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.

Latest News for: Namibia marine

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NMP hosts informative workshops as court case is again postponed

Mining Weekly 03 Jun 2021
While it awaits the outcome of a once again postponed court case, Namibia ......
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ENOC appoints Ennero to expand its South African footprint in marine sector

Gulf News 31 May 2021
Ennero, will distribute ENOC’s marine lubricants to all South African ports - Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay - in addition to Walvis Bay in Namibia, and other international markets....
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ENOC appoints Ennero to expand international footprint in the marine sector

Gulf News 31 May 2021
Ennero, will distribute ENOC’s marine lubricants to all South African ports, including Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay, in addition to Walvis Bay in Namibia, and other international marine markets....
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Enoc appoints Ennero to distribute its marine lubricants worldwide

Gulf Daily News 31 May 2021
Ennero, will distribute a wide range of Enoc’s marine lubricants exclusively to all South African ports, including Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Richard’s Bay, in addition to Walvis Bay in Namibia, and other international marine markets, a statement issued by the company said....
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What Defines Success and Failure for Africa's Blue Economy Projects?

The Maritime Executive 19 Apr 2021
This unsustainable approach in the development of the blue economy is common across other such projects in Africa, including the Vridi Canal Project in Cote d’Ivoire, the Lamu Port construction in Kenya and the Sandpiper marine phosphate mining project in Namibia....
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Namibia marks 31st independence anniversary

Graphic 21 Mar 2021
On the 21st of March 1990, Namibia gained its independence ... Sam Shafiishuna Nujoma declared, “I move in the name of the people that Namibia is forever free, sovereign and independent” ... Namibia has a well-established fishing industry and seeks to increase the existing volume of its fish and marine products into the Ghanaian market....
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Namibia’s marine diamond miner’s production hit by COVID-19, drops 13% in 2020

Mining Weekly 09 Mar 2021
Namibia has the richest known marine diamond deposits in the world, and is among the ......
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Namibia's marine diamond miner's production slumps 13 pct in 2020

China.dot.org 09 Mar 2021
WINDHOEK, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's marine diamond miner Debmarine Namibia reported on Monday a 13-percent drop in production to 1.125 million carats in 2020 as the demand for diamonds weakened due to COVID-19....
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Namibia’s Debmarine reports drop in output but new mining ship to be built

Business Day 08 Mar 2021
Windhoek— Debmarine Namibia, a subsidiary of Anglo American’s diamond unit De Beers, on Monday reported a 13% drop in ... Namibia has the richest known marine diamond deposits in the world, and is among the top 10 producers of gem-quality diamonds globally....
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