United Nations

Interview with: Hawa Binta Dieye

23 Jun 1998 Pt. 1 (46: 44)
Listen now   
23 Jun 1998 Pt. 2 (7: 32)
Listen now   
Loading the player ...

International Civil Servant

Ms. Hawa Binta Dieye 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.


Posted in Namibia Question

How to access sound files

Accessing and playing sound files can be accomplished by a multitude of media players. In order to find the one that is best suited for your computer, we recommend you visit our technology requirements page. There you will find a full description of the most popular players and links for easy download.

How to access PDF files

Adobe® Reader® is a free downloadable software that is used to access and read Portable Document Format (PDF) files. It can be used regardless of your computer's platform (Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh). For further information, please see our technology requirements page.