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Population: 2.53 mn.
GDP: $13.25 bn.
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Sam and the successors

New proposals for constitutional change will reopen the battle for the presidency

A national referendum could pave the way for a return to power by Namibia's founding President, the South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) leader Sam Nujoma. President Hi...

Challengers step up

Supporters of ex-President Sam Nujoma are competing with those of ex-Foreign Affairs Minister Hidipo Hamutenya to recruit delegates to the 2007 congress of the ruling South West Af...

Treason's delays

A treason trial that raises human rights questions is under way virtually unnoticed in Windhoek's High Court. The 119 people on trial are charged with plotting the secession of Cap...

Nujoma won't go

President Pohamba's ambition to clean up the government may be blocked by his predecessor

Feuding rages on in the governing South West Africa People's Organisation. Ex-President Sam Nujoma clings to the SWAPO presidency, undermining the central policies of his successor...


Sam Nujoma no longer completely controls the party he has led for over 45 years. The 21-member Political Bureau is split between Nujomaists and backers of former Foreign Affairs Mi...

Peace for now

A crisis of authority between President Hifikepunye Pohamba and his predecessor, Sam Nujoma, has been averted. The Deputy Minister of Transport, Works and Communication, Paulus Kap...

Hamutenya returns

Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister Hidipo Hamutenya may soon return to frontline politics after the fall of his opponent Paulus Kapia, the former deputy Minister of Works involved in the ...

Pohamba's graft test

Will the President punish his predecessor's protégé, caught in a financial scandal?

A serious fraud has been uncovered by a judicial probe into the misuse of 30 million Namibian dollars (US$4.6 mn.) of state funds by local asset managers Avid Investment Corporatio...

Diamond battles

The diamond war between Israeli magnate Lev Leviev and South African giant De Beers is heating up again in Namibia, a year after Leviev's LLD Diamonds Namibia subsidiary opened a U...

Who's in charge?

The ruling South West African People's Organisation is riven by quarrels, as President Sam Nujoma gets ready to hand over to Hifikepunye Pohamba on 21 March. Pohamba's difficulties...

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