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: 2,533,224 (2018)

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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Court Orders Noisy Rundu Church to Contain Members - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Rundu -The Ecumenical Church in Rundu's Queens Park location has been ordered by the court not to have overflows of members outside the church building as this necessitated the use of speakers that nearby residents say are noisy.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: New Lawyer for American Murder Accused - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Windhoek -Marcus Thomas who was refused further legal aid from the Ministry of Justice's Legal Aid Department after he went through five lawyers since the start of his trial, was thrown a legal lifeline by Legal Aid after they reconsidered their position and instructed Titus Ipumbu to represent him.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Inmate Graduates From Prison - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Windhoek -Johnny Bradly Davids, an inmate at the Windhoek Correctional Facility, has defied all odds and accomplished what very few people do, regardless of whether they be free or incarcerated in prison.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: Musician Phura Duwe Dies - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Ma/gaisa king Phura Duwe has died.
  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: 'The Magic Is in Walking the Path Less Travelled' - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] At the age of 26, Nigerian born Mohammed Shehu will tomorrow make history as the youngest student of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) to be conferred a Ph.D. in Informatics.