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A short history of Namibia

The history of Namibia is a history of struggle — first against German colonialism and then against South African occupation. In this...

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SWAPO’s National Anthem

‘ALERT NAMIBIA” (sung to the melody of “Nkosi Sikelel’i Africa”) 1. Alert Namibia to win freedom, In unity and solidarity You will be...

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The Comrade Doctor

Dr Libertine Appolus-Amathila, SWAPO’s head of Health and Social Welfare Services, was the first black Namibian woman to qualify as a...

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Students in the struggle

An interview with Ignatius Shihwameni, the president of the Namibian Students organisation, NANSO Can you please tell us when and why...

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Letters from our readers 1989 No 4

Dear brothers and sisters at Learn and Teach, I greet you in the name of God. We are happy to see your magazine on Namibian soil, our...

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Love and war

Exile is a painful thing, for both the people who leave and for those who are left behind. Peter and Helene Shilumate are but just two of...

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Namibia fact sheet

SIZE: Namibia is the 15th largest country in Africa. It is two-thirds the size of South Africa. Including Walvis Bay, Namibia is 824 268...

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“I am a loyal Namibian”

ANDIMBA JA TOIVO’S STATEMENT FROM THE DOCK Soon after SWAPO launched its armed struggle in 1966, the South African government moved to...

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Tribalism is a disease

It was a big day for the people of Usakos. Theo-Ben Gurirab was coming home! The small, sun-swept town of Usakos lies three hours...

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Sloppy goes to Namibia

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Editorial 1989 No 4

“When the history of a free Namibia is written one day, SWAPO will go down as having stood firm where others have wavered, that it...

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United we stand, divided we fall

An interview with John Ya Otto, General Secretary of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW). In 1959, Sam Nujoma, then the leader...

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Where have all the diamonds gone?

In April 1908, a poor labourer by the name of Zacharias Lewala was walking along the beach near Luderitz when he saw something glittering...

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SWAPO’s election manifesto

On 6 November 1989, the people of Namibia will be doing something they have been fighting for and dreaming about for over 100 years —...