Economia Global e Gestão
versão impressa ISSN 0873-7444
RODRIGUES, Cristina Udelsmann. Moving Cunene: cross-border entrepreneurial dynamics. Economia Global e Gestão [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.3, pp. 57-70. ISSN 0873-7444.
The growth of Ondjiva and Santa Clara in the south of Angola - bordering Namibia - largely depended on the increase of trade between the two countries after the end of the Angolan civil war. Though traders from both sides found strategies to maintain this trade during the war, it was only from 2002 on that circulation has intensified, causing, in one hand, the settlement of rural population and other Angolans and, on the other, development of the capital of Cunene and of Santa Clara. In this paper, the author analyses recent dynamics of growth and of intensification of trading circulation during diverse determinant contexts: war, peace, and free circulation; border control of people and trade; and commercial and population strategies before this control. This analysis is based in a combination of several researches in the area, particularly the research conducted through the project «Angola in Movement».
Palavras-chave : Angola; Namibia; Border; Traders; Strategies.