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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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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Lions in Namibia Have Started Hunting and Eating Marine Creatures

Newsweek 04 Feb 2019
Lions living in a national park in Namibia have been observed hunting and eating marine creatures, with two prides now regularly feasting on seals, cormorants and the occasional flamingo ... Stander, a scientist who has spent over 35 years studying the desert lions of Namibia....
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Lions have adapted to hunt seals and seabirds in Namibia, study finds

The Observer 28 Jan 2019
Lions in Namibia have turned to hunting seabirds and seals ... The desert lions, which are found exclusively within the Skeleton Coast region of Namibia, are the only lions known to target marine life....
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Namibian shellfish fit for direct human consumption: ministry

Xinhua 28 Jan 2019
28 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Monday said that it is safe again to consume abalone from the Luderitz Aquaculture Production Area ... The test was facilitated by the Namibia Standard Institute and was ......
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SA signs fisheries MoU with Namibia

Independent online (SA) 24 Jan 2019
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa and Namibia have signed a fisheries Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), outlining how they will work together in various matters within the fisheries space as the two countries share a border ... South Africa, Namibia and Angola share one of the most productive ecosystems, the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (BCLME)....
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Africa’s Quest for Blue Economy

This Day 07 Dec 2018
On her part, the Prime Minister of Namibia, Saara Kuugongelwa said the Namibian government was committed to developing an integrated blue economy policy geared towards protecting the marine environment of the Southern African country....
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Namibia and Kenya called for reform of United Nations Security Council  

Coastweek 22 Oct 2018
WINDHOEK Namibia (Xinhua) -- ... Kenya AND Namibia sign three deals to boost bilateral ties ... He called on Namibia to explore the possibility of engagement in new areas including cooperation in marine and fisheries development, mining, expansion of bilateral trade and investment, and in sports and culture....
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Kenya and Namibia develop joint frameworks to boost bilateral ties

Coastweek 19 Oct 2018
... segment of the inaugural Session of the Kenya-Namibia Joint Commission for Cooperation (JCC) ... She noted that Namibia and Kenya are coastal states and cooperation in processing marine resources and developing the marine sector will bring mutual benefit to the two countries....
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Diamonds in the deep: How gems are mined from the bottom of the ocean

CNN 04 Sep 2018
"The waters off the coast of Namibia are an important area for a high diversity of resident and migratory species, such as sharks, whales, dolphins and seals," Kirsten Thompson, a marine scientist from the University of Exeter, tells CNN over email ... Debmarine Namibia commenced marine mining operations in 2002, with a haul of approximately ....
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Inaugural Joint Commission for Cooperation Session Held

All Africa 09 Jul 2018
[New Era] Windhoek -Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has called on Senegal and Namibia to develop strategies that will combat transnational security threats such as marine piracy and drug trafficking ... ....
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Harmonic filtering on board diamond mining vessel

Process and Control Today 25 Apr 2018
Namibia in southwest Africa has 3,700 square miles of diamond concession at sea, which is expected to yield millions of carats of marine gemstones for the next five decades ... In a joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers Group, Debmarine Namibia, the country’s leading marine diamond mining company, was established in 2002....

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