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Week in Review - 12 August 2017

All eyes were on South Africa this week as we first waited to hear whether parliamentary speaker Bathabile Dlamini would allow the vote of no confidence in Jacob Zuma to be conducted via secret ballot, and then after she said it could to see if the motion would succeed or not. As mostly expected, even if many held out a secret hope, Zuma survived but the once united ANC seemed slightly more vulnerable as anywhere between 21 to 30 members are thought to have vote against Zuma, and according to the ANC at least, the party. Not happy that the motion had failed the DA decided that they would attempt to pass a resolution in parliament to have the body dissolved and early elections held – a move most saw as growing desperation in the official opposition, and a lack of understanding that Zuma remaining in power a little bit longer is probably their best hope for increased votes at the next elections, especially with more and more sordid details being revealed of the depth of corruption his relationship with the Guptas has exposed the country to.
 
Locally, there was a bit of an outcry when it was revealed that “white people did not want to take part in the Namibian Population-based HIV Impact assessment survey” when in reality across the planet people in higher socio-economic brackets with a greater income generally shun surveys no matter their race. The controversy aside this is a very important survey for our country, visit the Radiowave Network News Facebook page to listen to an interview that explains why, and why even if you know your HIV status you should still participate if you have been selected to do so.
 
There was good news for the country in that the annual rate of inflation is reported to still be dropping with a new low of 5.4% having been recorded in July, increased consumption of beef both locally and internationally is creating more opportunities for the countries meat industry, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism announced the head of their dedicated anti-poaching unit – which should mean good things for our wildlife, and the UK Embassy in Windhoek announced that applications for scholarships to study in the United Kingdom in 2018/19 as part of the Chevening scholarship programme are open until November 7th.
 
Tensions rose in Kenya, following elections that received the thumbs up from observers, after opposition leader Raila Odinga claimed the provisional numbers being released were flawed and that the electronic voting system had been hacked. More than 4 people have already died in isolated flare-ups of violence as all parties involved called for calm and the country's elections body assuring the public that the final result will be thoroughly checked and will be valid.
 
The world also appeared to have taken a step closer to nuclear war and the United States and North Korean tensions continued to rise following US President Donald Trumps threat  that North Korea faced 'fire and fury' over its weapons and ballistic missile programmes, a threat Pyongyang laughed off before shortly thereafter claiming that their missiles are capable of targeting mainland America and revealing that they intended to advance plans to implement a missile strike on the American Pacific Island state of Guam.
 
In other news the United Nations warned of early warning signs of a genocide in the Central African Republic urging the world to act now rather than regret it later; China suffered at 7 magnitude earthquake which killed at least 19 people and injured a further 247; Australia's ruling party rejected a push to allow lawmakers to decide on the issue of gay marriage, instead opting to conduct a postal plebiscite on the topic; and Zimbabwe's 7 main opposition parties admitted for the first time that they have wasted time fighting each other, choosing to unite and contest the elections under the banner of the MDC Alliance, backing veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangarai.
 
And finally in what was perhaps the best news of the week for many it was announced that pending the President's approval the Namibian Time Bill of 2017 will come into effect, effectively ending the practice of observing Daylight-Savings Time in Namibia.