April 7, 1989 |
South Africa warned today that Namibian independence elections will have to be postponed because of a raging bush war and canceled talks about the vote with U.N. officials. Pretoria's senior representative in Namibia, Administrator-General Louis Pienaar, told a news conference that incursions by guerrillas of the South-West Africa People's Organization have jeopardized the possibility of holding the elections on schedule in November.
November 14, 2004 |
After 14 years in office, President Sam Nujoma is preparing to step down as Namibia holds elections Monday and Tuesday. The 75-year-old Nujoma led the southwest African nation to independence and is the only leader its 1.8 million people have ever known. Neutral observers expect the election to be free and fair. Hifikepunye Pohamba, Nujoma's handpicked successor, is expected to win. Abroad, Nujoma is known for making outlandish statements, such as claiming AIDS was a man-made biological weapon.
August 9, 1988 |
Angola, Cuba and South Africa, taking their first concrete step toward peace in southwestern Africa, declared an immediate cease-fire Monday in the 13-year-old Angolan civil war, and Pretoria pledged to begin withdrawing its troops there by Wednesday. In the wake of their fourth round of peace talks last week in Geneva, the countries also agreed to ask the United Nations to implement, beginning Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1990 |
Why, having liquidated its East European empire, does the Soviet Union continue to pour billions in scarce resources into unreformed, non-European Marxist governments that rely on old thinking and old tactics in their effort to maintain power?
September 11, 1990 |
When President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met Sunday in Helsinki to discuss the crisis in the Persian Gulf, they posed a question that could reshape politics across the globe: Could the two superpowers, whose rivalry inflamed so many local disputes over the last 45 years, now cooperate to resolve those and other conflicts? Could the global reach they developed in hostility now be used in harmony to promote peace?