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Ohlthaver & List turns 100

15. octobre 2019, bernd - Gondwana Collection, Discover Namibia

Carl Julius List (1880 – 1959), a banker by profession, arrived in the German colony of South West Africa in 1905 to take charge of the finance division – later the banking division – of the Damara und Namaqua Trading Company. In 1920 he and Hermann Ohlthaver (1883 –1979) as the two partners of Ohlthaver & List entered the beer brewing business and invested a significant amount of money in the Felsenkeller-Brauerei.

Ohlthaver & List turns 100

People in Namibia, photographic encounters on the journey

10. septembre 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

Animals and landscapes are probably the main subjects on the photos that you bring home from a journey. But what about the people you meet? Usually, people play an important part of the journey. Human encounters occupy our mind as much as the animals and the landscape. They provide an emotional connection to a place, and scenes from everyday life show us how they live in that particular area. People should therefore feature in every travel story.

People in Namibia, photographic encounters on the journey

H.E.S.S. Telescope in Namibia explores universe

23. août 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

Namibia's clear night skies away from the larger cities are internationally known among hobby astronomers. Lesser known is the fact that about 100 km west of Windhoek, at 1,800 m altitude, there are several huge reflecting telescopes near the majestic Gamsberg, looking for cosmic rays since 2002 for scientific purposes. Around 260 scientists of 40 scientific institutes from 13 countries, including Namibia, are involved in the H.E.S.S. project at Farm Göllschau, the world's largest reflector telescope system for gamma rays.

H.E.S.S. Telescope in Namibia explores universe

The life journey of Sebastian Ndeitunga

24. juillet 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

The Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force, Lieutenant General Sebastian Ndeitunga, takes a long look at the collapsed corrugated iron shack and the parched tree next to it. Some 30 metres away is an old water reservoir built from bricks and the outline of a sheep kraal can still be seen. “This is where I lived on my own as a boy for more than a year and looked after 601 Karakul sheep. I never dreamed that one day I would return here in a helicopter and hold the position of Inspector General of the Namibian Police Force”, Ndeitunga says. 

The life journey of Sebastian Ndeitunga

30 years ago Hage Geingob returned to Namibia

18. juin 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

On the 18th of June 1989 at 18h10, a DC-10 of Zambia Airways from Lusaka landed at the then J.G. Strydom Airport, now Hosea Kutako International Airport, outside Windhoek. On board was among others Hage Geingob, former Director of the United Nations Institute for Namibia in Lusaka, SWAPO´s then director of elections and Namibia’s third president who had been in exile for 27 years.

30 years ago Hage Geingob returned to Namibia

Lazarett Street renamed to Julius K. Nyerere Street

28. mai 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. John Pompe Joseph Magufuli, renamed the well-known Lazarett Street in Windhoek to Julius K. Nyerere Street on Monday (May 27, 2019) in the presence of President Hage Geingob. "We are here to pay tribute to one of Africa's most renowned luminaries, a symbol of Pan-Africanism, an extraordinary personality and one of Africa's founding fathers who rebelled against colonialism and fought for independence," President Geingob stated.

Lazarett Street renamed to Julius K. Nyerere Street

Hello Owamboland!

17. mai 2019, inke - Tourism, Discover Namibia

When you step into the Owambo regions in northern Namibia, be ready for a world of colour and culture unlike anywhere else in the country. Spend a day with a difference. Here, in Owamboland, the traditional and modern worlds merge so smoothly that it is possible to visit a traditional African homestead in the same afternoon as a shopping spree at one of the new malls.

Hello Owamboland!

Hornkranz - biography of a place

12. avril 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

The farm Hornkranz is situated in the Khomas Hochland south-west of Windhoek and has an interesting history. An inglorious surprise attack by the German Schutztruppe on the clan of the legendary Nama "Captain" Hendrik Witbooi on 12 April 1893 - exactly 126 years ago today - brought Hornkranz a firm place in the history books. Two memorial stones and the graves of two German colonial soldiers at the house remind visitors of a most tragic event.

Hornkranz - biography of a place

Land Rover from the sixties has a fascinating history

08. mars 2019, inke - Discover Namibia

A dilapidated Land Rover from the famous 109” IIA series of the 1960s, which once belonged to the son of a German aristocratic opponent to the Third Reich, has been refurbished after standing idle for years on a farm in Namibia’s Kalahari Desert. The Land Rover was discovered around 2007, after the blue-blooded owner had died and the estate had to be dealt with. It took until late 2018 to have the Land Rover refurbished. 

Land Rover from the sixties has a fascinating history

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