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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


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....

NMP still banking on marine phosphate project despite enviro objections

Mining Weekly 11 Nov 2019
Project developer Namibian Marine Phosphate (NMP) is working to correct much of the misinformation it believes surrounds its Sandpiper marine phosphate project. NMP owns the Sandpiper marine phosphate project, about 60 km off the coast of Namibia, which has been the centre of controversy over its ambitions of trawling the seabed for phosphates ... ....

Namibia: Lose yourself in delightfully desolate deserts

Irish Independent 04 Nov 2019
Lions hunting antelopes Etosha NP Namibia Afric Sip drinks at sun down Braii Jacinta at a wine lodge in Namibia Plane flying over Namib Desert, Namibia A Himba tribeswoman outside her village ... 0 Comments Namibia ... Namibia is definitely special. Quintessentially African yet wholly unique, Namibia gets into your soul ... Namibia is definitely special....

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 .......

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... ....

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 ... ....