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  History of Namibia. From Adolf Luederitz to Sam Nujoma.
Namibia was, due to its barren coastline, colonised by the Europeans as one of the last African countries.
A tiny corps of the "Kaiserliche Marine" landed in the bay and raised the German flag.
At the beginning of the First World War, South Africa occupied the area and in 1920, she was given the country by the League of Nations as a mandate.
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The dry lands of Namibia, inhabited by Bantu, were not extensively explored by Europeans until the 19th century, when the land came under German control as South-West Africa, with the exception of Walvis Bay, which was under British control.
Namibia's bicameral parliament consists of the National Council, which holds 26 seats occupied by two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms, and the National Assembly of 78 seats, of which 72 members are elected by popular vote and 6 non-voting members are appointed by the president.
Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in Africa and the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium.
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 Military of Namibia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The constitution of Namibia defined the role of the military as "defending the territory and national interests." Namibia formed the National Defence Force (NDF), comprising former enemies in a 23-year bush war: the Peoples Liberation Army of Namibia (PLAN) and South West African Territorial Force (SWATF).
Namibia has a small air force, consisting of between 4 and 12 Chinese Form 8-K light attack aircraft, and a number of fixed and rotary wing transport assets.
Development of Namibia's navy has been slow, and the force was only formally established in 2004, 14 years after independence.
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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast.
Namibia's bicameral parliament consists of the National Council with twenty six seats, occupied by two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms; and the National Assembly of seventy eight seats, of which seventy two members are elected by popular vote, and six non-voting members are appointed by the president.
Child labour occurs in Namibia, and the country is in the process or formulating an Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, which is expected to be adopted in the period 2006-2007.
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It shows that civil supremacy of the military in Namibia is amorphous in nature and involves a set of fluid relationships, a perpetual contest between the strengths of civilian political institutions and political strengths of the armed forces.
Namibia is, according to its Constitution, a sovereign, secular, democratic and unitary state founded upon the principles of democracy, the rule of law and justice for all.
Initially, military operations were confined to the pacification of the regions in Northern Namibia and to suppressing a series of domestic insurrections, with the South African Police being primarily responsible for the maintenance of security within Namibia and the containment of labour unrest.
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 Chaos in Congo — A Primer: Namibia
Namibia joined the fighting in Congo almost a year and a half ago, and in December began allowing the Angolans to fight from Namibian soil.
Namibia, which has often accused Unita of helping a Namibian insurgency, and apparently believed the Angolan government was finally in a position to crush Unita, reportedly has 2,000 soldiers in Congo -- anywhere from a third to half its army.
Namibia announced last month that it would spend about $120 million on the military this fiscal year, a 65 percent increase over the previous year.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Namibia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namibia has an ethnically diverse population that includes the Bantu-speaking Ovambo, Kavango, and Herero ; various Nama (see Khoikhoi) groups; the Damara; San (Bushmen); and whites of South African, German, and British descent.
Namibia is a major producer of gem-quality diamonds, the country's principal export.
The Germans pursued an uncompromising military campaign that by 1908 had resulted in the death of about 54,000 Herero (out of a total Herero population of about 70,000), many of whom were driven into the Kalahari Desert, where they perished; 30,000 others also died in the revolt.
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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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 Background Notes Archive - Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namibia's average GDP per capita is relatively high among developing countries but obscures one of the most unequal income distributions on the African continent.
Namibia's warm relations with Zambia and Angola, and other fl- ruled neighboring countries, are the result of those countries' support of SWAPO during its 23-year war with South Africa.
Namibia became the 160th member of the United Nations on April 23, 1990, and the 50th member of the British Commonwealth upon independence.
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 History of Namibia. Namibian History
One of the methods the Germans used to gain control was to exchange land for `protection', but this failed miserably when one of the strong local leaders, Hendrik Witbooi, stole the horses of the Imperial Commissioner Dr. Heinrich Goring - father of the future Nazi Air Marshall Hermann Goring.
Namibia is the only African country, has a daily German newspaper.
It would be easy for a visitor to Namibia to think that the German period had a huge influence on the country.
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 Namibia (05/06)
Namibia is a multiparty, multiracial democracy, with a president who is elected for 5-year term.
Namibia maintains an embassy in the United States at 1605 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington DC 20009 (tel: (202) 986-0540; fax: (202) 986-0443).
Namibia has been a member of the World Trade Organization since its creation in 1995 and is a strong proponent of the Doha Development Agenda announced at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001.
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 Namibia, Landmine Monitor Report 2004
In June 2004, Namibia stated that the country is “mine safe,” but noted that clearance units were still “vigorously hunting” for UXO in the Northern regions of the country.
Namibia’s treaty-mandated deadline for stockpile destruction was 1 March 1999; it did not inform States Parties that it had met this obligation (in 1998) until 2004.
Namibia was active in the Ottawa Process, although it did not participate in the Oslo treaty negotiations.
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 Namibia Military
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Appoint envoy on reparations: Chief RiruakoNamibian, Namibia - Aug 28, 2006...
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 NAMIBIA, Landmine Monitor Report 2001
Namibia signed the Mine Ban Treaty on 3 December 1997 and ratified it on 21 September 1998.
Namibia is not a party to the Convention on Conventional Weapons.
In 1999, Namibia gave permission for its territory to be used by Angolan government troops as a base for attacks on UNITA positions in southeastern Angola.
