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An Icy Superhighway Once Carried Glaciers From Namibia to Brazil  The New York Times

Namibia is famed for its deserts, including the world's oldest, a vast expanse of undulating, scorched sand dunes occasionally visited by an ethereal fog.

The New York Times
Legacies of iconic liberation fighter to return to Namibia from Germany - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WINDHOEK, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- Germany will hand over some personal items used by Namibia's legendary liberation fighter Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi, said ...

Xinhua
Namibia Holds Rate as Economy Seen Growing First Year in Three  Bloomberg

Namibia's central bank held its key interest rate and said that the economy will probably expand in 2019 after two straight years of contraction.

Bloomberg
'Stay in your lane' – outgoing NWR boss warns  Namibian

OUTGOING Namibia Wildlife Resorts managing director Zelna Hengari this month told workers to stay in their lanes, warning some that their time was up.

Namibian
Negative rating awaits Nam if debt-to-GDP exceeds 50%  Namibian

EXPECTING the debt-to-GDP ratio to stand at 50,6% during the 2019/20 financial year, Simonis Storm Securities (SSS) junior analyst Indileni Nanghonga say ...

Namibian
Sports governors smoke peace pipe  Namibian

THE Namibia Sports Commission and the Namibia National Olympic Committee this week put an end to their cold war, and vowed to enhance the industry's ...

Namibian
Swimming takes centre stage  Namibian

SWIMMING will take centre stage in Windhoek and surroundings for the next few days when more than 450 swimmers from 14 SADC nations compete in the ...

Namibian
Eskom woes worry Namibia  observer.com.na

Mines and Energy minister, Tom Alweendo has ruled out the possibility of load shedding in the country, despite Eskom, the country's biggest suppliers...

observer.com.na
Namibia holds interest rate as economy sees growth  IOL

INTERNATIONAL – Namibia's central bank held its key interest rate and said that the economy will probably expand in 2019 after two straight years of ...

IOL
Namibia: Age of Majority Now 18 in Namibian Law  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Opinion - THE ENTRY into force of the Child Care and Protection Act 3 of 2015 on 7 February 2019 has changed the age of majority in Namibia. It is now 18 ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Boost for Namibia's prison health  Namibian

MOSES MAGADZA THE United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has donated medical equipment worth N$550 000 to the Namibian Correctional ...

Namibian
Arrest warrant out for bank fraudster  Namibian

A FORMER bank employee who admitted in the Windhoek High Court last year that he was guilty of 147 counts of fraud involving more than N$5 million is ...

Namibian
Namibia Dairies oil spill shuts city water works  Namibian

NGHINOMENWA ERASTUS THE oil spill at the Namibia Dairies plant in Avis has resulted in the City of Windhoek shutting down two water treatment plants.

Namibian
Zim 'fraudster denied' work visa  Namibian

FORTY Namibians have lost part if not all means to sustain their families, controversial Zimbabwean footballer Tapiwa Simon Musekiwa “has not been ...

Namibian
Introduced Chinese hybrid rice varieties to foster rice production in Namibia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

File photo shows children carry a bag of rice in Dordabis farm, Khomas Region, central Namibia, on Jan. 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei). WINDHOEK, Feb.

Xinhua
Namibia's cotton farming to benefit Angola  Namibian

TJIPENANDJAMBI KUHANGA A NAMIBIAN company has partnered with an Angolan company that runs a textile plant to supply cotton to them.

Namibian
Fifa Normalisation Committee for Namibia named  Namibian

FIFA on Friday named a five-member Normalisation Committee to oversee the governance of the Namibia Football Association until a new leadership has been ...

Namibian
Top Score 7-a-Side is back  Namibian

TOP Score, the leading maize meal brand of Namib Mills kicked off its 7-a-Side Windhoek leg of the tournament at the Ramblers Soccer Stadium on Tuesday.

Namibian
Nam, German central banks to bolster ties  Namibian

THE Bank of Namibia and the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Central Bank) have agreed to strengthen existing ties, particularly in the areas of combating ...

