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Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 25 September 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.
Are fires more important than rain for the savannah ecosystem?
By MATT KRIEGER While Lev Leviev may not currently reside in Israel, his presence continues to reverberate throughout the local business scene. Last week he partnered with two of the country's leading companies to form a Namibia-based biodiesel company.
Leviev Group subsidiary LL Biofuel Namibia, Evogene and Orfuel, a subsidiary of Ormat Industries, have signed an agreement to establish a new company in Namibia focused on the growth of specialized castor plants for use as feedstock for biodiesel.
L.L Biofuel Namibia (PTY) Ltd. of the Leviev Group and Evogene Ltd.
Circle Oil, an oil and gas exploration and development company, has signed a farm-out agreement on its Ovambo Basin license in northern Namibia with Petroholland, a Dubai holding company. The license covers an area of over 70,000sqkm immediately to the south of the Angola Namibia border.
Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 9 September [Report by Desie Heita: "Strike Disrupts Fuel Supplies"] Windhoek: The strike at TransNamib has disrupted the supply of oil inland as petroleum companies find it difficult to move petroleum from the port of Walvis Bay aboard trucks in the absence of rail tankers.
Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 8 September [Report by Petronella Sibeene: "More Power From Zim"] WINDHOEK The power purchase agreement signed between Namibia and Zimbabwe continues to bring more power to Namibia, with 40 megawatts more flowing in, an increase from 80 megawatts to 120 megawatts since end of last month.
CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The aircraft belong to BCI's wholly owned and managed Irish subsidiary and the financing is provided by FirstRand (Ireland) PLC. The planes, which bear serial numbers 047 and 051, were both manufactured in 1994.
Text of report by Namibian news agency Nampa website [Unidentified Reporter: "Pohamba Opens LCA Meeting"] President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Thursday officially opened the 2008 Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) meeting at a local hotel in the capital.
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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