South-West Africa
South-West Africa (Afrikaans: Suidwes-Afrika; Dutch: Zuidwest-Afrika; German: Südwestafrika) was the name for modern-day Namibia when it was ruled by the German Empire and later South Africa.
As a...
South-West Africa - Wikipedia
The South West Africa National Union (SWANU) is the oldest political party in Namibia, formed in 1959. Most of its members came from the Herero people, while fellow independence movement SWAPO was mos...
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Markus Kooper
Reverend Markus Kooper (12 September 1918 – 9 December 2005) was a Namibian activist, educator and religious figure. From Hoachanas in the Hardap Region, Kooper was one of the first Namibians who trav...
History of South Africa (1815-1910)
During the Napoleonic Wars, the Cape Colony was annexed by the British and officially became their colony in 1815. Britain encouraged settlers to the Cape, and in particular, sponsored the 1820 Settle...
History of South Africa (1815-1910) - Wikipedia
Leaders of Kavangoland
(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
DTA - Democratic Turnhalle Alliance
Gwen Lister
Gwen Lister (born 5 December 1953 in East London, South Africa) is a Namibian journalist, publisher, apartheid opponent and press freedom activist.
Growing up under the apartheid system, she resol...
Leaders of Namaland

DTA - Democratic Turnhalle Alliance
Hifikepunye Pohamba
Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba (born 18 August 1935) is a Namibian politician who was President of Namibia from 2005 to 2015. He won the 2004 election overwhelmingly as the candidate of SWAPO, the ruling p...
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Leaders of Rehoboth

RFP - Rehoboth Freedom Party
History of Namibia
The history of Namibia has passed through several distinct stages from being colonised in the late nineteenth century to Namibia's independence on 21 March 1990.From 1884, Namibia was a German colony:...
History of Namibia - Wikipedia
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance
The Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) (German: Demokratische Turnhallenallianz) (Afrikaans: Demokratiese Turnhalle Alliansie) is an amalgamation of political parties in Namibia, registered a...
South West African Territorial Force
The South West African Territorial Force (SWATF) was an auxiliary arm of the South African Defence Force and comprised the armed forces of South West Africa (now Namibia) from 1977 to 1989. It emerged...
German South-West Africa
German South-West Africa (German: Deutsch-Südwestafrika, DSWA) was a colony of the German Empire from 1884 until 1915, with an area of 835,100 km², it was one and a half times the size of the...
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Leaders of Ovamboland
(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
CDA - Christian Democratic Action
The SWAPO Party of Namibia (SWAPO, [ˈswɑːpəʊ]), formerly South West Africa People's Organization (German: Südwestafrikanische Volksorganisation, SWAVO; Afrikaans: Suidwes-Afrikaanse Volk-Organisasie, ...
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Leaders of East Caprivi

DTA - Democratic Turnhalle Alliance
Anna Mungunda
Anna "Kakurukaze" Mungunda (1932–10 December 1959) was a Namibian woman of Herero descent. She was the only woman among the casualties of the Old Location uprising in Windhoek on 10 December 1959. Sin...
Permanent Force
The Permanent Force was an integral part of both the South African Defence Force and the South West Africa Territorial Force and other British Commonwealth militaries. It consisted of all the full-tim...
Where Others Wavered
Where Others Wavered: The Autobiography of Sam Nujoma - My Life in SWAPO and My Participation in the Liberation Struggle of Namibia, commonly known as Where Others Wavered, is an autobiographical work...
Sam Nujoma
Samuel Daniel Shafiishuna "Sam" Nujoma (/nuːˈjoʊmə/; born 12 May 1929) is a Namibian politician who was the first President of Namibia from 1990 to 2005. He led the South-West Africa People's Organiza...
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Sporting boycott of South Africa
South Africa under apartheid was subjected to a variety of international boycotts, including on sporting contacts. There was some debate about whether the aim of the boycott was to end segregation in ...