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Namibia: Country in southern Africa
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. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU) and the Commonwealth of Nations.


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Namibia to ground national carrier's license over cash hole

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WINDHOEK — Cash-strapped Air Namibia will have its planes grounded at midnight on Wednesday after it failed to secure enough funding to remain solvent, voiding its air license, the transport..
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Namibia faces red locust invasion

Namibia's Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday it had detected an outbreak of red locusts in central regions of the southern African country and had sent pest control teams to the affected areas.
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Namibia shuts harbour town airport after two coronavirus infections

The airport in the Namibian harbour town of Walvis Bay has closed after two residents tested positive for the coronavirus and the economic hub went into lockdown.
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With no deaths, Namibia to further ease coronavirus lockdown

Namibia, which has so far recorded no coronavirus deaths, said on Thursday it would within days further ease restrictions on social and economic activities.
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Namibian president cuts ministers' perks in coronavirus fight

Namibian president Hage Geingob announced cost-cutting measures on Friday to save up to 200 million Namibian dollars ($10.80 million) as the country battles with the impact of the novel coronavirus.
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Alcohol smuggling jumps in Namibia amid coronavirus crackdown

Namibian police reported on Tuesday a jump in people smuggling beers and whisky from neighbouring Angola and Zambia, using illegal border crossings to beat a ban on alcohol sales that is part of the..
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Namibia extends partial coronavirus lockdown until May 4

Namibian borders will remain closed and a partial lockdown in force for a further two-and-a-half weeks until May 4 as part of new strict measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus,..
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Namibia announces travel ban, partial lockdown after seventh coronavirus case

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Namibian president sworn in for 2nd term on independence day

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WINDHOEK, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Namibian President Hage Geingob was on Saturday sworn in for his second and last term coinciding with the country's 30th independence celebration. Geingob underscored...
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Namibia reports first two cases of coronavirus, imposes travel ban

Namibia is the latest in a growing list of sub-Saharan African countries to report their first cases of coronavirus.
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Namibia to acquire Hepatitis E vaccine from China

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Supreme Court nod for cheetah’s return to India’s wild

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SC allows Centre to bring African cheetah to suitable wildlife habitat in India

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Centre to introduce the African cheetah to a suitable habitat in India. Stating that the rare Indian cheetah is almost extinct in the country, the National..
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Iceland’s Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal

Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the center of Namibia's biggest corruption scandal, announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the southwest African nation.
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Namibian ex-ministers enmeshed in fish scandal in jail for New Year

Two former ministers and four others accused of taking bribes to offer fishing rights in Namibia's biggest corruption scandal will see in the New Year from custody after a court dismissed their urgent..
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Accused in Namibian fishing corruption scandal withdraw bail application

Two former ministers and four others implicated in Namibia's biggest corruption scandal will remain in police custody until Feb. 20 after their lawyers abandoned their bail application on Monday, the..
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Namibian President Hage Geingob wins second term

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Incumbent Geingob wins Namibia presidential election with 56.3% of the vote

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Namibian leader Geingob takes big lead in presidential election

President Hage Geingob took a commanding lead in Namibia's presidential election with roughly two-thirds of the votes counted following Wednesday's vote, official data showed on Friday.
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Namibia arrests former justice minister in fishing scandal

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Namibia votes in tight polls overshadowed by corruption scandal

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Namibians vote in tight contest clouded by economic crisis

Namibians voted on Wednesday in what was expected to be the toughest contest yet for the party that has ruled for three decades of independence, an election it was still expected to win despite a..
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Namibia votes in election set to challenge ruling party's grip on power

Namibians head to the polls on Wednesday for a general election in which resentment stoked by economic hardship and a corruption scandal could challenge the ruling party's majority.
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Ex-Namibian minister freed a day after arrest on graft charges

Namibia's former fisheries minister Bernhard Esau was released on Sunday after a High Court judge declared that the warrant for his arrest a day earlier on corruption charges was invalid.
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Namibian court denies former fisheries minister bail in corruption case

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Namibia's former fisheries minister, ex-Investec manager arrested on corruption charges

Namibian police on Saturday arrested the former Minister of Fisheries Bernhardt Esau and a former senior manager of investment firm Investec on charges of corruption.
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Two Namibian ministers quit in bribery scandal involving Icelandic fishing firm

Namibia's justice and fisheries ministers resigned on Wednesday over bribery claims involving Icelandic fishing firm Samherji, the presidency said.
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Scientists reveal the ancestral homeland of modern humans

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Namibian president set for re-election next month amid economic crisis

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.
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Rugby-Namibia v Canada World Cup match canceled after typhoon

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Namibia-Canada off amid safety fears

World Cup organisers cancel Sunday's match between Namibia and Canada in Kamaishi because of safety concerns caused by Typhoon Hagibis.
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New Zealand overpower Namibia at Rugby World Cup

World champions New Zealand stretch out to comprehensive 62-point winning margin over lowly Namibia, but only after the underdogs had held them up with a brave first-half display.
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Decisive Rugby World Cup wins for Ireland and England, as Italy struggle

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Italy cruise past Namibia with bonus-point victory in Osaka

Italy begin their World Cup Pool B campaign with a bonus-point victory over Namibia in changing weather conditions in Osaka.
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Wildlife Summit Denies Proposal To Loosen Restrictions On Elephant Ivory Trade

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