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John Grobler

Namibia’s threatened public servants hold back

Faced with threats of summary dismissal, Namibia's public servants postponed their planned demonstration against the alleged looting of their pensions

Unions put a gun to Swapo’s head

Civil servants put unprecedented pressure on the government as elections loom.

Namibia’s ‘struggle kids’ demand redress

Political entitlement has a sell-by date -- a harsh truth discovered by a group of Swapo "struggle children".

China eyes Namibia’s minerals

Joint mining ventures with 'tenderpreneurs' ensure that the Asian giant gets a slice of the minerals pie.

Swapo wins again

Hopes by nine Namibian opposition parties to force an annulment of last year's November election were dashed on Thursday.

Court battle over Namibian poll

Ghost voters cause parties to question Swapo landslide, writes John Grobler.

Swapo win ‘too good to be true’

A 75% majority for Namibia's ruling party in this year's election has raised eyebrows.

Delay in Namibian poll count

Chaos because of the administrative incompetence of the Electoral Commission of Namibia has delayed the final results of the elections.

Wake-up call for Swapo

A new opposition party could score votes from disillusioned 'born-frees', writes John Grobler.

Namibia suspends army chief following kickback reports

A week after a scandal of a kickback scheme involving Chinese scanners broke in local media, the chief of the Namibian Defence Force was suspended.

Chinese ‘diplomacy’ exposed

In another example of sharp Chinese diplomatic elbows in Africa it has emerged that Namibia was overcharged for the installation of a rail link.

Nuctec ‘corruption’ spreads to Namibia

Namibia's Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested two people in a case that is set to engulf Hu Haifeng, the eldest son of China's President Hu Jintao

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