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The dry lands of Namibia, inhabited by Bantu, were not extensively explored by Europeans until the 19th century, when the land came under German control as South-West Africa, with the exception of Walvis Bay, which was under British control.
Namibia's bicameral parliament consists of the National Council, which holds 26 seats occupied by two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms, and the National Assembly of 78 seats, of which 72 members are elected by popular vote and 6 non-voting members are appointed by the president.
Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in Africa and the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium.
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 Namibia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa on the Atlantic coast.
Namibia's bicameral parliament consists of the National Council with twenty six seats, occupied by two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms; and the National Assembly of seventy eight seats, of which seventy two members are elected by popular vote, and six non-voting members are appointed by the president.
Child labour occurs in Namibia, and the country is in the process or formulating an Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, which is expected to be adopted in the period 2006-2007.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Regions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Party of Regions is represented in the Ukrainian parliament by the "Regions of Ukraine" faction, which currently has 51 seats.
Borys Kolesnykov, the head of the regional party branch and the Donetsk regional council, was arrested in April 2005 and charged with criminal extortion.
The Party of Regions claims this is an act of political repression, while the authorities argue that Kolesnykov had links to organized crime and his arrest is a purely criminal matter.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Regions   (874 words)

 NamibWeb.com - The online guide to Namibia: Regions of Namibia
A further characteristic of the Region is the harbour town of Luderitz and its fishing and boat building industry, the diamond areas along the coast (on and off shore) with Oranjemund as the main centre, mining enterprises in the southern part of Namibia (eg.
The region comprises of nine constituencies: Onesi, Tsandi, Uutapi, Okalongo, Oshikuku, Elim, Okahao, Anamulenge, Ogongo.
The region comprises of nine constituencies: Oshakati, Ongwediva, Okaku, Okatana, Ondangwa, Ompundja, Uukwiyu, Okatjali, Uuvudhiya.
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 Namibia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Namibia's bicameral parliament consists of the National Council which 26 seats occupied by two members chosen each regional council to serve six-year terms the National Assembly of 78 seats of 72 members are elected by popular vote 6 non-voting members are appointed by the All serve five-year terms.
Namibia is divided into 13 regions: Caprivi Erongo Hardap Karas Kavango Khomas Kunene Ohangwena Omaheke Omusati Oshana Oshikoto and Otjozondjupa.
Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of minerals in Africa and the world's fifth-largest producer of uranium.
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 Constituencies of Namibia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Each of the 13 regions in Namibia are further subdivided into constituencies.
There are currently 13 regional councils, corresponding to the 13 regions of Namibia.
The most populous constituency is Hakanana, located inside of Windhoek; the least populous is Okatjali, in Oshana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constituencies_of_Namibia   (112 words)

 Namibia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In variable environments, which are predominant in Namibia, vegetation is often inconspicuous in years of prolonged drought, and therefore vegetation indicators are not useful in determining whether an area is degraded or not.
Water, for instance, is a major concern at the Olifantputs farm in Kunene region, whereas deforestation is a primary concern in Uuvudhiya in Oshana region.
Namibia can now look back on a decade of new interventions and testing of various approaches to community-based natural resource management, rural development, SME promotion, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, all ultimately adding up to the struggle against desertification.
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 Namibia History & Namibia Culture | iExplore.com
The coastal regions of Namibia were explored by the Dutch and Portuguese in the 15th century, by the English in the 18th century and by German missionaries in the 1840s.
Namibia is a member of the Southern African Development Community, and has been engaged in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the side of Laurent Kabila (see Congo, Democratic Rep of section).
Namibia enjoys exceptionally rich fishing grounds, although stocks of pilchard – the main species in the area – have been depleted by uncontrolled fishing in the period before Namibian independence.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Namibia/History   (1038 words)

 Namibia Article, Namibia Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Namibia's bicameral parliament consists of the National Council, which holds26 seats occupied by two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms, and the National Assembly of 78seats, of which 72 members are elected by popular vote and 6 non-voting members are appointed by the president.
Namibia alsoproduces large quantities of lead, zinc, tin, silver, and tungsten.
Although per capita GDP is five times the per capita GDPof Africa's poorest countries, the majority of Namibia's people live in pronounced poverty because of large-scale unemployment, the great inequality of income distribution, and the large amount ofwealth going to foreigners.
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 Namibia travel guide - Wikitravel
Namibia [1] is located 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 is a country with great national parks where you can see some of the finest African flora and fauna and you can see some mammals that have adapted to the extreme heat.
wikitravel.org /en/Namibia   (2113 words)

 AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Namibia lies along the southwestern coast of Africa, and is bordered by Angola in the north, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the northeast, Botswana to the east, South Africa in the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.
Although the ephemeral rivers of Namibia have dry sandy or rocky river beds for most of the year, they are conduits for subsurface flow and contain a number of wetlands defined as ‘shallow, swampy or marshy areas with little or no water flow’ or ‘waterlogged solid dominated by emergent vegetation’.
Namibia is highly dependent on its neighbouring countries for securing its water supply, particularly South Africa and Angola due to the large portion of the country’s population living near or along the banks of the rivers shared with these countries.
www.fao.org /ag/agl/aglw/aquastat/countries/namibia/index.stm   (5394 words)

 WhereToStayOnline.com - Namibia and accross the borders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Most of the hotels in the Western Region are found in the two major coastal towns, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, while the largest number of guest farms are concentrated in and around Omaruru, a cattle farming centre.
Because Namibia is prone to droughts, many of the cattle farmers have decreased their cattle numbers and increased their game populations, as these animals are more likely to survive the dry periods.
Walvis Bay is situated on the south-west coast of Africa at the edge of the Namib desert and is Namibia's principal port and growth centre.
www.wheretostayonline.com /default.asp?p=regions   (3535 words)

 Namibia - safari spots
Namibia's premier wildlife reserve, the size of Switzerland, a semi-arid savannah grassland and thorn scrub expanse surrounding a calcrete pan.
Dwarfed by comparison with Africa's giant Sahara, the Namib is believed to be the world's oldest arid region and belongs to the few percent of the earth's land surface that is classified as "hyper-arid".
This fascinating region includes the Skeleton Coast and Kaokoveld in the north, rock and gravel plains of the central Namib and the mighty sand dune seas of the south.
www.zambezi.co.uk /safari/namibia/namsafari.html   (295 words)

 UNICEF - Namibia - Newsline
WINDHOEK, CAPRIVI AND OMAHEKE REGIONS, Namibia, 7 August 2006 — With all the many thousands of pieces of Namibia’s emergency polio campaign melding together, the final picture emerging from the effort is that of a finely tuned mosaic of success.
Katimo Mulilo, Caprivi Region, Namibia, Tuesday, 27 April - Namibian officials are caught in a desperate bid to try and save thousands of cattle from near-certain death as the flooded Zambezi River closes in on them, threatening an outbreak of cholera, dysentery and malaria in one of the country’s most populated areas.
CAPRIVI, Namibia, 3 May 2004 —The spotlight of international attention shone briefly on Namibia this week when the Zambezi River flooded, displacing thousands of children, women and men from their homes, killing hundreds of cattle and ruining acres of crops.
www.unicef.org /infobycountry/namibia_newsline.html   (479 words)

 Description of national parks, towns and tourist attractions in northern Namibia
Mountains galore: the Brandberg, the Messum crater (opinion is divided as to whether it's volcanic or a meteorite impact crater) and the Spitzkoppe.
The Kavango Region is dominated by the Kavango River and its broad flood plains, which makes the area considerably greener than the rest of Namibia.
Situated towards the east of the Caprivi Strip, this is another one of Namibia's 4x4-only parks.
www.namibian.org /travel/northern.htm   (1205 words)

 Nutrition country profiles:Namibia summary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the 1992 National Demographic and Health Survey, 28% of children were found to be stunted, almost 9% of the children in the survey were wasted and 26% of the children nation-wide were underweight.
Children in the north-eastern region experienced the highest rates of underweight and stunting, while wasting was most prevalent in the Central region.
The report of the Health Information System, 1993, report the prevalence of xerophthalmia to be highest in the north-west regions of Namibia, both in children under (73%) and in adults (65%).
www.fao.org /ag/agn/nutrition/nam-e.stm   (422 words)

 Drought devastating Namibia
The agencies do not include Namibia in the list because the government is handling relief itself rather than asking for outside assistance, nor Angola, where the agencies say 1.9 million people need emergency food aid, because the crisis there is largely a result of civil war.
Drought aid in Namibia was initially delayed due to bureacratic hold-ups, and accusations flew that the food was being diverted.
Most of the northern regions of Namibia are hard-hit by the drought, especially the extreme northeast, where lack of rain has led to poor harvests for the largely rural, communal farming community.
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 Namibia safari | safaris in Namibia - Namibia safari, Sossusvlei, Etosha, Fish River Canyon...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Namibia is a unique safari destination, with varied, breathtaking scenery and great contrasts — ocean, dunes, mountains and deserts.
A Namibia safari includes such highlights as the remarkable sand dunes at Sossusvlei, the wilderness paradise of Etosha National Park and the fascinating geographical structures of the Fish River Canyon.
Sossusvlei, Namibia's famous highlight in the heart of the Namib Desert, is a huge clay pan, surrounded by giant sand dunes.
www.ccafricasafaris.com /destinations/namibia/default.php   (623 words)

