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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,"...

2006-04-10 13:25:00

WINDHOEK -- Pregnant Hollywood siren Angelina Jolie and boyfriend Brad Pitt have taken refuge in a remote Namibian game lodge where wild lions will help protect them from the media, a Namibian newspaper said on Monday. The celebrity couple and their two adopted children Maddox and Zahara arrived in the southern African country last week, fuelling media speculation the Oscar-winning actress plans to give birth in Namibia away from the spotlight. Namibian Afrikaans daily newspaper Die...

2006-04-10 13:23:23

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Pregnant Hollywood siren Angelina Jolie and boyfriend Brad Pitt have taken refuge in a remote Namibian game lodge where wild lions will help protect them from the media, a Namibian newspaper said on Monday. The celebrity couple and their two adopted children Maddox and Zahara arrived in the southern African country last week, fuelling media speculation the Oscar-winning actress plans to give birth in Namibia away from the spotlight. Namibian Afrikaans daily...

2006-04-09 07:50:00

JOHANNESBURG -- Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie arrived quietly in Namibia last week, officials said on Sunday, fuelling media speculation that she planned to have her baby away from the spotlight. Immigration officials said she arrived at the small Walvis Bay airport on a chartered flight on Apr. 4 with her boyfriend Brad Pitt and their two adopted children, Maddox and Zahara. There were five other passengers on the flight. A reporter for the Namibian Broadcasting Corp. who did not want...

2006-04-05 21:48:46

By Andrew Quinn PLATFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - Dressed in crisp olive uniforms and shiny black boots, the squad of 40 South African Bushmen took up formation with military precision, the last hope of a vanishing people. Cheers greeted this week's first class trained by Sanda Security, a new South African company that aims to preserve the Bushmen's ancient way of life by harnessing their legendary skills as wildlife trackers to provide security and stop stock theft at farms....

2005-07-13 20:06:45

By Alistair Thomson WINDHOEK (Reuters) - The warehouse on an industrial estate in Namibia's sleepy capital Windhoek looks little different from the beer depot next door. Yet this is Africa's biggest diamond cutting and polishing factory -- a catalyst and a symbol of change in an industry whose basic structure has altered little in the past century. "Our industry has been going through dramatic changes ... and we now stand at the crossroads," the factory's owner, Israeli diamond tycoon Lev...


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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