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2008-06-24 09:03:13

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. The Company will pay US $1,500,000 for the interest upon completion of due diligence and TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V") approval. Under the terms of the LOI, the Company will purchase from Cumoxi...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

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. It will surpass the N$3,2 [Namibian dollars] billion investment made in Skorpion Zinc,...

2008-06-18 15:00:30

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. President Hifikepunye Pohamba announced at a media briefing in Windhoek yesterday that VAT will be lifted on beans, cooking oil, fat, bread and cake flour. However consumers will have to wait for an amendment to the VAT Act of...

2006-06-08 07:35:00

SWAKOPMUND, Namibia -- Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt thanked Namibia on Wednesday for protecting their privacy as they finally emerged from seclusion following the birth of their daughter. In their first press conference since they arrived in the southern African desert nation two months ago, Jolie and Pitt heaped praise on the country that has shielded them from hordes of paparazzi vying for pictures of the glamour Hollywood family. "We are very grateful to the people of...

2006-06-08 09:05:00

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. Seven people have died and another 27 infected with polio in Namibia in the past month. Namibia's ministry of health plans to begin innoculating people on June 21 using the monovalent Oral Polio Vaccine (mOPV). "The mOPV is currently not available in Namibia but...

2006-06-07 12:50:00

GENEVA -- 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. In a statement released in Geneva, the WHO confirmed that at least three people in the southern African nation had contacted the paralyzing virus that normally afflicts children. The United Nations agency said a total of 34 people -- most of them aged 20 or older -- were suspected to have been infected...

2006-05-29 10:00:00

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia - Elen Gubeb's tattered sandals and torn jeans don't match his pricey new Mizuno glove, but dress is not important at this home-made golf track on Namibia's desert coast, an unlikely golf hotspot. The 20-year-old part-time caddy practices with a classic swing as the first of a group of eight players tees off from a small rocky mound nearby. The nine-hole course dubbed the "West Side Club" has no greens or tees, water or grass. Stinging sand and gusts of wind...

2006-05-22 08:06:11

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - A Namibian judge dismissed charges on Monday against a South African photographer arrested for trespassing while trying to snap a shot of pregnant superstar Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt. John Liebenberg was taken into custody on Friday afternoon after driving into the back of a police barracks in search of a vantage point to take a photograph of a nearby private hospital in the port town of Walvis bay. The 48-year-old...

2006-05-22 05:50:05

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - A South African photographer was due in a Namibian court on Monday after police said he climbed onto their station roof to try to snap a shot of pregnant superstar Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt. John Liebenberg was arrested on Friday afternoon after going to a private hospital in the Namibian port town of Walvis Bay on a tip-off that Jolie had been rushed there to have her highly anticipated baby. Liebenberg, a 48-year-old...

2006-04-28 05:57:10

By Desiewaar Heita WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Congratulations Namibia ... it's a Brangelina baby boom. Namibian officials hope the world media furor over a visit by pregnant Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt will translate into a tourist rush to the African country, famous chiefly for its huge sand dunes and vast empty spaces. "If Angelina Jolie gives birth in Namibia, she would have done for our tourism sector what our tourism board budget cannot do in a year,"...


Latest Namibia Reference Libraries

Angolan Slender Mongoose, Galerella flavescens
2012-11-01 07:38:15

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...

Cape Ground Squirrel, Xerus inauris
2012-06-18 16:30:51

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...

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2008-06-16 16:02:21

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...

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2007-10-24 16:32:18

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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2007-10-24 13:46:19

The White-chinned Petrel (Procellaria aequinoctialis), is a large seabird in the family Procellariidae. It ranges around the Southern Ocean as far north as South Australia, Peru and Namibia, and breeds colonially on scattered islands; South Georgia, Prince Edward Islands, Crozet Islands, Kerguelen Islands, Auckland Island, Campbell Island and Antipodes Islands. The diet of the White-chinned Petrel is composed mainly of krill, followed by fish. White-chinned Petrels feed by surface...

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