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Chapters: Swapo, South-West Africa Campaign, Caprivi Conflict, Caprivi Liberation Army, Namibian War of Independence, National Heroes Acre, Namibia Under South African Occupation. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 26. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) is a political party and former liberation movement in Namibia. It has been the governing party in Namibia since independence in 1990. The party won 75.1% of popular votes and 55 out of 78 seats in the parliamentary election held on November 15, 2004. Though the organization always strongly rejected the term "South West Africa" and insisted on replacing it with "Namibia", the organization's own name derived from the territory's old name was already too deeply rooted to be changed. However, the original full name is no longer used and only the acronym remains; the party's official name today is Swapo Party of Namibia. SWAPO flagAfter World War I the League of Nations gave South-West Africa, formerly a German colony, to the United Kingdom as a mandate under the title of South Africa. The South African government turned this special mandate arrangement into a military occupation, and tried to extend apartheid rule to Namibia. SWAPO was founded on 19 April 1960 by Andimba Toivo ya Toivo as the successor of the Ovamboland People's Congress, an organisation established in 1957 and renamed into Ovamboland People's Organisation in 1959. The reason for the renaming was that although the organisation had its base among the Ovambo people of northern Namibia it wanted to be representative of all Namibians. During 1962 SWAPO had emerged as the dominant nationalist organization for the Namibian people, co-opting other groups such as the South West Africa National Union (SWANU), and in 1976 the Namib...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=284376
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