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Namibia

Namibia

Population: 2.47 mn.
GDP: $10.94 bn.
Debt: n/a

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No melting pot

Marginalised minorities campaign for a German-style federal system of government

Namibia's delicate inter-ethnic balance, carefully maintained since Independence in 1990 by President Sam Nujoma, is the hot political topic. After much uncertainty, Nujoma will re...


Presidential stakes

In the race to succeed Sam Nujoma, Foreign Affairs Minister Hidipo Hamutenya is far out in front

Contenders for the presidency are stepping up their campaigns following the announcement that the governing South West Africa People's Organisation will hold an extraordinary party...


Hamutenya in the blocks

Whether or not Nujoma is really going, the succession race has started

Many Namibians, including key members of the ruling South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) are sceptical about President Sam Nujoma's latest pledge - made at the closing ...


Reluctant Herero

The campaign for a fourth, so far unconstitutional, five-year term for President Sam Nujoma is increasingly orchestrated. It ranges from support from an influential group of Herero...


Son of Sam

Nujoma's fourth term bid could at last split his party

It's getting to be a habit. President Sam Nujoma, who said last year he would stand down at the end of his current term, has changed his mind and wants to stand again. The constitu...


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...


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