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Yearbook 2003

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.


Inflation rate 6.10%
Unemployment rate 34%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 26,600,000,000
GDP growth rate -0.80%
GDP per capita $ 11,200
GDP by sector
Agriculture 6.70%
Industry 26.30%
Service 67.00%
State budget
Revenue 2.396 billion
Expenditure 2.26 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 28.7%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 53
Lower 10% 1.1
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
Tourism 2013
Number of visitors 1,176,000
Revenue $ 517,000,000


According to, 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.

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