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This pancocojams series presents information about Kavango East, Namibia (southern Africa) and showcases five YouTube videos of Namibian dancing from the Kavango region.
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**** SOME GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT KAVANGO EAST, NAMIBIA From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kavango_East "Kavango East is one of the fourteen regions of Namibia. Its capital is Rundu, its governor is Bonifatius Wakudumo. The Region was created in 2013 when the Kavango Region was split into Kavango East and Kavango West.
The only self-governed settlements in Kavango East are the capital Rundu and the village of Divundu.
The region contains the western half of the Caprivi Strip.
In the north, Kavango East borders the Cuando Cubango Province of Angola, and in the south and southeast the North-West District of Botswana. Domestically, it borders the following regions:
Zambezi – east
Otjozondjupa – southwest
Kavango West – west
Because of its rather high rainfall compared to most other parts of Namibia and its location on the Kavango River after which it was named, this region has agricultural potential for the cultivation of a variety of crops, as well as for organised forestry and agro-forestry, which stimulates furniture making and related industries. Kavango East and its sister region Kavango West are nevertheless the poorest regions in Namibia.."...**** SOME INFORMATION ABOUT RUNDU, NAMIBIA From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rundu "Rundu is the capital and largest city of the Kavango-East Region in northern Namibia. It lies on the border with Angola on the banks of the Kavango River about 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) above sea level. Rundu's population is growing rapidly. The 2001 census counted 36,964 inhabitants; and for the 2011 census it has climbed to 63,430.
There are five tertiary Institutions in Rundu, namely the Rundu College of Education, the Institute of Open Learning (IOL), the Rundu Vocational Training Centre, the Namibia College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) and Triumphant College. The University of Namibia and Polytechnic of Namibia both maintain centres that provide support for students who are studying on distance. There are six secondary schools in the town: Rundu Secondary School, Dr. Alpo Mbamba Secondary School, Dr. Romanus Kampungu Secondary School, Elias Neromba Senior Secondary School, Noordgrens, and Kamunoko Secondary School."...
**** SHOWCASE VIDEO #2: Rundu Dancers
Megan Genes, Oct. 12, 2014
SHOWCASE VIDEO #3: Kavango cultural dance(7)
Rundu schools dance competition **** SHOWCASE VIDEO #4: Kavango cultural dance(8)
steven kasera, Oct 3, 2017
Rundu schools dance competition
**** SHOWCASE VIDEO #5: Amazing African Dance: Kavango Namibian Dance.
Cecy K, June 17, 2021
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