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Namibia, Gambia, or Zambia? Trump creates confusion with 'Nambia' gaffe

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Rugby Cranes humbled by Namibia

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

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#ShockWildlifeTruths: Namibia flouts international law to export baby elephants

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Namibia lodges colonial-era claim against Germany in NY court

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Stargazing safari under the dark skies of the Namibian desert

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Bombshell! Mahama ‘Fronts’ For AMERI Bombshell! In Namibia
John Mahama. A top Norwegian private newspaper VG, has claimed that former President John Dramani Mahama is fronting for the controversial Africa Middle East Resources Investment Group LLC (AMERI) in Namibia, although Mr. Mahama has denied the deal. Mahama’s erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government signed a $520 million deal with AMERI for the supply of 256 mw of electricity in 2015 in the heat of the energy crisis, but it turned out to be a rip-off, with Ghana losing about $150 million to the Dubai-based company   Read More ...
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Namibia film students' Wales stay after competition win
Two students from Namibia have begun a film residency in Wales after winning a short film competition. Felicia Mutonga, 23, and Darryn February, 24, won a University of Namibia competition with short films about youth culture and multilingualism. They will get mentoring and help in Cardiff to establish links with the film sector in Wales. Ms Mutonga said: "This experience will play a big part in shaping my future   Read More ...
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Namibia, Gambia, or Zambia? Trump creates confusion with 'Nambia' gaffe
"Where's Nambia" was the question puzzled Namibians were asking after hearing the news that US President Donald Trump had scrambled the southern African country's name. There was much mirth on social media in Namibia and internationally as users took to Twitter to make fun of Trump's faux pas at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday. "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient," he told the luncheon, though it was unclear whether he meant Namibia, Gambia, or Zambia   Read More ...
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Donald Trump mispronounced Namibia in meeting with African leaders - Independent.ie
The outspoken politician was praising the southern African nation of Namibia's healthcare system in New York yesterday when he made the gaffe. Speaking during a UN General Assembly luncheon, he said: "In Guinea and Nigeria you fought a horrifying Ebola outbreak. “Nambia’s health system is increasingly sufficient.” Nambia doesn't exist and a White House spokesperson later confirmed he was referring to Namibia   Read More ...
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Donald Trump Said 'Nambia' When He Meant Namibia. Here Are 4 Things to Know About It
U.S. President Donald Trump erroneously referred to the southern African nation of Namibia as "Nambia" Wednesday in a speech to African leaders at a luncheon in New York. "Nambia's health system is increasingly self-sufficient," Trump was heard saying—though the White House transcript of his remarks did make it clear that he meant Namibia. The gaffe inspired jokes and memes all day on Twitter, including direct comparisons with Trump's infamous "covfefe" of May this year   Read More ...
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Namibia hints at readiness to move embassy to Dodoma
The Namibian Embassy has made it clear over its intention to relocate to the country’s capital of Dodoma. This comes a year since President John Magufuli vowed to shift the entire government to capital in phases. Speaking over the weekend during her one-day official tour of Dodoma, the Namibia Ambassador to Tanzania, Ms Theresia Samaria said her country was supporting and appreciating President Magufuli’s stance on shifting the government to Dodoma   Read More ...
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In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away
Oranjemund - Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. The ship's artifacts are described by archaeologists as one of the most important finds from that era, but they remain a hidden treasure. They are seen by only a small number of visitors who navigate stringent security at a mine operated by a joint venture between Namibia and the De Beers company   Read More ...
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In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away
ORANJEMUND, Namibia (AP) — Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era's most important finds, remain a hidden treasure. Relics stored in a dimly lit warehouse at a diamond mine on Namibia's Atlantic coast include bronze cannons, copper ingots, eroded musket stocks, cracked ivory tusks and rusted sword sheaths, but they are seen by only a small number of visitors who navigate sealed doors and other stringent security features at the mine operated by Namdeb, a joint venture between Namibia and the De Beers company   Read More ...
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In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away
ORANJEMUND, Namibia (AP) — Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era's most important finds, remain a hidden treasure. Relics stored in a dimly lit warehouse at a diamond mine on Namibia's Atlantic coast include bronze cannons, copper ingots, eroded musket stocks, cracked ivory tusks and rusted sword sheaths, but they are seen by only a small number of visitors who navigate sealed doors and other stringent security features at the mine operated by Namdeb, a joint venture between Namibia and the De Beers company   Read More ...
