Employees of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) are up in arms after their director general, Albertus Aochamub, recently received N$90 000 after tax as a "performance payment". Aochamub received the payout after "reaching certain milestones" after he joined the beleaguered corporation some eight months ago. Employees are furious about the bonus, because they charge that not only is the NBC already in a financial mess, but they have been waiting for their annual salary increases for the past three months to no avail.

Confirming the recent board decision, board chairman Sven Thieme on Friday said the performance payment was in line with Aochamub's appointment agreement. Speaking from Johannesburg, Thieme said Aochamub receives "a much lower than normal basic salary" but has a performance element built into his contract which he receives once "certain milestones are reached".

Serge Agnéro was nominated in July 2011 as MD of Canal+ Côte d’Ivoire. He will be reporting to Jean-Christophe Ramos, Director of Canal+Afrique.