The Republic of Namibia is a country in southern Africa and a former German colony. It gained independence from South Africa in 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence.
Namibia's capital and largest city is Windhoek. Most of its territory was a German Imperial protectorate in 1884 and remained a German colony until the end of World War I. South Africa occupied the colony in 1915 and administered it from 1919 onward as a League of Nations mandate territory. Since independence Namibia has successfully completed the transition from white minority apartheid rule to parliamentary democracy.
For many African economies, infrastructure is a major stumbling block when it comes to driving up exports. A deep seaport can come in quite handy. In southern Africa, Cape Town and Durban are the main ports, dominating the market. But Namibia is now set to change that. Just a few weeks ago, the new port in Walvis Bay went into operation.