Swapo Party of Namibia

Enters the vicious cycle of unholy coalitions crumbling to the detriment of local residents

LATELY there have been at the local authorities level too much ado about nothing as the various political parties and formations jostle for positions on the management committees of the various hung councils. As much as these elections were accompanied with much excitement, Yours Truly Ideologically cannot but be less excited about their outcome, the hung councils. Because in the final analysis these changes cannot be anything else but a zero some game accompanied by superficial visions and ideals. For democracy yes one may put some premium on these elections and subsequent recurring elections of the management committees. But in…
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Shaningwa demands Ya Nangolo’s public apology

Tujoromajo Kasuto Swapo Party of Namibia, Secretary General (SG), Sophia Shaningwa, says the party will not issue and sign off a membership card to Phil Ya Nangolo until he has publicly apologised to the party's Founding President, Sam Nujoma, other leaders and the party’s general membership. Shaningwa at a press conference on Monday to clarify issues regarding the application for Swapo Party membership by Ya Nangolo, says the apology was set as a condition for his -readmission to the ruling party. “Being cognisant of the fact that Ya Nangolo has previously been a critic of the party and its leadership,…
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Could the SPD be the silver lining to the dark cloud of reparations?

Can the descendants of the survivors of German onslaught inflicted on the Nama, Ovambanderu and Ovaherero, culminating in extermination orders against them and their Genocide between 1904 and 1908 expect anything from the recently concluded German polls? This is the foremost question on the lips and reflections of most Genocide descendants, and indeed bevooves them to pose and ponder such a question. With the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)/Christian Socialist Union (CSU), the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FPD) emerging the four front runners. And horse trading already underway to see likely government coalition. Ala…
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Swapo wins Ndonga Linena constituency votes recount

Swapo wins Ndonga Linena constituency votes recount

Eba Kandovazu BARELY a week after the Swapo Party of Namibia was stripped off its incumbency in the Ndonga Linena constituency, it has yet again been declared the winner in that constituency following a recount of the votes today. The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) this afternoon announced that Swapo Party is the winner, after the Electoral Court last week nullified the results in which it emerged victorious. The party’s candidate, Michael Kampota, will again be sworn in. Last week the court also nullified his initial swearing in, after the All People’s Party (APP) challenged the matter, saying that more…
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Ndjarakana dumps SWAPO over genocide

Ndjarakana dumps SWAPO over genocide

STAFF WRITER THE Executive Director in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakana, has resigned from the Swapo Party of Namibia. In a letter addressed to party Secretary General, Sophia Shaningwa, Ua-Ndjarakana says he was dumping the ruling party because Swapo has turned a blind eye and deaf ear to the plight of the descendants of the victims of the 1904-1908 genocide in which they lost everything including ancestral land. An estimated 100 000 Ovaherero, 10 000 Nama and an undisclosed number of San people were annihilated in the brutal aggression unleashed on them by German colonisers.…
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Because of a negotiated settlement Namibia is hostage to Capitalism?

Kae Matundu Tjiparuro Eventually, 31 years after independence, Socialism is coming under the microscope in Namibia as evidenced by the ongoing debate on Socialism within the Swapo Party of Namibia under the auspices of the party school. Understandably there’s WhatsApp group that has been established within the party to spearhead the debate on the issue. Any ideologue worth his/her salt cannot but appreciate and commend the Swapo ideologues for initiating such a debate within the party which is long overdue. Not for its own sake, and not for that matter for Swapo now saving its face and buying time as…
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