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the Gaza Strip and no longer considers itself to be occupying the territory. However, multiple international organizations dispute this and argue that Gaza remains occupied as Israel continues to exercise "effective military control" over the territory as it controls its airspace, maritime borders, and the majority of its land borders. * Occupation of Lesotho by South Africa during the South African intervention in Lesotho, (September 1998–May 1999) * Occupation of parts

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development'', Christian Welzel, Ronald Inglehart & Hans-Dieter Klingemann (2003). "The Theory of Human Development: A Cross-Cultural Analysis." ''European Journal of Political Research'' 42:341-379 which empowers ordinary people in a three-step sequence. First, modernization gives more resources into the hands of people, which empowers capability-wise, enabling people to practice freedom. This tends to give rise to ''emancipative values'' that emphasize freedom

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Heritage Library in Accra, most of the material coming from Ghanaba’s collections. Decades earlier, however, he had wanted to donate it to the government of Nigeria because of their commitment to the second edition of the World Festival of Black Arts in 1977. The mongongo is distributed widely throughout southern Africa. There are several distinct belts of distribution, the largest of which reaches from northern Namibia into northern Botswana, south-western Zambia



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% or 25,779 persons speak it at home in the 2006 census, see Bermuda,

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to southern Africa. This tree occurs throughout the whole of South Africa, a part of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Tanzania and in some areas of Namibia near Windhoek. '''First National Bank (FNB)''' (

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indicate underinvestment in the late twentieth century may produce supply problems in the 21st century. Antipodes The antipodes of the continental United States are in the southern Indian Ocean, including the Kerguelen

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autochthonous San of South Africa. John Marshall (John Marshall (filmmaker)), the son of Harvard anthropologist Lorna Marshall, documented the lives of Bushmen in the Nyae Nyae region of Namibia over a more than fifty year period. His early film ''The Hunters'', released in 1957, shows a giraffe hunt during the 1950s. ''N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman'' (1980) is the account of a woman who grew up while the Bushmen were living as autonomous hunter-gatherers, but who was later

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: the Kleinap River, Ham River, Udabis River, Velloor River, Sambok River, Eendoorn River, Girtus River, Hom River, Davignab River, Haib River, Sambok River, Gamkap River. The '''Namib''' is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name ''Namib'' is of Nama (nama language) origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than along the Atlantic coasts


'''Namibia''' ), and formerly South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of riverbed (essentially the Zambia Botswana border) separates them at their closest points. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.

The dry lands of Namibia were inhabited since early times by San (San people), Damara (Damara (people)), and Namaqua (Nama people), and since about the 14th century AD by immigrating Bantu (Bantu peoples) who came with the Bantu expansion. Most of the territory became a German Imperial (German Empire) protectorate in 1884 and remained a German colony until the end of World War I. In 1920, the League of Nations mandated the country to South Africa, which imposed its laws and, from 1948, its apartheid (South Africa under apartheid) policy. The port of Walvis Bay and the offshore Penguin Islands had been annexed by the Cape Colony (British Cape Colony) under the British crown by 1878 and had become an integral part of the new Union of South Africa at its creation in 1910.

Uprisings and demands by African leaders led the UN to assume direct responsibility over the territory. It recognised the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) (SWAPO) as the official representative of the Namibian people in 1973. Namibia, however, remained under South African administration during this time as South-West Africa. Following internal violence, South Africa installed an interim administration in Namibia in 1985. Namibia obtained full independence from South Africa in 1990, with the exception of Walvis Bay and the Penguin Islands, which remained under South African control until 1994.

Namibia has a population of 2.1 million people and a stable multi-party (Multi-party system) parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, tourism (Tourism in Namibia) and the mining industry (Mineral industry of Namibia) – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium (Uranium mining), gold (Gold mining), silver (Silver mining), and base metals – form the basis of Namibia's economy (Economy of Namibia). Given the presence of the arid Namib Desert, it is one of the least densely populated (List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density) countries in the world. Namibia enjoys high political, economic and social stability.

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