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Week in Review - 02 December 2017

We learned on Monday that President Hage Geingob and his Team Harambee had won in a clean sweep at the Swapo party congress elections that took place on Sunday, following which the President called for unity among the party and expressed the wish that never again would a congress see the level of animosity and resentment experienced this time round. A Norwegian scientist confirmed that pilchard numbers have decreased in Namibian waters, which he said was no doubt due to over-fishing in the past, meanwhile the Namibian Professional Hunters Association strongly condemned a decision by their South African counterparts to allow the hunting of so-called 'canned lions' calling the decision unethical.
 
In other local news, Windhoek residents were informed that the City of Windhoek will not be taking water meter readings between December 27th and January 15th and encouraged people to self-read and submit their readings via SMS – for details on how to do this visit the Radiowave Network News Facebook page. The Ombudsman also released a report showing that racism was rife in Namibia, and seemingly at the same time lost his patience with ministries, saying that he would take them to court if they failed to act on his recommendations.
 
In South Africa, President Jacob Zuma, reacting to the latest ratings downgrade to junk status by Standards & Poor's on Friday, called on a committee to show him progress on plans to cut government spending and raise taxes, two independent South African aviation groups, Airlink and Safair, have applied to the Competition Commission for approval to merge, Eskom distanced itself from a seeming rush to nuclear power, allegations surfaced that MultiChoice, apart from making a questionable payment to the Gupta family, was involved in a controversial deal with the SABC and paid kickbacks to influence government policy in its favour – allegations the company has strongly denied. Also in South Africa fathers had cause to celebrate as Parliament approved a new bill that will among other things give them the right to 10 days' paid paternity leave.
 
News from Africa was dominated by the EU-Africa Business Forum that opened in Côte d'Ivoire on Monday and was intended to focus on job creation and investment in young people, though the forum was threatened to be overshadowed by talk of the slave markets uncovered in Lybia. During the Forum it was announced that France would set up a billion euro fund for small and medium-sized African businesses, and the African Development Bank launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group made of nine members under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the creation of employment opportunities for African youth. In other big news from the continent, Zimbabwean protest pastor Evan Mawarire was found not guilty of subversion in a case stemming from ex-President Robert Mugabe's time in office, Amnesty International claimed to have documents pointing to complicity by Royal Dutch Shell in crimes committed by the Nigerian military in the 1990s, and French President Emmanuel Macron promised to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso's assassinated leader Thomas Sankara.
 
Further afield we spent the week anxiously watching Bali's Mount Agung volcano as it continued to threaten imminent eruption, Pope Francis visited Myanmar where he called for unity but avoided upsetting the government by using the term Rohingya to describe the persecuted Muslim minority, meanwhile the country's de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi was stripped of the “Freedom of Oxford” award over her failure to speak out on the abuse, the largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found that they are rapidly developing resistance to insecticide – threatening the fight against malaria, in rather bizarre news a Bosnian Croat accused of war crimes drank poison in court at the Hague after learning that his 20 year sentence was to be upheld, and finally in good news, the Australian state of Victoria has voted to legalise assisted dying within certain caveats.