Simmering gender revolution
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Simmering gender revolution

The Southern Times - Feb 21, 2017

Namibia is ranked among the top 10 countries seen as advancing women in political decision-making structures. This milestone was achieved mainly due to the introduction of a 50/50 gender representation quota by the country’s ruling Swapo Party. Swapo decided to change its constitution to ensure that all party leadership structures have a zebra style representation system. This was the case for the party’s 2014 National Assembly elections’ party list. As a result, Namibia’s women representation in the National Assembly almost doubled from 24.4 percent to 41.3 percent, which paved the way for more women to serve in the Namibian Parliament.

Bots shoots Zim stray cattle
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Bots shoots Zim stray cattle

Staff Reporter - Oct 10, 2016

By Bakang Mhaladi GABORONE-BOTSWANA has started shooting stray Zimbabwean cattle, which authorities say is a way of curbing the spread of…

Youth call for tackling of institutional racism in Namibia
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Youth call for tackling of institutional racism in Namibia

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

Staff Writer Namibia’s ruling Swapo Party Youth league has called for the establishment of a presidential enquiry to investigate alleged…

Mugabe slaps down FinMin over job cuts
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Mugabe slaps down FinMin over job cuts

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

HARARE - IT WAS 1992, and drought-hit Zimbabwe had just a week’s supply of maize left. Cephas Msipa was chairman…

Facilitator of DRC dialogue to meet opposition leader
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Facilitator of DRC dialogue to meet opposition leader

Staff Reporter - Jun 19, 2016

KINSHASA- The facilitator in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national dialogue, Edem Kodjo, said last Tuesday in Kinshasa that…

AU to launch e-Passport in July
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AU to launch e-Passport in July

Staff Reporter - Jun 17, 2016

ADDIS ABABA – The African Union (AU) is prepared to launch the electronic passport (e-Passport) at the next AU Summit…

More African countries are blocking internet access during elections
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More African countries are blocking internet access during elections

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

By Hilary Matfess Last week, Ghana, widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s role models for best democratic practice, caught democracy watchdogs…

Prosecution bungled Caprivi treason trial
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Prosecution bungled Caprivi treason trial

The Southern Times - Sep 25, 2015

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – The curtain has been finally pulled down on the longest and biggest trial in Namibian…

African Migrants: Is it payback time?
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African Migrants: Is it payback time?

The Southern Times - Sep 25, 2015

By Carlos Lopes Since the beginning of this year a relentless flow of images from the Italian island of Lampedusa,…

Tanzania gears up for its closest ever elections
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Tanzania gears up for its closest ever elections

The Southern Times - Sep 25, 2015

By Johnnie Carson Tanzania’s 25 October presidential and parliamentary elections will be hotly contested and may turn out to be…

Bots sets new date for digital migration
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Bots sets new date for digital migration

The Southern Times - Sep 25, 2015

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- After failing to meet the June 2015 deadline to migrate from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT),…

Forces undergo special training
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Forces undergo special training

The Southern Times - Sep 25, 2015

By Walter Nyamukondiwa KARIBA - Nearly 700 army officers from nine regional countries are in Zimbabwe’s northern resort town of…

SADC won’t intervene in Nam-Bots tension
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SADC won’t intervene in Nam-Bots tension

The Southern Times - Sep 25, 2015

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) said it will not get involved in the deteriorating…

Namibia/Zambia cement security cooperation
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Namibia/Zambia cement security cooperation

The Southern Times - Sep 25, 2015

By Andreas Thomas Windhoek – Namibia and Zambia continue to promote and strengthen defence and security relations. Defence and security…

FIFA ups the stakes in the fight against racism
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FIFA ups the stakes in the fight against racism

Southern African News - Sep 16, 2015

FIFA has set up a new anti-discrimination task force ahead of the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia. The taskforce…

Swapo warns of reactionary threat
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Swapo warns of reactionary threat

Southern African News - Sep 16, 2015

The three-member delegation led by Swapo secretary- general and Namibian Justice Minister Cde Pendukeni Ithana, met senior Zanu-PF officials at…

Zimbabwe seeks to mend ties
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Zimbabwe seeks to mend ties

Southern African News - Sep 16, 2015

Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980, also reiterated a call for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted.…

Obama’s visit might help revive Kenyan tourism
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Obama’s visit might help revive Kenyan tourism

Southern African News - Jul 28, 2015

Nairobi – The three day visit by US President Barack Obama to Kenya this past week is a vote of…

Brutal black magic in Tanzania’s election
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Brutal black magic in Tanzania’s election

Southern African News - Jul 28, 2015

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - “Doctor” Manyaunyau doesn’t know how he decides which cats’ heads he chews off, and which…

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New book looks at Zim-West war

Southern African News - Sep 16, 2013

With the Scramble for Africa in the 19th century, Europe spread her greedy paws in the name of civilisation when…