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.