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Week in Review - 24 February 2018

Namibia could be at least a little bit proud as we found out that we remain one of the least corrupt nations in Africa according to Transparency International. We ranked 53rd out of 180 countries and in sub-Saharan Africa were beaten by only Botswana and The Seychelles. In other local news Minister of Health Bernard Haufiku seemed keen to reignite the abortion debate as he spoke about young people needing to be empowered on the use of family planning, the Namibian War Veterans Trust, representing ex SWATF and Koevoet soldiers once again postponed their march to state house, there was also new debate about whether all victims and survivors of bomb blasts which took place during the war for liberation should be commemorated on the same day, and we learnt that last week Namibia had experience two minor earth tremors. Further to that President Hage Geingob relieved Immanuel Ngatjizeko from his duties as Minister of Presidential Affairs due to ill health, and Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta hinted that Namibia could move to ban plastic bags within two years.
Things got quite a bit tougher for South Africans this week as Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba delivered his 2018 budget which included increases in the fuel levy, taxes on luxury goods, and a 1 percentage point increase in the VAT rate, responding to new president Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address on Friday night, Julius Malema warned him not to bluff about following through on his promise of expropriation without compensation, while both Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane during the SONA debate told the president that he must fire errant ministers from his cabinet. Still in South Africa the Finance Minister confirmed that there is no way that South Africa can afford nuclear at this point in time and the nation reeled following news of the execution style killing of five police officers and an off-duty soldier in the Ngcobo police station in the Eastern Cape.
Gambia took a step closer to outlawing the death penalty after new president Adama Barrow declared a moratorium on the use of it as the first step towards abolition, Sudan released dozens of opposition activists and the government of Togo and the opposition began talks to resolve the months-long political crisis triggered by proposed Constitutional changes. Elsewhere in Africa Cholera cases have more than doubled in Malawi, 17 people died in Mozambique after a rubbish dump collapsed on nearby houses, there were fears of a repeat of the 'Chibok girls' incident as Boko Haram kidnapped 111 girls from a state-run boarding school in Yobe state. We also learnt that babies born in the world's poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face 'alarming' risks of death that can be 50 times higher than those in rich countries.
China this week launched an ambitious plan to pull 400 000 people out of dire poverty this year, New Zealand was pounded by Hurricane Gita, with seven provinces declaring a state of emergency, the United Nations, and later in the week German Chancellor Angela Merkel, called for an end to hostilities in Syria's rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta that has seen at least 400 people die this week alone, and the United States' Southern Plains and Midwest braced for more flooding that could last past Sunday. More pressure was put on American lawmakers to change gun laws following the latest deadly school shooting, and a British led expedition set off to study a rare Antarctic ecosystem that had lain hidden under an ice shelf for up to 120 000 years.
Finally, in some really good news the tropical island nation of The Seychelles is to create two new marine parks in return for a large amount of its national debt being written off.