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  • Namibia's economy to grow faster in 2017 as mining bounces back

    November 2, 2017 2:56 PM 3948

    WINDHOEK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Namibia’s economy will grow at 1.6 percent this year and by double that in 2018 as the mining sector emerges from years of contraction and the impact of recent severe drought eases, the finance minister said on Thursday. “Growth will be led by recovery in the primary industries, particularly mining and agriculture,” Finance

  • Chinese-built naval vessels commissioned by Namibian president

    October 28, 2017 2:24 AM 240

    Chinese-built naval vessels commissioned by Namibian president Naval officers stand on the new Namibian naval vessel in Walvis Bay, Namibia, on Oct. 27, 2017. Namibian President Hage Geingob on Friday commissioned two Chinese-built naval vessels at the harbor town of Walvis Bay. (Xinhua/Wu Changwei) Naval soldiers stand on the new Namibian naval vessel

  • Namibia: Sex Education in School

    October 27, 2017 4:47 PM 172

    There are reasons why people are not happy with the new curriculum for sex education, perhaps it is true that it is too crude, that it teaches children not only to abstain from sex and to be careful, but also to engage in questionable sexual behaviour. This is a discussion and a consultation that should continue and must be held in a manner that is instructive

  • Namibia: A Century of Africa's Agricultural Development

    October 27, 2017 11:51 AM 186

    Rising food insecurity, poverty, hunger, unemployment and rural underdevelopment on the African continent (I am using Africa here to imply sub-Saharan Africa) has pushed the agenda towards an agricultural development strategy, especially in the rural areas. Now, in a cyclical fashion, agricultural productivity, agricultural sustainability, rural employment

  • Namibia: Grysblok Landmark Tree Gone

    October 27, 2017 7:19 AM 174

    RESIDENTS at the corner of Viool and Kitaar streets in Gryblok have complained over the cutting down of a huge tree that had been a landmark in the area and also provided shade and a home for bird species. The tree stood about two metres outside the gate of one of the properties. The occupants of the property were not at home at the time the picture

  • Czech zoo cheers birth of endangered eastern black rhino

    October 25, 2017 12:49 PM 173

    DVUR KRALOVE, Czech Republic (AP) - Experts say an eastern black rhinoceros born in a Czech zoo is a small but important step in efforts to save the animals from extinction. Only a few hundred remain in African reserves, where they must be protected from poachers. Some 140 are in European zoos. The rhino was born on Oct. 2 in the Dvur Kralove Zoo, which

  • Living with Wildlife conference – making Africa sustainable through conservation

    October 24, 2017 12:33 PM 235

    The human dimension of wildlife conservation is on the blackboard at a major international conference set for Windhoek early January next year. The conference will bring together in one venue a diverse group of scientists, conservationists, development specialists and other experts whose work incorporate the existential factors of environmental protection

  • Logistics Hub and the Quayside dream: Transport and jobs

    October 23, 2017 1:13 PM 234

    With a focus on employment creation, economic and infrastructural development, and increased income equality, the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG)’s Logistics Hub Department remains devoted to the dream: Namibia as Africa’s best logistics centre. Since its inception, the Logistics Hub Project has worked feverishly to introduce the concept of a focal

  • Public given access to Namibia's diamond town

    October 23, 2017 1:05 AM 238

    A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or 'prohibited area' in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end to its isolation from the rest of the country

  • Rhino charges, injures suspected poacher in Namibia

    October 22, 2017 10:30 AM 252

    A great one-horned rhino eats water plants from a river in the Janakauli community forest bordering Chitwan National Park, Nepal, Aug. 1, 2010. (Associated Press) Animal poaching – when creatures are killed illegally – is a big problem in many parts of the world. But last week, in the southwest African nation of Namibia, one rhino fought back. The Namibian