Namibian
Namibia: Parliament Approves Geingob's Preferred Electoral Commissioners  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The National Assembly on Thursday approved president Hage Geingob's nomination of former Unam vice chancellor Lazarus Hangula's aide, Evaristus ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Namibia: Whose Degree Is It Anyway, Students?  AllAfrica.com

Opinion - University students, I have deliberately chosen to address the contentious issue of academic dishonesty and cheating at the beginning of your first ...

AllAfrica.com
Namibia: Swimming Team Off to Namibia  AllAfrica.com

THE Zimbabwe team will today leave for the African Swimming Championships Zone IV Swimming and Open Water Swimming Championships in Windhoek, ...

AllAfrica.com
Age of Majority Now 18 in Namibian Law  Namibian

BERNHARD TJATJARA THE ENTRY into force of the Child Care and Protection Act 3 of 2015 on 7 February 2019 has changed the age of majority in Namibia.

Namibian
Namibia: Removed Rundu Councillors Threaten to Sue Swapo  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Three Rundu councillors who were removed from their positions by Swapo on Wednesday gave the ruling party an ultimatum to drop their plan to recall the ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Namibia: Changing Lives, One School Uniform At a Time  AllAfrica.com

IT is 07h55 when we arrive at Groot Aub, a small village situated some 60 kilometres outside Windhoek.

AllAfrica.com
Living in Namibia is dangerous for me – Diescho  Namibian

RUTH KAMWI POLITICAL analyst Joseph Diescho says he wants to leave Namibia soon to settle in Europe as he no longer feels safe in the country.

Namibian
Namibia: Govt to Decriminalise Baby Dumping  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The government, through the ministry of gender equality, has decriminalised baby dumping to allow mothers to leave their unwanted newborn babies at safe ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Namibia: Malaysian Deal Splits Cabinet  AllAfrica.com

A PLAN by TransNamib to hand-pick a Malaysian company to set up a rail factory and refurbish the parastatal's locomotives in a deal worth more than N$1 ...

AllAfrica.com
Boost for Namibia prison health  NewsDay

By Moses Magadza. Windhoek – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has donated medical equipment worth N$550 000 to the Namibia ...

NewsDay
Geingob calls for order in informal settlements  Namibian

PRESIDENT Hage Geingob yesterday said police should prevent people from erecting shacks in informal settlements, instead of demolishing them when people ...

Namibian
Nollywood's Mike Ezuruonye to shoot film in Namibia  Namibian

NIGERIAN actor and film-maker Mike Ezuruonye has partnered with local artist management, public relations and marketing company Olive Entertainment to ...

Namibian
Namibian Opp. Leader wants govt. to avoid falling into same debt-trap as SL  Daily Mirror

Namibian Opposition Leader McHenry Venaani said their government must renegotiate foreign loans to avoid falling into the same trap as Sri Lanka and some ...

Daily Mirror
Namibia: Women now free from apartheid marriage law  Vanguard

Hundreds of thousands of married women in Namibia will begin to have access to inheritance after the deaths of their husbands, after amendments were made ...

Vanguard
Govt to decriminalise baby dumping  Namibian

THE government, through the ministry of gender equality, has decriminalised baby dumping to allow mothers to leave their unwanted newborn babies at safe ...

Namibian
These Namibian Hills Are Holdovers From an Ice Age  Atlas Obscura

We may not think of Namibia, in southern Africa, as an icy place, but the dozens of drumlins stretching out in its Twyfelfontein region are only there because of ...

Atlas Obscura
Africa: Namibia Upsets Japan, New Zealand to Secure Top Travel Destination Awards  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Namibia won the highly desired Top Country Spot at the recent Wanderlust Readers' Travel Awards, announced at 'Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
SA signs fisheries MoU with Namibia  IOL

The MoU was signed by Minister Senzeni Zokwana, and his Namibian counterpart, Minister Bernard Essau, in Windhoek.

IOL
Unemployment due to small market – Namwandi  Namibian

UNEMPLOYMENT in Namibia is not due to students choosing the wrong careers, but it is because of limited markets, the chairperson of the International ...

