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 - Mar 29, 2017: Firm Fails to Repay Millions - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] A COMPANY that pocketed a N$3,6 million fee after it helped fishing firm Namsov net a horse mackerel quota allocated to the Fish Consumption Trust has finally failed in its attempts to wriggle off the hook of an arbitrator's order to repay more than N$11 million to Namsov.
  • Wed - Mar 29, 2017: Airport Tender Award Falls - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] A PLAN to upgrade and expand Namibia's main airport at a cost of billions of dollars has suffered a body blow in the Supreme Court, with the award of the airport project contract to a Chinese company set aside by three judges of the country's top court yesterday.
  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: Woman Threatened Before Murder-Suicide - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] DEATH threats clouded Elizabeth Mwahalandaya Haimbodi's life from the moment she met Festus Nghitiwa until he killed her last Thursday in Katutura, Windhoek.
  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: Suspected Local Rhino Horns Seized in China - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] A MAN suspected of having travelled from Namibia was arrested at the Hong Kong International Airport on Friday in connection with 12 rhino horns found in express air parcels.
  • Tue - Mar 28, 2017: Govt Effects 9% Salary Increases for Civil Servants - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] TEACHERS and all civil servants will get their promised 9% salary increases as of 1 April 2017.