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Week in Review - 22 September 2017

The biggest news story of the week, at least according to the internet, happened when US President Donald Trump mispronounced Namibia, twice! Nambia was trending with talkshow hosts and everyday Joes alike mocking the man, while some very entertaining memes were created and the old mystery of Covfefe also re-emerged.
 
In real news, hopes of some interest rate relief being given to us by the Bank of Namibia became a lot slimmer after the South African Reserve Bank decided to maintain their rate unchanged at 6.75%, meanwhile at a presentation by Economic Association of Namibia Executive Klaus Schade it was revealed that a total of 129 644 Namibians have lost their jobs since 2014 due to the drought and global financial recession. In other local news it was revealed that government wants Namwater to pay the N$ 600 million outstanding for the construction of the Neckertal Dam as the dam will eventually be on their books, Swakopmund is considering passing a by-law to compel shops to only stock re-usable shopping bags, the Benguela Wind Power Demonstration Plant was inaugurated in Luderitz and will supply a total rated power of 10.5 kW to the Benguela shanty housing area of !Nami#nus, and wage negotiations between the Construction Industries Federation of Namibia and the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union have deadlocked.
 
In South Africa, outspoken member of parliament Makhosi Khoza announced that she was revoking her ANC membership but denied that she was joining the opposition Democratic Alliance or planning to start her own party, Kwazulu Natal is being faced with a measles outbreak, fewer than 50% of Capetonians are sticking to the level 5 water restrictions that requires them to use no more than 87 litres of water a day, the right to die is back in the news as a Joburg doctor and one of her patients filed a joint application to the South Gauteng High Court, and former African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was sworn in as a member of parliament – a step many see as making it easier for her to successfully bid to become the country's next president in two years time.
 
There was really good news for Africa as it was announced that makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills containing state of the art medicine following a deal that will see prices being capped at just $75 (or about N$1000) per patient a year. Still in Africa, Libya's coast guard rescued over 3000 people from the Mediterranean, there are increased fears over the health of veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, demonstrations are mounting in Uganda over a move to change the constitution to allow President Yoweri Museveni to serve another term, and it is reported that international traffickers have changed their tactics and are now processing rhino horns into powder and trinkets prior to export – making it harder to detect.
 
Internationally weather remained in the news as Hurricane Maria pummelled Dominica and Peurto Rico while Hurrican Jose continued to move north over the Atlantic, there was tragedy in Mexico as the second earthquake struck within a two week period, this time killing over 270 people, including at least 20 children in a school that collapsed due to the quake. 
 
The United Nations 72nd General Assembly was also in the news quite a bit this week, from Donald Trump's firebrand speech that was criticized by many, including Iran, North Korea, and even Sweden, to the fact that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe appeared to sleep through it. 
 
It was also reported that the annual cost of bribery alone is between 1.5 and 2 trillion US Dollars, 40 million people around the world, mostly women and girls, were the victims of modern slavery last year, and if you have debt you may want to get rid of it as it has been found that financial woes can negatively affect your physical health.