Namibian
NAC to name new CEO in two weeks  Namibian

CHAIRPERSON of the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) board, Leake Hangala, says the board is hoping to appoint a new chief executive by the end of this ...

Namibian
Ohangwena police in record dagga bust  Namibian

POLICE in Ohangwena region have recovered the biggest consignment of cannabis ever recorded in the region. A truck carrying 41 bags of cannabis was ...

Namibian
/Uirab of Namport tipped for NAC top job  Namibian

THE board of the Namibia Airports Company has agreed to appoint Bisey /Uirab as the parastatal's new chief executive.

Namibian
A Delegation of the German Bundestag visits Namibia  africanews

Five members of the Budgetary Committee of the German Federal Parliament (the “Bundestag”) visited Namibia from 23 to 25 January 2019. Focus was the ...

africanews
Namibia's Wilderness’ Wilderness  The South African

Namibia is almost two countries, with the capital, Windhoek, more or less dividing the country in half.

The South African
Capricorn Group welcomes fresh blood to the financial sector  Namibia Economist

Posted by Intern | Feb 15, 2019 | Human Resources. Capricorn Group welcomes *fresh* blood to the financial sector. The Capricorn Group and Bank Windhoek ...

Namibia Economist
Elizabeth Bay Ghost Town – Elizabeth Bay, Namibia  Atlas Obscura

Discover Elizabeth Bay Ghost Town in Elizabeth Bay, Namibia: The ruins of this mining boom town stand like skeletal reminders of the settlement's dark history.

Atlas Obscura
Amta wants more marketing agents  Namibian

NGHINOMENWA ERASTUS THE Agro-marketing and Trade Agency announced this week that it is looking for extra marketing agents for the Ongwediva and ...

Namibian
Malaysian deal splits Cabinet  Namibian

A PLAN by TransNamib to hand-pick a Malaysian company to set up a rail factory and refurbish the parastatal's locomotives in a deal worth more than N$1 ...

Namibian
Changing lives, one school uniform at a time  Namibian

IT is 07h55 when we arrive at Groot Aub, a small village situated some 60 kilometres outside Windhoek.

Namibian
Shipwreck Lodge – Namibia  Atlas Obscura

Discover Shipwreck Lodge in Namibia: Ten shipwreck-shaped chalets lie along the sand dunes on Namibia's Skeleton Coast.

Atlas Obscura
Lack of action at country level retards SADC integration agenda  Namibia Economist

Posted by Guest Contributor | Feb 15, 2019 | Columns. Lack of action at country level retards SADC integration agenda. By Kizito Sikuka. Southern Africa has the ...

Namibia Economist
Namibia: Over 200 Schools Have No Toilets  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

About 246 schools in Namibia do not have toilets for pupils, while 1 602 schools have the facilities. Kavango East and West are the hardest-hit, followed by the ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Call to revise witchcraft suppression law  Namibian

FOR 20 years, Ndjiina Ngombe from Omuramba village in the Kunene region was shackled and isolated in a hut because her family believed that she was a ...

Namibian
Removed Rundu councillors threaten to sue Swapo  Namibian

THREE Rundu councillors who were removed from their positions by Swapo on Wednesday gave the ruling party an ultimatum to drop their plan to recall the ...

Namibian
Next-level Namibia: inside The Nest at Sossus villa and the country's spectacular new lodges  Telegraph.co.uk

It's a very good time to consider a holiday to Namibia. One of the least densely populated countries on Earth (second only to Mongolia), it last year attracted ...

Telegraph.co.uk
Namibia's World Cup participation at risk  SARugbymag

A conflict between the professional and amateur arms of Namibian Rugby could put the nation's participation at the World Cup in jeopardy.

SARugbymag
Tanga adds more promising Namibian ground to its bulging portfolio  Stockhead

Special Report: Tanga Resources is expanding its Namibian operations into an area rich with major deposits and low on modern exploration. Tanga Resources' ...

Stockhead
Parliament approves Geingob's preferred electoral commissioners  Namibian

The National Assembly on Thursday approved president Hage Geingob's nomination of former Unam vice chancellor Lazarus Hangula's aide, Evaristus ...

