South West Africa

  • (noun): A republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia form part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa.
    Synonyms: Namibia, Republic of Namibia

Some articles on south west africa, south, africa:

South West Africa People's Organization
... The South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) (German Südwestafrikanische Volksorganisation, SWAVO, Afrikaans Suidwes-Afrikaanse Volk-Organisasie, SWAVO) is a ... Though the organization rejected the term "South West Africa" and insisted on replacing it with "Namibia", the organization's own name—derived from the territory's old name—was ...
List Of State Leaders In 1980 - Africa
... Siad Barre, President of Somalia (1969–1991) South Africa President - Marais Viljoen, State President of South Africa (1979–1984) Prime Minister - P ... Botha, Prime Minister of South Africa (1978–1984) South West Africa (League of Nations mandate administered by South Africa) Administrator-General ...
South African Wars (1879–1915) - Military Conflicts - Walvis Bay (1914–1915)
... Prior to an attack into South West Africa, the Boers had initially raised their objections to any assault on German forces since the Germans had supported them in the Second Boer War ... suppressed, and At the outset of World War I, South West Africa (modern Namibia) was under German control after having been passed back and forth during boundary negotiations over ... In early 1915 the South African troops began moving into German South-West Africa ...
British And Irish Lions - Tours - Results - Other International Matches
... Rees Reg Plummer, 6 Won 1910 British Lions tour to South Africa 1924 Rhodesia Neil MacPherson Harry Packer Ian Smith, 6 Won 1924 British Lions tour to South Africa 1930 Ceylon James Leo ... Lions tour to New Zealand and Australia 1955 South West Africa Angus Cameron Jack Siggins Tony O'Reilly, 3 Frank Sykes, 3 Haydn Morris, 3 Won 1955 British ...
South West Africa People's Organization - History
... After World War I the League of Nations gave South-West Africa, formerly a German colony, to the United Kingdom as a mandate under the title of South Africa ... When the National Party won the 1948 election in South Africa and subsequently introduced apartheid legislation, these laws also extended into South-West ... dominant nationalist organization for the Namibian people, co-opting other groups such as the South West Africa National Union (SWANU), and in 1976 the Namibia African ...

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