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 21, 2018: Judgement Reserved On Spy Chief's Bid to Suppress Article - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] WINDHOEK High Court judge Harald Geier has reserved judgement on an urgent application in which the head of Namibia's state spy agency is trying to prevent a weekly newspaper from publishing an article in which government properties allegedly being misused by former members of the spy service are disclosed.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Residents Reject Prepaid Water Meters - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Hundreds of Katima Mulilo residents held a peaceful demonstration yesterday, rejecting the prepaid water meters which the town council has started to install here.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Police Seek Assistance in Tracing Missing Man - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Police are appealing for the public's assistance in locating Ismail Swartbooi.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Sanlam Launches Coastal Marathon - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] The first-ever Sanlam coastal marathon is a platform for unearthing athletics talent, creating a platform for athletes to hone their skills, while at the same time promoting health and fitness for all, the organisers said during Thursday's launch.
  • Fri - Apr 20, 2018: Three Convicted On 513 Charges in Fraud Trial - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] A married couple and their former partner in a cash-loan business which they ran at Oranjemund before it collapsed in 2006 have been found guilty on 513 criminal charges, including 256 counts of fraud, in the Windhoek High Court.