Namibian
Police officer charged over airport theft  Namibian

WERNER MENGES and PAULINA NDALIKOKULE A NAMIBIAN Police officer who was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing money from a tourist's ...

Namibian
Govt leaves 6 000 olive trees to die  Namibian

BRANDON VAN WYK SIX thousand olive trees were left to die at a 3 900-hectare farm bought by the land reform ministry in the Otjozondjupa region.

Namibian
Extension health graduates camp at ministry  Namibian

Jobless health extension workers are up in arms after government announced that there are no immediate plans to employ them. A SMALL group of ...

Namibian
Nigerian elections 2019 – who's leaving the country?  Namibian

ABUJA — The job market for young Nigerians is causing people to leave, says one of the leading contenders to become Nigeria's next president.

Namibian
Sampofu says educated people promote tribalism  Namibian

ZAMBEZI regional governor Lawrence Sampofu has urged those who are educated to stop practising tribalism in the region because it hampers development.

Namibian
Lessons from Namibia on curbing the spread of foot and mouth disease  New Era Live

South Africa is in the middle of a severe outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Although it's not harmful to humans, it causes mouth ulcers and foot lesions in ...

New Era Live
Namibia's participation at 2019 Rugby WC in jeopardy  nbc.na

With barely eight months left before the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, the Namibia Rugby Union and World Rugby still have not reached an agreement, ...

nbc.na
From The Twittersphere  Namibian

When you're lost, you're alone and you can't get back again, I'll find you, darling, and I'll bring you home.” You can't help but love the sweet sounds of Sade.

Namibian
CRAN hosts public consultative meetings  observer.com.na

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) hosted two public consultative meetings on Regulations prescribing license categories and li...

observer.com.na
Namibia: Lessons From Namibia On Curbing the Spread of Foot and Mouth Disease  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Analysis - South Africa is in the middle of a severe outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Although it's not harmful to humans, it causes mouth ulcers and foot ...

AllAfrica - Top Africa News
Govt claims Angola oil not up to standard  Namibian

THE energy ministry says Angola's refined oil does not meet Namibian standards, but this could change because the oil-rich country is currently building a ...

Namibian
Architect firm sues Govt over new parliament  Namibian

A PRIVATE architect company, Claud Bosch Architects, is suing the government for N$28 million over failed plans to construct a new parliament building.

Namibian
Swapo recalls defiant Rundu councillors  Namibian

SWAPO has recalled three councillors who voted former Rundu mayor Verna Sinimbo from office last week despite a directive by the party's secretary general ...

Namibian
Ravenda Posh ventures into menswear  New Era Live

WINDHOEK-One of the Namibian fast growing online fashion brands, Ravenda Posh, is set to expand into accessories and men clothing.

New Era Live
Five vie for Tjivikua's job  Namibian

FIVE candidates have been shortlisted for the position of vice chancellor at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, with interviews set to take place ...

Namibian
Why Eskom is in so much trouble  Namibian

ROD CROMPTON ESKOM is by far the largest of South Africa's many state-owned companies. This near-monopoly power utility is in crisis. It's the single largest ...

Namibian
The Time Traveler: Hanno Rumpf's legacy  observer.com.na

Late Friday's death of Hanno Rumpf, former Namibian Ambassador to Germany, former Permanent Secretary, student activist, and conscientious objector, gave ...

observer.com.na
Namibian wrestlers training at Swakop  Namibian

A GROUP of Namibian wrestlers is enjoying a refreshing training camp at Swakopmund.

Namibian
CANA Swimming championships to kick off this weekend  nbc.na

Western Suburbs Swimming pool in Katutura, Olympia Swimming Pool and the Oanob Dam will host the biggest-ever Confederation of African Amature Nations ...

nbc.na
PHOTOS: Sojourn back to the landscapes and wildlife of Namibia  Yahoo News

For over two weeks, photographer Gordon Donovan traveled more than 2700 miles through Namibia, across deserts, grasslands and mountains. Armed with two ...