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In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away
ORANJEMUND, Namibia – Diamond prospectors in Namibia nearly a decade ago stumbled upon remnants of a shipwrecked Portuguese vessel whose trading journey to India was cut violently short by a storm in 1533. Today the artifacts from the doomed ship, described by archaeologists as one of that era's most important finds, remain a hidden treasure. Relics stored in a dimly lit warehouse at a diamond mine on Namibia's Atlantic coast include bronze cannons, copper ingots, eroded musket stocks, cracked ivory tusks and rusted sword sheaths, but they are seen by only a small number of visitors who navigate sealed doors and other stringent security features at the mine operated by Namdeb, a joint venture between Namibia and the De Beers company   Read More ...
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Kenya face Tanzania in Namibia qualifier
Kenya will play their opening match of the 2018 ICC Africa Women’s World Twenty20 qualifiers against Tanzania on Friday at the Wanderers Club in Windhoek, Namibia. Five teams - Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and hosts Namibia - will fight it out for the sole slot reserved for the continent in the global Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifiers. The 2018 Women’s World Twenty20 Championship will be hosted by the West Indies from September 2 to 25   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Tanzania |  Namibia | 
UAE cricket team fly out for Namibia ICC matches
Dubai. The UAE cricket team led by Rohan Mustafa flew out on Sunday to South Africa en route to play in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and the ICC World Cricket League games against Namibia at the Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek in Namibia. The ICC’s four-day Intercontinental Cup will be held on September 16 to 19. The World Cricket League’s first 50-over (International) match will be played on September 21 and the second on September 23   Read More ...
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Tags: Cricket |  Bat-and-ball games | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  S Africa |  Namibia |  Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 
Namibia's desert elephants back on the butcher’s block
Three of Namibia's iconic desert elephants have become moving targets after the Ministry of Environment & Tourism (MET) earlier this month approved permits to hunt them. The hunting permits - one problem bull tag and two trophy bull tags - have been issued for the Ugab basin where the iconic 'Voortrekker' bull also roams. The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization states that MET should at least produce the problem animal’s rap sheet - which shows its destructive track record – before a decision is made for it to be killed   Read More ...
Places: Namibia |  South Africa | 
Namibia expels Zim engineering expats
Andrew Kunambura • 28 August 2017 1:31PM • HARARE - The Namibia government is letting go Zimbabwean engineering expatriates seconded there on a government-to-government agreement. This comes ahead of the expiry of a five-year Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two nations in 2012. The Namibian government last week appeared to be giving in to pressure from militant labour groups there, which besieged government offices demanding the immediate repatriation of Zimbabwean nationals based there   Read More ...
Places: Zimbabwe |  Namibia | 
Namibia to join forces against poaching
Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said the two governments are working to launch a joint law enforcement action to eliminate transnational crimes related to poaching. He was speaking at a media briefing at the Chinese Embassy in Windhoek on Tuesday. Zhang said that the Chinese government is strongly against any illegal poaching, thus the reports of Chinese individuals involved in poaching are tarnishing the country's image   Read More ...
Places: Namibia |  China | 
Chinese vice premier's visit to further cooperation with Namibia: ambassador
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli's visit to Namibia will further promote traditional friendship and cooperation, the Chinese Ambassador to Namibia said Tuesday. Ambassador Zhang Yiming said at a media briefing in Windhoek that during the visit from Aug. 26 to 29, the two countries will exchange views on cooperation concerning politics, economy, technology and culture. "Besides meeting with Namibia's President Hage Geingob, the vice premier will visit landmark cooperation projects such as the Husab Uranium Mine, the container terminal of Walvis Bay and the Space Tracking, Telemetry and Command Station," he said   Read More ...
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China, Namibia to join forces against poaching
Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said the two governments are working to launch a joint law enforcement action to eliminate transnational crimes related to poaching. He was speaking at a media briefing at the Chinese Embassy in Windhoek on Tuesday. The joint law enforcement action will be between the Namibian Police and China's Ministry of Public Security. Zhang said that the Chinese government is strongly against any illegal poaching, thus the reports of Chinese individuals involved in poaching are tarnishing the country's image   Read More ...
