Territory in southern Africa, ruled since 1990 by the Republic of Namibia


Namibia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia (Afrikaans: Republiek van Namibië, German: Republik Namibia), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.99, Rank: 69, Personal Freedom: 7.18, Economic Freedom: 6.80, Democracy Index: 5.74
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.80, Rank: 94
Namibia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 77, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
"The ruling South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) posted a dominant performance in the November 2015 regional and municipal elections. Regional legislatures subsequently appointed representatives to Namibia’s upper house of parliament, the National Council, leaving SWAPO with 40 of 42 seats in that body. Despite the government's stated commitment to gender equality in national politics, only 10 of the National Council seats went to women."