Namibia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Windhoek

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Hage Geingob

Economy:

  • Heavily dependent on the extraction and processing of minerals for export.
  • Mining accounts for 8% of GDP, but provides more than 50% of foreign exchange earnings.
  • Rich alluvial diamond deposits make Namibia a primary source for gem-quality diamonds.
  • World’s fourth-largest producer of uranium.

Population: 2.3 million (UN 2011)

Land Size: 824,292 sq km (318,261 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Ovambo
  • Kavango
  • Herero
  • Himba
  • white: 6%
  • mixed: 6.5%
Religions:

  • Christian: 80~90%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 10~20%

Language(s):

  • Oshivambo
  • Herero
  • Nama
  • English (official)
  • Afrikaans
  • German

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RECENT NEWS

  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Swapo Remains Strong, United and Stable - President Geingob - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [allAfrica] Windhoek -Comrade Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma, Founding President of the SWAPO Party and Father of the Namibian Nation;Comrade Hifikepunye Pohamba, Former President of the SWAPO Party and the Republic of Namibia; Comrade Nangolo Mbumba, Secretary General of the SWAPO Party; Comrade Laura Mcleod-Katjirua, Deputy Secretary General of the SWAPO Party; Members of the Politburo and Central Committee of the SWAPO Party; Comrades, Delegates to the 6th Congress; Comrades, Veterans of our Liberation Struggle; Distinguished Specia
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Namibia Calls for Immediate Application of UN Resolutions On Western Sahara - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [SPS] Windhoek (Namibia) -The Republic of Namibia, called for urgent implementation of the United Nations resolutions related to the Saharawi question that guarantee the right of the Sahrawi people to freedom and independence in the framework of the annual meeting organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Namibia, for the accredited diplomatic corps, diplomatic missions and international organizations, the minister of foreign affairs of Namibia, presented her country's position on the different international issues, reiterati
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Chinese Liquor Giants Looking to Make in Roads Into Region - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibia Economist] China's national liquor Kweichow Moutai is looking for investment opportunities in Namibia and across the SADC region, Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming ,according to Chinese News Agency Xinhua.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Motor Vehicle Accident Fund Cautions Motorists Ahead of the Festive Season - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibia Economist] The MVA Fund has called on road users to avert the scourge on roads by acting responsibly while using the road during the festive season.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Young Warriors Off to Ghana Ahead of Cosafa Cup - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's junior football side, Young Warriors, yesterday jetted off to Accra, Ghana to partake in a two-week training camp ahead of their clashes against Angola, Lesotho and Zimbabwe in Group C of this year's Cosafa U/20 Cup, which takes place on December 6-16.