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

  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Olufuko Attracts 69 Girls - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] THE olufuko annual cultural festival has attracted 69 girls, who have already registered with the organising committee to undergo initiation during this year's festival.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Kagame Mum On Retirement - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] HAVING been at the helm of his country nearly two decades, there are no indications of president Paul Kagame of Rwanda stepping down anytime soon.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Geingob Questions Corruption Statistics - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob says he was surprised to find out that Namibians were not talking about corruption, despite the subject enjoying widespread reporting in the local media.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Oshakati Shrugs Shoulders On Missing N$15m - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] THE Oshakati Town Council is unable to account for more than N$15 million from its coffers.
  • Wed - Aug 21, 2019: Traditional Leader Nabbed for Poaching - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] THE tribal leader of the !Khara-Khoen, a sub-tribe of the Nama people, was among three suspects arrested for alleged poaching at Nooigedaeht in the Hardap region.