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Namibia sells 57 wild elephants through auction

Windhoek, Namibia | Xinhua | Namibia has sold 57 wild elephants through auction, an official said on Wednesday. The sale will raise 5.9 million Namibian dollars (400,000 U.S. dollars), Environment Ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda said. The elephants sold were among 170 put on tender in December 2020. “A total of 15 …

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COVID-19: Namibia’s hospitals full

Windhoek, Namibia | XINHUA |   Namibia’s hospitals are full to capacity, the health ministry said on Saturday as the southern African nation battles a surge in COVID-19 cases. “The numbers of new cases are progressively increasing on a daily basis especially in Windhoek residential areas,” a statement from the ministry …

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Namibia culls elephants to protect crops

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibia has killed 10 elephants over the past two months to prevent the freely roaming animals from trampling crops, the environment ministry said Tuesday. The southern African country is home to over 24,000 elephants, mostly concentrated in and around national parks near the northern border with Angola. The pachyderms are …

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Botswana president in self-quarantine

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP |  Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gone into self-quarantine after a visit to neighbouring Namibia, which has three coronavirus cases, to attend the inauguration of the new president there, government announced Sunday. Namibian President Hage Geingob was sworn in at Windhoek on Saturday. Botswana’s director of …

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Namibian president fires rivals from cabinet

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP | Namibian President Hage Geingob has sacked two senior government ministers who challenged him during the ruling party’s last leadership contest, his office announced Thursday. He dismissed Minister of Home Affairs Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana and Youth Affairs Minister Jerry Ekandjo, both of whom have served in government since …

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Germany asks US court to drop Namibian genocide suit

Berlin, Germany | AFP | The German government said Friday it had asked a US court to throw out a lawsuit brought by indigenous groups from Namibia seeking reparations for the genocide of their peoples under German colonial rule. It was the first time Berlin has formally responded to the …

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