Brigitte Weidlich

Brigitte Weidlich

Brigitte Weidlich

 

Namibia happy with EPA deal -- for now

Brigitte Weidlich

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

Brigitte Weidlich

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 30000 San remain in Namibia, with the Haikom and Juhoansi the largest groups.

Namibia's Etosha National Park turns 100

Brigitte Weidlich

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

Brigitte Weidlich

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.