Namibia

Tshekedi Khama in his office. PIC: L LEVISON
Tshekedi Khama in his office. PIC: L LEVISON

There is something particularly thought provoking about Presidential inauguration ceremonies in Namibia – perhaps this is because of its horrific modern history and perhaps because of this country’s past relationship with it.

I did have a very quick look at the Daily News report of the ceremony in Windhoek and noted that the point was made that this country provided a variety of welcomed assistance at the time of Namibia’s independence.

And doubtless, when needed, has continued to do so. That seems fairly routine. But that doesn’t give us much of an idea about the way the two countries interacted during the horror years that preceded Namibia’s independence in 1990.

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