Namibia’s Geingob claims win but opponents challenge results

Namibia’s Geingob claims win but opponents challenge results

President Hage Geingob is claiming victory in this week’s election in Namibia, but opposition leaders already say they’re challenging the outcome and the country’s Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN). Geingob was holding a strong lead late Saturday as the ECN updated voting results. With more than 90 percent of the…

Namibia delays election results announcement with Geingob in lead

Namibia delays election results announcement with Geingob in lead

Officials in Namibia say preliminary results from this week’s presidential election will be reported instead on Saturday because of delays in counting results that “could not be finalized as expected.” “The ECN experienced unexpected connectivity challenges in certain constituencies relating to the transmission of election results,” said the Electoral Commission…

Geingob holds lead in early Namibian election results

Geingob holds lead in early Namibian election results

President Hage Geingob was holding an early lead late Thursday as the country’s Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) continued to count votes in this week’s presidential election. With roughly a fourth of the southern African nation’s constituencies counted, Geingob and his ruling South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) party held…

Namibia’s Geingob, Itula head toward election

In Namibia, the two main candidates held major rallies over the weekend as they head toward the national elections on Wednesday. President Hage Geingob, who is seeking another five-year term, held a major rally at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Khomas, where he urged the crowd to keep up the…

Geingob defends expense for Namibia’s Independence Day party

What if there was an Independence Day celebration but nobody came? That’s not quite what happened Thursday, but President Hage Geingob of Namibia found himself defending the government’s decision to mark the 29th anniversary to disgruntled citizens who thought it was a waste of money. Geingob, with President Uhuru Kenyatta…

China pushes back after German media questions its African interests

China has pushed back against a German-media article that claimed China is “pocketing” Africa in unscrupulous ways, all intended to deliver undue political influence through unethical practices. The November 7 article written by Nils Kottmann for Bild, a tabloid frequently criticized for its sensationalism, asserted that China was spying on…

Namibia’s Geingob appeals for FDI in Africa, defends China’s role

President Hage Geingob of Namibia made a case for continued investment in Africa during Tuesday’s World Investment Forum in Geneva, while defending the role of China in building and funding much-needed infrastructure. Geingob was participating in the Global Leaders Investment Summit led by Mukhisa Kituyi, the secretary general of the United…

Namibia tightens up on travel, troops amid economic woes

A budget crisis in Namibia has forced the suspension of all international travel for ministers and elected officials through the end of February. It’s the latest announcement from President Hage Geingob as the southwestern African nation tightens up on government spending. “This directive is specifically in the interest of curtailing…

Africa’s C-10 leaders threaten boycott of UNGA over reforms

Heads of state serving on the African Union’s Committee of Ten have proposed a boycott of the United Nations General Assembly if their longstanding expectation of permanent representation on the UN Security Council is again disregarded. The summit, completed in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, brought together members of the African…