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"Namibia won its independence in 1990 after a long liberation struggle lead by the – since independence ruling party – SWAPO. There is an ongoing nation-building process in the multiethnic country ever since, with a vision about a unified nation.…

Dr. Schivute, who had been a member of SWAPO since 1960, left Namibia in 1962. He graduated in 1969 and became one of Namibia's first medical doctors to qualify under SWAPO's mass education programme. Over and above his MD, he gained further medical…

"Using a critical discourse analysis this study focuses on the Namibian nation-building process. The former colony gained its independence in 1990 from the South African apartheid administration. It was this oppressing social structure that gave the…

Documents resistance to the German conquest by the Herero and Nama peoples; the South African take-over under the League of Nations mandate; land, labour and community resistance from 1920-1960; the emergence of Nationalist organisations; appeals to…

This dissertation examines the trajectory of Namibian art during the country's multiple phases of nationalism from 1946 to 2003. Nationalism, an ideological construct that posits unified national identity and a concomitant right to political…

Conducted under the auspices of the Michael Scott Oral Research Project, Katutura residents conduct interviews and archival research into the Shooting in the Old Location of 10 December 1959, a crucial moment that helped birth the liberation…

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…

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…

The former Labor Minister of SWAPO (Southwest Africa People's Organization) recounts his personal saga of developing political commitment, conflict with the Boer adversary, imprisonment, torture, trial, rustication, and the agonizing decision to flee…

Date: 18 August 2012 Location: Windhoek Time: ~ 55 Minutes Interview conducted by Bernard Moore & Matthew Ecker Topics: -Early thoughts on colonialism, racism, class -OPO as response to labor issues, not nationalism -America as symbol of…

"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…

This 26 part documentary series is a powerful revelation of a secret war – the SOUTH AFRICAN BUSH WAR. The Bush war lasted from 1966 until 1989, making it one of Africa's longest conflicts. The Bush War was fought in Northern Namibia (former South…

"The mini-dissertation examines and highlights in broad detail how Mr. Sam Nujoma used the canons of classical rhetoric in his State of the Nation Addresses during his Presidential reign in Namibia from 1990 to 2004. Mr. Nujoma’s Addresses are…

Johan van der Mescht was a South African army conscript who was captured in 1978 by Danger Ashipala, a guerrilla fighting for Namibian independence. Van der Mescht was held as a Prisoner of War in Angola before being exchanged for a Russian spy,…

Date: 2 February 2013 Location: Washington Time: ~ 45 Minutes Interview conducted by Bernard Moore & Matthew Ecker Topics: -US interests in Namibia situation -Reagan Admin. perceptions of SWAPO -Thoughts on NP & Resolution 435 -Namibia…

"This film traces the tragic history of the Namibian people from the harsh German colonial Era to the recent attempts to achieve independence from South Africa."

The 20 minute film was designed for use in high schools. Accompanying the film are a…

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

This book describes and documents the development of Danish support to national liberation in Southern Africa and the two-sided humanitarian and political character of this support. It is based on previously restricted Danish ministry records and on…

Date: 20 April 2013 Location: Washington Time: ~ 90 Minutes Interview conducted by Bernard Moore & Matthew Ecker Topics: -South Africa & UN relations -Western Contact Group -Carter Administration policies toward SWA -Problem of Walvis…

This paper will examine the effects of donor support of opposition parties on Namibian democracy. But this central research question elicits other crucial questions: • How does the international community justify its support of opposition parties…
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