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 HIV-AIDS Rife In Namibia Defence Forces
Namibia's Minister of Defence, Erkki Nghimtina, revealed said that evidence demonstrates a high prevalence of HIV-AIDS among the uniformed men and women than in the civilian population.
Nghimtina said soldiers and military officers have become vulnerable to the virus that causes AIDS as a result of specific operational factors such as mobility, stress, carelessness and alcohol abuse.
Namibia is among the highly risk HIV-AIDS in the Southern African region with an infection ratio of one in every four people, according to latest statistics from the nation's Ministry of Health and Social Services.
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 US military trainers in Namibia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Four US military trainers are in the country to share their experience with their Namibian counterparts on preventative health programmes for military personnel.
This was announced on Tuesday by the US Ambassador to Namibia Joyce Barr at the three day seminar that focusing on the requirements for the provision of quality medical care in the highly mobile environment in which military personnel operates.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence Petrus Shivute said the seminar affords Namibia a unique opportunity to share expertise on health issues with their USA counterpart in the area of military preventative health programmes.
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 Grootfontein and the Hoba Meteorite, Namibia
Grootfontein lies on the B8, the Namibian National Road which leads from Windhoek to the Caprivi Strip in the north-eastern part of Namibia.
The Germans took control and established a military base as a gate to the Caprivi Strip.
Like all the towns in the Otavi triangle, Grootfontein is very green and in spring, the many Jacaranda trees can be seen in all their their purple splendour.
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 iafrica.com | news | world news Namibia pledges military support to Zim
Namibia is ready to help defend Zimbabwe militarily if it is attacked by "imperialists", President Sam Nujoma was reported as saying on Friday.
President Robert Mugabe says he has become a victim of British neo-colonialist tendencies after he embarked in 2000 on a controversial land reform programme in which farms from whites of mainly British descent were seized and given to landless fls.
Mugabe told Nujoma that his government was ready to share with Namibia, its "experiences and expertise in the areas of land planning, land evaluation and redisribution, as well as land tenure, land use and estate management", the newspapers said.
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 Amnesty International Report 2002 - Africa - NAMIBIA
The military denied harassing them and said the restrictions on their movements were for their own protection.
The military told the court that they had escaped custody to Angola, despite earlier denials by both military and police that they had ever been in custody.
AI delegates visited Namibia in November and were granted access to prisons in Windhoek and Grootfontein.
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 Namibia snubs US on ICC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The US wrote to a host of nations, including Namibia, warning them to enter into an agreement with their government or forfeit any further funding related to the military.
Namibia now stands to lose US funding for education and military training after turning down the request.
Namibia is among several countries which have turned their backs on US aid and thrown their full support behind the court.
www.namibian.com.na /2003/july/national/03E6E1BDE8.html   (702 words)

 Namibia - Gurupedia
Damara, Nama and since about the 14th century A.D. also by immigrating Bantu, who came with the Bantu expansion, were not extensively explored by Europeans until the 19th century, when the land came under
Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in
Namibia also produces large quantities of lead, zinc, tin, silver, and
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Namibia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The bicycles were simplified and modified in the BEN Namibia workshop in...
The Namibian Embassy in Pretoria tells journalists seeking visas for Namibia to cover the birth of the eagerly awaited celebrity baby that they must have permission from Pitt and Jolie in writing before they will be......
The Republic of Namibia''' is a country in southwestern Africa, on the Atlantic coast.
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 Military.com Content   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On Sept. 13, 1997, after delivering a mine-clearing team to Windhoek, Namibia, he and his eight fellow C-141 crew members were struck head-on by a German Luftwaffe TU-154 off the African coast.
In 1998, the courtyard of the U.S. Embassy in Namibia was dedicated "Starlifter Courtyard" in memory of the downed C-141 crew.
Monica Cindrich and her son were there, to remember a husband and father whose "upbringing and faith gave him values and hope and molded him into a person worth emulating," as Siegrist wrote.
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 Namibia Military manpower - military age - Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Namibia Military manpower - military age - Military
Home > Namibia > Military > Military manpower - military age
This entry gives the minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
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 afrol News - Mass graves found in Namibia
Misanet / The Namibian, 11 November - A second mass grave was unearthed at a former South African military base at Eenhana close to the Angolan border yesterday - about 50 metres from a mass grave unearthed on Wednesday.
The government of Namibia supposes that the dead bodies are SWAPO freedom fighters from the era of the South African occupation and is to investigate their identities.
Eenhana is located far north in Namibia, close to the main road connecting the country with Angola.
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After World War II what is now Namibia was ruled with by South Africa with a mandate granted from the League of Nations, as Namibia (also refered to as South West Africa) was a former German colony.
In 1960 Ethiopia and Liberia brought the case before the International Court of Justice, charging South Africa with failing to uphold its part of the mandate, but the ICJ decided that Ethiopia and Liberia did not have the legal right or interest to bring the case forward.
But despite this promise South Africa adopted a new constitution in 1977 that did little to put Namibia on the road to independence.
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JOHANNESBURG, 28 May 2002 (IRIN) - "Bandit" attacks along Namibia's northern border have stopped since the signing of Angola's ceasefire agreement, but the ministry of defence has advised people in the Caprivi region to continue travelling under military escort and avoid journeying by night.
A spokesperson said that although the situation in the Caprivi was "back to normal" following the April agreement between the Angolan government and UNITA rebels, the military convoys had not been suspended.
However, the military commander for both the Caprivi and Kavango regions, Lt-Col Abed Mukumangeni, was quoted as denying that the convoys had been discontinued.
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 Military Of Namibia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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