March 19, 1985 |
The visiting leader of the South-West Africa People's Organization, Sam Nujoma, said Monday that China has agreed to increase its aid to his Namibian guerrilla movement. A Marxist, Nujoma described the Peking leadership as "friends in arms."
August 20, 1987 |
Five rebel leaders were arrested during a police sweep in connection with a terrorism investigation, the police commissioner said Wednesday in Namibia (South-West Africa). Among those arrested Tuesday was Anton Lubowski, 35, a lawyer and union leader who in 1984 became the first white to announce his membership in the South-West Africa People's Organization. The movement has been waging a military campaign for Namibian independence from South Africa since 1966.
January 5, 2000 |
Gunmen ambushed a family of five French tourists on a road near the border with Angola, killing the three children and seriously wounding the parents. Namibian authorities blamed the Monday attack on the Angolan rebel movement UNITA. The family, with children ages 10, 15 and 19, was traveling in a rented car on the main road between the towns of Rundu and Katima Mulilo, police said.
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.
October 15, 2007 |
Authorities have ordered the deportation of two Americans working for a security firm that was recruiting Namibians to work at U.S. facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, a government minister said. The Namibian Cabinet also recommended the closure of the local branch of the Nevada-based Special Operations Consulting-Security Management Group, which had opened this month, Information Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said.
August 11, 1989 |
A man accidentally killed himself while using his shotgun as a club to try to put an injured porcupine out of its misery, Namibian police said. They said the man ran over the animal by accident in northern Namibia. He stopped his and was trying to club the porcupine when the gun went off, hitting him in the chest.
October 14, 2007 |
This African nation has ordered two Americans to leave the country for trying to recruit Namibians to work as security guards in Iraq and Afghanistan, the information minister said Saturday. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said the Namibian Security Council also ordered their company, Special Operations Consulting-Security Management Group, to cease operations on the grounds that its actions violated Namibian laws.