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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.
By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - 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.
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.
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.
By Desiewaar Heita WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Congratulations Namibia ... it's a Brangelina baby boom.
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.
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 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...
- Growing in low tufty patches.