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Vol 42 No 10

Published 18th May 2001


Namibia

After Sam, maybe

The founder of the third-term movement may just try for a fourth

It is three years until Namibians must elect their next president, but already there is confusion about President Sam Nujoma's retirement. He pioneered Africa's 'third-term movement' (applicants: Presidents Frederick Chiluba of Zambia and Bakili Muluzi of Malawi) and shows signs of wanting a fourth, on the back of his South West African People's Organisation's big parliamentary majority. Until his supporters know what he wants, studied ambiguity is the fashion.

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