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: 2,484,780 (2017)

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

  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Changing Lives, One School Uniform At a Time - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] IT is 07h55 when we arrive at Groot Aub, a small village situated some 60 kilometres outside Windhoek.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: NAC to Name New CEO in Two Weeks - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] CHAIRPERSON of the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) board, Leake Hangala, says the board is hoping to appoint a new chief executive by the end of this month.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Swimming Takes Centre Stage - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Swimming will take centre stage in Windhoek and surroundings for the next few days when more than 450 swimmers from 14 SADC nations compete in the Cana Zone 4 Swimming Championships from Saturday till next Wednesday.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: 'Stay in Your Lane' - Outgoing NWR Boss Warns - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] OUTGOING Namibia Wildlife Resorts managing director Zelna Hengari this month told workers to stay in their lanes, warning some that their time was up.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Zim 'Fraudster Denied' Work Visa - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Forty Namibians have lost part if not all means to sustain their families, controversial Zimbabwean footballer Tapiwa Simon Musekiwa "has not been penalised" for contravening several Namibian laws and should not get an "extension or renewal" of his work visa, senior immigration official Tjinomaza Tjizoo recommended to the home affairs ministry's executive director.