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Friday 28 November 2014

Welcome to Namibia

Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba, President of Namibia

 

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Full Name: Republic of Namibia

 

Capital: Windhoek

 

Motto: Unity, Liberty, Justice

 

National Anthem: Namibia, Land of the Brave

 

President: Hifikepunye Pohamba

 

Prime Minister: Dr. Hage Geingob

 

Area: 825,418km2 (318,696 sq mi)

 

Regions: Caprivi, Erongo, Hardap, Karas, Khomas, Kunene, Ohangwena, Okavango, Omaheke, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa.

 

Population: 2,108,665 (2009 estimate)

 

Main Language spoken: English

 

Recognised National Languages: Herero, Rukwangali, Silozi, Setswana, Damara/Nama, Afrikaans, German, Oshiwambo

 

Main Religions: Christianity 90%, Indigenous 10%

 

Main exports: Diamonds, uranium, zinc, copper, lead, beef, cattle, fish, karakul pelts, grapes

 

Natural Resources: Diamonds, uranium, zinc, gold, copper, lead, tin, fluorspar, salt, fisheries, and wildlife

 

Monetary unit: Namibian Dollar (NAD)

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  • Namibia: Slow Start to Elections

    Voting started slowly across Namibia this morning as Namibians elect a new president and the National Assembly. Many polling stations opened late, some for as much as an hour and no explanations were given.

  • Namibia votes in general elections

    Namibian opposition party Democratic Turnhalle Alliance presidential candidate McHenry Venaani is greeted by supporters during the last General Election campaign rally on November 22, 2014 in Windhoek.AFP PHOTO/JORDAANIA ANDIMA Voting began Friday in Namibia's presidential and legislative elections, in an election that is expected to see the ruling SWAPO party retain power in the country it has run since independence 24 years ago. Voters at Katutura township, outside the capital Windhoek, formed long lines before daybreak, including some first-time "born free" voters -- those born after independence in 1990.

  • Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party

    A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today. A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.

  • Ngurare fights for Amupanda

    SWAPO Party Youth League secretary Elijah Ngurare has backed the three suspended youth leaders, pleading with the party leadership to reverse their suspension. SPYL information secretary Job Amupanda, Dimbulukeni Naujoma and George Kambala were suspended from all party activities pending a disciplinary process.

  • Parliamentary debate standards have fallen

    TO OBSERVE a South Africa's deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Luwellyn Landers and SA Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the head of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission to Namibia, are in the country to observe the Presidential and National Assembly elections. POLITICAL veterans have agreed that the quality of debates and general output in the National Assembly have declined and some fear that it might get worse if the situation is not given serious attention.

Best of Namibia - Vol.2

Best of Namibia - Vol.1

Foreword by HON. DR HAGE G. GEINGOB, Prime Minister

It gives me great pleasure to introduce this beautiful production – Best of Namibia, a magnificent publication which showcases the best in travel, lifestyle and business in Namibia.

 

Given its geographical location in many respects, especially its transportation infrastructure and integration with regional markets, Namibia is undoubtedly a strategic gateway to the fast developing markets of southern Africa – let alone its political stability, which is the hallmark of its socioeconomic development.

 

All industry in Namibia has been proudly built with bricks of democracy, and its launch-pad is thus, credited to our policy of inclusivity in ensuring that the functioning mechanisms of democracy remained welloiled – a mantra greatly valued and highly guarded by Namibians and acknowledged by many others.

 

This first edition of Best of Namibia certainly creates a proud moment for Namibia – to see its successes profiled in a legacy project, as part of the globally renowned Best of series.

 

We continue to earn our place on this global platform as very few others can boast of the vast natural beauty and resources which Namibia is endowed with and is famous for.

 

The visual showcase presented here is second only to viewing the real spectacle of the country in person. The stable investment climate is highly favourable, owing to our proud position as a peaceful country.

 

It is my hope that this publication will give its readers what Namibia and its people have to offer in order to better understand the wide range of opportunities that exist in this land of wide open spaces and contrast – Namibia, the boutique country.

 

I am therefore, delighted to be associated with Best of Namibia, as this publication is putting our country on show in a way that has never been done before, with each sector being accounted for and the players in each industry captured through moving imagery and their personal story.

 

I am thus, excited to introduce the first ever compilation of this kind in our country and hope that Best of Namibia will become a good ambassador of Namibia.

 

Enjoy!

 

HON. DR HAGE G. GEINGOB,

Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia

  

About Namibia

Safe and hospitable, Namibia is a land of mystery and intrigue which captures the imagination with the beauty and diversity of its age-old landscape.

 

 

A geologist’s paradise, Namibia is scattered with fossils and unique minerals, giving one the feeling of stepping back in time, to the moment of creation. Namibia was first inhabited by the ancient Khoi-San hunter-gatherer clan, who are the oldest descendents of the first Homo sapiens. Their early lives are forever captured in Africa’s largest collection of rock art paintings in Twyfelfontein. The harshly beautiful terrain has meant that all creations have had to adapt and as a result, the flora and fauna are capable of withstanding harsh and varying climates. The surreal landscape of endless ochre coloured sand dunes which tower over scattered trees and wildlife, contrasted against the crisp blue hues of the South Atlantic Ocean – make this dreamlike country a must on every travellers list; but more recently finding itself on the lists of international traders and investors as a result of stringent growth plans to sustainably utilise its vast resources. 

 

 

The Republic of Namibia is a southern African country on the South Atlantic Ocean which shares borders with Angola, Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. A former colony of both Britain and Germany and later under the control of South Africa, the Namibian War of Independence welcomed an Independent Namibia born on 21 March 1990. 

 

 

Namibia has relations with many countries as part of its foreign policy as a member state of the UN, SADC, the AU and the Commonwealth of Nations.

 

The ancient lands are some of the oldest inhabited lands on earth as they were home to tribes of San hunter-gatherers.

 

Namibia has a population of 2.1-million people and a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gems, diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals – form the backbone of Namibia’s economy. It is the second least densely populated country in the world following Mongolia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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