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A country in Southern Africa. Known for its desert and the San people who live there. One of the major tribes, the Herero were nearly decimated under German occupation of the country. Its capital city is Windhoek. Is one of the world's youngest nations, having only been independent since 1990, when it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibian_War_of_Independence fought South Africa]] to gain its independence.

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A Officially the '''Republic of Namibia''' ('''Afrikaans:''' ''Republiek van Namibië'', '''German:''' ''Republik Namibia'', '''Khoekhoegowab:''' ''Namibiab Republiki dib''), Namibia is a country in Southern Africa. Known Africa known for its desert and the San people who live there. One of the major tribes, the Herero were nearly decimated under German occupation of the country. Its capital city is Windhoek. Is one of the world's youngest nations, having only been independent since 1990, when it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibian_War_of_Independence fought South Africa]] to gain its independence.


One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa[[note]]To this day, Namibia still as a small but notable German-descended minority).[[/note]] In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a LittleKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.

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One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa[[note]]To this day, Namibia still as a small but notable German-descended minority).[[/note]] In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a LittleKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, Falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.



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* A two-part special of the Creator/PrimeVideo series ''Series/TheGrandTour'' had the show's three presenters drive dune buggies from the Skeleton Coast all the way up to a much smaller beach at the Angola border, with a stop at the capital Windhoek along the way.



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* TheArtifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly). Ultimately an anti-[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]] [=UN=] simply cancelled the whole bizarre shebang in 1966 and then Namibia became a plane illegally occupied territory until 1990.

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* TheArtifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly). Ultimately an anti-[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]] [=UN=] simply cancelled the whole bizarre shebang in 1966 and then Namibia became a plane illegally occupied plainly illegally-occupied territory until its independence in 1990.


* TheArtifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly). Ultimately an anti-UsefulNotes/[[TheApartheidEra Apartheid]] [=UN=] simply cancelled the whole bizarre shebang in 1966 and then Namibia became a plane illegally occupied territory until 1990.

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* TheArtifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly). Ultimately an anti-UsefulNotes/[[TheApartheidEra anti-[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]] [=UN=] simply cancelled the whole bizarre shebang in 1966 and then Namibia became a plane illegally occupied territory until 1990.


* TheArtifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly). Ultimately an anti-UsefulNotes/{{Apartheid}} [=UN=] simply cancelled the whole bizarre shebang in 1966 and then Namibia became a plane illegally occupied territory until 1990.

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* TheArtifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly). Ultimately an anti-UsefulNotes/{{Apartheid}} anti-UsefulNotes/[[TheApartheidEra Apartheid]] [=UN=] simply cancelled the whole bizarre shebang in 1966 and then Namibia became a plane illegally occupied territory until 1990.


* CrossingTheDesert: Namib and Kalahari Desert.



* The Artifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly).

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* The Artifact: TheArtifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly).
Assembly). Ultimately an anti-UsefulNotes/{{Apartheid}} [=UN=] simply cancelled the whole bizarre shebang in 1966 and then Namibia became a plane illegally occupied territory until 1990.
* CrossingTheDesert: Namib and Kalahari Desert.


One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa[note]To this day, Namibia still as a small but notable German-descended minority). In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a LittleKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.

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One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa[note]To Africa[[note]]To this day, Namibia still as a small but notable German-descended minority). minority).[[/note]] In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a LittleKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.





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\n* The Artifact: Namibia was a strange case of this after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII ([=WWII=]). South Africa conquered then-German South-West Africa during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and, after that, kept the territory (now plain South-West Africa) as a UsefulNotes/LeagueOfNations ([=LON=]) mandate. But, after [=WWII=], when the [=LON=] got replaced by the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations ([=UN=]), all former mandates became [=UN=] trust territories overseen by the [=UN=] Trusteeship Council. Except one, that is: as South Africa refused to do the conversion, Namibia became the lone [=LON=] mandate overseen by the [=UN=] General Assembly (as successor to the [=LON=] Assembly).


One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa. In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a LittleKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.

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One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa.Africa[note]To this day, Namibia still as a small but notable German-descended minority). In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a LittleKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.


* The Dogme 95 film ''TheKingIsAlive'' is set in Namibia. It is about a bus of tourists breaking down and the occupants deciding to put on an amateur production of KingLear

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* The Dogme 95 film ''TheKingIsAlive'' is set in Namibia. It is about a bus of tourists breaking down and the occupants deciding to put on an amateur production of KingLear''Theatre/KingLear''.


* ANaziByAnyOtherName: In Windhoek, Goerring Street is ''not'' named after Hermann Görring. It is, however, named after his father, colonial administrator ''Heinrich'' Görring, who has just as much of a history.


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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: In Windhoek, Goerring Goering Street is ''not'' named after Hermann Görring. Göring. It is, however, named after his father, colonial administrator ''Heinrich'' Görring, Göring, who has just as much of a history.



A country in Southern Africa. Known for its desert and the San people who live there. One of the major tribes, the Herero were nearly decimated under German occupation of the country. It's capital city is Windhoek. Is one of the world's youngest nations, having only been independent since 1990, when it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibian_War_of_Independence fought South Africa]] to gain its independence.

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A country in Southern Africa. Known for its desert and the San people who live there. One of the major tribes, the Herero were nearly decimated under German occupation of the country. It's Its capital city is Windhoek. Is one of the world's youngest nations, having only been independent since 1990, when it [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibian_War_of_Independence fought South Africa]] to gain its independence.


* ANaziByAnyOtherName: In Windhoek, Goerring Street is ''not'' named after Hermann Görring. It is, however, named after his ancestor, ''Heinrich'' Görring, who has just as much of a history.


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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: In Windhoek, Goerring Street is ''not'' named after Hermann Görring. It is, however, named after his ancestor, father, colonial administrator ''Heinrich'' Görring, who has just as much of a history.



One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa. In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a WidelyKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.

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One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa. In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a WidelyKnownFact LittleKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.


One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa. In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.

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One of the country's most notable features is the long panhandle in the northeast. This extension is called the Caprivi Strip and, unsurprisingly, is result of European colonialism. Between 1884 and 1915, Namibia was known as German South West Africa. In 1890, the chancellor of Germany, Leo Von Caprivi, negotiated a deal with Britain. Caprivi wanted access to the Zambezi river so German ships could navigate to the African east coast. In return, Germany gave up all claims to the British territory of Zanzibar[[note]]The deal also included a bit of other mutual acknowledgements of claims and renunciations of other claims, but Germany did not at any time have any real control over Zanzibar, they just finally admitted that it was Britain's to "protect" and they wouldn't get in the way. Another thing Germany got in exchange was the North Sea island of Heligoland which is why a WidelyKnownFact claims Germany exchanged Zanzibar for Heligoland which may have seemed a bad deal at the time, which is exactly why UsefulNotes/OttoVonBismarck summed up the treaty as the "Heligoland Zanzibar treaty" giving rise to the misconception[[/note]] and was granted the 450 kilometer-long strip of land. However, it turned out that just 60 kilometers down the Zambezi from the edge of the strip was the world's largest waterfall, Victoria falls, leaving the river unnavigable. Despite this, the strip has remained throughout the country's existence.


* [[MerchantPrince Nwabudike Morgan]] of ''Main/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' made one of his several fortunes from diamond mines in Namibia.

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* [[MerchantPrince Nwabudike Morgan]] of ''Main/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' made one of his several fortunes from diamond mines in Namibia.

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