 Namibia Information
Namibia is a weather forecasters dream job, predict sunny and hot and for the majority of the year you will be spot on.
The constitution of the Republic of Namibia is a document to be proud of
While much of the landscape in Namibia is characterised by deserts and mountains, the country extends far enough north to have a varied range of plant life.
www.namibian.org /travel/namibia.htm   (622 words)

 Namibia - Consular Information Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Travelers should obtain the latest information from the Embassy of Namibia at 1605 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, telephone (202) 986-0540, or from the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the U.N. at 135 W. 36th St., New York, NY 10016, telephone (212) 685-2003, fax (212) 685-1561.
While the Government of Namibia has lifted the state of emergency declared following the outbreak of secessionist-related violence on August 2, 1999, and the security situation appears to have stabilized, the potential remains for further clashes between Namibian government forces and members of the secessionist group.
The sentence for illegal dealing in diamonds in Namibia is stiff -- up to U.S. $20,000 in fines or five years in prison -- and the courts generally impose the maximum sentence.
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 Namibia Travel Information - general information about Namibia travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Geological processes over more than 2 million years has shaped Namibia to what it is today, wide open landscapes, beautiful dune formations, mountainous areas as well as prolific wildlife in areas such as the Etosha National Park.
Namibia size and geography – a large country of over 820 000 km  is situated in south-west Africa.
The country borders South Africa to the south, Angola in the north, Botswana on the east as well as Zambia on the northern border of the Caprivi Strip.
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 allAfrica.com: Namibia
A DELEGATION from the Hardap Region, led by Governor Katrina Hanse, this week met with President Hifikepunye Pohamba at State House to discuss the situation at Mariental, which was devastated by floods in February.
Among the concerns raised are possible conflicts of interest by some town councillors who are also shareholders in the project; the process in which the land was allocated to the developers, and...
Regional conferences hosted by the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development have identified several challenges which if not tackled promptly could delay the formulation of a White Paper on Rural Development.
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 Namibia Health Overview
In many endemic countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean region, the main urban areas, but not necessarily the outskirts of towns, are free of malaria transmission.
Untreated infections may spread to regional lymph nodes and to the bloodstream, and may be fatal.
In Africa, an intermediate pattern of transmission is common in humid savannah regions.
www.wordtravels.com /Travelguide/Countries/Namibia/Health   (2395 words)

The Republic of Namibia is hereby established as a sovereign, secular, democratic and unitary State founded upon the principles of democracy, the rule of law and justice for all.
Namibia shall have a National Coat of Arms, a National Anthem and a National Seal to be determined by Act of Parliament, which shall require a two-thirds majority of all the members of the National Assembly for adoption and amendment.
Each region shall be divided into constituencies the boundaries of which shall be fixed by the Delimitation Commission in accordance with the pro-visions of an Act of Parliament and this Constitution: provided that there shall be no fewer than six (6) and no more than twelve (12) constituencies in each region.
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 Namibia - Gurupedia
The highest judiciary body is the Supreme Court, whose judges are appointed by the president on the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission.
Namibia is the fourth-largest exporter of non-fuel minerals in
Namibia also produces large quantities of lead, zinc, tin, silver, and
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 Namibia Regions
Area: Source: Association of Regional Councils in the Republic of Namibia.
Under this act, Namibia reorganized from 26 districts to 13 regions.
By the time the regions were actually created, those names had been changed to Caprivi, Ohangwena, Omusati, and Otjozondjupa, respectively.
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 Namibia Travel Guide - Namibia Holidays
Since Namibia has one of the most uninviting and desolate coastlines in the world, it was neglected by European explorers like the Portuguese, who limited their activities to setting up navigational crosses along the desert shoreline.
The indigenous tribes tried vigorously to retain their independence, and in 1904 a major uprising by the Herero and Nama people resulted in massive genocide retaliation by the colonialists, with an estimated 60 percent of the native population in the south being wiped out.
Today the population consists of 11 main ethnic groups, and the towns still reflect the influence of German colonisation evident in the architecture, food and language, particularly in the capital city of Windhoek.
www.wordtravels.com /Travelguide/Countries/Namibia   (491 words)

 Namibia Activities & Activity Guide | iExplore.com
There are excellent opportunities for birdwatching, particularly in the Kavango and Caprivi regions.
Namibia is home to over 630 bird species.
Namibia’s flat terrain and vast open spaces provide good off-road cycling.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Namibia/Activities   (229 words)

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