A peace for everyone in Namibia

Windhoek Bahnhof (© Stéphane Gallay)

Michele Ernsting visits Namibia, seven years after independence, which was preceded by decades of civil war. Sam Nujoma became the country’s first president. He poured money into education and health care for all Namibians. He also urged the country’s 11 main ethnic groups to set aside their grievances and work together for their common future. But what is left of the great expectations that prevailed at independence?

Producer: Michele Ernsting

Broadcast: October 23, 1997