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Republic of Namibia
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Location  Africa
Capital  Windhoek
Area  824,292 sq km
Population  2,533,224
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  • Namibian lawyer Bience Gawanas was appointed as the Special Adviser on Africa at the United Nations on 15 January 2018.[1]

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  • The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) on 29 January 2016 presented Namibia with the 2016 Award for Excellence in recognition of the country’s progress in fighting malaria and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for malaria reduction.[2]

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  • Namibia reached the quarter-final of the U-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time with a two-wicket win over defending champions South Africa on 31 January 2016 in Bangladesh. The win was Namibia's first over a Test-playing opposition in a Youth ODI since they beat Sri Lanka Under-19s in the 2002 edition of the tournament.


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  • Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba was named as the winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership on 2 March 2015.[3]

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  • Dr. Gladys Kahaka from Namibia received a Unesco-L’Oreal International Fellowship for Young Women in Life Sciences on 29 March 2012 for her research on endangered species from the animal and vegetal worlds. Gladys became the first Namibian woman scientist to receive the fellowship.[4]

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  • Jonas Jonas of Namibia won gold in Men's 64kg boxing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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  • Michelle McLean from Namibia was crowned the Miss Universe title in 1992 at the age of 19. Michelle became the first woman from Namibia to win the title.

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  • Namibia won the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) cup football tournament for the first time beating Mozambique 2-0 in South Africa on 30 May 2015.[5]

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  • Namibia and 25 other nations from Africa on 10 June 2015 signed a historic free trade pact, Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA), that will ease the movement of goods across member countries in next five years. Once fully implemented, the 26-nation TFTA will be the continent's largest free-trade zone.

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  • Namibia launched five-year National Agenda for Children on 16 June 2012. The agenda, which was developed by the Namibian Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare with support from UNICEF, puts special emphasis on the need for programmes supporting children with disabilities and ensuring they benefit from disability grants.[6]

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  • Tanyaradzwa Daringo of Namibia received the Queen's Young Leaders Award on 22 June 2015 from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth for her goal to build self-confidence in young women and give them a greater voice in Namibia and Southern Africa.[7]

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  • Mavis Elias from Namibia, a young philanthropist who is committed to helping underprivileged people in her community, received a Queen’s Young Leaders award at a ceremony held at the Buckingham Palace, in London on 26 June 2018.[8]
  • Scientists from Namibia and the USA have discovered a new species of round-eared sengi or elephant shrew, named Macroscelides micus, in the deserts of Namibia. Discovery and identification of the new variety of the sengi was detailed on 26 June 2014 in the Journal of Mammalogy.

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  • A team of international scientists, including researchers from Namibia, has discovered the oldest animal-built reef in southern Namibia, in a region known for its ancient sediments. Their findings were published in the journal Science on 27 June 2014.[9]

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  • Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia was accredited by the Green Climate Fund, a fund within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), on 9 July 2015. The accreditation by the fund will enable Namibia to access project-based climate finance.

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  • On 20 July 2012 it is reported that a vast water source was discovered in Namibia that could supply the north of the country for 400 years at current rates of consumption. Scientists believe the water is up to 10,000 years old but is cleaner to drink than many modern sources.[10]

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  • Tristan De Lange of Namibia won Cycling gold in Men's Mountain bike Cross-country Marathon at the 12th African Games on 23 August 2019.

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  • The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) and the CNBC Africa signed a strategic partnership on 7 September 2011. The agreement intended to show top quality news content from CNBC Africa across Namibia and CNBC Africa featuring more Namibian content on the 24/7 network across Sub-Sahara Africa.

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  • Ananias Shikongo of Namibia won Men's 200m - T11 gold at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in Brazil.

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  • A team of international scientists, including researchers from Namibia, has carried out the first DNA analysis of the tiger, lion and snow leopard in an effort to help critically-endangered cats to survive. The research, published on 17 September 2013 in the journal Nature Communications, gives clues to how big cats evolved to become top predators with superior muscle strength and a carnivorous diet.[11]

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  • Namibia and Angola on 22 September 2014 signed a currency conversion agreement in a development expected to help boost cross-border trade between the two neighbors. The agreement, which comes into force in early 2015, was signed between the National Reserve Bank of Angola and the Central Bank of the Republic of Namibia.

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  • Namibia took second spot at the Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015 list, as announced on 21 October 2014.

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  • Namibia was ranked as the world‘s 13th most gender-equal country, according to the World Economic Forum‘s Global Gender Gap index published on 2 November 2017.[12]

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  • Namibia and South Africa signed three co-operation agreements on 6 November 2012 focusing on key areas such as trade and investment, energy, transport, environment, science and technology, education, tourism, and security issues.[13]

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  • The United Nations General Assembly on 12 November 2013 elected Namibia to serve on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2014.

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  • Namibia on 28 November 2014 voted in parliamentary and presidential elections using Africa's first electronic system instead of the old ballot paper system.

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  • Oshituthi shomagongo, marula fruit festival, in Namibia was added to the 2015 UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.[14]

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