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A Complex Legacy

Mourning periods are usually not associated with honest assessments of those recently departed. This was very true of the weeks following President Hage Geingob’s death when praise singing dominated the public narrative. This is to some extent inevitable. Eulogies are by their nature tributes rather than balanced accounts. President Geingob’s strong points were indeed stressed […]

Message of Condolence – Dr. Hage G. Geingob

We will remain ever thankful to the late President, who passed on February 4 2024, for his role in establishing Namibia as a modern, human rights-respecting democracy. We must guard his legacy by defending Namibia’s democratic gains.

Namibian Governance Report 2015-20

The report sets out to assess the governance record of President Geingob’s first five years in office with reference to two themes that he has proclaimed as central to his intentions to promote good governance: The installing of “robust governance architecture” and Improving systems, processes and institutions. Issues considered include whistleblower protection, access to information, […]

Election Results 2019

The IPPR’s Election Watch bulletin from March 2020 which features the final results for the 2019 National Assembly and Presidential elections.

Geingob coming under increasing pressure as elections beckon

President Hage Geingob is coming under increasing pressure from organised movements almost half-way towards the election date but political observers have voiced that he should not be seen to be pleasing everyone in this tough economic climate.
On the 18th of this month, a horde of taxi drivers under the ambit of the Namibia Transport and Taxi Union (NTTU) will march to statehouse demanding that he address their economic woes.

3 Years of Geingob

How has President Geingob fared after three years in office? We assess the situation.

Namibia and the African Peer Review Mechanism

Namibia recently joined the African Peer Review Mechanism, a process by which African countries agree to be evaluated by their neighbours with the goal of improving governance on the continent. In the words of the paper, This short guide is aimed at Namibian civil society, parliament and policymakers, to explain how the APRM arose and […]