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: 2,630,073 (2020)

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

  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: GIPF Increases Pension Benefits By 3% - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] The Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) has confirmed a 3% pension benefit increase, effective 1 April 2021 for all GIPF pensioners.
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: NGO Strikes Back Against Graft Allegations - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] An anti-poaching intelligence unit has denied misappropriating about N$2 million in donor funds meant to assist the non-profit organisation to combat wildlife crime in the country.
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: Namibre Donates 500 Books to Otjikoto Senior Secondary School - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] NamibRe has donated books to the Otjikoto Senior Secondary School in Tsumeb. The donation aims to promote a culture of reading, improve literacy rates, learning and expanding pupil interest in different fields and disciplines in Grade 8 to 12.
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: An Senior National Championships This Weekend ... Olympics Qualifying Event - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] About 200 athletes are expected to compete at the senior track and field championships, slated for Saturday and Sunday at the Independence Stadium in the capital.
  • Thu - Apr 15, 2021: Bank Windhoek Hosts First Northern Vehicle Dealership Awards - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Bank Windhoek awarded salespeople and dealerships in the motor vehicle industry at its first Northern Selekt Sales Awards ceremony hosted in Oshakati on Thursday, 08 April 2021.