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Rugby Cranes humbled by Namibia

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Rugby Cranes humbled by Namibia

- Rugby Africa Gold Cup. Uganda 24 Namibia 48 The Rugby Cranes slumped to their first defeat in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup after succumbing to a 48-24 thrashing by Namibia on Saturday at Legends.The Cranes were guilty of a string of errors that their visitors quickly converted into points but this was a well-deserved victory for the Gold Cup table leaders, who once again collected maximum points
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Rugby Cranes ekubiddwa Namibia mu za Golden Cup

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Rugby Cranes ekubiddwa Namibia mu za Golden Cup

- Rugby World Cup: Uganda 24 Namibia 48. Uganda ekubiddwa omulundi ogusooka mu mpaka z’ekikopo kya Rugby Golden Cup ekizannyiwa amawanga ga Africa mukaaga. Namibia ye yakubidde Uganda omwayo ku kisaawe kya Legends e Lugogo mu mpaka ze banoonyezaamu abaneetaba mu mpaka z’ensi yonna ez’ebibinja omunaasunsulirwa abanaazannya World Cup ya 2018 e Japan. Sipiika wa Palamenti, Rebecca Kadaga ye yabadde omugenyi omukulu ku muzannyo guno
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Black rhinos of Botswana and Namibia: Can hunters save them?

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Black rhinos of Botswana and Namibia: Can hunters save them?

- Both know that there are fewer than 5,000 of them left on the planet. Both shudder at the thought of this ancient species going extinct in their lifetimes. They agree that the voracious Asian demand for rhino horn as a status symbol is fueled by ignorance and greed. They agree that the gangs of violent poachers who supply this black market must be stopped at all costs
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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks

- WINDHOEK: Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday. South Africa has confirmed outbreaks on at least two farms this month and Belgium had one earlier this year. (Reporting by Nyasha Nyaungwa; Editing by
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African netball: Uganda beats Namibia 69-31

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African netball: Uganda beats Namibia 69-31

- AFRICA NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Next fixture Uganda v Malawi (today at 2pm) at Lugogo arena KAMPALA - After mauling Botswana in their first match in the Africa Netball Championships, Uganda continued the trend against Namibia with a 69-31 sparkling performance at the Lugogo arena on Sunday. Coach Vincent Kiwanuka continued with his rotation and he brought back Rachael Nanyonga (goal attack) to partner Peace Proscovia, a partnership that was ever so successful in the 2015 Netball World Cup
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#ShockWildlifeTruths: Namibia flouts international law to export baby elephants

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#ShockWildlifeTruths: Namibia flouts international law to export baby elephants

- Cape Town - Namibia’s environmental authorities confirmed that they have issued the necessary CITES (Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species) export permit for the sale of five wild elephant calves by Eden Game Farm in the Grootfontein district to a zoo in Dubai. Namibia’s elephants are listed on CITES Appendix ll with a restrictive annotation which limits the sale of live elephants to in situ conservation projects
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Namibia lodges colonial-era claim against Germany in NY court

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Namibia lodges colonial-era claim against Germany in NY court

- New York, United States | AFP | More than a century after a long-hushed genocide took place in Namibia while under German colonial rule, descendants of the victims are getting their day in court in New York for the first time Thursday. In one of the darkest chapters of African colonial history, tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed from 1904 to 1908
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Direct Pay Online Group Expands Operations into Botswana & Namibia  

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Direct Pay Online Group Expands Operations into Botswana & Namibia  

- Nairobi, Kenya, 9 March 2017The Direct Pay Online Group, (“DPO Group”), the leading online payments service provider in Africa, announced today that it is acquiring 100% of the equity in Virtual Card Service (“VCS”) in Botswana and Namibia. This will be closely followed by the acquisition of 100% of VCS business in South Africa. The acquisition follows the Group’s recent acquisition of PayGate (Pty) Ltd (“PayGate”), the leading South African online payments gateway
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Stargazing safari under the dark skies of the Namibian desert

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Stargazing safari under the dark skies of the Namibian desert

- With its red sand dunes and white salt pans, Namibia's southern Namib Desert looks so Martian that it wouldn't come as a shock if the Curiosity Rover rumbled over a dune and frightened a herd of oryx. They're among the few animals that survive in a place whose name means "marsh of no return." But then not many people come here for the wildlife. This is a place where people
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Una nueva hipótesis explica el misterio de los “círculos de hadas” de Namibia

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Una nueva hipótesis explica el misterio de los “círculos de hadas” de Namibia

