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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...

2006-06-08 07:35:00

SWAKOPMUND, Namibia -- Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt thanked Namibia on Wednesday for protecting their privacy as they finally emerged from seclusion following the birth of their daughter. In their first press conference since they arrived in the southern African desert nation two months ago, Jolie and Pitt heaped praise on the country that has shielded them from hordes of paparazzi vying for pictures of the glamour Hollywood family. "We are very grateful to the people of...

2006-06-07 14:41:22

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - The celebrity magazine Hello! threatened legal action on Wednesday against Internet sites that posted a leaked exclusive photo of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their infant daughter. Just as People magazine announced on Tuesday that it had landed exclusive North American rights to the first pictures of the baby, an unpublished Hello! cover shot of the newborn Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt and her parents popped up on at least two Web sites....

2006-05-30 17:45:07

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The African-born daughter of Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt was delivered by Cesarean section in a weekend surgery and birth that "went flawlessly," Jolie's doctor said on Tuesday. Details of the birth, which occurred on Saturday at the Cottage Medi-Clinic Hospital in the Namibian town of Swakopmund, were first disclosed in a statement the couple furnished exclusively to People magazine. Pitt's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, later...

2006-05-29 10:00:00

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia - 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. The 20-year-old part-time caddy practices with a classic swing as the first of a group of eight players tees off from a small rocky mound nearby. The nine-hole course dubbed the "West Side Club" has no greens or tees, water or grass. Stinging sand and gusts of wind...

2006-05-29 05:22:57

LANGSTRAND, Namibia (Reuters) - Swaddled in tight security, the newest member of Hollywood royalty was said to be doing fine on Monday tucked in an African hideaway with her superstar parents Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, born late on Saturday and instantly one of the hottest celebrity stories of the year, is being shielded from the prying lenses of paparazzi eager to score some extremely valuable baby pictures. "They are both healthy, the mother is healthy...

2006-05-28 05:21:58

By Shafiek Tassiem and Howard Burditt WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - A star is born. Hollywood heavyweights Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt -- described as the "World's Most Beautiful Family" by 'People' -- have had a baby daughter in one of the most anticipated celebrity stories of the year, the magazine said on Sunday. A representative for the couple said Jolie, 30, had given birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on Saturday in Namibia, a sparsely populated desert country in southwest...

2006-05-28 03:16:27

WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have had a baby daughter, People magazine said on Sunday. A representative for the couple said Jolie, 30, had given birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on Saturday in Namibia, a sparsely populated desert country in southwest Africa. There were no further details available, People reported. The couple, dubbed "Brangelina," have been closely followed by the tabloids and paparazzi in Namibia since arriving there...

2006-05-24 12:21:21

SWAKOPMUND, Namibia (Reuters) - A South African photographer was arrested in Namibia on Wednesday for the second time in a week while trying to snap a picture of Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. John Liebenberg, 48, was ordered to appear in court on Friday in Swakopmund, a small town on the southwest African country's coast near the resort where Pitt and the heavily -pregnant Jolie are staying. "He has been charged with trespassing. We have organized him bail of...

2006-05-24 12:17:08

SWAKOPMUND, Namibia (Reuters) - A South African photographer was arrested in Namibia on Wednesday for the second time in a week while trying to snap a picture of Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. John Liebenberg, 48, was ordered to appear in court on Friday in Swakopmund, a small town on the southwest African country's coast near the resort where Pitt and the heavily -pregnant Jolie are staying. "He has been charged with trespassing. We have organized him bail of...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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