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Review of the elections – Election observing up close


On November 27, 2015, 1.27 million registered Voters were invited to cast their votes in the Regional Council and Local Authority elections, for the fifth time since independence. As with the presidential and parliamentary elections, the resident representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Namibia and Angola, Dr. Bernd Althusmann, was an official election observer. The three interns from Germany, David Wendorff, Lukas Horstmann and Ferdinand Rehder, were given a chance to accompany him and get their very own impression of elections in Namibia.

Namibia Legal Environment Assessment of HIV and AIDS

Consultative Workshop

On the 19th of November 2015 the Legal Assistance Center together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Namibia/Angola, ARASA (AIDS Rights Alliance for Southern Africa) and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) organized the “Namibia Legal Environment Assessment of HIV and IDS Consultative Workshop”.

The Parties, their Programms and their Campaign

A first analysis in the light of the Regional Council and Local Authority elections

In order to give you a general idea of all the parties which are up for election, we have summarized each of their current campaigns and manifestos in the following article.

New Windhoek Dialogue Meeting

30 October - 1 November 2015

From 30 October to 1 November 2015, the New Windhoek Dialogue Meeting brought together UPADD (Union of African Parties for Democracy and Development) members and other representatives of center-right political parties from Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda; Members of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament as well as representatives of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

“25 Years of Independence: Perspectives for the German-Namibian Partnership”

mit Prof. Dr. Lammert

During the week of 5-9 October 2015, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag, visited Namibia on a private visit. During this visit, on 7 October, Prof. Lammert participated in a public lecture/discussion titled “25 Years of Independence: Perspectives for the German-Namibian Partnership”. Prof. Lammert offered a German perspective on the relationship between the two countries. On the other hand Prof. Joseph Diescho, a local political scientist offered a Namibian perspective on the relationship.

Visit of Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, President of the German Parliament (Bundestag) in Namibia

From Tuesday 6 October to Friday 9 of October, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Namibia/Angola together with the German Embassy received a visit of Prof. Dr. Nobert Lammert, the President of the German Parliament (Bundestag) and in this position, the second highest ranked person in the German State. This visit was initiated by an invitation of the Resident Representative of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Namibia-Angola Dr. Bernd Althusmann from December 2014.

KAS Youth Leader Forum

On the 23rd and 24th of July 2015, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized, the first ever, KAS Youth Leader Forum which took place in Windhoek. The Foundation invited Youth Leaders of partner parties of different countries of Sub-Sahara Africa namely, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Angola, DR Congo and Zimbabwe respectively.

"Schlafender Riese Afrikas"

Außenpolitischer Gesprächskreis mit Bernd Althusmann in Berlin

Seit Dezember 2013 leitet Dr. Bernd Althusmann das Auslandsbüro der Adenauer-Stiftung in Windhoek. Der ehemalige Kultusminister Niedersachsens ist über Namibia hinaus auch für Angola zuständig - zwei Länder, die unterschiedlicher nicht sein könnten, wie er selbst beim Außenpolitischen Gesprächskreis in Berlin sagte, die in ihrer außenpolitischen Bedeutung jedoch beide unterschätzt würden.

Public Lecture Report: “What and where are Namibia’s national interests?”

On April 1, 2015 the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation hosted a public lecture under the theme “Where and what are Namibia’s national interests?” This event was jointly organised with the German Embassy as part of the German Weeks, which started on 2 March and finished on 18 July. The event was hosted at the Nampower convention Centre and was attended by slightly more than two hundred people.

KAS internally: Farewell Mrs. Gongoll

On 31 March 2015 we had to say farewell to our very appreciated colleague Gudrun Gongoll who is leaving us for retirement. Since the opening of our office in Windhoek in 1991 she has been with us as an accountant. We are happy to still have her around on contract bases. Thank you very much Mrs. Gongoll for 25 years of reliable and precious work.

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