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March 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
The General Assembly on Wednesday approved $416 million for the U.N. peacekeeping mission to help free Namibia from 74 years of South African rule. On April 1, the United Nations is to begin implementing a one-year plan to create the world's newest independent nation, thus settling the last major colonial problem in Africa. South Africa has run Namibia, or South-West Africa, since World War I, when it captured the former German colony.
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March 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
The General Assembly on Wednesday approved $416 million for the U.N. peacekeeping mission to help free Namibia from 74 years of South African rule. On April 1, the United Nations is to begin implementing a one-year plan to create the world's newest independent nation, thus settling the last major colonial problem in Africa. South Africa has run Namibia, or South-West Africa, since World War I, when it captured the former German colony.
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December 25, 2005 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
When they named their daughter Progress, the parents showed a touching faith in the future. But six years later, she has lost them both to AIDS. With no one willing to care for her, Progress Sibanda lives in a nursing home filled with terminally ill AIDS patients in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city. The girl has no visitors and few possessions -- the clothes she stands in and a comb her father gave her before he died this year. She never shows any emotion, the staff says.
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