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The Congo Pedicle and Its Challenges to Zambian Development

By Martin W. Lewis | September 20, 2011 | 3 Comments
Wikipedia Map of Congo Pedicle Road

Namibia’s Caprivi Strip is not the only African panhandle to result from European imperial attempts to reach water-bodies. Cameroon, for example, has a northern protuberance that connects to the much-diminished Lake Chad. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s southern panhandle—officially the “Congo Pedicle”—falls in the same category. The agents of Belgium’s King Leopold II were

Problems in the Panhandle: Namibia’s Caprivi Strip

By Martin W. Lewis | September 13, 2011 | 4 Comments
Map of Language Groups in the Caprivi Strip and Environs

Of the world’s many geopolitical “panhandles,” that of Oklahoma best fits the term: the state is indeed shaped like a pan with a well-defined handle. In regard to sovereign states, Namibia seems to sport the clearest handle, although the rest of the country looks more like a deep pot than a pan. At any rate

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