Namibia. After several years of delay, in October, the trial of 121 people charged with participating in a separatist uprising in the Caprivi Strip in northeast Namibia began in 1999.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 26,600,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||-0.80%|
|GDP per capita||$ 11,200|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||28.7%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||4.60%|
|Investment volume||23.5% of GDP|
|National debt||41.30% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves||$ 1,949,000,000|
|Number of visitors||1,176,000|
According to Countryaah.com, Namibia Independence Day is March 21. About 16 people were killed before the armed uprising was defeated by the military. During the long detention period, which has been criticized by human rights groups, eleven suspected members of the Caprivi Liberation Army have died. Many of the suspects have sued the Namibian state for torture and for being arrested illegally in other countries.
Black farmers ‘plans to occupy large farms owned by whites, following a Zimbabwean model, were canceled in November following a settlement with the landowners’ interest organization, after the farm workers were promised better working conditions. The approximately 4,000 white farmers who own almost half of N’s arable land are subject to ever-increasing pressure from the state to sell their farms.
Republic of Namibia Brief Guide
According to AbbreviationFinder, The Republic of Namibia, or Namibia, is a state in Southwest Africa. The obsolete name Amboma (Ovamboland in English and German) has mainly concerned only the territory of the Ovambo tribe, which lived in northern Namibia.
Namibia’s neighbors are Angola and Zambia in the north, Botswana in the east and the Republic of South Africa in the south, under which Namibia gained independence in 1990.
Namibia’s climate is very sunny all year round, which means very little rainfall. The land belongs to the dry zone. Annual rainfall varies between 10 mm on the coast and over 700 mm in the northeast corner of Caprivi. In the central highlands, rainfall is low and irregular, so the vegetation there consists mainly of drought-tolerant varieties typical of shrub baths. In the north, Amboma receives more rain, so palm forests are also found there. The rainy season is December – March. Temperatures range from very cool to very warm, depending on the season and the altitude at which you are moving. The dry season, April to September, is generally cooler. Daytime temperatures can drop as high as 25 degrees, but nighttime temperatures drop below 10 degrees, especially in the highlands and deserts.
Food and drink
Although Namibia has up to 1,600 kilometers of coastline, relatively little fish is eaten in the country. The coastal area is a sandy desert and no fishing villages have sprung up over the years. However, oysters are farmed on the coast, first grown in a heated aquarium in Swakopmund, after which they are transferred to the sea. A common dish is corn porridge, or priest, which is usually eaten with meat and a sauce made from wild spinach. Kapana is grilled meat, and the Namibians are clearly a carnivorous people. Potatoes and vegetables are served with the meat. Mahango is a raw material used to make porridge and a special maango drink. Water and beverages must be industrially bottled. It is also a good idea to rinse fruits and vegetables with bottled water. Heated or tablet-purified water can be drunk.
We stay in safe areas during our trip, but, among other things, pickpocketing is possible and moving at night in certain areas of cities can be unsafe. However, general caution within common sense is desirable throughout the journey.