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Week in Review - 16 December 2017

There was massive concern in the fishing industry as it was revealed that there would be a total ban on the harvesting of pilchards for the next three years with industry bodies scrambling to come up with ideas and workable solutions to avoid huge job losses. It was reported that Namibia economy went further into recession in the third quarter of the year and that economic growth in the country would likely be in the negative for 2017 but according to the IMF at least we should experience a rebound in 2018 with the organisation predicting growth of about 4 percent for the year. The country was also granted a N$ 2 billion loan from the African Development Bank which will be spent on upgrading a 210 km stretch of railway in the west of the country as well as completing a section of the new Windhoek / Hosea Kutako International Airport road.
 
In South Africa there was panic as it was reported that the Presidency had started work on codifying regulations for a state of emergency, the report was later denied but it was just the start of a bad week for the country's highest office as a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court ruled that Zuma was “unreasonable” in his attempt to stop the release of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report, ordering that he institute a commission of enquiry into state capture within 30 days and that he was personally liable for the costs of his legal challenge. Religious leaders called on the South African government to sever ties with Israel and to downgrade the Israeli embassy in South Africa. South Africa also once again experienced first hand just how destructive the weather can be as what has been described as a tornado tore through the Midvaal municipality damaging houses in the Vaal Marina and a suburb called Mamello.
 
Looking at Africa, Burundi's government launched a fund raising drive for elections in 2020 that they said was voluntary but which people can only opt of out by explaining in writing why they do not wish to contribute and activists say will most definitely be mandatory, meanwhile the country's President, Pierre Nkurunziza, launched a campaign to promote changing the constitution – a move which would allow him to serve another two seven-year terms from 2020. It wasn't a good week for European countries in Africa as they were accused of being complicit in grave human rights violations in Libya, while a new report by a US based law firm claims that French officials were complicit in the 1994 genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority. Somalia was once again the scene of much death and destruction as a journalist was killed by a car bomb in the capital on Monday and the later in the week at least 13 people were killed and more than 15 injured when an al-Shabab suicide bomber targeted a police academy where special drills were busy taking place. 
 
US President Donald Trumps announcement last week that his country would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was still making waves as Turkey's president sought support from leaders of Muslim nations to join him in declaring Jerusalem as the 'occupied capital of the Palestinian state', while Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the US had disqualified itself from future Israel-Palestine peace talks after proving its “bias in favour of Israel”. Iran was hit by another earthquake, more of California burnt to the ground as crews continued battling run-away wildfires that have destroyed over 1000 km2 of land, and for the second year in a row the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a record high.
 
There were quite a few good stories though as the World Bank announced that after 2019 it would no longer fund upstream oil and gas projects, the Pentagon went against Donald Trumps order and said transgender troops would be allowed to enlist in the military from January 1st 2018, Australia implemented new laws that will prevent convicted peadophiles from travelling overseas, and New Zealand got one step closer to passing a law to allow voluntary euthanasia.