are at the forefront of efforts to have Africa leave the ICC.
Ironically the campaign to withdraw from the ICC was mainly initiated by the very same governments and heads of state that had earlier referred cases to the ICC when it suited their own interests.
My kingdom for a duvet …
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame is seen as having promoted economic growth at the expense of human rights.
To improve, African countries need to find a balance between political and economic matters. This is where leadership becomes particularly important. But this is currently lacking on the continent.
Media freedom activists protest against the draconian Protection of Information Bill in Cape Town, South Africa.
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.
Members of the Non-Aligned Movement meet at the session of the 17th summit of heads of state and government.
The Non-Aligned Movement member states enjoy cohesion on few issues. Historically, their heterogeneity ranged from absolute monarchs to socialist presidents.
Markets and militarisation as responses to wildlife threats are dangerous because they often fail.
Military responses to combat poaching are a problem. They marginalise communities where poachers come from and can have longer term implications.
People with disabilities living in Madwaleni in the Eastern Cape have difficulty accessing healthcare.
Poor people with disabilities living in rural South Africa are particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health care.
Dehorning is practised on many South African private reserves and is seen as a way of deterring poachers.
A few national parks and reserves want to dehorn rhinos and there is a lobby for a regulated and closely monitored legal trade in rhino horn. But this is met by opposition from many.
Hair speaks of the past, and of cultural heritage.
Hair has long been modified for aesthetic and other ends. But skewed power structures have meant that women, particularly women of colour, have borne the brunt of stereotyping and prejudice.