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Week in Review - 19 August 2017

While many in water starved regions of South Africa were very grateful for the rain and snow being brought in by the cold front that hit near the end of the week heavy rains in the West Central African region brough misery as over 400 people in Sierra Leone and up to 40 in the DRC were killed as landslides engulfed parts of the capital city and a fishing camp respectively.
 
Locally there was mild outrage as it was revealed that the majority of the beneficiaries of the Ministry of Poverty Eradication's Food Bank programme earned above the threshold of N$ 400 per month and were thus ineligible.  Namibians also decided that enough is enough when it comes to crime and especially tourists being attacked in the country with a petition being shared to have the system changed and Government condemning the attacks. There was good news in that the three people who had been admitted for observation after having come in contact with a man who died of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever were revealed to be free of the virus, and in welcome news for consumers and anyone with debt the Bank of Namibia on Wednesday announced that the Repo rate had been decreased by 25 basis points and now stands at 6.75%.
 
South Africa found itself in the midst of a diplomatic crisis after Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe was accused of assault in the case of her allegedly attacking South African model Gabriella Engels with, amongst other things, an extension cord. After first telling South African police that she would hand herself over and appear in court Mugabe 'disappeared' only for the country to later find out that she had decided to request diplomatic immunity in the case. The case took on a new twist when on Thursday it was revealed that Afriforum's Gerrie Nel was representing Ms Engels and that she had turned down what was described as a 'blank cheque' from Mugabe to make the case go away.
 
South Africa also commemorated the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy with many pointing out that not much has changed for miners and the poor in the preceeding years and at least one opposition party insisting the day should become a public holiday. Outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khosa also finally lost her job in parliament following outspoken criticism of both the ruling party and Jacob Zuma, and the Western Cape government released another hard hitting traffic advert – this time dealing with the issue of speeding.
 
Kenya remained tense this week as opposition leader Raila Odinga continued to refuse to accept the result of recent elections, while in Zambia Hakainde Hichilema, the leader of the official opposition UPND party was finally released from prison and the treason charges he was facing dropped. There was sadly also despair in Burkino Faso following an attack on a restaurant in the capital Ouagadougou which left at least 20 people dead.
 
Sticking with terrorism related incidents, Spain was left reeling when a van rammed into people in Barcelona, killing at least 13 and injuring dozens on Thursday, and then on Friday morning in a second attack a car drove into seven people, injuring them, in the Catalan town of Cambrils.
 
Things were tense in the United States following clashes between far-right groups including known neo-Nazis and KKK members protesting the removal of Confederate statues, and rival demonstrators. The clashes claimed the life of at least one person, as 32 year old Heather Heyer died after being rammed by a car driven by white nationalist Alex Fields, in an incident that saw 19 other people injured. President Donald Trump also faced increasing criticism for failing to denounce the far-right marchers, indeed in his private tweets seeming to show sympathy towards them, and some would say, his own right-leaning prejudice.