While the world’s attention has been drawn to land reform in Zimbabwe, there is increasing tension in Namibia over the legacy of German colonialism.
Despite repeated promises, the SWAPO-led government has failed to address the fact that much of the best land is owned by a few thousand German descendents.
But the crisis does not just involve access to agricultural land. It also exists in cities. Now a new youth movement is demanding action, or else.
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To Kundai Gotore,
Not true. Land was redistributed to hundreds of thousands of families. The number of registered tobacco farmers at TIMB went from 1,500 in 2000, to over 80,000 in 2016. That's not '5,000 friends and cronies of Mugabe'.
You can't trust the mainstream media and their unsoures claims about a program that they want to see fail.
The number of registered growers declined to 81 801 in 2016 from 97 635 prior year.
Active tobacco growers who delivered tobacco this year also declined by 2% from 75
392 growers who delivered in 2015 to 73 437. The season completed in 115 days which
was 15 days shorter than the number of selling days in prior year. The 2016
production output increased by 2% to end the season at 202,284,589. Revenue
realized ($595.9 million) increased by 2% from 2015’s levels.
Besides, Namibia has land which rightly belongs to Angola - the Germans drew a line across the map, as those old colonialists were wont to do, and that line took a chunk from Angola - so you should return what is supposed to be Angolan land! I doubt you will though since it is about the only really useful land in Namibia.
This is why the people of Liberia do not even want to hear anything about dual Citizenships for non blacks. The pictures we see coming out of the southern parts of Africa is not a friendly one. How can whites sit on huge swaths of land and claim that they have ownership to it when in fact they, the white came to Africa and enslaved our people and grab the lands without any regards for our people. They must return the land to the rightful owners, the Africans. This is why we never allowed citizenships for non blacks in Liberia.
You should go after the SWAPO PLAN terrorists that terrorized the people of Namibia for some 30 years mostly between 1966 and 1990 as well as those after 1990. The abduction of children at gunpoint, those lured by false promises of education only to be forced into military bondage. The murders of civilian population who refused to support them. The indiscriminate planting of landmines that targeted, murdered and maimed civilian population. The indiscriminate bombings throughout the country that targeted, killed, maimed and injured so many innocent civilians. And lastly have SWAPO account for over three thousand of their own party members from the era still missing today and their refusal to provide an explanation as to what became of those people most of which were tortured to death in the dungeons of Lubango and elsewhere as well as simply executed.
Your memory seems very short. There is not enough space here to list SWAPO atrocities committed between 1966 and 1990 as well as thereafter. I've exposed and listed them with more than sufficient fact, evidence, personal as well as eyewitness accounts in my new book. In the meantime just google, look up and start with "SWAPO atrocities." That should keep you busy for some time to come.
people want peace. peace of mind and soul. Not somebody in your face ask you for gold or diamonds because people are getting married across the ocean.
So much of their culture is based on looting Africa. = which why Africa cant get them out!! they have been on her breast for soooo long. They think they are kin
lord.. who is this ignorant lady??? where do u get ur history huh?? whites are really ignorant.. firstly whites only brought death theft and lies.. Namibians lived happily and no African practiced cannibalism stop talking white lies that u were taught in ur apartheid schools that blacks are savages... u might not know but blacks brought a lot to the table im talking medicine astrology physiology thousands of inventions which ur white ancestors stole the patents...
secondly South Africa didn't save namibia from anyone, on contrary South African apartheid government stole killed brutalised and murdered Namibians in the war and after the war , go back en study history stop fantasising.. harry boons like the rest of u is a liar.. all blacks know not to trust white propaganda written books thy are there to white wash history...
Astrea all that ur people cause is death and stench in every part of the world... since the caucazoit appeared 6400 years ago the earth is dying...
White people who have brought the World, including the Namibians and cannilabistic South African Blacks, (I do not know whether there was cannibalism in Namibia, technology they could not even dream of - and even beds with sheets, knives and forks and all the comforts of CIVILIZATION. Is civilization of not worth to you all out there?
And you really, really should have the grace to remember that the South Army saved your country for you - with Savimbi. Savimbi would NOT have been able to keep Namibia without that fantastic army of White South Africans. There may have been some Black South African in that army - but the mighty Soviet Army was defeated by those wonderful South African soldiers!
You should read "Ama Bhula" by Harry Booyens. It is an AMAZING story.
I have been thinking about this issue for a while now......The current whites did not participate in what their fathers did...noone choses where to be born,,,......However,as Africans we need to find an amicable way to correct this injustice.......the real criminals are all dead.....
I want to start of by saying if the 2 million people had free access to rest of Namibia = unproductive will not be an issue. BUT LIKE EVERYWHERE ELSE
they put natives into cages or live-in prisons
Humans should not live in ghettos, tenements, camps, reservations, township, favelas etc etc:
............................There are ways to grow the LAND Forward..........
you can replant a desert: A. you can reach out to Senegal ( who replanted million hectors of forest that was desert)
B. Namibia HAVE A MASSIVE OCEAN (Saudi Arabia and other gulf countries use Desalination plants)
C: Senegal will tell you replanting the "Great Green Wall" project created 2 generations of jobs, 1 mom planting, 2 children now being farmers from regain productive land. its a win/win.
