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Vol 40 No 1

Published 8th January 1999


Namibia

Out on a limb

Remote Caprivi is the route to Zambia and Zimbabwe and secessionism is growing

Remote Caprivi is the route to Zambia and Zimbabwe and secessionism is growing The first real test of post-Independence national unity looms with the emergence of a secessionist movement in Caprivi, the north-eastern region which provides the country’s only direct connection to Zambia and Zimbabwe. Namibia’s success in largely avoiding the ethnic tensions that have plagued most of Africa is challenged by an exodus of almost 2,000 Caprivians to Botswana since October.

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