Opinion

Time for Swapo to answer

23 hours ago | Opinion

Now more than ever, the ruling party Swapo has no excuse to maintain the deafening silence on allegations it has benefitted from the multi-million-dollar Fishrot bribery scandal.The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday testified that its investigations...

Namibian police never learn

1 day - 08 July 2020 | Opinion

Newspaper column inches have been exhausted with stories of victims of violence who were turned away by police and later got murdered.In 2018, five members of a Rundu family were killed after the police were...

Lifestyle audits will uncover rot

2 days ago - 07 July 2020 | Opinion

Is it any coincidence that Namibian politicians own so much wealth whose source not even arithmetic geniuses can yet establish?Is it just by sheer luck that somehow all senior politicians own farms, many of which...

Strangled by red tape

3 days ago - 06 July 2020 | Opinion

Red tape has become the “official way” in Namibia, and this hurts a lot of people than meets the eye.Today's front-page story in Namibian Sun about a seven-year delay in fully implementing the N$100 million...

Reconciliation too loose a concept

6 days ago - 03 July 2020 | Opinion

Reconciliation has become a buzzword lately in the National Assembly, but this has only solicited insults and physical scuffles.Part of the problem is that the term is left to interpretation. There is no common understanding...

Namibia's long road to national reconciliation

6 days ago - 03 July 2020 | Opinion

OIVA ANGULAWINDHOEKFor the past two weeks, Namibia's National Assembly has been embroiled in a dramatic, sometimes bitter, debate about national reconciliation. This is not the...

White Jesus, the media and the state of racial...

6 days ago - 03 July 2020 | Opinion

PROFESSOR ENO AKPABIOWINDHOEKWarner E. Sallman’s Head of Christ painting has no doubt fixed the image of Christ as white, with blond hair and blue eyes...

We are not xenophobic

1 week ago - 02 July 2020 | Opinion

Parliamentary greenhorns Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters (NEFF) announced in the National Assembly this week that they will deliberately stir up anti-Chinese xenophobia if companies from...

A sea of 185

1 week ago - 01 July 2020 | Opinion

In February when the High-Level Panel on the Namibian Economy presented the second set of recommendations to President Hage Geingob, it suggested that national resources...

Throwing our babies out with the bathwater

1 week ago - 30 June 2020 | Opinion

Revelations yesterday that some mothers infected with Covid-19 are isolated with their minor children are shocking and disheartening.While some health experts, including the World Health...

Open-minded debate needed

1 week ago - 29 June 2020 | Opinion

The abortion debate is filled with emotion, often revolving around moral, legal and religious arguments.The sides involved are the self-described “pro-choice” and “pro-life” movements. Pro-choice...

A painful post-mortem

1 week ago - 26 June 2020 | Opinion

A 30-page report detailing the crisis within South Africa’s official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), was effectively the death knell for the party’s former leader...

Opinion

The debate on national reconciliation

1 week ago - 26 June 2020 | Opinion

OIVA ANGULA WindhoekThe issue of national reconciliation has reappeared in the National Assembly. This resulted from a motion by Swanu president Tangeni Iijambo last week....

Could sport be our saviour?

2 weeks ago - 25 June 2020 | Opinion

In the biblical tale of David versus Goliath, the shepherd boy didn’t use conventional tactics like swords and armour. He used a stone and a...

Tribal cohesion a failed project

2 weeks ago - 24 June 2020 | Opinion

Namibia has a patchy record of fighting tribalism.The arrest last weekend of a //Karas schoolteacher, who said he wished he possessed an AK-47 rifle to...

'Project Restart' the most presidential...

2 weeks ago - 23 June 2020 | Opinion

President Hage Geingob yesterday firmly drilled himself into the hearts of many Namibians who knew any frailty in government's handling of lockdown regulations would all...

Taking personal responsibility

2 weeks ago - 22 June 2020 | Opinion

As a flurry of new Covid-19 cases continues to be revealed, especially in Walvis Bay, which is becoming the epicentre of the pandemic in Namibia,...

Covid-19: We celebrated too early

2 weeks ago - 19 June 2020 | Opinion

The prevalence of Covid-19 has more than doubled from the 16 cases that had government officials thumping their chests until recently.In fairness, government must be...

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