Hage Geingob’s legacy as a moderniser will live on despite contradictions and unfulfilled promises.
Anna “Kakurukaze” Mungunda became the most widely acknowledged face of the resistance to the apartheid policy of forced removal.
Ahtisaari’s role in Namibia was crucial. But he left a major legacy in pursuing peace in various places of conflict in his later life too.
How Swapo and the ANC respond to any further decline in electoral support will define the future of democracy in both countries.
External changes, including the end of the Cold War, helped lead to the ending of apartheid. Gorbachev played a major role in that process.
The problem is that communities who continue to be most affected by the violent past have not been involved in negotiations.
The legitimacy of SWAPO, the former liberation movement that has governed since 1990, has been eroded amid growing corruption and a deepening economic crisis.
Jackson Mthembu’s death drives home the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The November 2020 local and regional elections have indeed put Namibia’s political culture at a crossroads.
The hunger, frustration and desperation of ordinary Namibians should be first on the political agenda. But this isn’t the case.
No other photographer in southern Africa has documented war in the way that John Liebenberg did. He captured the life and the conflict of both sides in his body of work.
An archive project is restoring the secret history of Namibia’s resistance music culture from the 1950s to the late 1980s – suppressed and censored during apartheid but now touring the world.
For the first time since independence, Namibia’s ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
Namibia’s political stability so far has been vested in the dominance of Swapo. Those opposing its control face an uphill battle.
Swapo remains the dominant party by far in Namibia. But it seems increasingly unable to live up to its promises.
The question of land has been hotly contested in Namibia ever since independence.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa’s occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
Southern Africa’s liberation movements have been losing popularity and confronting a crisis of legitimacy.
Too often developments in one country are seen in isolation. In southern Africa events in one affect others in the region.
Rock music against military conscription during 1980s South Africa resonated with wider fault lines in Afrikaner society - this as the apartheid regime’s grip on power started to slip.