House prices are driving Namibia’s youth out of town
03 March 2019 | 11:54 am
Your own place to call home, with electricity, water, and a clean toilet – that’s not much to ask, right? But even that is out of reach for many in Windhoek. Now a youth movement is saying: enough is enough.
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