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Khaudum: In the stranglehold of drought

12. novembre 2019, inke - Environment

In Khaudum National Park in north-eastern Namibia nature conservation officials currently have to cope with numerous challenges: no water for the animals, a lack of fuel for pumps and vehicles, a lack of finances, a lack of staff and difficult terrain. But time and again they manage to find sponsors for pumping the vitally important water for the more than 3000 elephants, countless antelopes, predators and birds.

Khaudum: In the stranglehold of drought

A Story from the Heart – Gondwana Collection Namibia

08. novembre 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

The story of Gondwana Collection Namibia began where all things of value begin: with a heart and a dream. The company had humble beginnings - a handful of like-minded people who envisioned a conservation area in the Fish River Canyon surrounds. The year was 1996, six years after Namibian independence when hope floated effervescently in the air and the first international visitors started to enter the country to see what was on offer in the semi-arid reaches of southern Africa.

A Story from the Heart – Gondwana Collection Namibia

Bavarian beer queen encounters Leopard

02. novembre 2019, inke - Culture

Carrying a limited edition beer mug of this year's Windhoeker Oktoberfest, reigning Bavarian Beer Queen Veronika “Vroni” Ettstaller encountered a leopard at a Safari Guest Farm outside Windhoek on Monday this week (October 28, 2019). The latest Oktoberfest collectible features a leopard and a camel thorn tree silhouetted against a golden setting sun setting in hues of gold – the reason why Namibia Breweries arranged this exciting experience for their guest of honour.

Bavarian beer queen encounters Leopard

Namibian economics to the point - October 2019

31. octobre 2019, inke - Economics

President Hage Geingob attended the first Russia-Africa summit with other heads of state. No known concrete deals were finalised for Namibia. Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein tabled a review of the national budget in the National Assembly. The Bank of Namibia retained its repo rate as expected at 6.50 percent. Inflation levels dropped to 3.3 percent in September (August: 3.7%).

Namibian economics to the point - October 2019

Namibia makes gains with poverty reduction

25. octobre 2019, inke - Economics

The signboard east of Windhoek with the name “Otjivero” written on it might just direct travellers to another small settlement one would think. But Otjivero, as well as the adjacent Omitara, attracted international attention about ten years ago, when a unique pilot project took off. The names of these two tiny settlements have become household names on an international level in the true sense of the word when it comes to the debate about poverty reduction through a universal basic income. 

Namibia makes gains with poverty reduction

Written in the Sand: A fascinating insight into the Kalahari and its leopards

22. octobre 2019, inke - Environment

Count yourself lucky then if you do chance upon a leopard when visiting the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Internationally renowned wildlife management specialist Professor Koos Bothma has studied the leopards of the southern Kalahari for 19 years. His research has provided a rare and fascinating insight into these secretive cats. Now he has published a book, Written in the Sand, which was recently launched in Windhoek.

Written in the Sand: A fascinating insight into the Kalahari and its leopards

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