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Elephant tramples and kills Argentinian hunter in Namibia
An elephant has trampled and killed an Argentinian hunter who was among a group tracking a herd in Namibia. Local media reported that 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 43 miles north-west of the small town of Kalkfeld. Mr Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentinian and three Namibians when he was killed   Read More ...
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Tags: Wildlife |  Elephants | 
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Elephant tramples, kills Argentine hunter in Namibia
Nairobi - Namibian media say an elephant trampled and killed an Argentine who was in a group of hunters tracking a herd of elephants. The Namibia Press Agency said the hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 70km northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld. The agency said Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentine and three Namibians when he was killed   Read More ...
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Elephant kills Argentine hunter in Namibia
NAIROBI, Kenya – Namibian media say an elephant trampled and killed an Argentine who was in a group of hunters tracking a herd of elephants. The Namibia Press Agency said the hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld. The agency said Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentine and three Namibians when he was killed   Read More ...
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Tags: Wildlife |  Elephants | 
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Elephant kills Argentine hunter in Namibia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Namibian media say an elephant trampled and killed an Argentine who was in a group of hunters tracking a herd of elephants. The Namibia Press Agency said the hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez, was killed on Saturday afternoon in a private wildlife area 70 kilometers (43 miles) northwest of the small town of Kalkfeld. The agency said Monzalvez, who worked for an oil company, was with another Argentine and three Namibians when he was killed   Read More ...
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Tags: Wildlife |  Elephants | 
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  S Africa |  Namibia |  United States | 
Chinese invested mine's marathon gains popularity in Namibia
The developers of the Husab Mine, Swakop Uranium will host the third edition of the Husab Marathon on Aug.5, at the coastal town of Swakopmund, in Namibia. The organisers on Monday told Xinhua that close to 700 participants are expected to take part in the event, which will have the 5 km fun race, 10 km and 42 km category races   Read More ...
Places: Namibia |  China | 
Kenya Simbas fall to Namibia
Kenya Simbas on Saturday crashed to a 45-7 defeat at the hands of hosts Nambia's Welwitschias in their final 2017 Rugby Africa Gold Cup match at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek. The result saw Kenya finish second as champions Namibia retained their title. Namibia ran in seven tries with five conversions against Kenya's converted try. By winning with more than three clear tries, Namibia bagged five points as Kenya left with nothing   Read More ...
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Namibia thrash Simbas to retain Africa Cup - Capital Sports
Namibia outclassed the Kenya 15s team to successfully defend the Africa Gold Cup with a 45-7 victory in a match played at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek on Saturday. Kenya finished second in the six nations standings after Zimbabwe were shocked 23-31 at home by Tunisia. Entering the match as favourites, Namibia took charge of the first half crowning it with two converted tries that enabled them lead 14-0 at the interval   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Namibia | 
Germany Confronts the Forgotten Story of its Other Genocide
A war in Namibia, considered the first mass ethnic killing of the 20th Century, is today at the center of negotiations over an apology and compensation. If the two countries can successfully conclude talks, the outcome may be a model for other post-colonial powers grappling with past atrocities.   Read More ...
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Simbas face acid test against Namibia in Gold Cup duel - Capital Sports
For the last five matches, the national 15s team has only managed to beat power house Namibia once and that will be a motivation to the Jerome Paarwater charges as they seek to end the jinx when the two sides clash in the 2017 Africa Gold Cup decider at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek. Odds favour the defending champions and hosts Namibia who have a perfect record in the 2017 campaign, having won all their matches to sit pretty top in the standings with 20 points, four ahead of second placed Kenya who have won three and drew one   Read More ...
Places: Kenya |  Namibia | 
Off Namibia, an underwater diamond harvest
ORANJENMUND (NAMIBIE) (AFP) - A vast mechanical monster rises from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Namibia, leaving a huge swell in its wake as seawater pours off its surface. The 285-tonne giant, dubbed "the butcher" by its operators, is diamond miner De Beers' hi-tech tool to collect the precious stones. After several hours of maintenance, the deep-sea vacuum is lowered again into the water on steel cables from the Mafuta vessel   Read More ...