- Una nueva hipótesis publicada hoy en la revista Nature explica la misteriosa aparición de los llamados círculos de hadas en el desierto de Namibia, formaciones hexagonales rodeadas de vegetación cuyo origen ha dividido a la comunidad científica durante años. Estas calvas en el terreno, que pueden medir entre dos y 35 metros de ancho, se han detectado en diversas zonas del planeta, aunque las más famosas están en Namibia, donde
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Rusty Namibia stun Zimbabwe in Chan qualifiers
Rusty Namibia stun Zimbabwe in Chan qualifiers Namibia's footballers overcame over a year without a domestic league to knock Zimbabwe out of the 2018 African Nations Championship (Chan). The Namibians won 5-4 on penalties despite losing 1-0 in Harare on Sunday. Zimbabwe were hailed as heroes just two weeks ago after winning the Cosafa Cup, the southern African championship. The Chan is contested by footballers playing in their own domestic league   Read More ...
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THE OTHER SIDE OF UGANDA VS NAMIBIA RUGBY GAME
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Rugby Cranes humbled by Namibia
Rugby Cranes humbled by Namibia Rugby Africa Gold Cup. Uganda 24 Namibia 48 The Rugby Cranes slumped to their first defeat in the Rugby Africa Gold Cup after succumbing to a 48-24 thrashing by Namibia on Saturday at Legends.The Cranes were guilty of a string of errors that their visitors quickly converted into points but this was a well-deserved victory for the Gold Cup table leaders, who once again collected maximum points   Read More ...
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Namibia hands Uganda first Gold Cup loss
Namibia hands Uganda first Gold Cup loss KAMPALA. Africa Champions Namibia showed class and composure as they overcame Uganda 48-24 in the Gold Cup at Legends Rugby Grounds on Saturday. The visitors suffered an early shock when Asuman Mugerwa touched down after a series of phases with Phillip Wokorach adding the extras, gifting Uganda a 7-0 lead that lasted a couple of minutes. Namibia bounced back with a converted try before adding a penalty to give them a three point lead at 10-7 but Wokorach would level matters for Uganda with a penalty   Read More ...
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Rugby Cranes ekubiddwa Namibia mu za Golden Cup
Rugby Cranes ekubiddwa Namibia mu za Golden Cup Rugby World Cup: Uganda 24 Namibia 48. Uganda ekubiddwa omulundi ogusooka mu mpaka z’ekikopo kya Rugby Golden Cup ekizannyiwa amawanga ga Africa mukaaga. Namibia ye yakubidde Uganda omwayo ku kisaawe kya Legends e Lugogo mu mpaka ze banoonyezaamu abaneetaba mu mpaka z’ensi yonna ez’ebibinja omunaasunsulirwa abanaazannya World Cup ya 2018 e Japan. Sipiika wa Palamenti, Rebecca Kadaga ye yabadde omugenyi omukulu ku muzannyo guno   Read More ...
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Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation
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Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation
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Former players tip Rugby Cranes to beat Namibia
Former players tip Rugby Cranes to beat Namibia Kampala. The Rugby Cranes host Africa champions Namibia on Saturday in a Gold Cup tie at Legends. The last time the two met at the same venue, then known as Kampala Rugby Club, was in 2006 when Uganda stunned the World Cup-bound Welwitschias 20-19 to send shockwaves in the game. Edmond Tumusiime, Allan Musoke and Simon Wakabi all played in that historical game with Musoke and Wakabi scoring a try apiece   Read More ...
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Paarwater eyes Zimbabwe, Namibia win
Paarwater eyes Zimbabwe, Namibia win Kenya 15s head coach Jerome Paarwater will be looking to continue with the winning spirit when the Simbas head to Southern Africa for the final two games of the 2017 Rugby Africa Gold Cup against Namibia and Zimbabwe. Paarwater remains confident the team will keep its unbeaten run intact and expects a better game compared to last weekend’s home tie against Senegal where Kenya won 45-25 although the head coach was hugely disappointed with the West Africans’ tact of slowing down the game   Read More ...
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Angelina Jolie and Shiloh open wildlife sanctuary in Namibia
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Angelina Jolie and Daughter Shiloh's Wildly Sweet Trip to Namibia
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Black rhinos of Botswana and Namibia: Can hunters save them?
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Angelina Jolie, Daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Bond By Helping Namibia Wildlife Sanctuary Amid Brad Pitt Split
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Namibia look to relive past glories at start of Cosafa Cup campaign
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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks
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Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks
Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks WINDHOEK: Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday. South Africa has confirmed outbreaks on at least two farms this month and Belgium had one earlier this year. (Reporting by Nyasha Nyaungwa; Editing by   Read More ...
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African netball: Uganda beats Namibia 69-31
African netball: Uganda beats Namibia 69-31 AFRICA NETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Next fixture Uganda v Malawi (today at 2pm) at Lugogo arena KAMPALA - After mauling Botswana in their first match in the Africa Netball Championships, Uganda continued the trend against Namibia with a 69-31 sparkling performance at the Lugogo arena on Sunday. Coach Vincent Kiwanuka continued with his rotation and he brought back Rachael Nanyonga (goal attack) to partner Peace Proscovia, a partnership that was ever so successful in the 2015 Netball World Cup   Read More ...
