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2009-03-28 13:08:35

U.S. jewelers say a recession-caused slump in the gem trade is being felt worldwide as retailers close and diamond mines order furloughs. Tiffany saw its fourth-quarter profits drop more than 75 percent while more than a thousand jewelers throughout the United States closed last year, including Christian Bernard Jewelers, a national chain, The Washington Post reported Saturday. In Botswana, where diamond mining accounts for more than 30 percent of the economy, all four government mines...

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2009-03-19 09:50:00

An international team of astrophysicists using telescopes on the ground and in space have uncovered surprising changes in radiation emitted by an active galaxy. The picture that emerges from these first-ever simultaneous observations with optical, X-ray and new-generation gamma-ray telescopes is much more complex than scientists expected and challenges current theories of how the radiation is generated. The galaxy in question is PKS 2155-304, a type of object known as a "blazar." Like many...

2009-02-17 15:01:00

SRA subsidiary provides ADS-B and multilateration system for nationwide coverage FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Era Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE: SRX), today announced it has been selected to supply a national wide area multilateration (WAM) system for Namibia. The system, which will be delivered to the Namibian civil aviation authority (CAA), will cover more than 825,000 square kilometers and will be a significant component of an...

2008-10-28 21:00:19

The sale of tons of elephant ivory in Namibia this week has conservationists concerned it may trigger widespread poaching of elephants. The $1.18 million ivory sale in Namibia Monday was the first in almost a decade and several more auctions are to take place across the region in the coming weeks, The Times of London reported on its Web site Tuesday. In all, about 108 tons of ivory -- the equivalent to the tusks of 10,000 elephants -- are expected to be sold to Asian buyers, the Times said....

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2008-10-28 08:30:00

For almost ten years, it has been illegal to sell ivory in southern Africa, but all that changes Tuesday. The ivory trade was banned globally in 1989 because poaching was decimating elephant populations.Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe will auction more than 100 tons of ivory from stockpiles to buyers from China and Japan. The money raised from ivory will go into elephant conservation projects. Environmentalists say the move encourages poachers in Africa to kill elephants for...

2008-10-15 18:00:18

AFRICAN QUEEN MINES LTD. (TSX-V: AQ) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective at the opening on Thursday, October 16, 2008, its Common Shares will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "AQ." The Company presently has 34,465,292 Common Shares outstanding. The Company's Common Shares were distributed to the former shareholders of Pan African Mining Corp. in connection with its acquisition by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd. on June 27, 2008. The Company is an...

2008-10-14 06:00:33

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 13 October [Report by Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe: "Khama off to fast-track projects in Namibia"] President Ian Khama is jetting off to Namibia today to fast track the construction of a Botswana harbour facility at Walvis Bay. Reliable sources in government told Monitor that the two presidents will unlock the logjam that has dogged negotiations for the lease of land for the construction of the facility. The project was first mooted under former...

2008-10-06 09:00:47

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2008) - Universal Power Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UNX)(FRANKFURT:3U2A) (the "Company") or ("Universal") today provided a corporate update as follows: Block 1711 The Company has been advised by the Government of Namibia that interpretation of results from sampling and testing of the Kunene #1 well are ongoing and final results have not been submitted by the operator. Furthermore, Universal has been advised that the operator and the Namibian...

2008-10-04 00:00:20

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 3 October [Report by Desie Heita: "Onshore Diamond Production Down"] The eventuality of a decrease in one of Namibia's major sources of income is increasingly becoming a reality with the onshore diamond production continuing to decline. Although Namdeb, the country's largest diamond miner, is currently engaged in plans to infuse and extend the lifespan of land- based diamond mining, the reserve bank says these are just...

2008-09-25 15:00:25

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 25 September [Report by Desie Heita: "More Namibians To Access Internet"] Windhoek Information and Communication Technology Minister, Joel Kaapanda, has asked for a speedy distribution of Internet to the people, saying this is important for the development of business and communities in the country. Kaapanda inaugurated M-Web Namibia's earth satellite station for Internet in Windhoek yesterday. "Internet cannot be...


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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