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Namibia: Country in southern Africa
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa. Its 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 separates the two countries. Namibia 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.


Scientists Discover Two Dwarf Giraffes In Africa [Video]

Scientists Discover Two Dwarf Giraffes In Africa

Conservation Scientists have discovered two dwarf giraffes in Africa. The two giraffes, named Gimil and Nigel, were spotted in Uganda and Namibia by Conservation Scientists working with the Giraffe..

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Centre to introduce the African cheetah to a suitable habitat in India. Stating that the rare Indian cheetah is almost extinct in the country, the National..
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Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the center of Namibia's biggest corruption scandal, announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the southwest African nation.
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Incumbent Geingob wins Namibia presidential election with 56.3% of the vote

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President Hage Geingob took a commanding lead in Namibia's presidential election with roughly two-thirds of the votes counted following Wednesday's vote, official data showed on Friday.
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Namibia's justice and fisheries ministers resigned on Wednesday over bribery claims involving Icelandic fishing firm Samherji, the presidency said.
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