Namibian history

Brief history of Namibia summarized

In the year 1487 a Portuguese named Bartolomé Díaz arrived in what is now Namibia. However, Europeans showed little interest in Namibia until the 19th century because there was a desert along its coast.

However, in 1884 Namibia became a German colony. However, at first the Germans showed little interest in Namibia.

The number of German settlers gradually increased until in 1904 the Herero people revolted. However, the Germans brutally suppressed the uprising. The Nama people in Namibia started a guerrilla war, but by 1907 they had been defeated, again with great brutality.

In 1915, during World War I, the South Africans captured Namibia. After the war, the former German colonies were handed over to the Allied powers and were called mandates. Namibia became a British Mandate. It was to be administered by South Africa.

In 1966, the SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organization) started a long guerrilla war in Namibia. Finally, in 1988, South Africa agreed to allow Namibia to become independent. A constitution was drawn up and Namibia became independent on March 21, 1990.

Today, Namibia is still a poor country, but its economy is growing steadily. Namibia is highly dependent on the export of minerals. Currently, the population of Namibia is 2.4 million.

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