Namibia 2007

Yearbook 2007

Namibia. According to CountryAAH, Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia. Ten men were sentenced in August to between 30 and 32 years in prison for treason. They were charged with participating in an armed uprising in the Caprivi Strip in 1999 and have been in custody since 2002. A parallel trial against 119 other people from Caprivi has been ongoing for several years.

Former President Sam Nujoma resigned as chairman of the SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organization) government party, which he led since it was founded as a liberation movement in 1960. Nujoma’s successor to the presidential post, Hifikepunye Pohamba, also replaced him as party leader.

Representatives of the German von Trotha family visited N. in October to ask for forgiveness for the massacre their ancestor Lothar von Trotha was responsible for in 1904. Tens of thousands of members of the Herero people were killed or starved to death by the ethnic cleansing ordered by the then military commander of the German Colony to strike a rebellion. Germany is today N’s most important donor, but does not formally ask for forgiveness for the massacre in order not to be met by damages.

Namibia weather in March, April and May

According to Bridgat.com, average daily temperatures between 18 ° C and 31 ° C can be expected over the next three months. It gets warmest in March in Etosha National Park, while April is noticeably cooler in Walvis Bay. Temperatures in Windhoek are between 23 and 27 ° C, in Walvis Bay between 18 and 20 ° C and in Etosha National Park between 28 and 31 ° C.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 15-17 ° C.

In March it rains on 7 (Etosha National Park) to 8 days (Windhoek), in April on around 4 days and in May on 1 (Windhoek) to 2 days (Etosha National Park), depending on the region.

In the period from March to May, the sun shines an average of 7 to 10 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in Windhoek, but with less sun you will have to make do with Walvis Bay in March.

Windhoek

Windhoek, the capital of Namibia; 325,800 residents (2012). Windhoek, located on a high plateau in the central parts of the country, is Namibia’s commercial center and has connections to the port of Walvis Bay and to South Africa. In addition to trade and light industry, including food production, the city’s business sector is dominated by public activities. Windhoek has an international airport. Following Namibia’s independence, the previously segregated districts of whites (Windhoek), so-called colored (Khomasdal) and Africans (Katutura) have been integrated.

Windhoek probably got its name as a distortion of Winterhoek (‘the wintry corner’), where one of the immigrant khoikhoi groups from the Cape Colony created its center in the 1840s. The Herero people considered it their territory. In 1891, Windhoek became the center of colonial administration and in 1990 the independent capital of Namibia. Most Africans still live in the suburb of Katutura.