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#Nambia jokes aside, did you know Namibia before Trump's blunder?

#Nambia jokes aside, did you know Namibia before Trump's blunder?

Namibia

It was all merry when U.S. President Donald Trump mispronounced Namibia twice by calling the southern African country Nambia in front of eight African leaders in New York on Wednesday.

“In Guinea and Nigeria, you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak. Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” he said.

Social media was buzzing with mockery of Trump while traditional media had a bite of the #Nambia moment.

Some questioned if he was referring to Zambia, Gambia or Namibia whose president Hage Geingob was present.

White House later clarified that he was actually referring to Namibia.

It was later obvious that many people had never heard of the country Namibia before Trump’s gaffe as some social media users confessed their ignorance.

Thanks to Donald Trump, Namibia is trending worldwide and may benefit from the publicity unlike #covfefe, which baffled the internet in May.

What you need to know about Namibia.

Namibia is a country in southwestern Africa with a population of about 2.5 million people. It is one of the world’s biggest producers of uranium and mines large quantities of diamond among other minerals.

It shares a border with South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Angola.

Namibia gained its independence in 1990 following a civil war between pro-independence fighters and South Africa.

The capital Windhoek has a population of a little over 325,000 people and the country spreads across 824,000 square kilometers with just 3 people per square kilometer.

Since independence, Namibia has enjoyed multiparty democracy by holding regular local and national elections.

Namibia has a diverse geography as it is situated between the Namib and the Kalahari deserts. It has the least rainfall in sub-Saharan Africa and its ecosystem and natural resources are protected by the state.

Namibia’s economy is largely based on mining, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. It has numerous species of wildlife and promotes sport hunting.

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