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SWAPOSouth West African People's Organization (Africa)
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This study differs from earlier accounts of the SWAPO leadership's authoritarian control mainly because of its ethnographic approach.
In the minds of many government officials, the feelings of SWAPO politicians are generally regarded as important compared to the country's development plans and targets.
The "Gang of Five" and their South African apartheid counterparts (making "the Gang of Five + i") knew what they were doing when they inserted Chapter 3 in the constitution and cajoled the SWAPO leadership to sign to it.
The 1982 Constitutional Principles, agreed upon by the front-line states, SWAPO, and the Western Contact Group created the framework for Namibia's democratic constitution.
But under the noses of the international community, Nujoma had begun to run a regime of terror against anyone who questioned his authority or came from outside the main tribal group, the Oshiwambo, which backed SWAPO.
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.
From 1975 to 1976, the near victory of the Cuban-Angolan force in Angola provided SWAPO with a semi-secure base of operation in southern Angola for its insurgency in Namibia.
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.
This again might underline the specificity of the Namibian case (where SWAPO was considered and treated as "the sole and authentic representative of the Namibian people"), but is a relevant additional contribution to the better understanding of the hegemonic role SWAPO continues to play without substantial challenges in Namibian society even 26 years into Independence (with some of those among the first 'struggle generation' still occupying the commanding heights).
In 1988 the leadership of NWV was called to Lusaka by the Central Committee of the SWAPO Party with the facilitation of the Swapo Women's Council.
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.