South West Africa People’s Organisation

Strain after 30 years of Swapo rule

Henning Melber Namibia turns 30 this month. Its former liberation movement, the South West Africa People’s Organisation SWAPO, has been in power all these years and the country has been relatively stable, with a wide range of civil liberties. But not all is well in the state of Namibia. Despite what seems to be a positive track record, many will not celebrate this year. As Geingob starts his second term, the republic is more divided than ever. For the first time Geingob, as presidential candidate, obtained fewer votes than his party. His 87 percent of 2014 shrank to a mere 56…
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