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: 2,630,073 (2020)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Hangana Hake Run & Ride Cancelled - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Walvis Bay -- The 2020 edition of the Hangana Hake Run & Ride, which is held annually at the coastal town of Walvis Bay, has been called off due to the ongoing spike in positive Covid-19 cases recorded at the coast.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Preschools Worried About Spiking Infections Numbers - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Preschool owners at Walvis Bay say they fear the reopening of their schools could be dangerous for children, giving the spiking number of novel coronavirus infections at the harbour town.
  • Tue - Jul 7, 2020: Schools Open in Namibia - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Health and social services minister Kalumbi Shangula maintains that schools for Grade 0 and 3 are still reopening tomorrow.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Fees Claim Setback for Law Firm - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] LAWYER Elias Shikongo says a ruling given in the Windhoek High Court on Friday does not absolve a Chinese-owned company that lost a multibillion-dollar contract to upgrade Hosea Kutako International Airport from having to pay his law firm for its legal services.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: Kandjeke Not Moved By Spy Claims - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Auditor general Junias Kandjeke says he will defend the adverse findings contained in his report on the accounts of the Ministry of Defence despite allegations that his office attempted to spy on the Namibian Defence Force.