D: 7:16 the productive land is in white hands: why are 1% of German owning more land that Germany itself! that is crazy.
E: Mass comercial farming has contribute to alot of water shortage. if Namibian ban export commercial food. I believe it can take came of its people properly.
Whites will leave the land once looting is not possible.
A Namibian youth here. I'm 25 years old a recent university graduate. The Affirmative re-positioning movement is a necessary and viable movement in Namibia. Over 70% of the land is owned by white minority. Should we fold hand and keep quiet? Hell no ! Should we go and grab the land by force? hell no ! This are 6th and 7th generation white Namibian by birth. So what is our solution? What is our way forward as Namibian. First Whites should acknowledge the fact that the land was stolen from the native by their forefathers. Secondly, the white should be willing to discuss ways of demarcating land with the government so that every Namibian get a share and to avoid inequality. For now the government has tried willing buyer and willing seller system yet some whites were not willing to sell their land. So the government will demarcate this land so that very Namibian by birth will benefit regardless of race. Remember this is a contemporary generation of African and not the old generation which accepted inferiority. We are not out forefathers. We are the new African and we are getting the land back by following the right procedure and protocols.
Venezuela is a socialist shit hole no doubt about that. Same shit all over again. They got promised a whole lot of stuff by communist revolutionaries. Started a civil war and now they are starving. Greece also went overboard on socialist programs but in a much milder form so it isnt a complete shit show like Venezuela. Id also like to kindly remind you that you're the one who brought race into the conversation so fuck off with that shit.
D.B.C.|T1M0 interesting, you talk about hunger with what's going on in Venezuela! I guess, finally Africans are human. Humans are resilient, I am sure you'll agree, and can heal and redeem themselves, look at Rwanda for example, not perfect like in Greece but not bad with the history.
That are a lot of assumptions on your part. And sure Zimbabweans cant stand Mugabe now but back when he promised them the world they were following him in the millions. Until they started starving that is.
D.B.C.|T1M0 Make sure modern white Namibians don't adopt your obsolete, patronising, ethnocentric, condescending, subtly racist rhetoric that blacks are inherently unable to achieve or look after something. We are aware of that old apartheid attitude but you'd be wrong to underestimate today's upcoming black generation. After all, SWAPO against harsher critics than you won the independence. So I promise you,the land will be divided. It's a question of time. P.S Mugabe is not Zimbabwe as Trump is not America.
Kanyanga Eberhard folding hands is not an option my brother. africans land is for africans.All whites are to exit and give back everything they have even owned from the begining of their foreparents invasion
I think you ought to look at the economic history of Hong Kong. The determinants of growth under those circumstances. The Brits had HSBC which still one of the bastions of global white monopoly capital.
+chicagoeconomist1 A Namibian youth here. I'm 25 years old a recent university graduate. The Affirmative re-positioning movement is a necessary and viable movement in Namibia. Over 70% of the land is owned by white minority. Should we fold hand and keep quiet? Hell no ! Should we go and grab the land by force? hell no ! This are 6th and 7th generation white Namibian by birth. So what is our solution? What is our way forward as Namibian. First Whites should acknowledge the fact that the land was stolen from the native by their forefathers. Secondly, the white should be willing to discuss ways of demarcating land with the government so that every Namibian get a share and to avoid inequality. For now the government has tried willing buyer and willing seller system yet some whites were not willing to sell their land. So the government will demarcate this land so that very Namibian by birth will benefit regardless of race. Remember this is a contemporary generation of African and not the old generation which accepted inferiority. We are not out forefathers. We are the new African and we are getting the land back by following the right procedure and protocols.
Korea was poorer than SW Africa per capita in1945 so was Hong Kong. Namibia s recent movement toward capitalism international trade and lower Tax rates will do more than any government program despite political promises.
chicagoeconomist1 The land was stolen from the peoples of the country by the colonial power of Germany and whether the country falls apart are stay together I think the African and not the Germans who stole the land and had one of the last mass murders of the 20th century should be made to pay whatever way that country decides they should.
chicagoeconomist1 hey, Money-Grubbing Bozo, It Is The Bourgeois Parasites, Not The Workers Who Slave For Their Parasitism, And It Is The Colonial Imperialists, Not Those Who Suffer Under Their Oppression, That Are Practicing Theft!!! You Might Wanna Take English 101, Learn The Meaning Of The Word "Theft"!!!
Hey Namibians! Here is what you should do to solve your pest problem.. Any questions?
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
Khalid Muhammad - Call for White Genocide!
The late Khalid Muhammad, former spokesman of the Nation of Islam and head of the New Black Panther Party gives a speech calling for the extermination of white people in South Africa. This concept is a tenet of the theology of the Nation of Islam, which holds that the white man is Satan and will be destroyed in a race war in the End Times. Destruction of the white race will produce a millennial utopia in their belief.
Since Khalid gave this speech thousands of white farmers have been slaughtered in South Africa. This may not be due directly to Khalid, but a reflection of the beliefs of the Black Nationalist movement, which has world-wide influence, especially in Africa.
Chant down Babylon ism & schism!
michael manley I was stationed overseas in Germany when the Belgian Congo broke out and when the Congo people got their freedom and the United States government did not like the form of government they have chosen The president of the Congo was assassinated .
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