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"Breaking Contract gives a unique insight into the conditions, events and personalities which gave rise to the formation of the South West African People's Organisation, SWAPO of Namibia, and the launching of the armed struggle for freedom from South…

"Fousy Shinana-Kambombo provides a new perspective on her life as a SWAPO member, her journey into exile and her life in the Camps. However, she also writes with daring openness about the difficult subjects of sexual abuse and gender based violence…

"On the dawn of Namibia's independence from South African rule in 1990, around 43,000 exiles were repatriated to the country formerly known as South West Africa. Of these, many had left their country of birth to flee the brutality of South Africa's…

"It was an early Sunday morning in April 1976, my heart was heavy, but in my head I could hear sounds of of early morning birds wishing me a safe journey. I was determined to leave Namibia. I silently slipped out of the homestead, walked across the…

"A tour de force from "the other Nelson Mandela!" Political determination, diplomatic endeavour, and military perseverance all focused with singular vision and unwavering constancy on Namibia's goal of nationhood have been the hallmarks of the life…

"Why did Namibian trade unions lose a large part of their newly gained popularity after independence in 1990? The first May Day celebrations barely six weeks after independence was a flop.

In Namibia, the colonial period did not create a large…

Last Steps to Uhuru is and eyewitness account of the crucial years of transition in Namibia, from 1988-1992. It covers the last political protests and campaigns, the return of Exiles, the UN monitored elections, the adoption of a constitution, and…

"Sometimes if you are fortunate, you have two or more places that you call home. Sometimes, conflicts arise in your allegiance to multiple homes, and your loyalties are divided. Young Namibians who spent the 1980s in exile in East Germany have had to…

SWAPO Constitution as adopted by the meeting of the Central Committee: 28 July - 1 August 1976, Lusaka Zambia.

A show of the Namibian People's Liberation Army returning from exile to Namibia. High officials in the Force are interviewed and weapons are named as they pass in the procession.

Camera: George Shikongo
Sound: Penda Namuhuya & Angula…

Dates: 17 & 19 August 2012Location: WindhoekTimes: ~ 90 Minutes & ~ 150 MinutesInterviews conducted by Bernard Moore & Matthew EckerTopics: -A general comprehensive account of his life. He spent a good long while speaking about growing…

Anita and Salatiel are an elderly Finnish-Namibian couple. Together they assisted the Namibian liberation movement SWAPO, which was waging a war to gain independence from South Africa's apartheid government in the 1970s. In the course of the war,…

Date: 11 August 2012 Location: Swakopmund Time: ~ 40 Minutes Interview conducted by Bernard Moore & Matthew Ecker Topics: -Discussion with SWAPO in Exile -Involvement in Politics -Imagining post-independence Namibia -Thoughts on first free…

Date: 2 February 2013 Location: Washington Time: ~ 45 Minutes Interview conducted by Bernard Moore & Matthew Ecker Topics: -Nyango Camp & everyday life-Her Family's Decision to go into Exile -Education of Namibians in Zambia -Transfer from…
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