Interview with Hawa Binta Dieye by James S. Sutterlin
Ms. Hawa Binta Dieye (Senegal, ) was working as a researcher in the Department for Economic and Social Affairs before she volunteered for the United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG) in Namibia. Excited at the prospect of helping the country reach independence, Ms. Dieye served as head of the United Nations district center in Katutura, Windhoek, where she helped the local population prepare for the upcoming elections in 1990.
Conducted on 23 June 1998, this interview focuses on Ms. Dieye's service in Namibia. Here, she discusses how the Namibian population transitioned to independence—their education, relationships with South West Africa Police (SWAPOL), and trusting UNTAG and the work they did.
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