About Kunene Region

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Kunene (also known as Kaokoland) is one of the thirteen regions of Namibia and home to the Himba ethnic group. Compared to the rest of Namibia, it is relatively underdeveloped. This may be due to the mountainous inaccessible geography and the dryness that significantly hinders agriculture. The largest town and capital is Opuwo. The region's name comes from the Kunene River which forms the northern border with Angola. Kunene's western edge is the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. In the north, it borders Angola's Namibe Province, and in the far eastern part of its northern edge it borders Cunene Province. Domestically, it borders the following regions: The region comprises six constituencies: Epupa, Opuwo, Outjo, Sesfontein, Kamanjab, and Khorixas. Themistokles Dudu Murorua, a member of the United Democratic Front, has been governor of Kunene Region since 2005. A rivalry exists between the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) and the UDF. In November 2008, SWAPO activists and...
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