The timing and recency of Namibia's political independence give it somehow a unique status in African and global politics. Globally, it coincided with the coming to an end of a fundamental era: the Cold War. Continentally, it marked the end of the 20th century colonial experiment in Africa. In view of these significant changes, poignant questions revolve around the character of the newly emerging Namibian foreign policy. For instance, is it taking a radical departure from the traditional foreign policy determinants of the relatively older African states? What actors are emerging as key determiners in her foreign policy-making process?