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Court allows Air Namibia to return to the skies

Jul 09, 2020 - 8:30 PM

The Windhoek High Court lifts Air Namibia's suspension until August 3 when it examines the case

AIR NAMIBIA. An Air Namibia plane takes off from Zurich Airport in Switzerland. Photo by Rolf Wallner/Wikimedia Commons

Namibia grounds cash-strapped national airline

Jul 09, 2020 - 3:25 PM

The Namibian government says Air Namibia failed 'to provide a safe, satisfactory, and reliable air service'

Image from Air Namibia's Facebook page

Chinese businesses in faraway Namibia feel virus fear

Feb 16, 2020 - 9:25 PM

Namibia hosts a big Chinese retail business community, and shops there are feeling the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak

A picture taken on February 14, 2020, shows the Chinatown area in Windhoek, Namibia. - Despite there being no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Namibia, its effects have been nevertheless felt in the Chinese business community based in Windhoek. (Photo by HILDEGARD TITUS / AFP)

Humanity's homeland found in ancient Botswana

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:34 AM

While it has long been known anatomically modern humans originated in Africa, scientists have until now been unable to pinpoint the precise location of our species' birthplace

The German massacre of Namibia's indigenous tribes

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Some historians consider as genocide the massacre from 1904 to 1908 of modern-day Namibia's indigenous Herero and Nama groups by German imperial troops

MASSACRE. In this file photo taken on September 30, 2011 in Berlin, a skull is on display at the Charite Hospital, prior to a hand-over ceremony of 20 skulls taken from Namibia at the beginning of the 20th Century. Photo by John MacDougall/AFP

Second Olympic boxer arrested for alleged sexual assault

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:56 AM

Namibia s flag bearer Jonas Junias Jonas is arrested for sexually assaulting a room cleaner in Olympic Village

ARRESTED. Boxer Jonas Junias Jonas allegedly groped a cleaning woman from behind, kissed her and offered her money while his coach was present. Photo by Pedro Ugarte/AFP

Southern African leaders meet as region faces food crisis

Aug 16, 2015 - 11:24 AM

According to World Food Programme spokesman David Orr Zimbabwe and Malawi are facing their worst food security crisis in a decade

In Cuba, woman boxer fights to get into ring

Jul 24, 2015 - 1:51 PM

Cuban boxer Namibia Flores trains the same way as her male counterparts but still is barred from competing due to her gender

Female boxers Katie Taylor (R) and Ida Lundbla in action at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Cuba, despite its rich boxing culture, doesn't allow women to fight. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Stargazing tourists flock to Africa's darkest place

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Far from the glow of city lights isolated places on Earth – designated as dark sky reserves – are becoming magnets for stargazing tourists

A file photo taken on June 14, 2010 shows a photo of the Milky Way taken over Balgowan, South Africa. Juan Mabromata/AFP

Namibians cast ballots in Africa's first e-vote

Nov 28, 2014 - 9:06 PM

It s a rich country with poor people so I hope there is more balance

E-VOTE. A polling station supervisor checks the ID card of Namibian opposition party Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) president McHenry Venaani after casting his vote in the country's general election at the Baines Shopping centre in Windhoek on November 28, 2014. Photo by Jordaania Andima/AFP

Namibia prepares for Africa's first e-vote

Nov 26, 2014 - 7:08 PM

Namibians will choose 96 members of the national assembly and one of nine presidential candidates

Missing Mozambique plane wreck found in Namibia, 33 dead

Dec 01, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The crash in the remote swampy terrain of Namibia s Bwabwata National Park killed victims from several countries including a baby

Regional powers fear Rwandan invasion of DR Congo

Sep 15, 2013 - 8:59 AM

The Southern African Development Community said it was concerned at the deployment of Rwandan troops along the common border

Mt Etna, Rajasthan forts among new World Heritage sites

Jun 21, 2013 - 9:37 PM

Other entrants into the coveted list include the Mountains of the Pamirs in Tajikistan and China s Tianshan range in a move hailed by conservationists

WORLD HERITAGE SITE. A file picture dated 05 January 2012 shows a cloud of hot ash erupting from the summit of Mount Etna volcano, near Catania, Sicily Island, Italy. Photo by Franco Cufari/EPA

Tubbataha Reefs law wins int'l award

Sep 27, 2012 - 10:34 AM

The law protecting the world famous Tubbataha Reef National Park has been cited as one of the world s best practices in marine environment conservation

Image by Ron Van Oers/ Unesco