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News: Namibian Elections

Election day in Namibia could bring chaos to the African nation as the communist-backed SW APO attempts to reduce the country to their one-party rule.

Namibia is about the size of Texas and has a population of just over a million people. The country borders on Angola and South Africa. Those borders were established in the late 1800's at the Congress of Berlin which doled Africa out among the colonial powers. Namibia (known as South West Africa until 1972) became a German colony. In 1920, the League of Nations awarded Namibia to South Africa as a "Class C" mandate. South Africa has administered Namibia from that time until April 1, 1989.