Republic of Namibia

Republic of Namibia

Political Economy Summary

Capital Windhoek
Independence 21 March 1990
Current Head of State & Govt H.E. Hage Gottfried Geingob
Prime Minister P.M. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
Minister of Foreign Affairs Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Minister of Finance Ipumbu Wendelinus Shiimi
Central Bank Govenor Johannes ǃGawaxab
Next National Elections Date 2024
Government Website
Parliament Website

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PESA Editorial on Namibia: 1H2022/23
Accurate and balanced analysis of the political economy in Namibia ...
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Balance of Payments and International FDI Position in Namibia: FY2019/20
Namibian merchandise export earnings have grown consistently since 2016. The faster growth in export earnings has improved Namibia’s current account balance. The balance of payments ...
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Trade and Regional Integration in Namibia: FY2019/20
Namibian exports have grown slower than imports during the period from 2015 to 2018. This has led to a deterioration of gross official reserves due ...
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GDP Growth and Public Finance in Namibia: FY2019/20
Since independence in 1990, Namibia has become a growing economy which is driven by mining and fish processing. Furthermore, exports in fish products, zinc, uranium ...
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Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in SADC
The July 2020 issue focuses on assessing the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and evaluates the readiness and gaps in the region's public capacity; and ...
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Climate Change and Adaptation in SADC
The April 2020 issue focuses on assessing the impact of climate change and evaluating the effectiveness of regional systems and national responses to the crisis ...
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Youth Unemployment and Empowerment in SADC
The July 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of youth empowerment in SADC - What is the current state of youth unemployment and youth ...
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Public Debt and Government Finances in SADC
The April 2019 issue focuses on providing an overview of public debt in SADC and what needs to be done to retain debt sustainability in ...
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Political Economy Review: South Africa 2021 Riots and Looting
Interview reflecting about the regional impact of the July 2021 riots and looting in South Africa on the SADC region. The interview looks at the ...
Political Economy Review: SACU and SADC in 2019
Interview reflecting on the regional impact of slow growth in South Africa and how it affects neighbouring countries in SADC and SACU. The interview examines ...
Namibia Remains in the Common Monetary Area
Interview analysing the government of Namibia's decision to remain within the Common Monetary Area and retain the exchange rate peg between the NAD and ZAR ...
Political Economy Review: Namibia Economic Growth
Interview about the Namibian Central Bank announcement that the economy will exit its recession in 2018. The interview discusses the prospects of Namibia exiting its ...
Namibia Geographic Location
Geographic Location

The Namibian landscape consists generally of five geographical areas, each with characteristic abiotic conditions and vegetation. There is some variation within, and overlap between, the geographic areas, namely the Central Plateau, the Namib Desert, the Great Escarpment, the Bushveld, and the Kalahari Desert.

Namibian Cities
Namibian Cities
Namibian Coat Arms
Coat of Arms

The Namibian coat of arms is the official heraldic symbol of Namibia. Introduced at the time of independence in 1990, it superseded the earlier coat of arms used by the South African administration of the territory.

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