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 - Dec 11, 2019: Govt Puts Stringent Measures On Timber Exports - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] The government on Monday imposed strict rules on timber exports after the removal of the transportation moratorium.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Launch Namibia Hosts First Start-Up Awards - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] TWO years after Launch Namibia's inception, the organisation last week hosted their first-ever small-to-medium enterprises and start-up awards, while its second magazine edition of the year also made its premiere.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Kazapua Booted Out - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Swapo's Khomas regional leadership has replaced City of Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua with fellow councillor Fransina Kahungu.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Geingob Tears Into Fishrot Critics - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] President Hage Geingob told Cabinet ministers who publicly condemned the Fishrot scandal to resign if they don't trust how the government is dealing with the matter.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Mineworkers Union to Invest in Venture Capital Fund - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] The Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) will capitalise on 25% share ownership in their investment vehicle Nammic to invest in a venture capital that will earn its members additional income and shield them further from job losses.