Namibia

Flag of NamibiaNamibia /nəˈmɪbiə/, officially the Republic of Namibia (Afrikaans: Republiek van Namibië; German: About this sound Republik Namibia (help·info), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border with Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of riverbed (essentially the Zambia/Botswana border) separates them at their closest points. It 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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General information

  • Provides detailed information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, defence, and transnational issues of different countries. The CIA World Factbook
  • Part of the World Bank's website, with information, analysis and reports on its projects and strategic plans. World Bank country information
  • Country profiles of all the countries in the world.BBC country profile
  • Offers comprehensive, comparable data and analysis of 53 African economies. African Economic Outlook
  • The University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights database has documents on national legislation (Constitution) and reports from the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights as well as UN documents. African Human Rights Document database

Publications

Experts

Libraries and archives

  • The National Library of Namibia’s homepage also includes access to its library catalogues. National Library of Namibia
  • Provides images of Namibia’s independence, (photo) negatives of the colonial period, documents on transition and other artifacts. Digital Namibian Archives
  • This private library was set up in 1971 as a specialist library and archives on Southern Africa. It has a vast Namibian archive and is considered to be the biggest library and archive on Namibia outside the country.Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)

Statistics

  • Offers free access to more than 2000 financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.World Bank statistical data
  • Provides statistics, estimates and projections produced by countries and compiled by the United Nations data system on agriculture, crime, education, energy, industry, labour, national accounts, population and tourism. UN data
  • Offers repackaged data and information from relevant FAO databases with a focus on natural resources, economics, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and technical cooperation. FAO country profiles
  • Provides a compilation of data with maps and graphs from the CIA World Factbook, the UN and the OECD. NationMaster
  • This regularly updated website has a global collection of voter turnout statistics for presidential and parliamentary elections since 1945. International IDEA: Voter Turnout

Internet resources

  • Compiled by the University Library of Johann Christian Senckenberg in Frankfurt on the Main and the GIGA Information Centre: Africa Library in Hamburg. Has a database of Internet resources with more than 4900 websites on Sub-Saharan Africa. ilissAfrica internet resources
  • Links to freely available Africa-related material provided by the Nordic Africa Institute. Guide to Africa on the Internet
  • Is a guide to Africa-related Internet resources prepared by Stanford University Libraries. A guide to Africa-related Internet resources

Movies and images

  • Lists more than 1300 films/documentaries on a specific country in the library catalogue of the African Studies Centre (ASC) in Leiden. African films at the ASC
  • The database presents 50.000 digitized historical pictures covering the whole of Africa. It includes the pictures of the Sam Cohen Library in Namibia. Colonial Picture Archive (ilissAfrica)

Music

  • Discographic database of African and Caribbean music at Le MediaPort de l'INA (L'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel). Afromix African music

News about Namibia

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WINDHOEK, May 22 (Reuters) - State-owned Air Namibia has won approval...
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Communities of the Kavango regions have informed the National...

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[New Era] Windhoek -Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein's proposal...
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[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia junior men's inline hockey side will open...
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[New Era] Outapi -Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila has...
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[Namibian] A MEDICAL doctor whose bank accounts were virtually...
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[Namibian] THE chief executive officer of the National Fishing...
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[Namibian] A NEWBORN baby girl was found in a suitcase hidden in a...
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