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Week in Review - 10 February 2018

The year of reckoning began on Thursday, at least for the Ministers who lost their positions as President Hage Geingob reshuffled his cabinet. Geingob also seemed to lay down the law saying that heads of certain Ministries that have been accused of corruption need to respond within a certain time, that the recently announced travel ban will extend beyond the end of February, and that the Minister of Defence needed to explain to him how the army could buy a N$ 45 million farm while at the same time sending thousands of soldiers on leave because they didn't have the money to feed and house them. The reckoning sentiment seemed to be contagious as later in the day the head of Nampol accused regional commanders of being too relaxed and insisted that they inspect baracks and police houses to ensure they were in the correct state and that no vandalism had been taking place. In other Namibian news an isolated case of Congo fever was detected in Windhoek but contrary to a Whatsapp that was circulated there is no immediate risk of other people contracting it, especially not through the water! Many gathered at the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's court calling for the death penalty to be re-instated following the murder of a farmer couple over the weekend, it is not likely to be re-instated though as the Supreme Court separately this week ruled that prison sentences of an excessive number of years are against the constitution and should therefore be over-ruled. Meanwhile FNB warned of the so-called 'imposter scam' once again happening in the country and the Bank of Namibia caused quite a stir by reminding Namibians that the posting of the National Currency on social media is in fact against the law.
 
In South Africa it was another week or will-he-won't-he as Zuma continued to refuse to go and his ANC party seemed incapable of making him. Two miners lost their lives after a ground fall at a Sibanye-Stillwater mine in Gauteng, The government said that it was going to take over the handling of the drought in the Western Cape, some of the families who lost loved ones due to the Life Esidimeni tragedy reached a settlement with the state, and Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba invited ideas from the public for how government could pay for fee-free higher education.
 
Elsewhere in Africa a prominent investigator of the illegal ivory and rhino horn trade was killed in Nairobi, the second conservationist to die in East Africa in the past year, Boko Haram was in the news again as they attacked a village in an area the government claimed they had been eradicated from and later in the week released a video of their leader Abubakar Shekau insisting they are still in control of the area. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was once again reported to be on his death bed after having refuted such claims just last month, meanwhile the country's mines minister said they would consider applications from companies mining platinum or diamonds to be exempted from the 51% local black ownership requirement. The Gambia was also this week welcomed back into the Commonwealth.
 
In the rest of the world the sole survivor of the 2015 Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam attended the first day of his trial for other charges in a Belgian court but refused to answer any questions, Space X's Falcon Heavy rocket successfully launched, carrying with it Elon Musk's scarlet Tesla Roadster on a path towards Mars, Taiwan was the scene of a deadly earthquake that left buildings leaning precariously, and Pope Francis was left with egg on his face after members of his own sex-abuse commission admitted he had received a victim's letter in 2015 that graphically detailed sexual abuse at the hands of a priest and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities.
 
This week was also a turning point for the Berlin Wall as the symbol of oppression has now been gone for longer than it stood.