Yahoo News
Somewhere in the Namibian Desert, Toto's "Africa" Is Playing … Forever  Hyperallergic

Thanks to artist Max Siedentopf, the 1982 soft-rock staple turned über-meme has reached its logical conclusion. Zachary SmallJanuary 16, 2019 · Facebook ...

Hyperallergic
Agriculture ministry on alert for virus afflicting birds  Namibian

THE ministry of agriculture on Wednesday morning issued a notice warning farmers about an outbreak of the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza affecting birds in ...

Namibian
Rebels, Highlanders win thrillers in Super Rugby openers  Namibian

CANBERRA - A new-look Melbourne Rebels stormed past the ACT Brumbies while a 14-man Otago Highlanders beat the Waikato Chiefs in a thrilling start to the ...

Namibian
Schlettwein asks for urgent Supreme Court hearing  Namibian

An acting appeal judge of the Supreme Court had links to insurance companies which should have disqualified him from dealing with a high-stakes case ...

Namibian
Companies not complying with safety standards  Namibian

MARIA SHAANIKA and NGHINOMENWA ERASTUS ONLY 40 out of 205 companies inspected between October and December 2018 fully complied with ...

Namibian
Geingob urged to pass info law to prove transparency  Namibian

GABRIEL ERASTUS Namibia Media Trust's strategic coordinator, Zoe Titus, says if president Hage Geingob wants to make an impact on transparency and the ...

Namibian
Murder suspects escape from Swakop holding cell  Namibian

FOUR trial-awaiting inmates facing two separate murder charges escaped from a holding cell at the Swakopmund Police Station on Monday.

Namibian
Kramp-Karrenbauer distances herself from Merkel's migration legacy  Namibian

BERLIN — The new leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer unveiled plans for a tightening of immigration rules, part of a ...

Namibian
Bianca Ojukwu shares photos of herself having fun in Namibian desert  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Women in the spotlight do not mind showing off their carefree and fun side once in a while. Wife of late Biafra warlord, Bianca Ojukwu, recently ...

Legit.ng
Ban windfall for farmers  observer.com.na

Cattle farmers are reaping huge benefits from government's decision to impose a ban on the import and transit of cloven-hoofed animals and their produ...

observer.com.na
Asensio and VAR help Madrid snatch victory against Ajax  Namibian

AMSTERDAM - Real Madrid needed a late winner from Marco Asensio and VAR's debut in the Champions League to beat a spirited Ajax 2-1 in the first leg of ...

Namibian
Justice before reconciliation – LPM  Namibian

BERNADUS Swartbooi says if he is elected the country's next president in this year's national elections, his newly registered party will focus on restorative justice ...

Namibian
Aggrieved trainee doctors petition PM  New Era Live

WINDHOEK –A group of about 50 foreign trained medical graduates yesterday marched to the Zoo Park where they handed a petition to a representative from ...

New Era Live
A Humane World  HSUS News

The other day, the Washington Post's Pam Constable published a story about a wealthy American hunter who paid $110,000 for the right to kill a rare and ...

HSUS News
Farmers helped in the hour of their most desperate need  Informante

Tears of thankfulness flowed freely as eleven heavy road transport trucks loaded with much needed fodder for animals arrived at different farmers unions.

Informante
Nam revenue expected to fall by 4,2% in 2018/19  Namibian

SIMONIS Storm expects government revenue to drop by 4,2%, 8,2% and 12,6% to N$54,3 billion, N$52,9 billion and N$53,6 billion in the financial years ...

Namibian
Namibian women to benefit from amendment of apartheid marriage law  Ghana Business News

Hundreds of thousands of married women in the northern part of Namibia will begin to have access to inheritance after the deaths of their husbands, following ...

Ghana Business News
'Financial situation at Air Namibia is beyond recovery': Minister  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Namibia's Minister of Finance Carl-Hermann Gustav Schlettwein reportedly said Air Namibia debts total approximately NAD3 billion (USD212 million) ...

CAPA - Centre for Aviation
Falkirk Provost helps young African footballers to enjoy the beautiful game  Falkirk Herald

Falkirk Provost Billy Buchanan teamed up with Falkirk Council Conservative Group leader Malcolm Nicol to purchase vital football equipment for youngsters in ...

