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Our Wild World

Our Wild World

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May 25th 2015:From the Heart of Namibia with Ferre Libanda

From Ferre Libanda we hear the voice of Namibia, one that resonates across all boundaries- the lack of elected leaders accountability and unwillingness to address the needs of diverse communities and resources in favor of the politics of the stomach, turning the progress of the past into a failure for the future through corruption, cronyism, elitism and selling out to the highest bidder, and the gap between rich and poor grows wider and deeper than ever before. From politics to conservation, young Namibians are caught in a tug-o-war between foreign puppet masters and the highest bidder. Genera

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Ferre Libanda

34 years ago Libanda Mafelelezo Vicious, of the Mafwe tribe, was born in Makanga Village, in the Caprivi region of North Eastern Namibia. Like all young boys, he grew up going to school in the village while also working on his family’s farm. The Mafwe tribe is one of the major tribes in the region, and though there are other tribes in the area, the differences are seen more through dialect than lifestyle, particularly in a modernized Independent Namibia. Ferre’s voice is the voice of what’s important to important to all of us, that of equal opportunities for education, employment and business. And rather than politics becoming a dirty game where affiliations and loyalties take precedence
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world 18/12/2017 08:00 18/12/2017 09:00 Our Wild World https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2129/our-wild-world From Ferre Libanda we hear the voice of Namibia, one that resonates across all boundaries- the lack of elected leaders accountability and unwillingness to address the needs of diverse communities and resources in favor of the politics of the stomach, turning the progress of the past into a failure for the future through corruption, cronyism, elitism and selling out to the highest bidder, and the gap between rich and poor grows wider and deeper than ever before. From politics to conservation, young Namibians are caught in a tug-o-war between foreign puppet masters and the highest bidder. Generations of indigenous traditions, knowledge and education that favored empowerment and pride of self and benefits from their environment and wildlife is being torn asunder, falling by the wayside as Namibia crumbles under the force of market-place economics in a whole new version of a Viet-Nam war- as Asian and the West battle for Namibian resources VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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