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Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid
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Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule. Ya Toivo's flag-draped casket was driven through Windhoek on Saturday before its transfer to Heroes Acre, a burial site on the outskirts of the Namibian capital. In a speech, President Hage Geingob described ya Toivo, who died June 9 at age 92, as a "symbol of defiance against tyranny and oppression   Read More ...
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Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid
JOHANNESBURG – Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule. Ya Toivo's flag-draped casket was driven through Windhoek on Saturday before its transfer to Heroes Acre, a burial site on the outskirts of the Namibian capital. In a speech, President Hage Geingob described ya Toivo, who died June 9 at age 92, as a "symbol of defiance against tyranny and oppression   Read More ...
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Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job'
Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job' Windhoek - Dina Muhimba handles hundreds of diamonds every day in what she describes as a "no-mistake job." Muhimba, who sorts gemstones at the Namibia Diamond Trading Company, sits at a long table with colleagues, studying the cut, color and clarity of diamonds mined mostly offshore in one of the southern African nation's biggest industries. She wears headgear with a magnifying lens and sifts through rough diamonds, lifting each with thumb and index finger in a meticulous process that is repeated for hours   Read More ...
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Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job'
Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job' WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Dina Muhimba handles hundreds of diamonds every day in what she describes as a "no-mistake job." Muhimba, who sorts gemstones at the Namibia Diamond Trading Company, sits at a long table with colleagues, studying the cut, color and clarity of diamonds mined mostly offshore in one of the southern African nation's biggest industries. She wears headgear with a magnifying lens and sifts through rough diamonds, lifting each with thumb and index finger in a meticulous process that is repeated for hours   Read More ...
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Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job'
Handling diamonds every day in Namibia a 'no-mistake job' WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Dina Muhimba handles hundreds of diamonds every day in what she describes as a "no-mistake job." Muhimba, who sorts gemstones at the Namibia Diamond Trading Company, sits at a long table with colleagues, studying the cut, color and clarity of diamonds mined mostly offshore in one of the southern African nation's biggest industries. She wears headgear with a magnifying lens and sifts through rough diamonds, lifting each with thumb and index finger in a meticulous process that is repeated for hours   Read More ...
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De Beers launches diamond exploration vessel off Namibia
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De Beers launches diamond exploration vessel off Namibia
De Beers launches diamond exploration vessel off Namibia Walvis Bay - Namibia and the De Beers company on Thursday inaugurated what the diamond producer calls the world's largest diamond exploration vessel. The $157m ship is designed to find diamonds more easily off the country's Atlantic Ocean coastline. De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver said about 75% of the 1.6 million carats produced in Namibian operations last year came from offshore deposits   Read More ...
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De Beers launches diamond exploration vessel off Namibia
De Beers launches diamond exploration vessel off Namibia WALVIS BAY, Namibia (AP) — Namibia and the De Beers company on Thursday inaugurated what the diamond producer calls the world's largest diamond exploration vessel. The $157 million ship is designed to find diamonds more easily off the country's Atlantic Ocean coastline. De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver said about 75 percent of the 1.6 million carats produced in Namibian operations last year came from offshore deposits   Read More ...
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New vessel to search for diamonds in Namibia's waters
WALVIS BAY, Namibia (AP) — Namibia and the De Beers company have inaugurated a $157 million vessel designed to find diamonds more easily off the country's Atlantic Ocean coastline. The vessel is named after Sam Nujoma, Namibia's first president after independence in 1990. He was among the dignitaries who gathered Thursday to view the 113-meter (370-foot) ship. The SS Nujoma allows a joint venture between Namibia and De Beers to explore diamond deposits with greater speed and accuracy up to 140 meters (460 feet) below the sea's surface   Read More ...
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New vessel to search for diamonds in Namibia's waters
Namibia and the De Beers company have inaugurated a $157 million vessel designed to find diamonds more easily off the country's Atlantic Ocean coastline. The vessel is named after Sam Nujoma, Namibia's first president after independence in 1990. He was among the dignitaries who gathered Thursday to view the 113-meter (370-foot) ship. The SS Nujoma allows a joint venture between Namibia and De Beers to explore diamond deposits with greater speed and accuracy up to 140 meters (460 feet) below the sea's surface   Read More ...
