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Brigitte Weidlich

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

When Hifikepunye Pohamba first ran for Namibian president five years ago, Sam Nujoma was still seen as the power behind the throne.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

Loan for Namibia on Hu’s African swing

Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday extended cash and loans as he toured Namibia on an African tour marked by Beijing's largesse to states where its economic presence is booming. Hu signed agreements extending a grant of ,1-million and a soft loan for the same amount.

Brad and Angelina are ‘just ordinary people’

Namibia's relaxed approach when it comes to celebrity is one of the main reasons why Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt chose this arid stretch of Africa to have their baby -- and they should be left alone, locals say. In early April, Hollywood's golden couple quietly jetted into Namibia where Jolie (30) is expected to give birth to their child.

Namibians pay homage to chief who fought Germans

Nama-speaking tribes in Namibia will flock to a tiny village this weekend to pay tribute a famous chief who raised the banner of revolt against German colonial forces but was killed in battle a century ago. Tribal members will descend on Gibeon, a small town about 360km south of Windhoek, to commemorate Hendrik Witbooi, who perished on 29 October 1905 while fighting the German army.

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