range. With an overall area of 49,768 km², the Namib-Naukluft is the largest game park in Africa and the fourth largest in the world. Namib Naukluft Park The most well-known area of the park is Sossusvlei, which is the main visitor attraction in Namibia. The '''Kuiseb River''' in Namibia flows from the Khomas (Khomas Region) highlands west of Windhoek to Walvis Bay. The Kuiseb is an ephemeral river with a mean run-off of roughly 20 million cubic metres per annum.
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, Bolivia, Paraguay, Zambia, etc. *Talk:Gene Ray and Talk:Time Cube - revert wars and NPOV problems over the question of the scientific merits of Mr. Ray's ideas, much discussion but no resolution in sight thumb right An early drawing of a street scene in Griquatown (File:Griquatown - Griqua 1820 SA.jpg), Griqualand West Today, Basters are a separate ethnic group of similarly mixed origins living in south-central Namibia; Northern Cape at Campbell and Griquatown; (the historic territory of Griqualand West); the Western Cape (around the small le Fleur Griqua settlement at Kranshoek); and at Kokstad. '''March 21''': '''World Down Syndrome Day'''; '''Naw-Rúz (Bahá'í Naw-Rúz)''' (Bahá'í calendar) ; '''Mother's Day''' in the Arab world; Independence Day (List of national independence days) in '''Namibia''' (1990) Operational service The Sisu Pasi has seen service in several conflict areas, including Afghanistan, Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Croatia, Eritrea, Golan Heights, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, the Republic of Macedonia, Namibia, Liberia, Somalia and Chad. The South African military evolved within the tradition of frontier warfare fought by commando (militia) forces, reinforced by the Afrikaners' historical distrust of large standing armies. Library of Congress Country Study:South Africa It then fought as part of the wider British effort in World War II, but afterwards was cut off from its long-standing Commonwealth (British Commonwealth) ties with the introduction of apartheid in South Africa after 1948. The apartheid policy led to friction with neighbouring states that helped to spark the border wars in South West Africa, now Namibia, from 1966. The role of the Army was fundamentally changed by the upheavals of the early 1990s and after 1994 the Army became part of the new South African National Defence Force. It is now becoming increasingly involved in peacekeeping efforts in southern Africa, often as part of wider African Union operations. World War I When the World War I broke out in 1914, the South African government chose to join the war on the side of the Allies (Allies of World War I). General Louis Botha, the then prime minister, faced widespread Afrikaner opposition to fighting alongside Great Britain so soon after the Second Boer War and had to put down a revolt by some of the more militant elements before he could send an expeditionary force of some 67,000 troops to invade German South-West Africa (now Namibia). The German troops stationed there eventually surrendered to the South African forces in July 1915. (In 1920 South Africa received a League of Nations mandate to govern the former German colony and to prepare it for independence within a few years.) HAL also exported Chetak helicopters to Namibia and Suriname. India has also donated used Chetak helicopters to other countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal. Memons migrated from Sindh to Kutch, and later to Kathiawar (Kathiawad) and other parts of Gujarat. Memons spread throughout the Indian Ocean basin in the 19th century, but most Memons lived in Kathiawar, prior to the independence of Pakistan. Many later settled in Pakistan. Today, they are scattered throughout India but majority of them live in the port city of Karachi in Pakistan, with significant communities in the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Memons in South Africa), Malawi, Kenya, Mauritius, Singapore, Australia and Burma. In Karachi today there is a community of Memon people from Bantva and their descendants known as Bantva Memons. Also another prominent category is Halari Memon who works under the banner of Halari Memon General Jama'at. Halari Memon is a group of several subcategories and are also the follower of Hanfi Muslim.
