SADC officials to observe Namibian elections

2014-11-21 22:13

A group of SADC officials has arrived in Namibia to observe its elections and ensure adherence to democratic principles, the organisation says.

Namibia ready to vote

2014-11-20 21:08

Namibia's election commission says preparations for next week's national elections are going well as the country becomes the first in Africa to use electronic voting machines.

Frenchman fights extradition from Namibia

2014-11-18 19:33

A French national, arrested in Namibia last year and wanted in India for allegedly committing sexual acts with minor boys, has appealed against his extradition.

Texas club may cancel rhino hunt

2014-11-17 05:00

A Texas hunting club says it will cancel an endangered black rhino hunting trip if the US denies a request to bring the dead animal back to the country as a trophy.

Reader: Braving Namib desert in a Duster

2014-11-11 10:45

'Namibia is a playground for cars such as the Duster,' writes Wheels24 reader Shaina Herman, who took on the dunes in the Namib desert at the wheel of a Renault Duster 4x4.

Namibia court rules on HIV forced sterilisation case

2014-11-03 14:01

Namibia’s government violated the rights of three HIV-positive women when it had them sterilised without their consent, the country’s Supreme court has ruled.

Dynamic duo wins 2014 Ranger Odyssey

2014-10-16 08:12

After 12 grueling days covering a tough 2500km off-road route, the two winners of the 2014 Ranger Odyssey have been announced. Each will drive a Ford Odyssey-spec Ranger for a year!

Namibia's military enters the construction business

2014-09-25 23:04

Namibia's military has created a construction company that will compete for contracts with the private sector, part of a growing commercial network that has drawn criticism.

Ranger desert Odyssey starts in Namibia

2014-09-08 13:15

20 contestants began their 2014 Ranger Odyssey trip after being whittled down from 8241 entries and a intense boot camp to separate the tough from the meek.

Zuma, Lesotho leaders in talks after 'coup'

2014-09-01 10:02

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly summoned Lesotho's political leaders for emergency talks following an apparent coup in the landlocked kingdom.

PSG Konsult to list in Namibia

2014-07-14 14:49

PSG Konsult, the South African independent financial services provider, has received approval for a secondary listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange.

Namibia EFF just imitating Malema - Swapo

2014-06-27 14:35

The ruling Namibian party has reportedly described the country’s soon- to-be-launched NEFF opposition party as a hopeless bunch of disgruntled individuals who are imitating the EFF.

Tyre trek adventure heads for Namib

2014-06-26 12:11

The annual General Tyre 4x4 African Adventure is ready for its third anniversary round trip from South Africa to Namibia.

Malema's EFF replica to launch in Namibia – report

2014-06-25 11:57

Namibia is reportedly set to witness the launch of a replica version of Julius Malema's EFF party after a soon-to- be registered Namibia Economic Freedom Fighters movement was introduced to the public.

De Beers' offshore diamond mining flourishes

2014-06-19 05:00

De Beers is profitably exploiting the world's largest marine diamond deposits in deep waters off Namibia by using a bright green crawling machine.

Glencore to cut jobs at Namibia mine

2014-06-03 12:44

Global mining and commodity trading company Glencore is expected to cut about 20% of the staff at its Rosh Pinah zinc and lead mine as it aims to control costs.

Namibia inflation quickens

2014-05-15 12:53

Namibian inflation has quickened year-on-year in April, says the statistics office.

Elephant, rhino poaching up in Namibia

2014-05-13 19:17

The rising tide of elephant and rhino poaching in Africa is spreading to the sparsely-populated vastness of Namibia.

Culture clash over tribal wife-swapping in Namibia

2014-04-03 08:48

Wife swapping among Namibia’s nomadic tribes has been practiced for generations but a legislator’s call to enshrine it in law has stirred debate about women’s rights and tradition in modern society.

Namibia: firm favourite for family escape

2014-03-05 10:30

Dessert adventure, Seaside prettiness or cosmopolitan cityscape - local families are spoiled for choice when it comes to hopping over to neighbouring Namibia.

Shell to drill for oil in Namibian waters

2014-02-17 15:30

Shell is to drill offshore Namibia, a growing area of interest for oil and gas explorers, the country's mines and energy minister has announced.

Black rhino hunting permit fetches $350 000

2014-01-12 18:04

A permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino has sold night for $350 000 (R3.7m) at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts, but criticised by wildlife advocates.

Namibia defends black rhino hunt

2014-01-10 21:02

Namibia wildlife authorities have defended the auction of permits to hunt black rhino, saying the kill was aimed at conserving the endangered species.

