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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...

2008-09-01 18:00:19

Text of report by state-owned Namibian newspaper New Era website on 1 September [Report by Charles Tjatindi: "Mining Puts Water Supply in Tight Squeeze"] WALVIS BAY While Namibia largely benefits from uranium and other mining, these economic activities put a strain on the country's supply of vital services such as water. In a presentation given recently by one of the country's foremost experts on water issues Piet Heyns, it came to light that the imminent development of uranium mines...

2008-08-25 21:00:31

Bannerman Resources Limited (TSX: BAN)(ASX: BMN)(NSX: BMN) - Dear Shareholder As Chairman, I would like to provide you with the following update on the Company. The current market climate has proven to be a testing time for resource companies and has seen some unprecedented trading in the Company's stock. These recent conditions and other issues are circumstances that have largely been beyond the control of the Company. However, I would like to outline the Company's commitment to the...

2008-08-23 09:00:42

Text of report by privately-owned weekly newspaper The Zimbabwe Independent website on 21 August [Report by Paul Nyakazeya: "Zesa deal condemns Zim to darkness"] As if the current frequent power-cuts were not enough, long- suffering Zimbabweans are set to spend even more on candles and firewood as Zesa [Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority] increases power-cuts. The power utility needs to export the power saved through load- shedding to Namibia as re-payment for the US$50 million loan...


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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