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The occupation of Namibia Afrikanerdom"s attack on the British Empire by Allan D. Cooper

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English



  • Namibia,
  • South Africa


  • Afrikaners -- Politics and government.,
  • Namibia -- Politics and government -- 1915-1946.,
  • Namibia -- Politics and government -- 1946-1990.,
  • South Africa -- Politics and government -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-209) and index.

StatementAllan D. Cooper.
LC ClassificationsDT1625 .C66 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination215 p. :
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1884033M
ISBN 10081917954X, 0819179558
LC Control Number90044921

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Namibia’ s urban areas now have some , informal houses, a number likely to double over the coming 7 or 8 years if this trend is not addressed urgently. Similar patterns of rapid. The government in Pretoria now finally gives up its policy of stalling on Namibia's independence. It agrees that the UN will supervise the provision of a new constitution and the holding of elections. Indpendence: from In the elections held in SWAPO wins 57% of the vote. The party's leader, Sam Nujoma, becomes president of Namibia. German South West Africa, German Deutsch-Südwestafrika, a former German colony (–) that is now the nation of Namibia, in southwestern Franz Adolf Lüderitz, a merchant from Bremen, Germany, established a trading post in southwest Africa at Angra Pequena, which he renamed also acquired the adjacent coastal area, which he named Lüderitzland.   Namibia is one of the world’s largest producers of uranium. The Chinese-owned Husab uranium mine began producing uranium ore in , and is expected to reach full production in August and produce 15 million pounds of uranium a year. Namibia also produces large quantities of zinc and is a smaller producer of gold and copper.