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Text of report by Namibian news agency Nampa website [Unidentified Reporter: "Ministers Committed To Stop Illegal Fishing in SADC"] WINDHOEK, 9 July: Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers responsible for Marine Fisheries vowed to close their ports to all illegal vessels as part of their commitment to stop illegal fishing in the region.
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Afri-Can Marine Minerals Corporation ("Afri-Can") (TSX VENTURE:AFA)(FRANKFURT:AJF) announces that Afri-Can and Deep South Mining (PTY) Ltd. ("Deep South") have signed an option and joint venture agreement ("Agreement") with Teck Cominco Namibia Ltd.
Increasing demand for power in Namibia has presented substantial and lucrative investment opportunities for both international and local power industry participants.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Bannerman Resources Ltd.
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Universal Power Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UNX)(FRANKFURT:3U2A) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered into a Letter of Intent ("LOI") to acquire a 30% carried interest in Petroleum Exploration Licence ("EL") 2815 off - shore Namibia.
Text of report by Namibian newspaper The Namibian website on 19 June [Report by Brigitte Weidlich: "Uranium Rush Lands N$6-b Investment for Namibia"] Namibia is set to become home to the world's largest uranium mine with the announcement yesterday by French state-owned energy company Areva that it is injecting US$750 million (about N$6 billion) into a uranium mine at Trekkopje in the Erongo Region.
Text of report by Christof Maletsky entitled "Govt scraps tax on basics" published by Namibian newspaper The Namibian website on 18 June Government is to scrap the 15 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on selected foodstuffs in the face of rapidly rising food prices.
But while the black gold brings billions of dollars to the oil firms and the province of Alberta, critics say the operations are taking too big a toll on the environment.
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - The Namibian government said on Thursday it would begin a mass vaccination campaign to combat a deadly polio outbreak after supplies of vaccine are airlifted into the southwestern African nation later this month.
The unusual outbreak of the polio virus in Namibia, a country previously free from the disease, arrived from neighboring Angola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
The Damara sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated Egypt and Eastern Asia and eventually moved to the areas that are now Angola and Namibia. The breed became isolated in Namibia and southern Angola, where it remained free from the influence of other breeds for many years. It was named after the regions where it is known to have originated, which was once known as Gross Damaraland. The Damara sheep is a fat-tailed breed that can be black, brown, white, or black and white pied in...
The Angolan slender mongoose (Galerella flavescens) is native to southern Africa, specifically in Namibia and Angola. It prefers a habitat within arid savannahs in Namibia, preferring areas with little vegetation, but its preferred habitat in Angola is unknown. It is thought that population numbers are high within its range, although little is known about the species’ habits. This species is slender in appearance and has 38 teeth. These teeth grow in at about twenty-four weeks of age. Young...
The Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) is native to southern areas of Africa. Its range includes South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia, although it does not occur in coastal areas of this region. In Botswana, it occurs in southwestern Kalahari, and in South Africa, it occurs in south and south central areas. The name of the Cape ground squirrel is misleading, as its range is much larger than the name suggests. It is thought that the name was used in order to distinguish the species from the...
The Scrub Hare (Lepus saxatilis), is a species of hare found in South Africa, parts of central Africa, and Namibia. It is found at about 3200 to 6500 feet above sea level. Its dorsal fur is gray and black, while its ventral fur is white. It has a black and white tail, while it has lighter fur around its face. Its length varies from 17.5 to 25 inches, and it weighs 3.5 to 10 pounds. Females are typically larger than males. The average mass at birth is 4 ounces. Parental care is low and...
The Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus), is a bushshrike and a passerine bird closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae. This species is endemic to southern Africa, mainly in South Africa and Namibia, with an isolated population in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe and western Mozambique. It is a species of open habitats, including karoo scrub, fynbos and parks and gardens in urban areas. The adult Bokmakierie is a 8.6-9.0 inch long bird with olive-green upperparts and a...
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