Politics

Rundu chaos engulfs Swapo again

2 days ago - 13 December 2019 | Politics

The same chaos that engulfed the Rundu town council office-bearers election late last year, which dragged on to earlier this year, is once again playing itself out at the riverside town. Last time the...

Last throw of the dice

2 days ago - 13 December 2019 | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKES AND OGONE TLHAGE Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) chief electoral officer Theo Mujoro is adamant that they will be able to produce a paper trail of...

A house divided

3 days ago - 12 December 2019 | Politics

Swapo has entered the final weeks of 2019 in disarray, as factional battles characterise the election of mayors and other political office-bearers in local authorities across the country. This follows the party's lacklustre performance in...

By-elections galore in January

6 days ago - 09 December 2019 | Politics

Four by-elections are scheduled to take place on 15 January in constituencies vacated by councillors who resigned because of the enforcement of Article 47 of the Namibian constitution ahead of last month's general election.The fifth...

Article 47 bites back at ECN

1 week ago - 06 December 2019 | Politics

The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) has approached attorney-general Albert Kawana for legal advice on how to deal with the situation arising from its enforcement of Article 47 of the country's constitution, amid defiance by...

Infighting over seats ensnares PDM

1 week ago - 05 December 2019 | Politics

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) is embroiled in a nasty battle over the 16 seats it won in the just-ended National Assembly election.Disgruntled party members...

LPM, RDP claim daylight robbery

1 week ago - 03 December 2019 | Politics

CATHERINE SASMAN The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) and Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) have both declared last...

ECN did not learn from its mistakes

1 week ago - 03 December 2019 | Politics

A political analyst has described the Electoral Commission of Namibia's handling of last week's national and presidential elections as appalling. The elections were marred...

Two-horse race

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2019 | Politics

With about 27% of presidential and National Assembly results revealed yesterday at constituency collation centres to our reporters in the field, a side-by-side tussle between...

Kavango remains loyal to Geingob

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2019 | Politics

Preliminary election results in constituencies in the two Kavango regions yesterday showed landslide victories for both President Hage Geingob and Swapo.However, this has led to...

ECN slammed for poor planning

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2019 | Politics

Many people were excited to cast their votes but delays in the voting process denied them the opportunity to exercise their democratic right. This is...

Election littered with glitches

2 weeks ago - 28 November 2019 | Politics

Several glitches with electronic voting machines (EVMs), the voter verification process and generally slow-moving queues marred a relatively peaceful 2019 general election in Namibia.There were...

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Voters in New York raise...

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2019 | Politics

CATHERINE SASMAN Some of the 54 Namibians living in the United States who voted in the special election...

ECN needs 69 vehicles in...

2 weeks ago - 27 November 2019 | Politics

NAMPA By Monday the Kunene Region still needed 69 more vehicles to efficiently conduct today’s presidential and National Assembly elections.The Electoral Commission...

Final polls push

3 weeks ago - 22 November 2019 | Politics

JEMIMA BEUKES An election, which has earthquake potential, will see a potential 717 809 female voters and 640...

Presidency accuses media of bias

3 weeks ago - 22 November 2019 | Politics

State House has accused the media of showing bias and trying to influence the electorate in the run-up to next week's general election.Presidential spokesperson Alfredo...

Swapo: The wounded colossus

3 weeks ago - 22 November 2019 | Politics

Swapo staggers into the 2019 general election dragging behind several issues that could have potentially derailed ruling parties in other parts of the continent or...

Venaani rebukes 'misbehaving' Magufuli

3 weeks ago - 21 November 2019 | Politics

The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) is yet to receive a response from SADC chair John Magufuli, who was urged to intervene in the use of...

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