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Yearbook 1999

Namibia. A newly formed separatist movement, the Caprivi Liberation Army (CLA), attacked the city of Katima Mulilo in the Caprivi Strip in August. According to Countryaah official website, 14 people were killed in the fighting and several hundred suspected CLA sympathizers were arrested. CLA leader Mishake Muyongo was requested to be extradited from Denmark, where he received political asylum, but the claim was rejected. Muyongo was the Vice Chairman of the Liberation Movement SWAPO until 1980 and from Namibia's independence 1990 leader of the largest opposition party, the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA). He was excluded from the party in 1998.

1999 Namibia

The long-narrow Caprivi strip, which the British resigned to the German colonizers in 1890 in exchange for Zanzibar on the east coast of Africa, is the most disadvantaged region of the Namibia.

Sam Nujoma was re-elected in December to a third presidential term with 77% of the vote. SWAPO retained the two-thirds majority in parliament, which allows the party to change its constitution on its own. SWAPO took advantage of that opportunity in 1998, when Nujoma was allowed a candidate for a third time.

 
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