NAMIBIA: Bought and sold on the border

Saturday, November 22, 2008
OSHIKANGO Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (IRIN) - Beer, batteries and sex – everything’s a commodity on the border. For many, the town of Oshikango on the Namibia-Angola border, is a way station. For those who grow up there, it’s a home with little in the way of things to do, places to go and future opportunities - making economics, boredom and alcohol a dangerous mix in Namibia’s north. Oshikango, in northern Namibia's Ohangwena region, lies on a major trucking route from the Namibian capital of...