Britain annexes Walvis Bay on south-west African coast

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Historical Context Note

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.
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Editors. "Britain annexes Walvis Bay on south-west African coast". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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