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Two planes in 'minor' collision at Frankfurt airport

Frankfurt Am Main - An Air Namibia plane collided with a Korean Air jet after landing at Frankfurt airport on Saturday evening, officials said, adding that no one was injured.Both aircraft were damaged in what Air Namibia on Sunday called "a minor accident".

Germany to return 15th-century seafarer Cross to Namibia

Berlin - A German museum was set to announce Friday that it would restitute to Namibia a key 15th-century navigation landmark erected by Portuguese explorers, as part of Berlin's efforts to face up to its colonial past.

New York court dismisses Namibia genocide compensation suit

New York - A New York federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by the Herero and Nama tribes seeking compensation from Germany for the genocide of their ancestors in what is now Namibia.

Germany to return human remains from Namibian genocide

Berlin - Berlin will on Wednesday hand back human remains seized from Namibia a century ago after the slaughter of indigenous people under German colonial rule, but descendants are still waiting for an apology.

Germany to return human remains from Namibian genocide

Berlin - Berlin will on Wednesday hand back human remains seized from Namibia a century ago after the slaughter of indigenous people under German colonial rule, but descendants are still waiting for an apology.

Berlin to change street names over brutal African colonial past

Berlin - Berlin is poised to strip the names of streets linked to atrocities committed during its occupation of Namibia and dedicate them to liberation fighters, part of a late reckoning with Germany's brutal colonial history in Africa.

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.

Japan hits nuclear-armed North Korea with fresh sanctions

Toukyo - Japan said Friday it will impose fresh sanctions on North Korea by freezing the assets of Chinese and Namibian firms doing business with the nuclear-armed state.

Japan hits nuclear-armed North Korea with fresh sanctions

Toukyo - Japan said Friday it will impose fresh sanctions on North Korea by freezing the assets of Chinese and Namibian firms doing business with the nuclear-armed state.

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.

Namibia indigenous groups sue Germany over 'genocide'

New York - Representatives of two indigenous groups have filed a class-action suit in New York against Germany seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples by German colonial rulers over a century ago in what is now Namibia.

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.

First UN Mandela prize awarded to Portuguese ex-leader, eye doctor

New York - Portugal's former leftist president Jorge Sampaio and Namibian eye specialist Helena Ndume were awarded the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize on Monday for their work to better humanity.

Namibia leader wins $5m Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize

Nairobi - Namibia's outgoing president was on Monday named winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for "good governance" in Africa, the world's richest award that has seen a dearth of worthy candidates.

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...

Auction winner of rhino hunt fears he's the endangered species

Chris Knowlton looks forward to facing and becoming intimately involved with a black rhino. He's the lucky winner of an auction that gives him a permit to legally shoot one of the endangered beasts. Now he fears for his life, right in his own backyard.

Op-Ed: Killing the Black Rhino is no way to save them

There are only about 4,000 Black Rhinos left in the wild, down from over 60,000 in the 1960's. There are an estimated 1,800 in Namibia today. Poachers have decimated Rhino herds, in search of their horns, a valuable commodity on the international market.

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.

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.

Floods drive thousands from their homes in Mozambique

Thousands of Mozambicans were forced to abandon their houses and flee for higher ground on Wednesday and disaster management workers were put on high alert because of rising flood waters.

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.

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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Women in Namibia sitting by a hut
This Rhino is also known as the Hook-Lipped Rhino. Both Black and White Rhinos both graze and browse...
This Rhino is also known as the Hook-Lipped Rhino. Both Black and White Rhinos both graze and browse, however the White Rhino is much larger, and the Black Rhino tends to hold it's head up, while the White Rhino keeps it's head lower
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It has been suggested that instead of Namibia killing old rhinos  they could try ecotourism. It woul...
It has been suggested that instead of Namibia killing old rhinos, they could try ecotourism. It would be a better way to fund conservation efforts.
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Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
Women protest Namibian police intention to arrest girls wearing mini-skirts.
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