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Freeing Africans from tyranny one phone at a time Special

In Africa, where roads are often impassible and conflict has put whole swaths of territory off-limits, the Internet is playing a pivotal role in bringing people together.

Alien star passed through our solar system just recently

NASA publications have confirmed that an alien star passed through our own solar system just 70,000 years ago. This is recent in astronomical terms and the star was not alone.

Namibian PM wins presidential election landslide

Windoek - Namibian Prime Minister Hage Geingob and his SWAPO party won a landslide victory in presidential and legislative elections billed as Africa's first e-vote, the electoral commission said Monday.

Voting extended in Namibia election

Windoek - Namibian voters cast their ballots late into the night Friday, as general election organisers ordered polling stations to extend operations until thousands still waiting had their turn.

Namibia prepares for Africa's first e-vote

Windoek - Namibia will vote in Africa's first electronic ballot Friday, a general election that will usher in a new president and quotas to put more women in government.

Citizen science project will benefit Africa's giraffes

With its' long, graceful neck and elaborately patterned hide, the giraffe is truly an iconic symbol of Africa. Like seemingly every other wild animal in the world, they are in decline.

Namibia expects more oil prospectors to follow Shell

Windhoek - Namibia's government said Tuesday it would soon accept more major oil companies into the country, a day after Shell announced it had bought two offshore blocks.Petroleum commissioner Immanuel Mulunga told AFP the government was in the process of approv...

Amanda Hutton — The British Casey Anthony?

Bradford - Casey Anthony partied for 31 days after the death of her young daughter. A woman in Bradford, UK has gone one better than that.

Women protest mini-skirt ban in Windhoek, Namibia (video)

Windhoek - Namibian women were out in the streets of Windhoek in their hundreds, protesting over police intentions to arrest women wearing mini-skirts for "indecency."

Namibian man arrested for allegedly raping dog

Walvis Bay - A Namibian man was arrested and arraigned on bestiality charges after police allegedly caught him having sexual intercourse with a dog.

Vast water source found in Namibia could last for centuries

A water source that was discovered in Namibia may have a huge impact on development that takes place in the driest country located in sub-Saharan Africa.

UK helpline service for Muslim youth to expand on national level Special

Manchester - A UK-based Muslim charity which provides a free and confidential emotional support service to young Muslims is establishing volunteer teams nationally for the first time in its 10-year history.

Namibia: Tempers flare at town meeting over donkey meat delicacy

Rehoboth - Organizers of a community meeting in Rehoboth, Namibia, who tried to encourage attendance at the meeting with a promise to serve free barbecued donkey meat, faced a protest walk-out when they failed to fulfill their promise.

Strange metal ball drops from space in Namibia

Windhoek - Namibian police have been scratching their heads in puzzlement over a metallic ball that fell from space and landed in a remote grassland area in the northern parts of the country, 480 miles from the Namibian capital Windhoek.

Famous South African unit remembers its fallen; opens museum Special

Johannesburg - Veterans of one of the most famous South African units of the post-war era gathered at the National War Museum to remember their fallen comrades and to express pride in their achievements.

Norway mass murder claims 'two more cells' are working with him

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who slaughtered as many as 76 people in an Oslo bombing and a shooting spree at an island teen camp last Friday, is now claiming he has accomplices.

Fake bomb found in Namibia said to be test device from USA

Windhoek - After Namibia airport screening procedures turned up a suspicious suitcase with bomb components inside, a German investigation has concluded the case was a test device sent by the United States.

EU's ban on seal products to be implemented Friday Special

Starting Friday the EU will ban the trade of all seal products. The International Fund for Animal Welfare have welcomed the announcement of this new legislation as they have long campaigned to see an end to all commercial sealing.

Judge denies Botswana's Kalahari San people their water rights

Driven from the Kalahari Preserve by a government intent on accomodating diamond mining interests, Botswana's San people won the right to return to their land in 2006. Since then the San say the government has denied their rights to water.

Unusual little fish helps to recover severely damaged ecosystem

Oslo - A unique fish species has adapted to a hostile environment, poisonous to most other marine organisms, becoming an important part of a food chain that includes other fish, birds and mammals in the coast of Namibia.
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