Ya Toivo’s last moments relived

The nation was plunged into mourning this week following the death of SWAPO co-founder, Robben Island prisoner and stalwart agitator for Namibian independence, Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, last Friday.
He was 92.

Vote buying claims taint SWAPO elections

Ongoing district and regional elections to nominate delegates to the SWAPO elective congress later in November have been hit by allegations of vote buying and bribery, party Secretary for Information and Mobilisation, Helmut Angula, has confirmed.

Mother Peterson, heroine of Namibia passes away


Mother Alwina Petersen was born on 28th April 1928 at the Farm,!Haoxa-!nas on the outskirts of Gibeon.  She died on June 6th, 2017.

Amukwiyu wins in Nekongo’s turf

SWAPO’s Onayena District Conference on Tuesday evening chose youthful Oshikoto regional coordinator Armas Amukwiyu as its preferred candidate for the regional coordinator position, after he garnered 29 votes while his challenger Marx Nekongo could only get 20 votes.

SWAPO congress race enters critical stage

About 70 percent of delegates to the SWAPO Party Congress later in November will be known in the next four weeks following a directive by party Secretary General, Nangolo Mbumba, that all regional congresses must be concluded before the end of this month.

SWAPO elders vandalising Constitution – Diescho

Prominent academic and political analyst, Professor Joseph Diescho, has accused the SWAPO leadership of “vandalising” the party’s Constitution for purposes of personal self-interest ahead of the 2017 SWAPO Party elective Congress. 

Cassinga survivors demand apology

Survivors of the Cassinga massacre, who lost family and friends during an airborne attack on a South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) military base in Southern Angola in 1978, have demanded an apology from the South African Government.

Geingob, Mbumba and SWAPO Constitution

Fear in leadership leads to insecurity. Then, defensive mechanisms are promptly employed and deployed to silence dissenting views. Namibia’s third President, Dr Hage Geingob, is not doing very badly. But he is not doing very well either. Very often, he comes across as extremely insecure and angry. Insecurity at the top can result in flawed judgments and decisions, which taint leadership.

SPYL dares SWAPO top brass

Several members of the SWAPO Party Youth League’s (SPYL) National Executive Committee have come out strongly against the party’s leadership, warning the SWAPO top four to stop meddling in the youth wing’s affairs.

Calls for a genocide commemoration day

Credible sources known to the Windhoek Observer, report that there are serious complaints from various communities that the government prioritises holidays related to the heroic struggle for independence led by SWAPO, such as Cassinga Day, while not giving equally high status and national attention to commemorations of other key national events, such as the 1904 and 1908 genocides. 
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