Namibia
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Namibia is an emerging independent nation with many contrasts. It's located on the far southwestern coast of Africa and is home to about 2 million people. The capital city is Windhoek, the currency is the Namibian Dollar and the official language is English although most people speak Afrikaans or a tribal language at home.
Namibia is bordered by Angola, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. Its climate is hot and dry with little rainfall. The total population of Namibia is 2,055,080.  The people of Namibia are mostly tribal,  belonging to various tribes the most significant of which is the Ovambo tribe. Christianity is the major religion and English the official language of Namibia.  There is a constant, overwhelming need for volunteer cataract and eye exam clinics here.
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