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n Africa Conflict Monitor - ACM Country Profile : Namibia - : national profile

Volume 2015, Issue 05
  • ISSN : 2311-6943

Abstract

Namibia's President Hage Geingob inherited a politically stable and prosperous country when he was inaugurated on 20 March 2015, taking over from Hifikepunye Pohamba, both of the South West Africa People's Orgnisation (SWAPO) party. Namibia is a large country with a comparatively small (2.1 million people), highly literate population. It has experienced political stability since independence in 1990, but at the expense of being ruled by a one-party state, which suggests repression and the possibility of conflict if opposition occurs. Geingob is only Namibia's third president, and SWAPO, while winning electoral landslides as the country's 'founding revolutionary party' has shown signs of complacency and a sense of entitlement as power holder.

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2019-10-18

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