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

  • Sat - Apr 29, 2017: Namas Kicks Off On a Mild Note - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Hosted for the first time at Walvis Bay, the Namibia Annual Music Awards industry awards took off to a relaxed start on Friday night.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Govt Blamed for Press Freedom Drop - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] THE Namibia chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa yesterday placed the blame for the country's decline on Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index squarely at the feet of government.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Police Caution Against Racist Behaviour - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] RACIAL discrimination is a serious offence in Namibia and those caught in such acts will face the full wrath of the law, sternly cautioned police spokesperson deputy commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi yesterday.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Media Integrity Key in Reclaiming Free Press Ranking - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] News this week that Namibia has dropped in terms of global press freedom ranking leaves an unwanted black dot on our country's efforts to strengthen its democracy.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Queen's Baton Hits the Shores - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibia Economist] The Queen's Baton Relay leg is now in Namibia and Agnes Tjongarero, Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service will deliver the Queen's Baton at the UN House to mark the official start of the relay.