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  Learn more about History of Africa in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
However, after the desertification of the Sahara, settlement in North Africa became concentrated in the valley of the Nile, where the pre-literate Nomes of Egypt laid a base for the culture of ancient Egypt, usually considered separately from the other cultures of the continent.
Southward from the mouth of the Congo to the inhospitable region of Damaraland (in what is present-day Namibia), the Portuguese, from 1491 onward, acquired influence over the Bantu inhabitants, and in the early part of the 16th century through their efforts Christianity was largely adopted in the Kongo Empire.
History of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 History of Namibia
In a 1971 advisory opinion, the International Court of Justice upheld UN authority over Namibia, determining that the South African presence in Namibia was illegal and that South Africa therefore was obligated to withdraw its administration from Namibia immediately.
It called for the holding of elections in Namibia under UN supervision and control, the cessation of all hostile acts by all parties, and restrictions on the activities of South African and Namibian military, paramilitary, and police.
Political prisoners were granted amnesty, discriminatory legislation was repealed, South Africa withdrew all its forces from Namibia, and some 42,000 refugees returned safely and voluntarily under the auspices of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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 Namibia: History
The UN General Assembly in 1966 passed a resolution terminating the mandate, and in 1968 it resolved that the country be known as Namibia.
A constitution was adopted in Feb., 1990, and Namibia became independent on Mar. 21, 1990.
Namibia has a significant AIDS problem, with more than 40% of the population infected in some northern areas.
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 WHKMLA : History of Namibia,. ToC
Chronology of Catholic Dioceses : Namibia, from Kirken i Norge
History of Namibia, from newafrica.com, 3 chapters; from Lonely Planet, from World Rover; from IIASA Population Project
Namibia, from Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
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 Namibia encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Namibia politics and officials, Namibian History. Travel to Namibia
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast.
The dry lands of Namibia were inhabited since early times by Bushmen, Damara, Namaqua, and since about the fourteenth century AD, by immigrating Bantu who came with the Bantu expansion.
The region was not extensively explored by Europeans until the 19th century, when the land came under German control as South-West Africa -- apart from Walvis Bay under British control.
www.namibiaiworld.com   (334 words)

  
 Namibia: History
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Toward identity and community in Namibia and the United States: a disturbing contrast.
Namibia under South African Rule: mobility and containment, 1915-46.(Review)
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