Namibia: Man named after Adolf Hitler wins local election

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A Namibian politician named after Adolf Hitler says he has no plans for world domination after winning a sweeping victory in local elections.

In an interview with German newspaper Bild, he insisted he had “nothing to do” with Nazi ideology.

Adolf, like other Germanic first names, is not uncommon in the country, which was once a German colony.

Adolf Hitler Uunona won more than 85 per cent of the vote for the ruling SWAPO in a regional council election in Oshana.

The Southwestern African country was a former colony of Germany and shares many street names and family names with the European nation.

“My father named me after this man. He probably didn’t understand what Adolf Hitler stood for,” he told Bild.

“As a child I saw it as a totally normal name. Only as a teenager did I understand that this man wanted to conquer the whole world.”

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