Namibia

Country Namibia
Capital Windhoek
Continent Africa
Currency Namibian dollar(NAD)
Languages English, Afrikaans, German, Rukwangali, Silozi, Setswana, Damara/Nama, Herero & Oshiwambo

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South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory. In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that became Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region. Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990. Hifikepunye POHAMBA was elected president in November 2004 in a landslide victory replacing Sam NUJOMA who led the country during its first 14 years of self rule. POHAMBA was reelected in November 2009.

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Namibia - Wikipedia
Namibia - CIA World Fact Book
Namibia - BBC
Namibia - Timeline - BBC

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Namibia on Davis Cup quest - Namibian

Namibian

Namibia on Davis Cup quest
Namibian
NAMIBIA's senior men's tennis team will compete in the Davis Cup Africa Group III tournament starting in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday. A total of nine African will compete in two groups, with the two group winners being promoted to Africa Group II, and ...
Namibia lead the way in Gold CupChronicle
Davies urges caution despite big win for NamibiaESPN (press release) (blog)
Rugby Cranes face tought test In NamibiaIndependent
Xinhua -Namibia Economist
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Storming start for Namibia - Namibian

Namibian

Storming start for Namibia
Namibian
NAMIBIA got their Africa Rugby Gold Cup campaign off to a great start with a 55-6 victory against Uganda on Saturday, after leading 26-3 at the break. Namibia ran in a total of nine tries in a clinical display of forward dominance in the set pieces ...



Namibia prepares for 38th Sadc summit - The Herald

Namibia prepares for 38th Sadc summit
The Herald
Namibia is intensifying preparations for the annual regional summit of southern African leaders which is expected to review progress towards regional integration and promotion of socio-economic development. The 38th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State ...



Record cocaine haul destined for Narraville - Namibian

Namibian

Record cocaine haul destined for Narraville
Namibian
According to Shikwambi, Namibia has been part of an ongoing international operation titled 'Operation Thunderstorm', which focuses on the illegal trafficking of humans, wildlife, drugs and other contraband. She could not confirm yesterday whether the ...
Two Walvis Bay men accused of cocaine smuggling denied bailnbc.na
Cops seize cocaine weighing 412 kgNew Era

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WFP Namibia Country Brief, May 2018 - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

WFP Namibia Country Brief, May 2018
Reliefweb
WFP's focus in Namibia has shifted from food aid to providing technical assistance to the Government. The aim is to strengthen national capacities to end hunger by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of food systems to include: safety net ...

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China assists needy Namibian students - New Era

New Era

China assists needy Namibian students
New Era
Staff Reporter. WINDHOEK – The recently unveiled Chinese Ambassador Scholarship Program is intended to benefit many Namibian destitute but gifted students. An award ceremony that took place last week at Otjomuise Primary School, was attended by ...



COSAFA U-17 winners to qualify for CAF finals next year …Namibia battle ready - New Era

New Era

COSAFA U-17 winners to qualify for CAF finals next year …Namibia battle ready
New Era
Staff Reporter. WINDHOEK – Namibia's Under-17 football side, Baby Warriors, will not only be out to compete at this year's COSAFA U-17 Cup, but will also have to fight for a place at next year's Africa's U-17 Championships, as winners of this year's ...



Chinese stand by RCC deal - Namibian

Chinese stand by RCC deal
Namibian
“It is regrettable that Namibia has missed a golden opportunity to attract new foreign direct investment, which our company planned to make available to the RCC, just because of unnecessary institutional infighting, misrepresentation of facts and bias ...



Road accidents a pressing concern for Namibia – Isaack - Namibian

Namibian

Road accidents a pressing concern for Namibia – Isaack
Namibian
DESPITE frequent campaigns on road safety, road crashes continue to cause hardship and loss of lives in the country and remains a pressing concern for Namibia, Hardap governor Esme Isaack has said. She made the remarks in an interview with Nampa, ...

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A full life in the emptiness - The Australian

The Australian

A full life in the emptiness
The Australian
I've been advised not to step out of my bungalow in northwest Namibia while it's dark; there are lion tracks only a few steps away. But now a spotted eagle owl is flapping out of the bushes and beating its broad white wings across an absolutely dry ...