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24 March 2017 21:51 (South Africa)

Same old, same old for Namibian election

Namibia’s South West African People’s Organisation is set to win its fifth consecutive election. Swapo was the dominant political party when the country gained independence in 1990, and won 76% of the vote in the last election in 2005. It is expected to win a similar majority this time around, with President Hifikepunye Pohamba securing a second term in office. Thousands of people have lost their jobs after the global market crash cut demand for diamonds and other minerals that make up the bulk of the country’s exports, but it seems voters still reckon Swapo is their best hope, despite widespread poverty among its 2 million people. Read more: Bloomberg, AfricaFiles

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