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Namibia to sell 170 live elephants

Windoek - Namibia is putting 170 live elephants up for sale to curb rising tusker populations under pressure from drought and territorial conflict with humans.

Chinese businesses in faraway Namibia feel virus fear

Windoek - Namibia should by rights feel little concern about the coronavirus outbreak given that the sparsely-populated desert country is 12,000 kilometres from China and without a single confirmed case.

Namibia votes in test of ruling party's grip on power

Windoek - Namibians on Wednesday voted for a president and lawmakers in an election where resentment stoked by economic hardships and a corruption scandal could challenge the ruling party's majority.

Namibia votes in polls set to test ruling party's grip on power

Windoek - Polls opened in Namibia on Wednesday for presidential and parliamentary elections in which resentment stoked by economic hardship and a corruption scandal could challenge the ruling party's majority.

Anthrax may have killed 100 hippos in Namibia

Windoek - Over 100 hippos have died in Namibia in a remote national park in the past week, the country's environment minister said on Monday, warning that anthrax could be to blame.

Namibia's pride paraders call for legal protection

Windoek - Scores of people waving rainbow flags peacefully paraded through the streets of Namibia's capital Windhoek on Saturday, calling for better legal protection of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in the largely conservative country.

Off Namibia, an underwater diamond harvest

- A vast mechanical monster rises from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Namibia, leaving a huge swell in its wake as seawater pours off its surface.

Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation

L - On a thin strip of land at the bay of Luederitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten colonial war.

Op-Ed: Hungarian delegation visits South Africa and Namibia Special

Midrand - Three countries — South Africa and Namibia on the one hand, Hungary on the other — separated by language, culture, history and most of all, geography, renewed their ties last week on both the official and the unofficial level.

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."

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.
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