SWAPO


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SWAPO

(ˈswɑːpəʊ) or

Swapo

n acronym for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) South-West Africa People's Organization

SWAPO

South West Africa People’s Organization. A black independence movement founded in 1959. Banned in 1978, it continued guerrilla activities to 1989.
Translations

SWAPO

[ˈswɑːpəʊ] n abbr (=South-West Africa People's Organization) → SWAPO f

SWAPO

abbr of South-West Africa People’s OrganizationSWAPO f
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It offers an alternative history of SWAPO in exile with the camps' impact on the formation of social hierarchies within the Namibian nation as the central theme.
The SWAPO political elites benefit and exploit this relationship to their advantage.
The three leaders of the campaign have all been suspended from the SWAPO Youth League and NEC.
The proposal, known as the UN Plan, was worked out after lengthy consultations with South Africa, the front-line states (Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), SWAPO, UN officials, and the Western Contact Group.
They also might be reading about German, South African and SWAPO elites who ruled them and profited personally from these efforts.
Hifikepunye Pohamba, Namibia's re-elected president, has been in power since 2005 but his SWAPO party has maintained a majority of seats in parliament since the country received its independence from South Africa in 1990.
Nujoma unexpectedly returns (with one of the worst bits of beard makeup since "Gods and Generals") to lead the SWAPO charge against a South African propped up by U.
But the deaths were not done by white apartheid soldiers, they were perpetrated by Nujoma's political movement SWAPO, against their own people.
During the 1960s, a fitful guerrilla campaign for national liberation began in Ovamboland in the northern quarter of Namibia This bush war pitted SWAPO fighters who espoused socialist aims against the security forces trained by South Africa.
After insisting that the Western powers mediating Namibia's independence refused to acknowledge the supremacy of SWAPO (South-West Africa People's Organization) in the independence struggle because it did not serve their interests, the awkward fact that SWAPO emerged as the major force at independence is dealt with by the claim that it only did so by selling out its principles to the West.
One of the main differences between Palestine and Namibia was that the native political organization SWAPO (South West African People's Organization) was more timely in its formation in April 1960.
Sweden was the first Western country to provide official assistance to SWAPO in exile prior to independence and remains (with Germany) one of the most significant sources of bilateral aid to independent Namibia under a SWAPO-led government.