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

  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Return Our Ancestral Land - Former //Karas Governor - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Former //Karas governor Stephanus Goliath has demanded the return of ancestral land that was forcibly taken from the Nama people by the German and South African colonial forces.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: 'Struggle Kids' Run Amok At Brakwater - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Brakwater residents north of Windhoek have been made to bear the brunt of the havoc the so-called 'struggle kids' have wreaked in the area since last Friday.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Coast's Water Shortage Could Become 'Unsurpassable' - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Coastal communities in the Erongo region, which are home to about 75% of the region's people, face a water crisis that has even been described by some as "unsurpassable", considering the measures and money it would take to address it.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Comfortably Safe With Prep - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] Priscilla and Sydney from Walvis Bay have been using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the past month, and they feel reassured of their safety against HIV infection.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: U.S.$36,000 Monthly Rent for PG Offices - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] The works ministry has raised a red flag over a recently concluded rental agreement for office space for the prosecutor general.