Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Namibia: Little Reason to Celebrate

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Namibia by ruben eberlein on June 1, 2015

namibiaRead my review of the new book by Henning Melber, Namibia: Gesellschaftspolitische Erkundungen seit der Unabhängigkeit. The author, for a long time connected both to SWAPO and Namibia, takes an unerring look on society, politics and the practices of memory in the country after 25 years of independence. The review was published by Brandes & Apsel just in time for the inauguration of the new president, Hage Geingob, in March 2015. Download my text (German) here,

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Namibia After 25 Years of Independence: Rich Country, Poor People

Posted in African Politics, Namibia by ruben eberlein on March 23, 2015

Read my interview with Henning Melber about 25 years of independence in Namibia. Melber came with his parents 1967 to South West Africa and supported the independence struggle in the country as a member of SWAPO. He is an early critic of SWAPO as a liberation movement in power. His latest book about the last two and a half decades in Namibia was published by Brandes & Apsel recently. Download the interview that appeared in the German daily Neues Deutschland as a pdf here (German).