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Uranium key to Namibia's future

Namibia is rich with diamonds, metals and a whole host of other precious substances.

In fact mining accounts for almost 10% of the entire economy - and around half of all foreign currency earnings.

That is being fuelled by a boom in uranium - and the epicentre of that boom is in Swakopmund around 300 km from the capital Windhoek.

The BBC's Komla Dumor visited the mine and spoke to Jerome Mutumba, the communications director of the Rossing Uranium Mine.

  • 17 Dec 2010
  • From the section Africa