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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...
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

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."
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Bill Lindner

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.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 1 comment
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This Rhino is also known as the Hook-Lipped Rhino. Both Black and White Rhinos both graze and browse...
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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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