Topic: Namibia

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  • Global Viewpoint Why the demise of the Middle East ‘peace process’ may be a good thing

    Recognizing that a two-state solution is no longer in the cards opens the way for other paths that don’t depend on Western mediation. It puts to rest the fiction that a Palestinian state will emerge from even the best intentions of the West instead of from the political realities of the Middle East.

  • KFC aims to double revenue in Africa by 2012. The colonel would be proud.

    Africa Monitor KFC aims to double revenue in Africa by 2012. The colonel would be proud.

    KFC this week became the latest iconic American company to make significant moves into Africa, following expansion by Coca-Cola and Walmart.

  • Germany says suspicious bag in Namibia airport was security test

    Terrorism & Security Germany says suspicious bag in Namibia airport was security test

    Airport police in Namibia discovered a suitcase with batteries, wires, and a ticking clock. It was a security test, German police have discovered, though who planted the suspicious bag is unknown.

  • Surviving floods, droughts, and poachers' bullets to save elephants

    Difference Maker Surviving floods, droughts, and poachers' bullets to save elephants

    For four decades Iain Douglas-Hamilton has been an advocate for elephants, the endangered giants of Africa.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Deep Impacts

    Meteor Crater is one of the youngest and best-preserved impact craters on Earth. The crater formed roughly 50,000 years ago when a 30-meter-wide, iron-rich meteor weighing 100,000 tons struck the Arizona desert at an estimated 20 kilometers per second. The resulting explosion exceeded the combined force of today's nuclear arsenals and created a 1.1-kilometer-wide, 200-meter-deep crater. Meteor Crater is a simple crater since it has no central peak or rim terraces.

  • A fair trade approach to Africa's diamonds

    Africa Monitor A fair trade approach to Africa's diamonds

    A US company brings fair trade principles to Africa's diamond industry and aims to improve the life of diamond miners.

  • Penguins facing extinction, warn scientists

    Penguins facing extinction, warn scientists

    Of the 18 species of penguins, 13 are considered either threatened or endangered. Some species on the brink of extinction.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/01

    This artist's impression made available Aug. 24, shows the remarkable planetary system around the Sun-like star HD 10180. Observations with the HARPS spectrograph, attached to ESO's 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, Chile, have revealed the definite presence of five planets and evidence for two more in orbit around this star. This system is similar to the Solar System in terms of number of planets and the presence of a regular pattern in the sizes of the orbits. If confirmed the closest planet detected would be the lightest yet known outside the Solar System, with a mass that could be only about 1.4 times that of the Earth.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 08/25

    Cloudless skies allowed a clear view of dust and hydrogen sulfide plumes along the coast of Namibia in early August 2010. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on Aug. 10. Multiple dust plumes blow off the coast toward the ocean, most or all of them probably arising from streambeds. Unlike the reddish-tan sands comprising the dunes directly south of the Kuiseb River, the stream-channel sediments are lighter in color.

  • HIV infections plummet among young adults: UN report

    Ahead of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna next week, the UN announced that young people are leading the charge against HIV infection.