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

  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Mboma Wins Silver - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] CHRISTINE Mboma made history when she finished second in the women's 200m final to become Namibia's first female athlete to win a medal at the Olympic Games.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: The 'Moveable Middle' - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] MOST populations can be divided into three broad groups with regard to their attitudes towards Covid-19 vaccines: those who refuse to get vaccinated (32%), those who embrace vaccines (24%) and those who are unsure (44%).
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Poultry Enterprise Spreading Its Wings - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] In 2018, part-time farmer Wency Ndjitaviua took on poultry farming as a favourite pastime. At the time, it was her passion for farming that drove her to experiment with the poultry sector, owing to great inspiration from her mother who had been a farmer in her own right.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Local Lawyers Support UN Resolution On Witchcraft - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [Namibian] THE United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last month passed the first ever resolution on the elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of witchcraft and ritual attacks.
  • Tue - Aug 3, 2021: Lead By Example - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] During these trying times, it is important to approach every situation with as much grace, kindness, faith and empathy as possible.