Namibia

Coordinates: 22°S 17°E / 22°S 17°E / -22; 17

Namibia (/nəˈmɪbiə/, /næˈ-/), officially the Republic of Namibia (German:  Republik Namibia ; Afrikaans: Republiek van Namibië), and formerly German South-West Africa and then South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose 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 (essentially a small bulge in Botswana to achieve a Botswana/Zambia micro-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.

The dry lands of Namibia were inhabited since early times by San, Damara, and Namaqua, and since about the 14th century AD by immigrating Bantu who came with the Bantu expansion. Most of the territory became a German Imperial protectorate in 1884 and remained a German colony until the end of World War I. In 1920, the League of Nations mandated the country to South Africa, which imposed its laws and, from 1948, its apartheid policy. The port of Walvis Bay and the offshore Penguin Islands had been annexed by the Cape Colony under the British crown by 1878 and had become an integral part of the new Union of South Africa at its creation in 1910.

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Namibia: Govt Committed to Ocean Conservation

All Africa 07 Oct 2019
Windhoek -Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Berhard Esau, has reiterated that Namibia is committed to a regional approach in achieving a healthy ocean .......
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Seawater-buffered diagenesis, destruction of carbon isotope excursions, and the composition of DIC in Neoproterozoic oceans ...

PNAS 17 Sep 2019
Carbonate sediments of nonglacial Cryogenian (659 to 649 Ma) and early Ediacaran (635 to 590 Ma) age exhibit large positive and negative δ13Ccarb excursions in a shallow-water marine platform in northern Namibia. The same excursions are recorded in fringing deep-sea fans and in carbonate platforms on other paleocontinents. However, coeval... ....
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Debmarine Namibia’s new mining vessel to boost economic growth

Eye Witness News 28 Aug 2019
Standard Bank will participate in the largest commercial transactional deal this year for the vessel which will be used for marine diamond recovery operations off the southern coast of Namibia ... ....
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Anglo American plc (AAUKF) CEO Mark Cutifani on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Seeking Alpha 26 Jul 2019
Anglo American plc (OTCQX.AAUKF) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call July 25, 2019 4.00 AM ET. Company Participants. Stuart Chambers - Chairman. Mark Cutifani - Chief Executive Officer. Stephen Pearce - Finance Director ... Bruce Cleaver - Chief Executive Officer of De Beers ... Okay ... In May, we approved the marine vessel in Namibia for the Debmarine operations ... ....
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Babcock awards De Beers Marine offshore diamond vessel contract

Dry Bulk 13 Jun 2019
The vessel is owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia – a joint venture offshore marine diamond prospecting and exploration company owned in equal shares by De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Namibia ... https.//www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/13062019/babcock-awards-de-beers-marine-offshore-diamond-vessel-contract/....
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Babcock awarded De Beers Marine offshore diamond vessel contract

Dry Bulk 13 Jun 2019
The vessel is owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia – a joint venture offshore marine diamond prospecting and exploration company owned in equal shares by De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Namibia ... https.//www.drybulkmagazine.com/shipping/13062019/babcock-awarded-de-beers-marine-offshore-diamond-vessel-contract/....
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Namibia’s diamond marine recovery a success story to replicate – Debmarine

Mining Weekly 30 May 2019
The success of public-private joint venture Debmarine Namibia illustrates the possibilities of marine extraction activities attaining environmental sustainability, local empowerment of communities and economic progression. The marine diamond recovery partnership between the ......
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How Fearless Are You in Your Analytics Journey?

Gigaom 29 May 2019
Would you describe yourself as a risk-taker? Fearless? Would you even go so far as jumping out of a plane on the journey to digital transformation?. Me neither ... Rebel or Rule Follower?. I’m not thrill seeking ... Literally ... As a marine scientist, she had a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see the sea from a different perspective while interning in Namibia....
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De Beers to Build $468M Diamond-Mining Ship

Diamonds Net 16 May 2019
RAPAPORT... De Beers will increase production at Debmarine Namibia by 500,000 carats per year through the construction of a new diamond-recovery vessel, it said Thursday ... De Beers paid $157 million for its last marine vessel, which came into operation in June 2017....
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Keep Our Oceans Clean, protect sea creatures!

The Petition Site 15 May 2019
Plastic garbage, which decomposes very slowly, is often mistaken for food by marine animals ... WE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT AND HELP US BRING AN END TO OCEAN POLLUTION BY PLASTIC AND OTHER HARMFUL FORMS OF GARBAGE IN NAMIBIA, TO PROTECT OUR MARINE WILDLIFE, OUR BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT AND THE WELL-BEING OF OUR POPULATION....
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Erongo Marine Empowers Through Internship Programme

All Africa 14 Mar 2019
Erongo Marine Enterprises (EME) has given four budding young students from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) the opportunity to hone their skills in the corporate workplace during the past year through its internship programme .......
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Namibia Tightens Gaps On Oil Spills in Her Waters - Auene

All Africa 25 Feb 2019
Windhoek -Works and Transport Deputy Director for Marine Pollution Control and Search and Rescue Pineas Auene says Namibia is ready to tackle any oil spills or pollution in its coastal waters .......
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De Beers mergers SA and Canada mines into single business

Business Day 25 Feb 2019
Given the smaller asset base in both countries, De Beers has merged the two businesses into a single unit called De Beers group managed operations, including De Beers marine, which operates ships sucking diamonds off the ocean floor on the coast of Namibia with Zikalala as its ......
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