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Jun 06, 2017

Rehoboth Basters: UPM Vice-President Urges Namibian President to Fulfil his Promises

  The article below was published by New Era:   The United People’s Movement of Namibia (UPM) vice-president Piet Junius wants President Hage Geingob to implement the “promise” he made in 1992 during a meeting with the late Kaptein Hans Diergaardt. Junius made the demand during a meeting with Geingob at State House on Wednesday. He said members of the Rehoboth Baster...

Jun 06, 2017

Rehoboth Basters: UPM Vice-President Urges Namibian...

Photo courtesy of New Era   On 24 May 2017, Piet Junius, Vice-President of the United People’s Movement of Namibia (UPM), met with Namibian President Hage Geingob and demanded that he fulfils...

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Feb 06, 2017

Rehoboth Basters: Community Fails to Be Consulted...

Below is an article published by The Namibian: Land Reform minister Utoni Nujoma claims wide consultations preceded the tabling of the Land Bill and that interested parties have now been afforded ample...

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Aug 19, 2016

Rehoboth Basters: Legal Dispute over Land Deferred...

The article below is published by the Namibian The hearing of a High Court case in which the Rehoboth Town Council is trying to have the Rehoboth Bastergemeente and its leader, kaptein John NcNab, prohibited...

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May 04, 2016

Rehoboth Basters: Right to A Legitimate Land Redistribution...

Below is an article published by The Namibian   Members of the community of Rehoboth's Kuviki Land Location during their 'peaceful' land demonstration earlier today. Chaos erupted between community...

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Dec 04, 2015

Rehoboth Basters: Post-Colonial African Independence...

ANGOLA marked its 40th birthday this month and while the south African country blew off the candles, there’s one situation it would be happy the world didn’t pay much attention to. The “Republic”...

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May 11, 2015

Rehoboth Basters: Spiritual Fathers’ Tombstone...

The centennial commemoration of the battle of Sam !Khubis saw the repatriation from Cape Town of the tombstone of the late Johann Christian Friedrich Heidmann, who was a spiritual father to the first 90...

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Mar 04, 2015

UNPO Submits Reports on the Rights of Rehoboth...

  The indigenous West Papuans are being deprived of their ancestral lands by the Indonesian government. Hereby, the Indonesian government damages the culture of the West-Papuans. Moreover,...

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Dec 09, 2014

Rehoboth Basters: UPM Wins Seat in National A...

Below is an article published by Newera; Jan Johannes van Wyk, the man who will represent the United People’s Movement (UPM) in parliament next year has aspirations to be a commercial farmer, and...

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Nov 26, 2014

UNPO Members Speak at 7th Session of UN Minority...

Several UNPO members (including Rehoboth Basters, Ogaden and Afrikaners) participated at the seventh Session of the Forum on Minority Issues held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 25 and 26 November 2014. This...

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May 20, 2014

Rehoboth Basters: High Court Prohibits Land A...

Below is an article published by The Namibian: The Rehoboth Town Council on Friday [16 May 2014] obtained an interim court order that prohibits the Rehoboth Bastergemeente and its leader, Kaptein John...

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Apr 07, 2014

Rehoboth Basters: Residents Demand Town Council’s...

Below is an article published by The Namibian: Residents of Rehoboth on Friday [04 April 20] marched to the town council, demanding that the town’s CEO Theo Jankowski steps down. In a petition...

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Feb 11, 2014

Rehoboth Basters: Dispute Erupts Over Land Di...

Below is an article published by The Namibian: A war over Rehoboth erven threatens to explode between members of the Baster community and the town council after the allocation of 1 072 plots to people...

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Nov 27, 2013

From Zebra Nation to Rainbow Nation: A Conference...

On 21 November 2013, the conference ‘Minority rights, the International and South African Constitutional Perspective’ was held in the South African parliament in Cape town. Organized by UNPO...

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Aug 13, 2013

UNPO Present During Indigenous Day Demonstration...

On Friday August 9th a demonstration was held on the Dam square in Amsterdam to raise awareness about the abuse of indigenous people all over the world. Several indigenous people were present at this demonstration...

