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2008-09-25 12:00:23

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. Kaapanda inaugurated M-Web Namibia's earth satellite station for Internet in Windhoek yesterday [24 September]. "Internet cannot be restricted to a wealthy few, or formal offices. The goals of...

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2008-09-21 11:45:00

Are fires more important than rain for the savannah ecosystem? Natural grass fires are evidently more important for the ecology of savannahs than has previously been assumed. This is the finding of a study carried out in Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia. It is the first study to have investigated the complex interplay of the factors fire, competition, moisture and seed availability in relation to a grass species. Periodic fires in semi-arid regions can lead to older tufts of grass...

2008-09-16 15:00:33

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. Starting with this news, this week's edition of TechWatch takes a closer look at some of the other alternative-energy developments that have taken place in the local market over the last month. L.L. Biofuel Namibia Ltd., a...

2008-09-12 12:00:30

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. The new company will have operations in Namibia and possibly other locations in Africa. According to the terms of the agreement, the new company will examine various castor varieties in field tests in Namibia. Following the selection of best...

2008-09-10 12:00:45

L.L Biofuel Namibia (PTY) Ltd. of the Leviev Group and Evogene Ltd. (TASE: EVGN) today announced that together with Orfuel Inc., a US subsidiary of Ormat Industries Ltd., they have signed an agreement to establish a new company focused on the growth of specialized castor plants for use as feedstock for biodiesel. The new company will be headquartered in Namibia, with operations in Namibia and possibly other locations in Africa. According to the terms of the agreement, the new company...

2008-09-10 09:00:41

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. Under the terms of the agreement, Petroholland will acquire a 70% undivided interest in the license with Circle retaining a 20% interest and NAMCOR, the Namibian State oil company, holding a 10% share....

2008-09-10 00:00:19

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. Mining operations that require chemical acids, such as Rossing Uranium, say they are using up their contingency stocks to keep operations going....

2008-09-09 03:00:24

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. National power utility, NamPower, confirmed to New Era on Friday that the agreement is on course and Zimbabwe through its Zimbabwe...

2008-09-08 09:00:31

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. "We are thrilled to expand our business with the FirstRand Group through this transaction, and we value this lender as a partner in our global expansion," said Jacob Hodges, Vice President, Debt Capital Markets, for BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc....

2008-09-04 15:00:17

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. President Hifikepunye Pohamba speaks during the presidential breakfast of the Leadership for Conservation in Africa (LCA) meeting (Nampa, 4 September) Addressing delegates from 26 African countries as well as China, the United...


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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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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