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Welcome To Namibia
Country number
90
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An Introduction to Namibia

Namibia joined the Commonwealth on independence day, and has since moved from white minority apartheid rule to multiparty parliamentary democracy, for which local, regional and national elections are held regularly. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from Africa

Sep 25
MarketVision Research has appointed former Nielsen exec Laura Moussa in its Dubai office, as Director of its Qualitative Division, supporting growth in the region. Sep 25 2017
Sep 11
In London, on-demand panel and sample company Innovate has appointed former dataSpring exec Rie Nagai as Managing Director, EMEA. Sep 11 2017


3 current African jobs:

Account Manager, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Account Director - Qualitative, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)
Client Service Director, Johannesburg, $ salary not stated - (posted Aug 23 2017)


Fast Facts
Map of Namibia
CAPITAL: Windhoek
GOVERNMENT: Republic
AREA: 824,292 sq km
POPULATION: 2,147,585 (July 2011 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Afrikaans, German, Herero, Rukwangali, Silozi, Setswana, Damara/Nama, Oshiwambo
Sossusvlei, Namib Desert
Sossusvlei, Namib Desert


Part of the Atlantic coastline of Namibia is described as The Skeleton Coast. Ship wrecks along this coast were frequent but sailors surviving the wreck and reaching the shores found themselves in the Namib Desert where they soon died of thirst.

The Bushmen of the Namibian interior called the area 'The Land God Made in Anger' and Portuguese sailors 'The Gates of Hell'. Both Edgar Wallace and Clive Cussler have written adventure stories set on The Skeleton Coast.
http://www.sadc.int/

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Namibia in Profile

Namibia joined the Commonwealth on independence day, and has since moved from white minority apartheid rule to multiparty parliamentary democracy, for which local, regional and national elections are held regularly.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1063245.stm

Some Business and General Info

GDP: Christian 80% to 90% (Lutheran 50% at least), indigenous beliefs 10% to 20%

Religions Namibian Dollar (NAD) - GBP 1 = NAD 10.86

Currency: +264

Telephone Code: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/sub-saharan-africa/namibia

Research Industry

The Namibian economy is dominated by South Africa, with or through which 80% of its trade is conducted. The UK is Namibia's second largest export destination, receiving approximately 16% of all its exports. Diamonds, uranium and zinc between them make up over half of the country's exports. A relatively high per capita GDP conceals wide economic disparities, many of which were inherited from apartheid. There are good prospects for economic diversification in fields like tourism, fisheries and manufacturing. The Government is encouraging foreign investment in order to develop a diverse economy that alleviates both unemployment and chronic rural poverty.

Land is an important issue. There are some 5000 commercial farmers in the country. Since 1990, the Government has purchased farms on the 'willing-buyer willing-seller' principle, and redistributed the land to landless families. In 2004, a new policy to speed up land transfer was announced. This was further amended in 2010, making selling to the Government easier and more attractive for commercial farmers.

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