Britain annexes Walvis Bay on south-west African coast (36 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Walvis Bay, on the south-west African coast (present-day Namibia) is annexed to the British Empire as part of Cape Colony. The British are keen to prevent Germany from gaining too strong a powerbase in southern Africa.

Citation:
Editors. "Britain annexes Walvis Bay on south-west African coast". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18730, accessed 05 December 2016.]