Falkirk Herald
Zambian overall winner of Rossing marathon  Namibian

ZAMBIAN national Mathews Mutanya was the first person to cross the finishing line at this morning's annual Rossing marathon that took place at Swakopmund.

Namibian
Come get us …Namibian drug mules in Brazil pleads with Govt  observer.com.na

Eight Namibian girls facing drug charges in Brazil say they are wallowing in poverty with no one to turn to after Namibian Consulate officials in Sao...

observer.com.na
 

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Namibia (/ n ə ˈ m ɪ b i ə / (), / n æ ˈ-/), officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa.Its 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.
Natural Beauty. Few countries in Africa can match Namibia's sheer natural beauty. The country's name derives from its (and the world's) oldest desert, the Namib, and there are few more stirring desert realms on the planet, from the sand sea and perfect dead-tree valleys at Sossusvlei to the otherworldliness of sand dunes plunging down to the sea at Sandwich Harbour and the Skeleton Coast.
Namibia, officially Republic of Namibia, also called (internationally until 1968) South West Africa, Afrikaans Namibië, or Suidwesafrica, country located on the southwestern coast of Africa.
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Namibia is in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Botswana, Angola, Zambia and the Atlantic Ocean. Formerly a colony of Germany, Namibia was administered by South Africa under a League of Nations mandate after WWI, and annexed as a province of South Africa after WWII.
Namibia Na·mib·i·a (nə-mĭb′ē-ə) Formerly South-West Africa. A country of southwest Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. A German protectorate after 1884, it was occupied in ...
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Namib-Naukluft National Park is an ecological preserve - the largest game reserve in Africa - in the vast Namib Desert, a part of which may be seen in this high-resolution satellite image.
Interesting Things to Do in Windhoek. Windhoek is the capital of Namibia and is located on the
Namibia’s Etosha National Park is a spectacular site for rhino tracking, game drives, nature walks and nocturnal wildlife viewing. The country also is home to the oldest known desert in the world, the Namib, which features eroded canyons, dune belts and dry riverbeds.
 

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Namibia ( (listen), ), officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa. Its 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 the Zambezi River (essentially a small bulge in Botswana to achieve a Botswana/Zambia micro-border) separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, and it is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.Namibia, the driest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, was inhabited since early times by the San, Damara, and Nama peoples. Around the 14th century, immigrating Bantu peoples arrived as part of the Bantu expansion. Since then, the Bantu groups, one of which is known as the Ovambo people, have dominated the population of the country; since the late 19th century, they have constituted a majority.In 1878, the Cape of Good Hope, then a British colony, had annexed the port of Walvis Bay and the offshore Penguin Islands; these became an integral part of the new Union of South Africa at its creation in 1910. In 1884 the German Empire established rule over most of the territory as a protectorate (Schutzgebiet). It began to develop infrastructure and farming and maintained this German colony until 1915, when South African forces defeated its military. In 1920, after the end of World War I, the League of Nations mandated the country to the United Kingdom, under administration by South Africa. It imposed its laws, including racial classifications and rules.From 1948, with the National Party elected to power, South Africa applied apartheid also to what was then known as South West Africa.In the later 20th century, uprisings and demands for political representation by native African political activists seeking independence resulted in the UN assuming direct responsibility over the territory in 1966, but South Africa maintained de facto rule. In 1973 the UN recognised the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) as the official representative of the Namibian people; the party is dominated by the Ovambo, who are a large plurality in the territory. Following continued guerrilla warfare, South Africa installed an interim administration in Namibia in 1985. Namibia obtained full independence from South Africa in 1990. However, Walvis Bay and the Penguin Islands remained under South African control until 1994.Namibia has a population of 2.6 million people and a stable multi-party parliamentary democracy. Agriculture, herding, tourism and the mining industry – including mining for gem diamonds, uranium, gold, silver, and base metals – form the basis of its economy. The large, arid Namib Desert has resulted in Namibia being overall one of the least densely populated countries in the world.