The profile of a nation struggling with a 900,000 square kilometer desert that barely gets a drop of water from above and a 25% HIV+ Populace can certainly not be as encouraging as the Namibians tell it.
Living largely on nomadic pastoralism and hunting with a few taints of agriculture that pilfer the large grassland areas that are home to desert resilient animals, the Namibia populace an estimated 2.3 million live in the comfort of a fast growing economy with a steady GDP of $19million and upright democracy.
Previous elections show a steady growth in political maturity of the country with the previous election challenged by nine opposition parties but later agreed to co-operate with the ruling party after losing the election petition in court.
The office of the president currently held by His excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, is restricted to two five year terms and an independent judiciary and legislature are in place for power sharing.
The Namibian peoples are not as receptive as many African communities considering the dark past German colonial times and the apartheid scourge but could prove an amazing story sharing community once accepted by the elders of community. With no permanent homesteads for the nomads, life is always about the distances traveled, places with oases in the kalahari for animal consumption and how many animals you have hunted down.
My ambition to visit this country was re-ignited by a not so- influential person in my life that i gradually think is taking centre-stage in my life.
I like the way she expresses Namibia and her experiences there, more like a what-the hell-are you-waiting-for appeal……..but either way it’s done now. scores-leveled
The kalahari desert communities live a rather reserved lifestyle, it”s not a news to find a hut you saw the previous day missing, they shift with resources……thats for now…exhausted brain…