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May 14, 2013

Rehoboth Basters: Emotional Commemoration At ...

Below is an article published by allafrica.com "I am very ashamed for what my people did to your people. I want to apologize on behalf of my people for what my people have done," were the words of German...

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Mar 13, 2013

Rehoboth Basters: Community Denounces New Deeds...

Below is an article published by allafrica.com: The Rehoboth Baster chief, Kaptein John McNab, did not mince his words when he condemned the Ministry of Lands and Resettlements' newly proposed Rehoboth...

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Feb 20, 2013

Rehoboth Basters: Requiring Greater Autonomy Over...

Below is an article published by allafrica.com:  The leader of the Baster community of the Rehoboth area, Kaptein John McNab, is accusing the Namibian government of unilaterally declaring the land...

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Feb 18, 2013

Rehoboth Basters: Community In Danger Of Exti...

Below is an article published by allafrica.com   Rehoboth — Baster Kaptein John McNab says his people are embittered because they have since independence as a group "lost everything" - their...

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Feb 15, 2013

Rehoboth Basters: Land Promised In 1992 Still...

  Below is an article published by allAfrica.com:   Twenty years after Cabinet decided to give free erven [land] in Rehoboth to people displaced by the Apartheid dispensation, only 176 residents...

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Oct 01, 2012

Rehoboth Basters: Special Rapporteur Anaya Concludes...

Below is an article published by the OHCHR: “In my capacity as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, I am today concluding my official visit to Namibia to examine...

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May 15, 2012

Rehoboth Basters: Commemoration Of Sam!Khubis...

Below is an article published by New Era: Close to 150 members of the Rehoboth community in Walvis Bay, recently commemorated the battle of Sam !Khubis, about 80 kilometres northwest of Rehoboth. Every...

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Apr 02, 2012

Rehoboth Basters: Argument Over Sale Of Land

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: Baster Kaptein John McNab and the United People's Movement (UPM) are objecting to the auctioning of 43 erven in Rehoboth that is taking place today, suggesting...

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Mar 21, 2012

Rehoboth Basters: New Book Sheds Light On Land...

Below is an article published by AllAfrica: The book 'Rehoboth, Namibia - Past and Present' is the latest edition from editor Cornelia Limpricht, mapping in perhaps the most comprehensive manner Rehoboth's...

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Mar 11, 2009

Rehoboth Basters: Debate Over Land Resurfaces

Below is an article published by: New Era Baster Captain John McNab and former regional councillor Alfred Dax are embroiled in a bitter word battle over Rehoboth land, an issue that just will not be laid...

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Jan 20, 2009

Rehoboth Baster: Free Land Plots Given

   Below is an article published by: New Era  The Rehoboth Town Council handed out the first batch of 176 erven to residents under its free-erven programme in accordance with the Rukoro...

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Jun 05, 2008

Rehoboth Basters: UNPO General Assembly Member...

Below is a Member Resolution as presented and adopted before the IX UNPO General Assembly held during 16-17 May 2008 in Brussels, Belgium:   IX UNPO General Assembly16 - 17 May 2008, Brussels...

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Feb 11, 2008

TV-program shows dire situation of the Rehoboth...

On Sunday evening 10 February 2008, a documentary was aired on Dutch television focusing on the political situation in Namibia. The Rehoboth Basters were prominently present in this 50 minute program. In...

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Jun 05, 2007

Rehoboth Basters: Keeping the Culture Alive

The Rehoboth Basters are struggling to keep their culture alive and reclaim their autonomy from the Namibian government. Below are extracts from an article written by Sean Thomas and published by The...

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Mar 12, 2007

Rehoboth Basters: Greenhouse a Huge Success

Below is an article published by The Namibian on 16 February 2007: The Rehoboth community this month [February 2007] inaugurated a community-based greenhouse on the town's outskirts. The greenhouse -...

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Feb 12, 2007

Rehoboth Basters: Admitted to UNPO

The latest meeting of the UNPO Presidency, which met from 01 – 03 February at the European Parliament in Brussels, has continued pursuit of UNPO’s goal of giving a voice to all unrepresented...

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