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A photo of Namibian President Hage Geingob on Aug. 2, 2019

Namibia faces political and economic uncertainty

Namibia has been hailed as a success story of democratic transition in Africa, enjoying relative stability and economic growth for years. But after general elections this November, the country may face a turning point. Growth has stagnated, and political polarization has weakened the ruling SWAPO party. Even if he holds on to power, President Hage Geingob must deal with worsening economic and political conditions before they lead to a crisis.

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