Desert Namibia on World Heritage List

Dessert Namibia along the sea.

Dessert Namibia along the sea.

The Namib Sand Sea in Namibia is one of the eight natural and man-made wonders included recently in the United Nations educational and cultural agency’s World Heritage List.

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Benzinetekort politieauto’s Windhoek

Police NamibiaEr is een groot tekort aan bezine voor de politieauto’s in Windhoek, de hoofdstad van Namibië. Het gemeentelijk opslagbedrijf van benzine en diesel is vergeten brandstof te bestellen. Een groot deel van het politiekorps kan zijn auto’s nu niet laten rijden.

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Clean town Windhoek Namibia

Windhoek the capital of Namibia is a clean town, probably one of the cleanest in Africa. Every day many street sweepers do their work  with a gerat result. You just have to look around you to notice how well-kept and litter free our town is – a quality that has not gone unnoticed by visitors and tourists alike who marvel at our high living standards and unpolluted living environment. Even outside the city you are warned for dirt (see picture).No dirt in Windhoek

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Toerisme zonder grenzen in Afrika

Toerisme ambtenaren van de Gemeenschappelijke Markt voor Oostelijk en Zuidelijk Afrika (Comesa) werken aan een toerismemarkt zonder grenzen. Het plan is onderdeel van inspanningen om een duurzame toeristische industrie in alle 19 lidstaten tot stand te brengen.

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A safari to the stars in Namibia

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia offers travellers stargazing from its observatory in the NamibRand Nature Reserve, which has just been declared Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR). Like a ranger on a wildlife safari, here an astronomer is available to explain  the guests the unrivalled scene that unfolds before their upwards moved eyes.

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Conservation by travelling in the ‘Tracks of Giants’

Olifanten op een eiland in de zambezi

Olifanten in de Zambezi

On May 1 conservationists Ian McCallum and Ian Michler will start a journey which takes them 5000 kilometers trough six countries in Southern Africa. They are  travelling in the “Tracks of Giants”, to attract attention to the environment and the animals and people in it.

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Climate research centre for southern Africa

Five countries in southern Africa have joined forces to launch a research centre that will work on combating climate change in the region. South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia signed a declaration on Wednesday to base the initiative in the Namibian capital Windhoek.

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African countries agree on sale of rhino horn powder

Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Angola are heading for a collision with rhino conservationists after it emerged that their governments had agreed to the sale of rhino horn powder in clinics and pharmacies.

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Water storage essential for Africa’s future

The average annual rainfall across the continent is around 800mm a year. Conditions vary from country to country – and within countries. But it is not necessarily the amount of rainfall a country receives that is of most importance. What is essential for a country’s growth and prosperity is that it has a predictable water supply.

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Enorm nieuw reservaat zuidelijk Afrika

Vijf landen in zuidelijk Afrika hebben donderdag overeenstemming bereikt over de vorming van het grootste internationale natuurreservaat ter wereld.

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