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March 20, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, claiming that Namibian independence is "a product of American diplomacy," arrived here Monday for ceremonies marking the birth of a new nation and the end of colonial rule in Africa. Talking to reporters aboard his Air Force transport on the 19-hour flight from Washington, Baker conceded that American support for Namibian independence was greater in the years before it was won than it will be in the immediate future.
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March 22, 1990 | Reuters
Tens of thousands of Namibians took to the streets Wednesday in a riot of pomp, color and pageantry to celebrate their nation's independence. The world's newest nation, which became the 160th member of the United Nations, launched a massive street party to mark the end of colonial domination, first by imperial Germany and since 1915 by neighboring South Africa. President Sam Nujoma and his Cabinet were installed by U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar.
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March 22, 1990 | Reuters
Tens of thousands of Namibians took to the streets Wednesday in a riot of pomp, color and pageantry to celebrate their nation's independence. The world's newest nation, which became the 160th member of the United Nations, launched a massive street party to mark the end of colonial domination, first by imperial Germany and since 1915 by neighboring South Africa. President Sam Nujoma and his Cabinet were installed by U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar.
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March 20, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, claiming that Namibian independence is "a product of American diplomacy," arrived here Monday for ceremonies marking the birth of a new nation and the end of colonial rule in Africa. Talking to reporters aboard his Air Force transport on the 19-hour flight from Washington, Baker conceded that American support for Namibian independence was greater in the years before it was won than it will be in the immediate future.
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March 22, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Namibia ended four decades of Pretoria-imposed apartheid and white colonial rule Wednesday, South Africans watched closely what many think could be a dress rehearsal for their own country's impending march away from racial segregation and black oppression.
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March 20, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet government, acting under orders from President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, moved Monday to assert its authority in Lithuania and prevent the small Baltic republic from implementing plans to secede from the Soviet Union. Prime Minister Nikolai I. Ryzhkov instructed central government ministries, including the KGB, the Soviet security agency, to act immediately to stop Lithuania from carrying out a program that would disengage the republic's economy from that of the Soviet Union as a whole.
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