Historical Dictionary of Namibia
On March 21, 1990, Sam Nujoma was sworn in as the first president of independent Namibia. This ceremony marked the end of a struggle that lasted more than two decades and a period of colonialism that lasted more than a century. Finally, after decades long wars over grazing in the 19th century, genocidal colonial suppression by Germany at the beginning of the 20th century, repressive apartheid racialism throughout the 20th century, and a prolonged armed liberation struggle, Namibians had the chance to choose their own leaders, develop a democratic political process in a free society, and to bring economic development and greater equity to their country. The Historical Dictionary of Namibia covers the history of Namibia through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Namibia.
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1989 elections active administration Africa People’s Organization Angola apartheid Basters battle became Bondelswarts border Botswana called Cape Town Caprivi Strip cattle century chief Church colonial Committee Constituent Assembly constitution country’s Damara Democratic Turnhalle Alliance Desert diamond early economic Etosha fishing forces German groups Hendrik Witbooi Herero independence Jan Jonker Afrikaner Jonker Afrikaner Kapuuo Kavango kilometers Kunene land later leaders leadership Leutwein liberation Lüderitz Maherero major ment meters military mining minister mission Namas Nami Namib National Assembly National Union negotiations Okahandja Orange River Orlams Otjimbingwe Ovambo Ovamboland parliament People’s Organization SWAPO percent Pohamba political parties population president region Rehoboth Reverend Rhenish Missionary Samuel Shafiishuna Nujoma seats Security Council South Africa South West Africa southern Africa Swakopmund SWANU SWAPO territory tion treaty troops Tsumeb United Nations Variant Walvis Bay West Africa People’s Windhoek women Zambia