Namibia: Instilling Fear to Silence the Outspoken

GAGGING a journalist employed at a taxpayer-funded news organisation has demonstrated growing intolerance by the governing elite towards critical voices.

Worryingly, the censure of Edward Muumbu over the past week by state news agency Nampa, because he apparently made president Hage Geingob nervous at a press conference, is the latest in a trend to silence government employees deemed outspoken or those who act against rampant corruption and the theft of public resources.

Even if presidential…

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