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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 reality."

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
    As of April 2005, the African continent now has its own regional internet registry, AfriNic, with responsibility for assignment of internet addresses within the continent. This long-awaited development has the potential to save some $500 million in fees paid outside the continent each year to registries in Europe and North America. The agency, which received formal approval at an international meeting in Argentina on April 8, is headquartered in Mauritius, with an operations center in South Africa and back-up facilities in Egypt.

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

May 26, 2016  Africa/Global: Migrants' Rights Roundup
April 11, 2016  Africa/Global: Panama Papers Tip of Iceberg
March 16, 2016  Africa: Tolerance and Intolerance in Perspective
March 9, 2016  Africa/Global: Making Choices on Climate Future
February 16, 2016  Africa: Ghosts at the African Union Summit
February 1, 2016  Africa/Global: Accounting Tricks with Coca-Cola

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1999-08-28 Namibia: Biodiversity Insect@thon
1998-02-22 Namibia: Epupa Dam Study

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News (allafrica) May 30, 2016
Sex Workers Slam Police Harassment
African Diplomats Exempted From Namibian Visas
Man Killed in Argument Over Meat
Hangana Seafood Invests a Further N$28 Million
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