A QUICK HIS­TORY OF SE­DUDU

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This un­in­hab­ited is­land, which is of­ten sub­merged in water for long stretches of the year, is only 5m2 in size. In the early 1990s, it be­came the sub­ject of a ter­ri­to­rial dis­pute be­tween Namibia and Botswana due to im­pre­cise word­ing be­tween for­mer colo­nial pow­ers Ger­many and Bri­tain about ex­actly where the bor­der lay. Af­ter a tense stand-off, the In­ter­na­tional Court of Jus­tice re­solved the con­flict in 1999 by rul­ing in Botswana’s favour. The two neigh­bours now en­joy peace­ful re­la­tions and share the is­land from their re­spec­tive sides.

Be­cause Chobe Na­tional Park is un­fenced, wild an­i­mals roam freely be­tween the two coun­tries, giv­ing vis­i­tors a chance to see them in their nat­u­ral, un­fet­tered habi­tat.

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