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Brigitte Weidlich

Brigitte Weidlich

    Namibia offers model to tackle poaching scourge
    Namibia offers model to tackle poaching scourge
    Faced with poachers who are ravaging elephant and rhino populations, African nations could do worse than look to Namibia for a game plan.
    Namibian women bare all for animal welfare calendar
    Namibian women bare all for animal welfare calendar
    Monty, a white mongrel with black ears, sat next to her owner at a Windhoek shopping centre and enjoyed pats from children as their mothers shrieked.
    Pohamba steps from predecessor's shadow
    Pohamba steps from predecessor's shadow
    When Hifikepunye Pohamba first ran for Namibian president five years ago, Sam Nujoma was still seen as the power behind the throne.
    Fight against blood diamonds under review in Namibia
    Fight against blood diamonds under review in Namibia
    .Diamond-producing nations open a meeting on Tuesday to review global efforts to prevent trade in the gems from fuelling conflicts
    San face land invasion in Namibia
    San face land invasion in Namibia
    Soft chanting from young children floated past weathered tents on red Kalahari soil as a wrinkled old man sat on a cracked plastic chair.
    After months of floods, Namibia begins clean-up
    After months of floods, Namibia begins clean-up
    As flood waters in Namibia subside after nearly four months, residents are slowly repairing their homesteads and harvesting the few remaining crops.
    Namibia happy with EPA deal -- for now
    Namibia happy with EPA deal -- for now
    Namibia held out longer than the majority of its counterparts in Southern Africa before signing the interim economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union, managing in the process to squeeze some concessions from Brussels after intense diplomatic efforts.
    Southern Africa's Bushmen face lifestyle threat
    Southern Africa's Bushmen face lifestyle threat
    They roamed the savannahs and open plains for thousands of years, but the hunter-gatherer lifestyle of Southern Africa's San tribes is slowly being squeezed towards extinction. About 30 000 San remain in Namibia, with the Haikom and Juhoansi the largest groups.
    Namibia's Etosha National Park turns 100
    Namibia's Etosha National Park turns 100
    The Etosha National Park, once the world's largest game reserve and home to 114 different mammal species, celebrates its centenary this month as the jewel in Namibia's crown. Hundreds of thousands of tourists flock each year to Etosha in the north of the mainly desert nation of about two million people.
    Namibia rolls out red carpet for Mugabe
    Namibia rolls out red carpet for Mugabe
    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived in Namibia on Tuesday at the start of a three-day visit which will see him hold talks with counterpart Hifikepunye Pohamba and sign a number of bilateral agreements. Pohamba was on hand to greet Mugabe who was given a red-carpet reception at Windhoek airport.
    Mugabe faces hostile reception in Namibia
    Mugabe faces hostile reception in Namibia
    Human rights groups in Namibia were on Tuesday preparing a hostile reception for Robert Mugabe at the start of a three-day state visit to Windhoek by the veteran Zimbabwean president. Mugabe, who was due to arrive in Namibia on Tuesday evening, is to meet with Namibian counterpart Hifikepunye Pohamba and sign a number of bilateral agreements.