Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging

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(Acronym: AWB) An ultra-right wing separatist political and former paramilitary organization, that first came into prominence in the 1970s. It was originally founded in 1973 by Eugène Terre'Blanche, who remained the leader till his death in 2010. Committed to Afrikaner nationalism it is secessionist in its views, and its ultimate aim is to create an independent Boer or Afrikaner republic (often referred to as a Volkstaat or a Boerestaat) in some part of South Africa. In its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, it was often used by the South Africa and international media as an example of a white supremacist group. Went into a decline after the arrest and incarceration of its leader, and even more so after his death.

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Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) in the SAHO Website[1]

AWB Website: http://www.awb.co.za/english.htm

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