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Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean.


Our standard dataset contains 457 entities connected with Namibia. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Namibia. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 333 entities identified as PEPs connected with Namibia.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Acting President2--
Deputy Prime Minister1--
Prime Minister1--
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia--1
Minister of Agriculture1--
Minister of Defense121
Minister of Economic Planning1--
Minister of Education, Arts & Culture--1
Minister of Education, Arts, & Culture1--
Minister of Environment & Tourism1--
Minister of Finance--1
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources111
Minister of Gender Equality & Child Welfare1--
Minister of Health & Social Services13-
Minister of Higher Education, Training, & Innovation1--
Minister of Home Affairs & Immigration1--
Minister of Industrialization, Trade, & State Managed Enterprises1--
Minister of Information & Communications Technology1-1
Minister of International Relations & Cooperation1--
Minister of Justice121
Minister of Labor, Industrial Relations, & Employment1--
Minister of Land Reform1--
Minister of Mines and Energy1-1
Minister of Poverty Eradication1--
Minister of Presidential Affairs1--
Minister of Public Enterprises12-
Minister of Safety & Security1--
Minister of Sport, Youth and National Services--1
Minister of Sport, Youth, & National Service1--
Minister of Urban & Rural Development1-1
Minister of Works & Transport1-1
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly-11962
Member of the National Council-4630
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor, Central Bank1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Namibia-51
ambassador of Namibia to China-1-
ambassador of Namibia to Pakistan-1-
ambassador of Namibia to Vietnam-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--
United States Ambassador to Namibia-1-

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Namibia-3127
Member of the National Council of Namibia--14
Attorney General of Namibia-31
President of the Republic of Namibia-31
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Namibia-21
Prime Minister of Namibia-21
Minister in charge of the National Planning Commission-11
Minister of Higher Education-11
Minister of Labour--2
Minister of the Interior-11
Attorney General1--
Director of National Planning Commission1--
Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry of Namibia--1
Minister of Industrialization and Trade--1
Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare--1
Minister of Trade and Industry-1-
President of SWAPO-1-
Vice President of Namibia--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...