June 15, 1991 |
The South African army ran a multimillion-dollar covert scheme, code-named Operation Agree, to prop up its political friends during 1989 elections in Namibia and smear the favored South-West Africa People's Organization, a former military agent said Friday.
June 12, 1989
Hundreds of Angolans are fleeing into neighboring Namibia to escape fighting between right-wing rebels and Angolan government troops, a Namibian government spokesman said. Up to 700 Angolans were reported to have entered northern Namibia, causing a major headache for U.N. officials, who are preparing to repatriate thousands of Namibians after years of exile. An international airlift of Namibian refugees starts today, the latest stage in the colony's U.N.-organized transition to independence from South Africa.
December 5, 1999 |
Hundreds of jubilant supporters in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, celebrated the runaway victories of President Sam Nujoma and his ruling party in the South African nation's third democratic election. With most of the ballots counted, the South-West African People's Organization, or SWAPO, had 77% of the vote. Nujoma, 70, also took 77% of the presidential ballot in winning a third term.
November 2, 1988
South Africa has reportedly agreed to the gist of a U.S. proposal to grant independence to South-West Africa--also known as Namibia--within a year and let Cuban troops remain in neighboring Angola for up to two years, two leading South African newspapers reported. Under this plan, South African forces would withdraw from Namibia and U.S.-sponsored elections would take place, the Citizen, a pro-government newspaper, and Business Day, the country's leading financial daily, said.
November 7, 1989 |
After 23 years of war and 20,000 fatalities, Namibians today will begin a five-day election to choose 72 representatives who will draft a constitution and guide the nation to independence from South Africa next year. The United Nations deployed 1,200 poll watchers in an effort to ensure a fair election. The South-West Africa People's Organization is expected to outpoll nine other parties in the vote.
November 2, 1989 |
South Africa said hundreds of Namibian guerrillas have crossed into Namibia from Angola in the past week. Calling it a "grave threat" to U.N.-supervised Namibian independence elections scheduled for next week, Pretoria said it has put its troops on alert in the South-African controlled territory.