Germany annexes the territory as South West Africa.
The League of Nations grants South Africa a mandate to govern South West Africa (SWA).
The UN General Assembly demands that South Africa terminate its mandate and make SWA independent.
South West Africa is officially renamed Namibia by the UN General Assembly.
South Africa agrees to Namibian independence in exchange for the removal of Cuban troops from Angola.
Namibia is declared independent.
China's President Hu Jintao visits Namibia and signs aid and economic co-operation agreements.
Namibia's Mines and Energy Minister says Namibia has discovered an estimated 11 billion barrels of offshore oil reserves.