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Stories about Namibia

Namibian female sprinters are victorious at World Under-20 Athletics Championship amidst bans over discriminatory tests

In April 2021, the World Athletics introduced new rules for female classification which banned four athletes — all from Africa — from participating in the 800m race.

Germany recognizes colonial-era genocide in Namibia, but survivors say it's not enough

More than 100 years after the genocide of Namibia’s Ovaherero and Nama ethnic groups, Germany acknowledges its guilt and will fund projects in Namibia over a period of thirty years.

How a youth movement is challenging the political old guard in Namibia

Job Amupanda, university teacher and leader of the Affirmative Repositioning movement went from advocating for land reform to being elected as mayor of Namibia's capital city, Windhoek.

Freedom of expression in a downward spiral in Southern Africa, says new study

Outdated laws, exorbitant fees, and stifling of dissent have ramped up violations to the right of free expression in Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Namibia's COVID-19 internet rollout impresses, but excludes and widens control

Namibia's tech-driven effort to bring more Namibians online during the pandemic seems brilliant. But most of Namibia’s historically marginalized native populations have been excluded. 

Why women’s rights and digital rights go hand-in-hand on Namibian Twitter

In Nambia, a Twitter campaign to legalize abortion drew waves of attacks against feminist activists, but as a result, parliament has agreed to discuss Nambia's outdated abortion laws.

Is Namibia walking a fine line between Chinese and European spy technology?

Namibia denies accusations that it is building an internet war chest to effortlessly check up on its domestic critics.

Four southern African nations petition to lift the international ivory trade ban

The proposal to lift the ivory trade ban has released a clash between elephant conservationists and those who favor the practice, citing economic reasons.

Hippos Mysteriously Die in Droves at a Namibian Natural Park

"Concerns have also been raised that the disease may have affected other animals in the park, particularly Crocodiles that are likely to have fed on any dead animals..."

A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust

In the early twentieth century, the German Empire committed a holocaust against 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. A century later, Namibia is fighting for justice.

Will the Largest Financial Prize in the World Improve Governance in Africa?

The recipient receives US$500,000 a year for ten years, and US$200,000 a year thereafter.

TV Networks in Africa Squabble Over World Cup Broadcast Rights

Thanks to legal battles and network decisions, some fans on the continent might have a more complicated time tuning in to the World Cup.

Returning Human Remains is Not an Apology, Says Namibia to Germany

Human remains who were killed during the colonial war (early 20th century) were returned to Namibia by Germany in March. However, Namibians still demand a formal apology from the German government...

Assessing Quality of Life in African Cities

One study on the quality of life in cities across the world reports that, of the ten least liveable cities, six are situated in Africa. However, another finds that the...

Madagascar: Enjoying the 2012 Africa Cup of Rugby

Madagascar is hosting the Confédération Africaine de Rugby (CAR) Championship Division 1B competition from July 4 to 11. The other nations in the group are Morocco, Namibia and Sénégal. While...

Africa: Improving Governance and Accountability with New Media

L. Abena Annan speaks with Kwami Ahiabenu,II from African Elections Project about the impact of new media technologies in coverage of elections in Africa. African Elections Project enhances the ability...

Namibia: 2012 Chess King of Namibia

Namibia has a news King of chess: “Candidate Master Charles Eichab won the National Chess Championship 2012. The 9 round National Chess Championship came to a close today, 4 May...

Africa: Do You Need a Handbook For Bush Flying?

“Low timer pilots handbook to bush flying?,” Bush Pilot in Swakopund asks: “I was wondering if any of you would be interested in an e-book that has all the information...

Video: Learning a New Language Through Online Video

February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of...

Namibia: I am an African goddess

Big Ear Records, Production label and new management from South Africa is releasing the much anticipated new super dance album, I am an African goddess, of the Namibian Superstar LadyMay.

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