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May 21, 2018 Namibia/Africa: Afrobarometer Insights
In Namibia in 2014, the ruling SWAPO party decided to adopt a 50-50 gender quota for
its representatives in the National Assembly. This brought the representation of
women in the National Assembly to 41% in the election that year (more than twice the
current 19% of women in the U.S. House of Representatives). Recent survey
results show that the move has proved highly popular in Namibia, with 71% of women
and 68% of men saying that such a quota should be mandated for all political parties.
March 23, 2016 Namibia: Meeting Expectations?
"During his first year as President," according to a new report from
Namibia's Institute for Public Policy Research," Geingob has been
saying all the right things – from declaring an all-out war on
poverty and declaring his assets as a means of promoting
transparency and accountability, to providing tangible action [on
other issues]." The actual record is mixed, however, and the
president himself has stressed that "it is time to turn words into
Jan 27, 2008 Africa: Footloose Industry and Labor Rights
"The largest investments in manufacturing [resulting from the U.S.
Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)] are in the garment
industry. However, throughout the world, garment industries have
been the most footloose, moving from country to country following
government incentives and low wages" - Global Policy Network
Apr 22, 2005 Africa: Internet Advances
Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues
January 23, 2023 Update from Editor on Future Plans
November 15, 2022 Africa/Global: "Daughter of Africa" Steps Up to Lead on Global Crises
October 25, 2022 Africa/Global: Remembering Valeriano Ferrão and Charles Sherrod
October 10, 2022 AfricaFocus 3.0: Not ´A Nation of Immigrants´
July 20, 2022 Africa/Global: Oligarchs of All Nations
June 9, 2022 Africa/Global: Ukraine, Africa, and Our Planet
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