Liberating Namibia: The Long Diplomatic Struggle Between the United Nations and South Africa

Liberating Namibia: The Long Diplomatic Struggle Between the United Nations and South Africa

by Ike E. Udogu

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Liberating Namibia: The Long Diplomatic Struggle Between the United Nations and South Africa by Ike E. Udogu

After World War I, the League of Nations assigned the German colony of Namibia to Britain, which passed it to South Africa as a "trophy" for the country's support during the war. The League mandate was to prepare the country for independence, but South Africa showed no sign of working toward that goal. The resulting clash led to 70 years of complicated diplomacy.

This book is an in-depth analysis of the efforts undertaken by representatives of the United Nations, Namibia, and South Africa —assisted by the international community, the Organization of African Unity, and Western powers — during the struggle for self-rule in Namibia from 1920 to 1990. This classic example of conflict resolution techniques provides a useful template for conflict negotiation around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786465767
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

E. Ike Udogu is a faculty fellow and professor of international, comparative and African politics in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. The author of numerous books, he is the former director of research and publication for the African Studies and Research Forum and a former president of the Association of Third World Studies.

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