sustainable natural resource management by giving local communities rights to wildlife management and tourism. Politics and government thumb Tintenpalast (File:Tintenpalast-Windhoek.jpg), the centre of Namibia's government The politics of Namibia takes place in a framework of a presidential (presidential system) representative democratic (representative democracy) republic, whereby the president
. ''Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika'' is part of the national anthem of South Africa, national anthem of Tanzania and Zambia, and the former anthem of Zimbabwe and Namibia. It is a Xhosa hymn written by Enoch Sontonga in 1897. The first chorus is: Scientific career thumb upright A large sample of smithsonite (File:Smithsonite-Namibia.jpg) from Tsumeb, Namibia, displayed in the Smithsonian Institution. The following year saw Boldon reaching the peak of his career
, setting a new personal best and national record of 9.86 s in the 100 m at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California on 19 April and repeating the feat in Athens on 17 June. He picked up gold in the 100 m at the 1998 Commonwealth Games held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, setting a record time of 9.88 s, beating Namibia's Frankie Fredericks (9.96 s) and Barbados' Obadele Thompson (10.00 s
of 6 and 16. Grades 1–7 are primary level, grades 8–12 secondary. In 1998, there were 400,325 Namibian students in primary school and 115,237 students in secondary schools. The pupil-teacher ratio in 1999 was estimated at 32:1, with about 8% of the GDP being spent on education.
forested area that has largely been converted into agricultural grassland. The '''Kalahari Basin''' (or '''Kalahari Depression''') is a large lowland area covering over 2.5 million km² covering most of Botswana and parts of Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The outstanding physical feature in the basin, and occupying the centre, is the large Kalahari Desert. '''Rundu''' is the capital of the Kavango Region, northern Namibia, on the border with Angola on the banks of the Okavango River about 1000 m above sea level. The place normally receives an annual average rainfall of
; Brazil, Canada, China, Korea and Spain. This innovative approach to comic publication has seen the brand grow dramatically over the last few years, with Supa Strikas now reaching an estimated ten million readers a week worldwide. Today, the comic is available across Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Réunion, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia); in Latin
and independent reporting in Namibia The daily newspapers include the private publications The Namibian (English and other languages), Die Republikein (Afrikaans), Allgemeine Zeitung (Allgemeine Zeitung (Namibia)) (German) and Namibian Sun (English) as well as the state-owned New Era (New Era (Namibia)) (multiligual). Except for the largest newspaper, The Namibian, which is owned by a trust, the other mentioned private newspapers are part of the Democratic Media
'''Namibia''' ), and formerly South West Africa, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of riverbed (essentially the Zambia Botswana border) separates them at their closest points. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.
The dry lands of Namibia were inhabited since early times by San (San people), Damara (Damara (people)), and Namaqua (Nama people), and since about the 14th century AD by immigrating Bantu (Bantu peoples) who came with the Bantu expansion. Most of the territory became a German Imperial (German Empire) protectorate in 1884 and remained a German colony until the end of World War I. In 1920, the League of Nations mandated the country to South Africa, which imposed its laws and, from 1948, its apartheid (South Africa under apartheid) policy. The port of Walvis Bay and the offshore Penguin Islands had been annexed by the Cape Colony (British Cape Colony) under the British crown by 1878 and had become an integral part of the new Union of South Africa at its creation in 1910.
Uprisings and demands by African leaders led the UN to assume direct responsibility over the territory. It recognised the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) (SWAPO) as the official representative of the Namibian people in 1973. Namibia, however, remained under South African administration during this time as South-West Africa. Following internal violence, South Africa installed an interim administration in Namibia in 1985. Namibia obtained full independence from South Africa in 1990, with the exception of Walvis Bay and the Penguin Islands, which remained under South African control until 1994.
Namibia has a population of 2.1 million people and a stable multi-party (Multi-party system) parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, tourism (Tourism in Namibia) and the mining industry (Mineral industry of Namibia) – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium (Uranium mining), gold (Gold mining), silver (Silver mining), and base metals – form the basis of Namibia's economy (Economy of Namibia). Given the presence of the arid Namib Desert, it is one of the least densely populated (List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density) countries in the world. Namibia enjoys high political, economic and social stability.