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

  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: U.S. African Policy's Lost 'Dynamics' - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Deutsche Welle] At the US-Africa economic summit, stakeholders from both sides meet to discuss future business. Africa's political elite is represented in large numbers. Interest in the US is not as strong.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Outgoing German Ambassador Schlaga Speaks - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Outgoing German Ambassador to Namibia Christian-Matthias Schlaga (CS) was this week's guest on NBC show One-on-One to chronicle his work in the country and the general relations between the two nations. He spoke to NBC's Yarukeekuro Ndorokaze.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Registration for Oshakati East By-Election Starts Today - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Ongwediva -The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) will today commence with the registration of voters for the Oshakati East Constituency by-election.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Namibian Student Stages Solo Demonstration in UK - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] A Namibian student studying in the United Kingdom last Wednesday staged a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Windhoek based students demanding from the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and the minister of higher education that all qualified and eligible students be financed to pursue tertiary education.
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Four Namibian Judges to Be Part of the Namas 2019 - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) committee this week announced judges for this year's awards.