Hi Steven, sorry for the late reply.
Ophthalmotilapia boops "Kipili" and "Nkondwe" are the exact same fish, caught at the island of Nkondwe. When first exported many species found in the area of Kipili, including the neighbouring islands, was just labelled "Kipili". Nowadays the fish collected there usually gets labelled with the exact location, but some exporters still use the old term.
As for the near extinction of O. boops at Nkondwe Island I belive it's true. All that has visited the area in recent years reports seeing an extremely low numbers of displaying males, compared with earlier visits. Of course O. boops as a species is not threatend, as it's found on many other localities, but the very beautiful variant found at Nkondwe are, and this is not because of overfishing by locals, but solely because of the demand by hobbyist. Quite sad I think, and the people currently working with it, should really do their outmost to breed this cichlid, to keep the collection of wildcaughts down to a very lower number.
All the best, Thomas