Namibia under pressure to seize land for redistribution
Namibia's government is considering seizing land from foreign and white owners to speed up its redistribution programme.
Since independence 27 years ago, territory taken by colonial rulers has been bought back by the government and given to its farmers. But its now struggling to cover the costs.
Farmers are complaining that the resettlement is taking too long and is not being carried out fairly.
Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from Keetmanshop, Namibia.
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Funny ... Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Ghana, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, there is practically no white farmers or a minority minority and they are not in this situation, and yet they are turbinating agribusiness and local economy, why the heck the countries of the extreme south of Africa do not follow the same logic, South Africa is currently losing ground for social terms if they compare with Ethiopia in the area of life expectancy, population below the poverty line and GDP growth, all Communist countries are going down water was not to be expected
I guess they want to become like South Africa and Zimbabwe. Shame they are even considering this. And I was applauding Namibia earlier today for it's safety and stability.
I hope at least Botswana is smart.
This is what the Germans did to take the land 65 years before I was born, Iam now
49...Namibians please take your land back and kick the remaining krauts out!
The Africans should just kick the whites out of Namibia by force and start by launching a coup of the gov. and physically kick the white minority out with no compensation. They can be homeless in Europe.
The europeans should just kick negro scroungers out of whole Europe and start launching a coup against the EU and kick all the coloured minorities out with no compensation. They can be homeless in Africa.
God bless this guy.redistribute the land without compensation.stop purchasing.stolen lands those that owes the land did they bought it or they committed genocide and took the land.seize the land.change the constitution and take away lands from criminals and redistribute them equally among all africans .as a leader u can only be as strong as ur own followers.simple
ironic how germans and german institutes allover the world aid and assist groups and individuals engaged in political, social and cultural work/reform .. yet they remain totally silent and even not willing to help in Namibia .. After all Germanys biggest private water cartel based in berlin sells water to 15 million Namibians everyday ..Close to 50% land in Namibia is privately owned by White Germans who count for 1% of the total population ..
You see the dynamics of land ownership in Africa are very different from how the Europeans did it....you see noone has an issue with foreigners....Indians are here,Arabs,Chinese,Latinas , you dont see us telling them to leave....out of an entire planet,we have a problem with just one race....Just one ! And the issue we have with the whites is how they got to own the land they are on...with the indians and other races,they paid for it......but with most whites they killed and pillaged for it.....so history must correct this injustice....
You want to understand, it goes like this. The Namibians great great grandfather sold some land to white colonists. Now the great great grandsons want to come along and say, you stole our land we want it all back. Oh, and in most cases it's not even family as Africans will migrate from distant parts of Africa and say, well we are black so it's all ours, gimme gimme because of my skin colour.
4ABLACKAFRICA I can concede to China, India and Persia, and probably north Africa but I won't say Africa as whole, that contributed to math and science ..I understood where you got the personal hygiene and all that, but that did not originate from Africa, it came mostly from Persia, some African kingdoms did thrive, but mostly due to trading, and through trading they gained all these knowledge,..but answer this, if Africa was such a power house during the dark ages of Europe, why didn't they develop any further, what stopped them, you can't blame Europe because they were in the dark ages..
mat man If you read a book you'd know Africa gave europe its civilization, arts, mathematics, religions, medicine, personal hygiene and so on! Then later came europes dark age when europe fell into barbarism and chaos and all the above was hidden in monasteries by christians until the 15th century when europe started trading with Africa and exploring (looking for lands to steal!) So yes, europe was thriving before the "rush for Africa", but only because of Africa, India and China! Europe accomplished nothing on own!
you see this is irrelevant........when you buy a car ,you can choose to never drive it....noone can take it from you and say you will not drive it......same case as land....you own obscene amounts of land in my continent where my brothers do not even have a place to keep their toothbrush.,...at some point,we will have to take it back...by hook or by crook...and on this matter we are ready to die for that land......
Why are you paying people who stole land? Does this make logical sense? By allowing them to leave with their heads attached - is payment enough. If they can prove they legally purchased the land -they can get compensation.
well now now they got it back, Europe fought hard to keep their control, but it was conquered and the law of nature and war (Vae Victus) states:
Latin for "Woe to the vanquished", or "woe to the conquered". It means that those defeated in battle are entirely at the mercy of their conquerors and should not expect—or request—leniency.
There are white ranchers that have ranches that are 15,000 hectors and bigger. Nobody needs a ranch that big. Try to meet in the middle. That said, I am AGAINST farm seizures like in Zim and SA. This will only create another Zimbabwe-like failure.
Yes, I agree that the land should return, but it should only return under certain intelligent condition. To merely take the land and give in the hands of ignorant Black African will only create more poverty because the Black African lack wisdoms to develop a productive society. The land is good, but not in the hands of ignorant African alone, hence it might lead to the same error in Zimbabwe.
A mixed society allows private participation in production while ensuring that society is protected from the full swings to poverty. A mixed society Creates a greater understanding of other cultures, more variation in food, entertainment, and it teaches people to be more tolerant.
