DEATH took a high toll on Namibian roads this holiday season, with scores more people killed than in the same period last year.
SPORT in Namibia during the year under review produced a bag of mixed results, meaning that it was exceptional for some sportsmen and women, while some have failed to capitalise on their chances in their respective codes.
LAST weekend, the United Nations celebrated the end of its 'International Year of Desertification' with a pop concert in the desert featuring Jean-Michel Jarre.
IT'S been one of the slower years, in hard news terms: no great events, few surprises, and no real shocks.
WHILE many of our 'wishes' for Namibia for the New Year, which would include things like economic prosperity, a reduction of the crime rate and less unemployment, may seem unattainable, at least in an immediate sense, there are...
DISUNITY and infighting within the ruling party, Swapo, compounded by the politics of patronage, have undoubtedly been inhibiting factors as far as good governance is concerned this year.
THE early exit of Namibia's so-called under-20 side from the Cosafa tournament in South Africa this week was the result of poor planning and a lack of patriotism.
WHEN an official American report talks about collapse in Iraq and catastrophe sweeping through the region, its sheer novelty after years of denial gives it a certain credibility.
IN preparing for this column on excellence in institutions, I had two interesting discussions.
AS The Namibian has reported on more than one occasion, former NBC Director General Gerry Munyama persists in asking the NBC to drop charges against him for stealing public funds.
WHAT connects Iran's nuclear ambitions and Holocaust denial? With equal fervour, Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, defends his country's right to develop its nuclear capacity (though denying that his country seeks nuclear...
IT will take a combined effort for us to stop the carnage on Namibian roads.
THE decision to stage the FNB Cup semi-final matches at the Independence Stadium this weekend is understandable because of the apparent poor condition in which the Sam Nujoma Stadium finds itself, but not quite.
WE all know about the problem of China's missing girls: the tens of millions of female babies who were selectively aborted after their sex was determined by ultrasound, or were born and then just allowed to die, as families...
IN July 2005, millions of people filled stadiums for the Live 8 concerts in support of Africa's people.
Now, I don't mean that our fiery Minister of Lands is about to chase all the San people from Bagani into the mighty Okavango River and let them drown there.
TOMORROW marks Anti-Corruption Day and while Namibia is signatory to the United Nations Convention on Corruption, it is not necessarily meaningful unless we are certain ours is not a token commitment, but that we are dedicated,...
GOVERNMENT has done it before and they've done it again! Letting a situation reach fever pitch before they sit down to talk to aggrieved essential personnel, whether they be teachers or nurses.
THERE is currently an ongoing debate that the axing of both Alpheus Gaweseb as Namibia Football Association (NFA) secretary general and former Brave Warriors team manager Markus Damaseb was based on tribalism.
THE political and security situation in the vast region between the Indus Valley and the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean is a cause for grave concern.