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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.

Latest News for: Namibia marine


NMP awaits court judgment on Sandpiper marine phosphate project

Mining Weekly 28 Jul 2020
... development of the first marine phosphate mining project in Namibia, called Sandpiper....

ABB outfits De Beers's new marine diamond mining vessel with advanced power systems

Mining Weekly 14 Jul 2020
The newbuild will be delivered to Namibia-based marine diamond miner Debmarine ......

NMP says marine phosphate mining will help grow Namibia's economy

Mining Weekly 18 Jun 2020
Namibia-based marine phosphate hopeful Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) says Namibia, with one of the world’s largest ......

'A scene beyond sad' as 86 dusky dolphins found dead on Namibian beach

Independent online (SA) 11 Mar 2020
... town of Lüderitz in northern Namibia ... A senior marine biologist in Namibia’s ministry of fisheries and marine resources, Kolette Grobler, told The Namibian that the mammals were already decomposing when found....

86 dolphins die mysteriously in Namibia

Xinhua 09 Mar 2020
WINDHOEK, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Eighty-six dusky dolphins, including two calves just days old, have been found dead at a beach near Namibia's southwestern coastal town of Luderitz. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources ......

Debmarine to Keep 'Bridging the Gap'

All Africa 01 Feb 2020
FOLLOWING last year's successful pilot event, Debmarine Namibia will invest in at least two more 'Bridging the Gap' youth tournaments, the country's leading marine diamond mining company announced on Thursday .......

Namibia to reverse amendments to Marine Resources Act to curb corruption 29 Jan 2020
WINDHOEK, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Namibia will reverse amendments to the Marine Resources Act to curb corruption, an official said Wednesday ... Enditem ....

Swiss cruise line MSC signs long-term agreement with DP World

The National 11 Dec 2019
Swiss cruise line MSC Cruises signed a long-term agreement with Dubai ports operator DP World for preferential berthing rights at the emirate's Mina Rashid Port ... Read More. DP World acquires Singapore-based marine logistics firm. DP World to develop economic freezone in Namibia ... The ship’s Gulf cruises will alternate between east and west ... Updated ... ....

Luxury Travel Gives Back

Barrons 07 Dec 2019
Among them are a safari lodge in Namibia investing in remote tribal communities, a five-star hotel in Mexico funding marine conservation in local waters, and a resort in the Peruvian Andes paying for the education of local children ... The group operates nearly 40 camps, many of them extremely remote, in eight countries, from Namibia to Botswana ... From ... ....

Bourbon awarded Namibia contract by Total

Splash24/7 19 Nov 2019
France’s Bourbon Marine & Logistics has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Namibia to support a deep offshore exploration campaign in South Namibia in 2020....

BOURBON - Press release: BOURBON awarded new integrated logistic contract by TOTAL in Namibia

Dothan Eagle 18 Nov 2019
BOURBON awarded new integrated logistics contract by TOTAL in Namibia. Bourbon Marine & Logistics announces today that it has been awarded by Total E&P Namibia an integrated logistics contract to support a deep offshore exploration campaign in South Namibia in 2020 ... -- BOURBON press release-integrated-logistics-Total-Namibia-181119....

Investec Namibia MD resigns amid fishing bribery scandal

Canada Dot Com 15 Nov 2019
Namibia’s Justice Minister Sackeus Shanghala and Fisheries and Marine Resources Minister Bernhard Esau resigned on Wednesday following media reports they had awarded horse mackerel quotas to Iceland’s biggest fishing firm Samherji in exchange for bribes....