SWAPO heads for victory in Namibian elections

Namibia's ruling party SWAPO has been in power for 24 years and is widely tipped to win Friday's legislative and presidential elections. However support for the party at grassroots level is decreasing.

For Henning Melber, a German-Namibian political science professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, the parliamentary and presidential elections being held on Friday (28.11.2014) will bring no surprises. Melber has been following Namibian political developments for years. For him it is clear that the ruling party SWAPO (South West African People's Organisation) will win with an overwhelming majority and SWAPO's presidential candidate, current prime minister Hage Geingob (73), will prevail in the race against eight other rather weak candidates. The incumbent president Hifikepunye Pohamba, who has already served two terms, is barred by the current constitution from running again. Since independence, SWAPO has won every election with either a two-thirds majority or even 70 percent of the vote.

NAMIBIA'S first solar power park.

NAMIBIA'S first solar power park, near Omaruru, is expected to add 4,5MW of electricity to NamPower's national grid by early next year.

The N$120 million Omburu Solar Park, owned by French investor InnoSun, is situated about five kilometres south of Omaruru and is the first renewable energy project in Namibia by an independent power producer (IPP).

Comprising of about 30 000 solar panels, the power park occupies 15 hectares. The panels are on self-adjusting 'tracker' mountings that allow them to face the sun all day long.

Ebola, nessuna paura per chi progetta un viaggio in Namibia

Nessun rischio Ebola in NamibiaI media riportano notizie sempre più allarmanti riguardanti questo terribile virus e, per non creare false paure, come Consolato di Namibia riteniamo opportuno tranquillizzare tutti coloro che hanno in programma un viaggio in questo meraviglioso Paese.


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