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see NamibeNamibe
, formerly Mossamedes
, town (1987 est. pop. 77,000), SW Angola, a port on the Atlantic Ocean. Iron ore is the leading export; sisal, cotton, tobacco, frozen meat, hides, and skins are also significant.
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Although a previous attempt to colonize Mossamedes with Portuguese immigrants from Pernambuco had failed due to disease and adverse living conditions in 1839, it was reported that recent petitions for government assistance to repeat the experiment were favourably received by the Portuguese Foreign Minister, Antonio Sa de Bandeira.
The problem was solved in 1886 by the murder of Jordaan while on a journey through Ovamboland to Mossamedes.