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Vol 40 No 1

Published 8th January 1999


Namibia

Small but strategic

The Caprivi Zipfel (Strip) is a 500-kilometre-long finger of land which connects north-eastern Namibia to Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is named after a German Chancellor, General Count Georg Leo von Caprivi, who negotiated its transfer from British control to become German South West Africa at th Conference of Berlin in 1890.

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