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May 21, 2018  Namibia/Africa: Afrobarometer Insights
    In Namibia in 2014, the ruling SWAPO party decided to adopt a 50-50 gender quota for its representatives in the National Assembly. This brought the representation of women in the National Assembly to 41% in the election that year (more than twice the current 19% of women in the U.S. House of Representatives). Recent survey results show that the move has proved highly popular in Namibia, with 71% of women and 68% of men saying that such a quota should be mandated for all political parties.

March 23, 2016  Namibia: Meeting Expectations?
    "During his first year as President," according to a new report from Namibia's Institute for Public Policy Research," Geingob has been saying all the right things – from declaring an all-out war on poverty and declaring his assets as a means of promoting transparency and accountability, to providing tangible action [on other issues]." The actual record is mixed, however, and the president himself has stressed that "it is time to turn words into reality."

Jan 27, 2008  Africa: Footloose Industry and Labor Rights
    "The largest investments in manufacturing [resulting from the U.S. Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)] are in the garment industry. However, throughout the world, garment industries have been the most footloose, moving from country to country following government incentives and low wages" - Global Policy Network

Apr 22, 2005  Africa: Internet Advances

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

November 12, 2018  Africa: Africa Mining Vision
November 12, 2018  Africa: Why Mining is Hard to Tax
October 16, 2018  Africa/Global: Drug Company Profits vs. Public Health
October 1, 2018  Africa/Global: Professionals Enabling Corruption
August 27, 2018  Africa: Migration Reports Show Complex Realities
April 9, 2018  Africa: Storybooks in African Languages

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