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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Govt Concerned Over Rising Tensions in East Jerusalem - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Namibia has joined the rest of the world in condemning the rising tensions in east Jerusalem over the possible eviction of Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: State Claims Namandje Is 'Conflicted' - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] The Office of the Prosecutor General is not happy with lawyer Sisa Namandje defending two men accused in the biggest drug bust in Namibian history because he is "conflicted".
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Health Minister Shangula Pleads With Citizens to Get Vaccinated - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has cautioned Namibians who spread false and unsubstantiated information about vaccines and other aspects of the Covid-19 interventions.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Choir Sues Young T Over 'Ndapandula' - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] The Eben-Ezer choir has approached the Windhoek High Court to restrain northern-based artist Tulina Ndafyaalako, popularly known as Young T WokOngha, from reproducing or adapting a song they claim as their original composition.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Nakathila Tipped for Greatness, Vows to Destroy American Opponent - AllAfrica News: Namibia
    [New Era] Namibia's World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global super featherweight champion Jeremiah 'Lowkey' Nakathila yesterday vowed to send his American opponent to the cleaners when they meet in June for a world title fight.