Top 7 attractions around Namibia's Sossusvlei

2014-01-07 15:30

Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction.


2 rhino poached in Namibia's Etosha Park

2014-11-21 14:12

Two dead rhino have been found with their horns removed in Namibia's Etosha National Park, the environment and tourism ministry says.

Namibia gets new air carrier

2014-11-19 22:31

German low cost carrier Condor Air has started a new route from Frankfurt to Windhoek, with the landing in Windhoek of its first passenger plane.

Namibia dehorns rhino

2014-11-17 20:51

Namibian environmental authorities embarking on a de-horning exercise for black rhino have already spotted three carcasses left behind by poachers.

Namibia to be Africa's first to e-vote

2014-11-14 22:38

In a first for Africa, Namibians will cast their ballots electronically in this month's presidential and legislative polls.

US prisoner in Namibian does runner, trips up

2014-11-03 19:09

An American citizen charged with murder has been caught attempting to escape a Namibian prison.

Woolworths positive about Namibian prospects

2014-10-28 14:22

In October Woolworths will open its ninth store in Namibia at The Grove in Windhoek.

EFF members 'given hard time' in Namibia

2014-10-12 14:07

An EFF delegation was briefly detained at the Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek when they arrived for the launch of the party's branch in Namibia, the City Press has reported.

SA's Chardri is African off-road champ

2014-09-12 11:36

There's a new dirt queen in town, and she hails from the Eastern Cape. Chardri Monk has been crowned the 2014 Africa Southern Off-Road quad champion.

78-carat diamond stolen from safe

2014-09-05 11:46

Namibian police are searching for a flawless 78-carat diamond, which apparently went missing from a safe at a mining company during a strike.

Namibia struggle child shot dead

2014-08-27 21:13

A young woman has been shot dead in Namibia in clashes between police and the children of fallen independence fighters.

Tyre trek adventure heads for Namib

2014-06-29 11:00

The annual General Tyre 4x4 African Adventure is ready for its third anniversary round trip from South Africa to Namibia.

Oldest animal-built reef found in Namibia

2014-06-27 12:38

Researchers say they have found fossils of the oldest-known animal-made reef in Namibia, built by a small, filter-feeding seabed creature called Cloudina.

Namibia's EFF replica: We want economic freedom

2014-06-25 14:56

Namibia’s replica of Julius Malema's EFF party the NEFF, says its creation is the "birth of a giant" that would fight for economic freedom in the southern African country.

Angelina Jolie to become Namibian citizen?

2014-06-19 15:57

Angelina Jolie is reportedly considering becoming a Namibian citizen in order to be able to use the damehood bestowed upon her by Britain's Queen Elizabeth.

Namibia's chief Kuaima Riruako dies

2014-06-04 09:55

A Namibian tribal leader who led the fight for reparations against the atrocities committed by colonial Germany has died, a family spokesperson says.

Zebras make longest trek

2014-05-30 22:18

Amid shrinking migrations, nature surprises with the discovery of a long zebra trek.

Ferrari heads for Namib desert trek

2014-05-14 07:02

Ferrari 458 Spider, 458 Italia, FF, F12 Berlinetta...The Prancing Horse brand is to revisit Namibia for as part of the 2014 Namibian Tourism Expo. And a road trip...

Military helicopter crashes in Namibia

2014-04-12 17:00

Four people including a 3-year-old boy have died after a military helicopter crashed in north-east Namibia, the defence ministry and military sources say.

Namibia: firm favourite for family escape

2014-03-05 17:00

Dessert adventure, Seaside prettiness or cosmopolitan cityscape - local families are spoiled for choice when it comes to hopping over to neighbouring Namibia.

Namibia expects more oil prospectors

2014-02-19 10:51

Namibia's government says it would soon accept more major oil companies into the country, a day after Shell announced it had bought two offshore blocks.

NGO goes public with rhino auction winner

2014-01-13 08:52

A US non-profit organisation has published the name of the person who won an auction to shoot and kill a critically endangered black rhino.

Cape Town tops prestigious NY Times travel list for 2014

2014-01-10 23:16

One of the most anticipated travel lists has just been announced - and Cape Town is the top place to go in 2014.

Namibia rhino hunt auction draws death threats

2014-01-09 07:50

The FBI is investigating death threats made against members of the Dallas hunting club that intends to auction off a permit to kill an endangered black rhino, an FBI spokesperson says.

Top 7 attractions around Namibia's Sossusvlei

2014-01-07 10:57

Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa, the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Sossusvlei is possibly Namibia’s most spectacular and best-known attraction.

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