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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A panhandle area of northeast Namibia. It passed from Great Britain to Germany in 1890 in order to give German South-West Africa access to the Zambezi River.


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  • A region later known as the Caprivi Strip became a part of South West Africa after an agreement on July 1,


  • Villages all over the Namibia region were prone to flooding in the coming weeks, especially the Caprivi Strip, a long stretch of land situated between Zambia and Botswana.

    Out of the Valley

  • Cattle fences (e.g. those erected in Botswana between the Caprivi Strip and the Okavango Delta in 1995 to control the spread of cattle lung disease) can cause increased rates of mortality when animals are cut off from grazing and water resources.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • In Angola and the Caprivi Strip, the long civil war and military operations along the Namibia-Angola border have significantly worsened the poaching situation.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • The civil war in Angola and hostilities between Angola and Namibia in the Caprivi Strip further threaten the future of this ecoregion.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • These patches are particularly frequent in the vicinities of the lower Cubango, Cuito, and Cuando Rivers and their numerous tributaries in Angola, southern Zambia, and the Caprivi Strip.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • Tsetse flies occur in the Baikiaea belt in Zambia and the Caprivi Strip.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • Barnes noted that pesticides used annually in the spraying against mosquito and tsetse in the Caprivi Strip (DDT and dieldrin) were polluting the Kavango River, mainly due to the practice of rinsing equipment and disposing of leftover chemicals.

    Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands

  • The prelude to the battle started in July 1987 when Angolan government forces (Fapla) attempted to advance on Jonas Savimbi's Unita strongholds at Mavinga, the strategic key to his base at Jamba near the Caprivi Strip.


  • The river rises in Angola, then, flowing in a narrow alluvial plain up to 6 km wide, forms the border with Namibia for some 350 km before crossing the Caprivi Strip and flowing into Botswana, where it forms the Okavango Swamps.

    Water profile of Namibia


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