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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...

Power to the party

The President-elect must balance his predecessor's weight against his party's mood

Hifikepunye Pohamba's mandate seemed clear when the 15-16 November presidential election awarded him 76 per cent of the vote. But it is not that simple. First, the outgoing Preside...


In our Namibia feature 'Sam's successor' (AC Vol 45 No 24) we described the United Democratic Front as a 'former DTA component'. The UDF had an alliance with the Democratic Turnhal...

Sam's successor

The new President will have to work hard to convince people that he is his own man

President-elect Hifikepunye Pohamba's first test will be to address opposition claims about the running of the 15-16 November election which gave him 76 per cent of the vote. Oppos...

A Nujoma dynasty?

With former Foreign Minister Hidipo Hamutenya and his supporters demoted in a purge orchestrated by outgoing President Sam Nujoma, many MPs elected in the 15-16 November polls will...

SWAPO in turmoil

An anonymous e-mail campaign against former Foreign Minister Hidipo Hamutenya threatens to undermine the governing party's image of unity in the run-up to November elections. Presi...

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