BY many indicators the world judges Africa to be its most insecure region.
THE debate in Parliament on national reconciliation seems to be proof positive that this hasn't happened yet! One wonders under the circumstances whether there is any need to pursue it further because it's not bringing us any...
DURING the state visit of South African President Thabo Mbeki this week, both he and his Namibian host, President Hifikepunye Pohamba, emphasised the need for their governments to put in place measures which would effectively...
IT CAME to me last night! Not like Rich to Tati, but like Flash Gordon to his mission of saving the world.
THERE are times when being proven right brings no pleasure.
AS political commentators, we are tempted as part of our continuous dialogue to prod at the motives or the meaning of what others pronounce.
I'M NOT SURE if Government knows it, but the whole question of war veterans can probably cause as much upset and angst as the detainee issue - the latter being one they are avoiding at all costs.
THERE is something very appealing about the frankness of former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano.
ACCESS to clean potable water is a basic human right, and we should do all in our power to ensure that all our people are guaranteed this fundamental need.
TODAY, October 19, is the Feast of Saint Frideswide, a blindingly beautiful abbess.
KARL Marx predicted that states would wither away in anticipation of an idyllic communist society capable of auto-regulating economic imbalances and empowering the masses.
DURING a UN-sponsored NEPAD briefing meeting that I attended this week in New York, the Executive Head of NEPAD, Prof Firmino Mucavele asked a valid, blunt but embarrassing question to an audience that included African and...
THAT encouraging spurt of democracy within Swapo ranks, signalled by the 2004 decision of the Central Committee to nominate three candidates for the position of Presidency, and widely heralded as the start of an internal...
THIS week the Namibian Government took swift action, deporting two US nationals, one of them a highly decorated former US army officer, also closing down the Namibian branch of Special Operations Consulting-Security Management...
THE standoff between the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and First National Bank (FNB) this week was so embarrassing that I simply did not understand who was right or wrong.
WHERE'S Bertha, aka B, when you need her on a Friday? Have to confess that I'm suffering from post-departum blues! It has severely affected the birthing of this column.
IF you have a high enough opinion of yourself to want to be president in the first place, you probably think that term limits are a stupid nuisance.
NEW York was, over the past two weeks, the seat of frantic diplomatic grandstanding and oration during the general debate of the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
I'VE taken issue with both Prime Minister Nahas Angula and NUNW Secretary General Evilastus Kaaronda in the past, and now that they're doing battle against one another, I'm not taking sides quite as categorically as others are.
THE warning lights have been flickering for a long time now about a regional power crisis, and this week South Africa's power utility, Eskom, declared a 'state of emergency'.