• South Africa takes control of the territory during World War I.

  • League of Nations grants South Africa mandate to govern South West Africa (SWA), which is present day Namibia.

  • South West Africa is renamed Namibia.

  • Namibia is granted independence.

  • Road bridge across Zambezi river between Namibia, Zambia opens amid hopes for a boost to regional trade.

  • Namibia signs aid and cooperation agreements with China.

  • Namibia found an estimated 11 billion barrels of offshore oil reserves.


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