AFRICA: The Struggle for Namibia

'The grave of the chief is open, but so are the graves of his assassins "

When a heavy sea fog rests on its frightful desolation, a place better fitted to represent the infernal regions could scarcely be found ... Death would be preferable to banishment to such a country.

So wrote a 19th century Swedish explorer about a land that threatens to become the scene of Africa's next bitter conflict: Namibia. With its 1,000-mile, surf-attacked Atlantic Ocean coastline and its seemingly endless expanses of desert, Namibia (also known as South West Africa) is...

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