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Map of Namibia

Provides an overview of Namibia, including key events and facts about this sparsely populated but stable country on Africa's south-west coast.

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A chronology of key events in the history of Namibia from the 15th century to the present day.

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Namibia's reparations and Germany's first genocide
The Nama and Herero people are suing Germany over its "forgotten genocide".
President Donald Trump on 'Nambia' and Africa's 'business potential'
US President Donald Trump mispronounces country at a lunch with African leaders.

Endangered Cultures: The Himba

Endangered Cultures: The Himba
The Himba -- famous for the red ochre in their hair and skin -- are one of the world's endangered cultures. For centuries, they pursued a semi-nomadic life, living off the land in a remote part of northern Namibia. Having survived mass killings by German troops in the early 1900s, they've managed to retain their traditional lifestyles. But they now face a bigger threat -- encroaching modernisation. Pumza Fihlani has travelled to a Himba village for the second of our series on changing Africa.
A new exhibition combines modern and historic photos of a small Namibian town
A new exhibition of photographs shows how apartheid changed this small Namibian town.

Are Germans willing to apologise for the Namibian genocide?

The Namibian genocide is recognised as the first of its kind in the 20th century
The German government have admitted that genocide took place during it's colonial reign in Namibia but have not gone any further than that.  Daniel Pelz is the Africa affairs correspondent for Deutsche Welle in Berlin.

(Image: Sarafina Nbaimbaind is from the Herero tribe in Namibia Credit: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko)