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Population: 2.53 mn.
GDP: $13.25 bn.
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Diamond poker

The concentration of decision-making in the presidency was shown by the spectacular offer made by Maurice Tempelsman, a United States' diamond dealer, to President Sam Nujoma. To b...

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 ...

Nujoma – the movie

The 'cult of Sam' is reaching new heights: you've seen the President, now watch the film. Local businesses have pledged 90,000 Namibian dollars(US$11,000) towards the N$20 million ...

Next, please

Those who want to be President are emerging from the shadows. He who leads the South West African People's Organisation leads the nation and the party's leadership contest will com...

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 movemen...

It's party time

The ruling parties of Namibia, Angola, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique would work together to root out agents of imperialism in Southern Africa, said South West Africa People...

Murderous border

The new chief of the Namibia Defence Force is Major General Solomon 'Jesus' Hawala, which worries many Namibians (AC Vol 31 Nos 19 & 20). In the undeclared war along the north-...

Too dry for crops

Redistribution sounds like a good idea until you look at the land itself

Namibia's 4,000 white farmers have been shocked by the farm occupations in Zimbabwe. The farmers, mostly of Afrikaner or German ancestry, had felt safe under the government's polic...

SWAPO steamroller

Peaceful elections are followed by worries about overspill from the Angola war

Nobody expected President Sam Nujoma or his ruling South West African People's Organisation to lose the elections but SWAPO's victory was impressive. Putting down a marker was the ...

A hammer to a nut

Caprivian rebels and the government both wield weapons to disturb the peace

The Namibian government reacted with a heavy hand in early August when Caprivian secessionists mounted an armed raid on the region's capital, Katima Mulilo. The Caprivi Strip has ...

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