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Namibia

Namibia is located in Southern Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and South AfricaEven though the United Congregational Church of Southern Africa has had some congregations in Namibia for many years, it was only after independence in 1990 that the first North American UCC and Disciples missionaries were assigned to the country. The focal points of UCC and Disciples support have been strengthening congregational ministries and ecumenical development. Our ecumenical partner in Namibia is the Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN).

Pray for: The HIV/AIDS education ministries of the Council of Churches in Namibia.

Population (2014 est) – 2,198,406

Area – 512,200mi

Capital – Windhoek

Ethnic Background

     Black - 87.5%

     White - 6%

     Mixed - 6.5%

     **note - about 50% of the population belong to the Ovambo tribe and 9% to the Kavangos tribe; other ethnic groups include Herero 7%, Damara 7%, Nama 5%, Caprivian  4%, Bushmen 3%, Baster 2%, Tswana 0.5%

Exports - diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium; cattle, white fish and mollusks

Imports – foodstuffs, petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 52      F 51

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 45.64 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 11.2%

Support Ministries in Namibia

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select Africa from the designation list and type work in Namibia into the Project/Partner line.

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