By Glenn Silverman
NAMIBIA has a large land mass, some 66 percent of that of South Africa (SA) and far larger than that of either Germany or the United Kingdom – countries with which it shares some historic linkages.
Yet for all its size, is has the lowest population density of any sovereign country in the world, outside of Mongolia. Its population of 2.5 million is roughly double that of Mauritius (1.3 million) – a country less than 1 percent of its size. And whilst Namibia borders each of SA, Zambia, Angola and Botswana, it is with ‘big brother’ SA that it shares much more of its history.
From 1884, Namibia was a German colony – German South West Africa.
After the First World War, the League of Nations mandated South Africa to administer the territory.
This set of events ensured that SA’s influen
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