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Land between two deserts: South West Africa.

Helmut Zur Strassen

Land between two deserts: South West Africa.

by Helmut Zur Strassen

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Published by Purnell in Cape Town .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia
    • Subjects:
    • Namibia -- Pictorial works.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT703 .Z87
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (unpaged)
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4770626M
      ISBN 100360001424
      LC Control Number78170361
      OCLC/WorldCa235970

        GERMAN SOUTH-WEST AFRICA. This German possession is bounded W. by the Atlantic, N. by Angola, S. by the Cape province, E. by Bechuanaland and Rhodesia, and is the only German dependency in Africa suited to white colonization. It has an area of about , sq. m., and a population of Bantu Negroes and Hottentots estimated in at , Desertification is an increasing problem. Every year, about 6 million square kilometers ( million square miles) of land become useless for cultivation due to desertification. The Sahara Desert crept kilometers (39 miles) south between and South Africa is losing million metric tons ( short tons) of topsoil each year.

      Located just north and west of South Africa, Namibia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. It is named after the Namib Desert which means “vast place” in the Damara/Nama tribal language. This more t square miles of . - The physical map of Africa depicts various geographical features of the continent such as mountains, deserts, rivers, lakes, plateaus. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest peak of the continent and Sahara desert is the world's largest desert.

      German South West Africa and the Uprisings. The colony or protectorate (Schutzgebiet) of German South West Africa (Deutsch-Südwestafrika, ) was one and a half times larger than the German Empire’s homeland. It was the only one of all the German colonies to attract German settlers, and it was these settlers who eventually came into.   Swakopmund was a coastal resort built for the refreshment of colonial society from the heat, of South‐West Africa's interior. South Africa, which conoucred it in .


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( edition) |. A wonderful book about two geologists who faced internment during WW II in Namibia as they were German citizens (in what was then a South African/British territory.) They chose to hide in the desert before turning themselves in after two years.

They knew the desert well as geologists who had spent a great deal of time studying local conditions/5.

South West Africa - Land Between Two Deserts - Helmut zur Strassen Signed by Helmet zur Strassen Book in very good condition Our COVID Community Guidelines Tips, advice and news related to trading on Gumtree during the COVID crisis. Such a book, story for me is Henno Martin’s “The Sheltering Desert”.

Two men and a dog live in the Namib Desert, escaping society, escaping the authorities, living/surviving off the land, surviving for two and a half years in the Namib Desert.

It is a fascinating and gripping book. Africa: West Africa At Risk of Desert Locusts' Invasion - FAO Nita Bhalla/Thomson Reuters Foundation An adolescent desert locust in Awdal region, Somalia, March 5, Between andthe area covered by crops doubled in West Africa, reaching a total of 1, sq km, or percent, of the land surface.

In every country, agriculture is exerting pressure on the natural landscapes, replacing and fragmenting savannas, woodlands, and forests. South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, its coastline stretching more than 2, kilometres (1, miles) from the desert border with Namibia on the Atlantic (western) coast southwards around the tip of Africa and then northeast to the border with Mozambique on the Indian Ocean.

The low-lying coastal zone is narrow for much of that distance, soon giving way. About 4, commercial land owners, mostly whites, own over 50% of the arable land across the country despite a land reform process undertaken by the Namibian government. When the country was known as South West Africa, White Namibians enjoyed a highly privileged position due to apartheid laws enforcing strict segregation and white domination.

The Herero and Nama genocide was the first genocide of the 20th century, waged by the German Empire against the Ovaherero, the Nama, and the San in German South West Africa (now Namibia).It occurred between and In Januarythe Herero people who were led by Samuel Maharero and Nama who were led by Captain Hendrik Witbooi rebelled against.

Meanwhile the distress of the black population is aggravated by the introduction of South Africa's apartheid laws after From the late s there is a lengthy clash of will between South Africa and the United Nations. Black leaders in South West Africa petition the UN against South.

After a year of good results, the successful experiment to stabilize sand dunes became a good example for other countries of the sub-region, resulting in an exchange of experiences and study tours to Morocco and West Africa. Turning desert into cultivable lands "The necessity to continue support for agriculture and grazing is essential.

German South West Africa (German: Deutsch-Südwestafrika) was a colony of the German Empire from untilthough Germany didn't officially recognise its loss of this territory until the Treaty of a total area ofkm², it was one and a half times the size of the mainland German Empire in Europe at the time.

Chapter Two Diocese in a Desert. 7: Chapter Three Into Africa. Ovambo Ovamboland pass peace permit person police political prepared priest problems question refused removed returned road shared South Africa South African government South West Africa speak stand stood strike struggle suffering SWAPO tell territory things thought told.

German-Herero conflict of –07, the conflict between the Herero people and German colonial troops in German South West Africa in and the ensuing events of the next few years that resulted in the deaths of about 75 percent of the Herero population, considered by most scholars to be genocide.

Indeed, almost half of West Africans are Nigerian, and with over million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in the entire African continent. The remaining 16 countries account for the other half of the West African population, with Ghana coming in at a distant second ( percent of West Africa’s population).

He never married. He died on of metastatic melanoma. Sincehe wrote many books at the rate of one book a year upto his death. In this book, Green narrates stories of South West Africa (Namibia) and its people. In his travels, green came to know all the land well between the Kunene River to the North and Orange river to the s: 1.

The McCrindle ( & online) translation of Cosmas (6 th c. Egypto/ Gk.) has it in part of east Africa between those from the Axumite Empire of what is now Ethiopia and non-Axumites.

Herodotus has been seen to have recorded it part of what is generally regarded as some part of west Africa. Kalahari Desert - Kalahari Desert - People and economy: The Kalahari Desert is inhabited primarily by Bantu speakers and Khoisan-speaking San, with a small number of Europeans. The Bantu-speaking peoples—the Tswana, the Kgalagadi, and the Herero—are relative newcomers to the Kalahari.

In the late 18th century the Tswana spread west from the Limpopo basin into the. The events in Namibia (German South West Africa) in the early s are told in all of its horror.

I am ashamed I knew nought about this genocide of the Herero people. The narration is shared jointly between Jahohora, a teenage girl who survives 2 years in the desert avoiding the Germans and Kov a Jewish doctor in the German invading army who /5(28).

National Risk Disaster Management Commission (NDRMC) warned that intense seasonal rainfall could displacepeople out of the two million people at risk in Ethiopia."San" is a collective name for Khoisan-speaking nations in Southern Africa. Also sometimes referred to as Bushmen or Basarwa, their gene pattern dates back s years, making them direct descendants of the world's first humans.

The San live in areas of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. In some areas. Some saw Germany's behavior in South-West Africa as a precursor of German actions in the Holocaust.

The boldest among them argued that South-West Africa was the site of the first genocide of the.