SWAPO


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SWAPOSouth West African People's Organization (Africa)
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Nonetheless, in December 1978, in defiance of the UN proposal, it unilaterally held elections in Namibia that were boycotted by SWAPO and a few other political parties.
Through Handjievol we realise that for Philander the honeymoon period for Sam Nujoma, and SWAPO is decidedly over.
For decades, SWAPO was based in refugee camps across the border in Angola.
I traveled extensively in Namibia, interviewing villagers and township dwellers, SWAPO supporters and their political opponents, principally the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA), and U.
The formation of SWAPO and this statement took place in April 1960, eight months before Resolution 1514 was passed.
SWAPO received more than half the votes cast in the five-day vote but fell short of the two-third majority that would have given it outright control of the Constituent Assembly.
The three leaders of the campaign have all been suspended from the SWAPO Youth League and NEC.
He himself represents SWAPO, the former liberation movement that has become the leading political party.
An ex-spokesman of the ruling SWAPO party's Youth League and a holder of three degrees (two BAs and a Masters) in Political Science and History, this 26-year-old Namibian and two of his colleagues, Dimbulukeni Nauyoma and George Kambala, are the leaders of a land revolt movement calling for change and are now targeting 31 July as their D-Day.
High Commissioner, HE Mrs Marianne Young, highlighted the healthy state of bilateral relations between Namibia and the UK, including visits to London this year by Prime Minister Hage Geingob, Foreign Affairs Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and SWAPO Chief Whip Professor Peter Katjavivi.
SWAPO won 55 of the 72 elected seats in the National Assembly.
Nujoma, 74, left it to his ruling SWAPO party to decide on whether or not he should seek a further term.