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#ShockWildlifeTruths: Outraged at planned export of baby elephants from Namibia
#ShockWildlifeTruths: Outraged at planned export of baby elephants from Namibia The export of baby elephants from Namibia has resulted in an out-cry from the public against this. Permission granted by the Namibian government to a game farm owned by a Swedish national to capture and export to Dubai five wild young elephants has raised a storm among conservation organisations worldwide. Elephants to be shipped to Dubai Safari Park In an open letter to Johan Hansen of the farm Eden Wildlife, the Humane Society International, co-signed by 35 other organisations requested that he ‘immediately and permanently halt plans to capture and export five young live elephants to Dubai Safari Park in the United Arab Emirates   Read More ...
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Namibia: Skulls of my People
Namibia: Skulls of my People Tribal people of Namibia claim that between 1904 and 1908 Germany perpetrated the first genocide of the 20th century in their country, the former Imperial German colony of South West Africa. After colonists confiscated their land, the cattle-rearing Herero and Nama people rebelled and as a result were massacred by German troops. They were shot, hanged from trees, or forced into the desert where they starved to death   Read More ...
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Populism on the rise as SA, Namibia gear up to elect new presidents
Populism on the rise as SA, Namibia gear up to elect new presidents Henning Melber, and Chris Saunders, Both South Africa and Namibia’s governing parties are set to hold elective congresses before the end of this year. Those who win the leadership contests will each lead their respective parties into a general election in 2019 as their presidential candidate. How this happens will be crucial for both countries’ political futures. There are interesting similarities and differences between the two cases   Read More ...
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#ShockWildlifeTruths: Namibia flouts international law to export baby elephants
#ShockWildlifeTruths: Namibia flouts international law to export baby elephants Cape Town - Namibia’s environmental authorities confirmed that they have issued the necessary CITES (Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species) export permit for the sale of five wild elephant calves by Eden Game Farm in the Grootfontein district to a zoo in Dubai. Namibia’s elephants are listed on CITES Appendix ll with a restrictive annotation which limits the sale of live elephants to in situ conservation projects   Read More ...
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WATCH: ‘Skulls of My People’ documentary explores why Namibia is a “time bomb”
WATCH: ‘Skulls of My People’ documentary explores why Namibia is a “time bomb” Windhoek - Germany is in negotiations with Namibia about the phrasing of the first official apology for General von Trotha’s extermination orders that led to the murder of around 100 000 Ovaherero and Nama people between 1904 and 1908 in the German colony of then South West Africa. These negotiations have been criticized for excluding the victims, the Ovaherero and the Nama, who filed a class action suit in New York in January 2017 against Germany, seeking reparations and demanding that their representatives be included in the current negotiations   Read More ...
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Loss-making Air Namibia wins permit to fly into U.S.: report
Loss-making Air Namibia wins permit to fly into U.S.: report WINDHOEK State-owned Air Namibia has won approval to fly into the United States and hopes to generate revenues through its codesharing agreements, the government-run daily New Era reported on Monday, The newspaper quoted the loss-making carrier's acting managing director, Mandi Samson, saying the airline received its foreign air carrier permit in April. Until now, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Egypt Air, Moroccan Royal Air Maroc and Cape Verde's TACV airline have been the only African airlines holding the right to fly passengers in and out of the United States, the paper said   Read More ...
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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia Johannesburg - Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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Lutherans mark 500th anniversary of Reformation in Namibia
Thousands of members of the Lutheran church have gathered at a stadium in Namibia to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The commemoration occurred Sunday during an assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, which represents tens of millions of people around the world. The stadium where the commemoration happened is in Katutura, an area of the Namibian capital of Windhoek where blacks were forced to relocate during white minority rule   Read More ...
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For a Track Team From Namibia, a Long Trip to Its First U.S. Finish
For a Track Team From Namibia, a Long Trip to Its First U.S. Finish PHILADELPHIA — When the first high school track and field team from Namibia to compete at the Penn Relays arrived in Philadelphia from Grootfontein, a town of about 25,000 people, Henk Botha, the school’s principal and shot-put and discus coach, knew the trip would be an eye-opener. Photo The population of Grootfontein, you see, is barely larger than the total number of athletes, about 18,000, who competed in this year’s relays, held April 27-29   Read More ...
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