Namibia


OPINION: Mugabe is dead, but old men still run southern Africa

2019-09-18 15:59

How much longer will the "old men syndrome" remain alive and kicking in southern Africa, despite growing frustration among the politically powerless?

Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor

2019-09-01 08:17

Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.

Namibia inaugurates R4.2bn Chinese-built port terminal

2019-08-05 20:59

Namibia has inaugurated a new Chinese-built port terminal which doubles its container capacity and is also to give tourism a boost.

Namibian risks his life to save man from drowning in icy sea

2019-05-28 12:53

“So I took my jacket off and dove off the wharf."

Saving the Namibia forest: Petition is a few signatures shy of 10 000 target

2019-03-04 16:33

The announcement that 300- to 400-year-old trees in the Kavango Region of Namibia would be cut down, has prompted the creation of an online petition.

'My f*k, Marelize' - mom thought she'd stopped recording

2019-03-01 20:08

The woman who uttered the phrase "My fok, Marelize" says she thought she had stopped recording before she said the now-famous words.

'My f*k, Marelize...' - reaction to girl riding bike into rugby posts has people in stitches

2019-02-28 13:05

A video of a girl crashing her bicycle into rugby poles has been going viral, not so much because of her lack of co-ordination, but mostly owing to the reaction of the person recording the "epic fail".

SA slammed with red meat bans over foot-and-mouth disease

2019-01-14 21:55

Countries neighbouring South Africa have banned the import of cloven-hoofed animals and their products over a foot-and-mouth disease breakout in the northern Limpopo province, government has said.

Volatile rand has Namibia mulling end to 25-year currency peg

2018-12-21 20:45

Namibia is growing tired of the economic pain caused by the volatile rand and is considering ending a 25-year-old peg to the SA currency.

Dangerous to use land issue for 2019 election - land expert

2018-11-29 22:00

With the 2019 national election coming up in SA, it is dangerous to draw on the land issue for election purposes, according to the vice chair of Agribank of Namibia.

 

IMF sees Namibia growing in 2020 after three-year contraction

2019-09-14 10:00

Namibia’s economy will return to growth in 2020 after contracting for three straight years, but a failure to implement structural reforms could keep the southwest African nation stuck in a low-growth trap, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Namibia follows South Africa rate cut to boost shrinking economy

2019-08-14 21:55

Namibia’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time in two years as it seeks to boost the economy and maintain its currency’s peg to the South African rand.

Namibia announces R4.67bn renewable energy strategy

2019-07-24 19:14

Namibia’s state-run utility will build four plants powered by renewable energy over the next five years. Nampower currently imports about 60% of its needs, mostly from South Africa.

Elephant-rich African nations demand right to resume Ivory sales

2019-05-07 20:56

Five southern African nations that are home to most of the world’s elephants demanded the right to sell ivory, arguing that people who live alongside the animals must be allowed to benefit from them.

WATCH: Marelize is at it again: 'Stop, oh f*k!'

2019-03-04 13:36

Wilmari Horn shared another of her little sister's bicycle adventures with YOU, in which poor Marelize manages to crash again.

'My f*k, Marelize' talks to us: 'I fall down every day'

2019-03-01 09:12

Marelize Horn, the Namibian woman who rode her bicycle into rugby posts in a video that has been going viral, has described herself as an accident-prone person who falls down almost every day.

A Toto song will play ‘forever’ in the middle of the Namib desert – or at least until the sand eats it

2019-01-17 10:46

The installation in Namibia consists of six speakers attached to an MP3 player, powered by solar power.

Eight-nation summit discusses DRC

2018-12-27 07:29

Eight nations in southern and central Africa have met to discuss the situation in Democratic Republic of Congo, a country that has been a regional battleground twice in the last quarter-century.

DRC: the Joseph Kabila years

2018-12-17 13:07

Joseph Kabila came to power in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2001, ruling during a period of bloody insurgencies and deadly protests against his extended mandate.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe 'was warned about coup', toddler dies from zebra cobra snake bite

2018-11-15 08:00

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe was forewarned about the coup that toppled him from power', a former aide says, and a 2-year-old toddler has died from a zebra cobra snake bite in Namibia.

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