Places: Namibia |  France | 
BRIEF-Windfire signs agreement to acquire off-shore oil blocks in Namibia
July 24 (Reuters) - Windfire Capital Corp * Windfire signs agreement to acquire off-shore oil blocks in Namibia * Windfire Capital Corp - Intends to complete private placement for gross proceeds of up to $5 million at price of $0.25 per subscription receipt * Windfire Capital Corp - Finder's fees are expected to be paid in connection with financing on such terms * Windfire Capital Corp - Windfire has not yet retained a sponsor in connection with acquisition * Windfire Capital- signed LOI with dminer asset management under which co proposes to acquire 91   Read More ...
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Namibia relaxes poultry import ban after shortages hit KFC
WINDHOEK, July 24 (Reuters) - Namibia has amended a suspension of poultry imports from South Africa, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Monday, after shortages caused by the ban imposed a month ago. Namibians consume an estimated 2,500 tonnes of chicken each month, but the country has only one commercial supplier able to supply between 1,800 and 1,900 tonnes   Read More ...
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Kenya rugby 15s coach eyes Namibia Gold Cup title
By Kimathi Kamau. NAIROBI, July 23 (Xinhua) — Kenya rugby 15s head coach Jerome Paarwater is optimistic that his side can lift the 2017 Rugby Gold Cup on Aug. 5 by beating favourites and title holders, Namibia in Windhoek. The South African led his team popularly known as Simbas (Lions) to a well-earned but unspectacular 42-21 victory over Zimbabwe’s Sables in Bulawayo to keep their hopes of being crowned continental champions for the first time since 2013 alive   Read More ...
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Tags: Rugby Football |  Fifteens | 
Places: Kenya |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  S Africa |  Namibia | 
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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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  South EA |  Zimbabwe |  S Africa |  Namibia |  United Kingdom | 
THE OTHER SIDE OF UGANDA VS NAMIBIA RUGBY GAME
Rugby fans cheering players during the Africa Gold Cup game between Uganda and Namibia at Legends Rugby Club, Lugogo in Kampala. Despite cheers from these fervent fans, Uganda lost to Namibia. Photo by Ismail Kezaala. Asuman Mugerwa of Uganda tries to evade challenge from Rohan Kitshoff of Namibia during the Africa Gold Cup game at Legends Rugby Club, Lugogo. Photo by Ismail Kezaala   Read More ...
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Tags: Rugby Football |  Rugby Teams‎ | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uganda |  S Africa |  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 ...
Places: Uganda |  Namibia | 
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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Tags: Rugby Football | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uganda |  S Africa |  Namibia | 
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 ...
Places: Uganda |  Namibia | 
Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation
Luederitz - On a thin strip of land at the bay of Luederitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten colonial war. Nearby is a single marble plaque anonymously marking all their fallen adversaries. Between 1904 and 1908, tens of thousands of men, women and children belonging to the Herero and Nama tribes that stood up to German rule were killed in battle, or died of starvation, cold or mistreatment in their isolated corner of southern Africa   Read More ...
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Namibia genocide victims battle for compensation
ON A thin strip of land at the bay of Luederitz in southern Namibia are dozens of gravestones bearing the names of each German soldier killed during a largely forgotten colonial war. Nearby is a single marble plaque anonymously marking all their fallen adversaries. Between 1904 and 1908, tens of thousands of men, women and children belonging to the Herero and Nama tribes that stood up to German rule were killed in battle, or died of starvation, cold or mistreatment in their isolated corner of southern Africa   Read More ...
Places: Namibia |  Malaysia | 
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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Tags: Rugby Football | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Uganda |  S Africa |  Namibia | 
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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Places: Kenya |  Zimbabwe |  Namibia | 
Angelina Jolie and Shiloh open wildlife sanctuary in Namibia
Cape Town – Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt travelled to Namibia for the opening of a new wildlife sanctuary named after the 11-year-old. Angie has always had a special relationship with the southwest African country as Shiloh was born in Swakopmund, Namibia in 2006. In honour of Shiloh’s relation to the country Angelina along with Shiloh and the rest of her siblings visited Namibia to open the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary   Read More ...
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