24 March 2014

Namibia: Independence Memorial Museum in Windhoek officially inaugurated!

The Independence Memorial Museum in Windhoek was finally inaugurated by Namibia's President Hifikepunye Pohamba on the country's 24th Independence Day on 21 March 2014. The museum, situated right between the Alte Feste Museum and the Christus Kirche on Robert Mugabe Avenue in Windhoek, showcases Namibia’s long history of anti-colonial resistance and the national liberation struggle. We'll update this posting as soon as we can find any info about opening times, entrance fees etc..
Also on Independence Day, President Pohamba unveiled the new Sam Nujoma Statue, which stands on a pedestal on the hill where the Reiterdenkmal* stood for more than 102 years, and, few metres away to the south, the Genocide Memorial Statue

*The Reiterdenkmal was moved to the courtyard of the Alte Feste Museum on Christmas night 2013.

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