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Vol 40 No 17

Published 27th August 1999


Namibia

On the fringe of a war

Mishake Muyongo leapt out of the obscurity of his Danish exile on 2 August when Caprivian separatists attacked Katima Mulilo. He says the raid on Caprivi's capital opens a struggle which could end if the Namibian government begins talks on Caprivian independence and he believes he can organise a wider campaign, especially in Germany, which ruled Namibia until 1918. When Muyongo led the main opposition party, the then Democratic Turnhalle Alliance, after Independence, he wore sharp business suits. Now he has taken to the safari suits favoured by exiled guerrilla commanders.

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