Episcopal News Service - The Rt. Rev. James Kauluma, the former and longest-serving bishop of Namibia, died April 16 after battling with prostrate cancer for several years. He was 75.
Kauluma was greatly admired for his courage and determination on behalf of Namibia and her people. He served as the sixth Anglican Bishop of Namibia from 1981 to 1998 and led the church through the liberation struggle under apartheid in South Africa, which ruled Namibia -- formerly South West Africa -- under a League of Nations mandate dating from the end of World War I until the country's independence in 1990.