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Vol 43 No 17

Published 30th August 2002


Namibia

Post Sam, more Sam

The veteran President wants to pick his successor but can't quite fix it

The longer leaders stay in office, the more they think themselves indispensable. Safiishuna Sam Nujoma helped found the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) in 1960, as a political exile. He went home and has led Namibia since it won Independence in 1990. Now his time is constitutionally up but he is determined that his influence and that of the party old guard will prevail after he steps down in 2004. Some think he will not but he insists that he will.

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