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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Kenya, Namibia sign pacts for cooperation in youth and tourism - The Star, Kenya

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Kenya, Namibia sign pacts for cooperation in youth and tourism
The Star, Kenya
Kenya and Namibia on Friday signed agreements to bolster cooperation on tourism, youth and political consultations. The signing of the agreements were witnessed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Namibia's Hage Geingob who led their delegations in talks ...
Namibia backs Kenya's UN Security Council bidCapital FM Kenya
Visiting Namibia President Hage Geingob expected at Mashujaa ...The Standard
Kenya and Namibia sign watershed agreementsJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
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Cuban expert suggests Namibia transform land for agricultural purposes - nbc.na

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Cuban expert suggests Namibia transform land for agricultural purposes
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A Cuban expert in agriculture and land-use says it is important for land reform in Namibia to be meaningfully tranformed in the interest of agricultural development. Eddy Socca was a guest speaker at the second National Land Conference, which he ...



Dance Sport Namibia selects national team - Namibian

Namibian

Dance Sport Namibia selects national team
Namibian
DANCE Sport Namibia on Thursday selected a national team for the Rumba in the Jungle competition scheduled to take place in Sun City, South Africa between Friday and Sunday. A media release issued on Thursday said the national team received their ...

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Russian billionaire buys four farms in Namibia - FreshPlaza

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Russian billionaire buys four farms in Namibia
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His Namibian lawyer, Sisa Namandje, last week confirmed that the Russian had bought the farms, adding that he transferred them to the government as part of the agreement with the state. According to allafrica.com, the Russian approached the land reform ...



Namibia First Lady tours bead factory - Daily Nation - Daily Nation

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Namibia First Lady tours bead factory - Daily Nation
Daily Nation
Visiting Namibia First Lady Monica Geingos and her Kenyan counterpart Margaret Kenyatta on Friday toured Kazuri Beads factory in Nairobi that specialises in ...
Visiting Namibia First Lady tours Kazuri beads factoryKenya Broadcasting Corporation

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Namibia's ICT policies futuristic Kamutuezu - Namibian

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Namibia's ICT policies futuristic Kamutuezu
Namibian
NAMIBIA is performing well in the information and communications sector, deputy director of institutional policy regulation and monitoring in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Elizabeth Ujarura Kamutuezu says. She made these ...



HIV infection reduces in Namibia Johnson - Namibian

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HIV infection reduces in Namibia Johnson
Namibian
AMBASSADOR of the United States to Namibia, Lisa Johnson on Wednesday described the reduction in HIV infection cases in Namibia as wonderful progress. Johnson was speaking at the inauguration of a community-based antiretroviral treatment (CBART) ...
Namibia: HIV Infection Reduces in Namibia - Johnson - allAfrica.comAllAfrica.com

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Regional center for renewable energy to be launched in Namibia - Xinhua

Regional center for renewable energy to be launched in Namibia
Xinhua
WINDHOEK, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Namibia through its Ministry of Mines and Energy will launch the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) in Windhoek on 24 October. SACREEE is ...



Namibia: Only Half of Namibian Women Have Access to Contraceptives - AllAfrica.com

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Namibia: Only Half of Namibian Women Have Access to Contraceptives
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There is a large unmet need for contraceptives among Namibian women, with only 50 percent of women having access to contraceptives, says the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). This is due to challenges such as distance in accessing ...

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Namibia drops one place on competitiveness ranking - observer.com.na

Namibia drops one place on competitiveness ranking
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Namibia's good ranking in the 'labour market' pillar is supported by the labour tax rate (rank 8), redundancy costs (rank 29) and workers' rights (rank 32), while insurance premiums as percent of GDP (rank 13) and non-performing loans (rank 19), and ...

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