Namibia: Diversifying for Growth

Namibia harnesses stable governance to diversify its mining industry.

Elisa l. Iannacone

Namibia_BLOGColonized by Germany in the late nineteenth century and ruled by South Africa in the early twentieth century, the Namibian cultural fabric has been woven with a history of genocide, forced labor, and racial segregation. Despite its turbulent past, Namibia now stands as one of the most stable countries in Africa and has been an independent country since 1990. Known for its gem-quality alluvial placer deposits along the Orange River, Namibia is the world’s second largest producer of diamonds and fifth largest producer of uranium. Continue reading