Frederico Links
Frederico Links is a Namibian journalist, editor, researcher, trainer and activist. Research associate of Namibia’s Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). He is primarily concerned with democracy and governance, particularly corruption and maladministration. He is chairperson of the Access to Information in Namibia (ACTION) Coalition of civil society, media and social activists.
How governments are ‘weaponising’ surveillance

How governments are ‘weaponising’ surveillance

Surveillance technology: used and abused African states have been deploying surveillance capabilities to spy on and intimidate youth movements and activists On 20 August, 2016, a group of mostly young social media activists gathered at a property in the Burundi...

Dragging out the law

Dragging out the law

Namibia: justice delayed Despite attempts at reform, Namibia’s courts are inefficient and deny litigants the right to a speedy trial By Frederico Links In September 2015, the Namibian High Court, in the country’s capital Windhoek, found Geoffrey Mwilima, a former...

Chasing money away

Namibia: the new nationalism A raft of legislation introduced since last year may have the opposite effect from the one claimed By Frederico Links Since taking office on March 21st last year, President Hage Geingob’s administration has cast itself as business-friendly...

History repeats itself

Namibia: apartheid-era tactics By Frederico Links In April 2018, Namibia’s Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) attempted to block the publication of a report by the weekly The Patriot newspaper alleging widespread misuse of state assets and resources by the spy...

Lessons for Africa

Namibia: ethnicity and politics In the context of deep ethnic divisions and conflicts on the African continent perhaps Namibia is getting some important things right When Hage Geingob was declared the ruling South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) Party’s...

Frederico Links
Frederico Links is a Namibian journalist, editor, researcher, trainer and activist. Research associate of Namibia’s Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). He is primarily concerned with democracy and governance, particularly corruption and maladministration. He is chairperson of the Access to Information in Namibia (ACTION) Coalition of civil society, media and social activists.
Dragging out the law

Dragging out the law

Namibia: justice delayed Despite attempts at reform, Namibia’s courts are inefficient and deny litigants the right to a speedy trial By Frederico Links In September 2015, the Namibian High Court, in the country’s capital Windhoek, found Geoffrey Mwilima, a former...

Chasing money away

Namibia: the new nationalism A raft of legislation introduced since last year may have the opposite effect from the one claimed By Frederico Links Since taking office on March 21st last year, President Hage Geingob’s administration has cast itself as business-friendly...

History repeats itself

Namibia: apartheid-era tactics By Frederico Links In April 2018, Namibia’s Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) attempted to block the publication of a report by the weekly The Patriot newspaper alleging widespread misuse of state assets and resources by the spy...

Lessons for Africa

Namibia: ethnicity and politics In the context of deep ethnic divisions and conflicts on the African continent perhaps Namibia is getting some important things right When Hage Geingob was declared the ruling South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) Party’s...