Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean; it shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of the Zambezi River separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, and it is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Namibians will elect a president on Nov. 27, with Hage Geingob expected to be returned with a reduced margin as voters complain about the worst economic crisis since independence nearly 30 years ago. Reuters - Published
TOKYO — The Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Namibia and Canada which was scheduled to be contested later on Sunday in Kamaishi has been canceled because of the destruction caused by Typhoon.. WorldNews - Published
A German minister has described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most senior government members to use the term while.. Reuters - Published
Elephant supporters celebrated on Friday after the CITES summit voted down proposals to loosen restrictions on the ivory trade by permitting countries one-off sales of stockpiles, according to Deutsche.. WorldNews - Published
Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia appealed for Cites, a global watchdog, to lift restrictive measures on the trade in raw ivory on Tuesday, according to The Guardian. The three African countries are home.. WorldNews - Published
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to require Germany to pay damages over genocide and property seizures by colonists in what is now Namibia.. Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters