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September 16, 2017 2:11 PM Uganda are Africa women’s cricket T20 champions

Windhoek, Namibia | THE INDEPEDENT | Gertrude Candiru was the star with bat and ball as Uganda pulled off a stunning final day perfomance, shocking favourites Zimbabwe to win the ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers in Windhoek on Saturday. Set 100 to win by Zimbabwe in their 20 overs, Uganda, led by an unbeaten 23 from Chandiru, got the prize 104

September 16, 2017 1:03 PM In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away

Posted: Sep. 15, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep. 15, 2017 8:17 am ORANJEMUND, Namibia (AP) — Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era's 119

September 15, 2017 3:02 AM Jolie effect helps Namibian tourism defy economic slump

Walvis Bay (Namibia) (AFP) - Charmed is the tourist who visits Namibia. And like more and more foreigners, Anouk Den Otter took the plunge and travelled to the southern African country to marvel at its legendary natural beauty. In the middle of the southern hemisphere's winter, Den Otter and her new husband defied the cold to canoe through a seal reserve 263

September 14, 2017 10:16 AM Apartheid-era remains crushed by machines

Heavy machinery used to dig up apartheid-era mass graves in Namibia has destroyed evidence needed to identify the scores of bodies buried there. Authorities said on Tuesday that South African forensic experts were working to identify the bullet-riddled bodies found in the graves, which are believed to date back to a 1989 battle between the South West African 129

September 14, 2017 6:27 AM EU to resume aid to DRC conditionally

Brussels - The European Union is ready to resume aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on condition that weekend peace talks in Kinshasa produce "concrete results", European Commission President Romano Prodi said on Friday. Speaking to reporters after an hour-long meeting with DRC President Joseph Kabila, Prodi said he was "satisfied" with recent 83

September 13, 2017 10:00 PM Namibian Human Remains Discovered at the American Museum of Natural History Related to the German Genocide of 1904-1908

​The Association of the Ovaherrero Genocide In the USA Inc. ("the Association"), in conjunction with the Ovaherero Paramount Chief Adv. Vekuii Rukoro and Chief David Frederick, Chairman of the Nama Traditional Authorities Association, confirmed today that the American Museum of Natural History ("AMNH") is in possession of Namibian human remains, some of which 82

September 13, 2017 2:17 PM Namibia: Officials On Singapore Training Trip

Sixteen government officials jetted off to Singapore on Sunday for a week-long training exercise. This comes after Cabinet in June approved that 16 permanent secretaries, chief regional officers (CROs) and local authority chief executive officers (CEOs) go for the training. The training, which started yesterday and ends on Friday, is meant to equip the public 139

September 13, 2017 1:43 PM Namibia: Oshana Communities Receive Hammer Mills

FIFTEEN projects in all the 11 constituencies of the Oshana Region yesterday received N$408 000 worth of hammer mills bought through the regional governor's Equipment Aid Scheme. Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa handed over the 15 machines to project representatives at a ceremony at Ongwediva. The machines were manufactured by the Hochland Tractor Centre 113

September 13, 2017 3:15 AM Alleged mercenaries appeal for aid from SA

Johannesburg - Lawyers representing 70 accused mercenaries held in Zimbabwe appealed to South Africa on Tuesday to intervene to prevent their extradition to Equatorial Guinea where they could face the death penalty. The group has been held at the Chikurubi high security prison complex in Zimbabwe's capital Harare since being arrested in March on suspicion 106

September 13, 2017 3:12 AM UN agency ready to send Angolans home

Lusaka - The United Nations refugee agency has launched the final phase of the voluntary repatriation of 34 500 refugees from camps in Zambia to their homes in Angola after nearly two decades of civil war. A group of 75 Angolans left the sprawling Meheba refugee camp, 720km north-west of Lusaka on Tuesday in the first of a series of weekly convoys 107