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A former German protectorate, the territory was a mandate of South Africa from 1919 to 1966. Namibia was known as South West Africa until independence in 1990.

Namibia's post-independence security concerns have largely focused on establishing viable anti-poaching and maritime patrol capabilities to ensure protection of the nation's economic resources and fending off separatist elements in the Caprivi Strip.

However, increasing tensions with neighboring Botswana over...

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