I think that 40% of the Land should return to the Black African through a 30 years Mortgage and low-cost property purchase agreement. The other 30% of the land should be sold to White people through a 30 years Mortgage and low-cost property purchase because they know how to develop the land and create jobs for the massive, while the Government should hold the other 30% of the land.
create a "land bracket" where you can't own "too much land" and tax non-productive land (except natural reserves)... That way you avoid another Zimbabwe repeat and morons who just want land so they can speculate on land prices
The West is the Best African thieves?...impossible!...Africans cannot be thieves of African land...since Africa belongs to Africans... whites are not Africans and hence cannot have African land stolen from them since no land in Africa belongs to whites
Make sure those filling their place are educated and proficient in agriculture, maybe some training is afoot. Don't down the same road Zimbabwe did. No tribalism, no corruption, Namibians for Namibia, that's it.
lol there are no white farmers in cameroon,ghana,cape verde ,seychelless etc and theres no food problems i any of these countries. Half the population in south africa is food insecure under white farmers
Ok, but is this a reason to kick them out? Whether they are good farmers or not, white people shouldn't be forced out. If they are forced out, you are no better than the colonizers that violently forced Africans out of their lands. An eye for an eye is not a good policy.
Umm...the point of Felix a here was to expose ALL the racist dum lies made by dum people about how Black People are not able to farm as well as whites.
This also exposes the fact that since it’s so clearly obvious that Black People can farm just well as whites then why do they say that Mugabe’s land reform failed?
They don’t want us to know that things went bad in Zimbabwe mostly because of white country sanctions.
Also Mugabe was not a true revolutionary towards the end.
It’s a simple matter for a true revolutionary to simply train and educate anyone he is going to give the land to before just giving it to them.
He can even send them to Tanzania🇹🇿 , Seychelles 🇸🇨, or any other Black African agricultural country for training and experience before bringing them back into Zimbabwe to work the land.
It’s so laughably simple.
But because Mugabe stopped being a revolutionary a long time ago, he was just playing reactionary opportunistic politics to stay in power.
Everything was done at the last minute and rushed through as soon as he realised that this was his only ticket to more time in power!
Still, there were many Black Zimbabweans who were experienced or flexible enough to improve their skill sets to successfully work many of those farms.
But alas whenever you rush anything it all becomes dependent on the luck of the draw.
Too many got the land who weren’t suited to work it also.
Good news is that Malema is a true revolutionary. He has a plan from the get go. He is going to make it work and in so doing he is going to re awaken the long sleeping spirit of revolution throughout the younger generation in ALL of Black Africa!!
this should have been done years ago.white people claim theresno racism in namibia because the blk people over there arent like south africans and dont mind having white guests.the name of namibian city still have german names and the land is sill controlled by whites eventhough they havent contributed to the country
Seizing land from people based on race is just as bad as what the colonizers did. You cannot judge a person as a racist just because of their race. And as for the city names, practically every major African city is a European name sadly.
George EX ....exactly. They need to seize the darn land. How can they pay for land that was stolen from them. I am in America, do these African knows what the white race have done against blacks. Just take it like Zimbabwe. LoNg live ROBERT MUGABE
White people built Southern Africa. Every tall building, every law in the books, every preserve and park is white created. If you look at the skyline of Pretoria and joburg, you won't see a single building that was designed by a black person. No one is native to Southern Africa contrary to popular belief. Afrikaners we're here first and it's our land and always will be.
PanQuakes you argument is full of ignorance. you still didn't understand what I said, people who are a decent of other areas will not make them European or African. to be an African is you have to be born and raised Africa. their ancestors came from Europe , but these guys were born in Africa. they just have a European decent but that still won't make them any European because they were not born, or raised in Europe.
so that replay is not an argument.
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LucVNO it will kicking out you first they are many programmes how to farm if government gives things like scholarships for agricultural of if some good whites volunteers, not guys like you guys like you belong out of africa.
Am from Ghana, and we export tons of fresh vegetables and fruits by airplane to Europe every single morning. And we have almost zero white farmers. Same in Nigeria and Ivory Coast. So does Burkina Faso with its arid lands. You CHOOSE to see only the failures of Africa while ignoring same in Europe (over 5 million slaves in bondage today) and America.
its ironic how south Africans look at Zimbabweans when they come down south looking for employment. little do they know that those Zimbabweans have houses and farms in their home country. Zimbabwe is a country of landlords my bro. we might not have jobs but at least we not tenants and squatters like the south Africans and Namibians.
black hippie As far as I'm concerned they should get land given back if it was actually taken off them to begin with, if you could show me some evidence for this I would make things a whole lot clearer.
The Great African Marxist Hitler Julius Malema of the EFF is your hero. He has the ANC to impose Eminent Domain WITHOUT Compensation. Therefore the Americas, Europe and Australia will impose a total boycott on South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe for the next 1000 years until 3020.
Michael VR ... stop threatening black people over their land. Get the he'll out back to Europe. I am sick of you people. I wish I could reach out and slap the dann president of the country. Just send the people in and take the frigging land.
Most blacks are "foreigners" where they reside, you hypocritical coward. Blacks in the Western hemisphere are living on stolen Native American land, and blacks in Southern Africa are living on land stolen through Bantu Expansionism.
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