CORRUPTION comes in many guises, and starts out as lesser manifestations of this evil.
DESPITE the coming into being of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Namibia, the country's ranking on Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index has dropped quite considerably since last year.
IN the winter of 2002-03, supporters of regime change in Iraq were upbeat in their vision of the post-invasion phase of the war.
RECENTLY, suicides in Namibia received a great deal of attention in the mass media.
THE African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Sudan will end less than two months from now.
Botha cannot be exonerated THE MAN who presided over the worst era of apartheid, PW Botha, died unrepentant this week.
THIS newspaper, as well as other media in Namibia, has reported on what generally appears to be a high prevalence of suicide in this country.
AT its recent annual meeting, World Bank officials spoke extensively about corruption.
THE Namibian San are living lives of poverty and dislocation.
SO now Swapo doesn't want to 'turn the clock back', especially when it comes to talking about the detainee issue, which a CoD Parliamentarian futilely tried to put forward in the National Assembly.
RECENT weeks have witnessed another upsurge in violent incidents in Namibia which have shocked and horrified peace-loving people in the country.
The near extermination of the indigenous Indian population by the settlers, the dehumanising slave trade, the so-called wars of independence and the civil war all have combined to define the American psyche and political conduct.
THE arguments exchanged between the philosopher Gines de Sepulveda and the Dominican padre and bishop Bartholome de Las Casas at the Spanish court in Valladolid in 1550 over the annihilating effects of the Conquista on the South...
I AM certain that most Namibians won't weep tears of pity and compassion for former Agribank CEO Tjeripo Hijarunguru, who has resorted to the Labour Court to get himself a 'golden handshake' from the parastatal because he was...
BISHOP Zephaniah Kameeta hit the nail on the head this week when he said that as long as there is one child in Namibia dying of malnutrition, and as long as people still go hungry on a daily basis, "we are not a free society".
What would your reaction be? Would you dash out onto the streets excitedly, thanking God and start celebrating the arrival of an extra eighteen million people bringing with them long-awaited economic prosperity? Or would you go...
EVER since the Berlin conference of 1883, which Belgium's King Leopold II called "the sharing of Africa's cake," the West has assumed exclusive rights over sub-Saharan Africa.
IN psycho-babble, what North Korea has just done would be characterised as "a cry for help," like a teenage kid burning his parents' house down because he's misunderstood.
THE Congress of Democrats (CoD) has tabled a motion in Parliament calling for a debate on the Swapo detainee issue and this will probably result in some very heated exchanges.
THE announcement this week that the City of Windhoek was to take over waste disposal management at Ramatex because of underground water pollution represents something of a victory to environmental groups who have long charged...