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: 2,484,780 (2017)

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

  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Agribank Not a Charity, Farmers Told - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Windhoek -Finance minister Calle Schlettwein says the state-owned Agribank is not a charitable organisation and, thus, farmers who have outstanding loans with the bank must honour their contractual obligations.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Broll Namibia Signs Three-Year Wage Agreement - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Windhoek -A wage agreement, which includes a 6.5 percent annual wage increment over the next three years, was signed yesterday between Broll Namibia, a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group, and the Broll Namibia Workers' Representative Council.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: MOU May Be Good Model On Genocide Reparations - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Last week, the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu Council for Dialogue, 1904-1908, and the Botswana Society for Nama, Herero and Mbanderu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: Turkey Maintains Dealings in Namibia Are Clean - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Windhoek -One thing that has seemingly got Turkish business people hot under the collar is the insinuation that they tried to influence Namibian public tenders through corrupt means.
  • Fri - Jun 22, 2018: South African TV Personality Boity Coming to Party in the City - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] It's going to be a hive of entertainment extravaganza in the capital on August 4 with South African celebrity, actress and television presenter, Boity expected here for the V-Lifestyle Mansion Party.