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

  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: First Lady Defends Family - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Below is an abridged version of First Lady Monica Geingos's response to queries regarding the presence of her family members in New York, where she and her husband, President Hage Geingob, are attending the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: First Lady Responds to Critics of New York Trip - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] First Lady Monica Geingos has dismissed allegations that her family is in the United States at taxpayers' expense, saying that only two of her sisters and her son are in America with her.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Paralympic Gold Medalist Shikongo to Host Athletics Event - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's three-time Paralympic gold medalist Ananias Shikongo is set to host a first-of-its-kind athletics event at the DTS Sports Field in Windhoek this Saturday.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Teachers Implicated in Salary Scam - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Eighteen teachers and two education officials implicated in the N$10 million salary scam appeared in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court yesterday following their arrests earlier this week.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Businesswomen Shortlisted for Awards - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] The organisers of the 2017 Namibian Businesswoman of the Year Award on Tuesday evening announced all the finalists for this year's categories.