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Mahangu is a fascinating African cereal

26. April 2019, inke - Economics

Travelling to Namibia’s northern and northeastern areas, tourists are greeted by idyllic rural landscapes, grazing cattle, traditional homesteads, palm trees and fields with unusually tall leafy plants with slender stalks and long seed heads. They are called pearl millet known as “mahangu”, a traditional and indigenous grain known since thousands of years in Africa. 

Mahangu is a fascinating African cereal

Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern Africa

23. April 2019, inke - Environment

Puff adders occur almost everywhere in Namibia, the only exception are the dunes of the Namib Desert. This is a very well camouflaged snake which occurs in different colour variations but always with the same characteristic pattern. It is slow moving, most active at night and hides during the day. In the mornings it likes to lie in the sun. In the early evening puff adders often lie on the tar road, especially in the beginning of winter.

Puff adders responsible for most of the serious snakebites in southern Africa

Playing golf in Namibia - the African experience

18. April 2019, inke - Sport, Tourism

Activity tourism is the current buzzword and what could be nicer than combining a photo safari through Namibia with playing golf under the African skies at the various golf courses all over the country? After a relaxing stay at a tourism lodge near Namibia’s famous Etosha National Park, golf courses are not far away at Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb or Grootfontein. 

Playing golf in Namibia - the African experience

Hornkranz - biography of a place

12. April 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

Gondwana heads into Namibia’s wild northwest

04. April 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection, Tourism

Another two attractive lodges will be added to the product range of the Gondwana Collection Namibia on 1 May 2019. Well-known Palmwag Lodge with its large concession area has been a popular holiday destination in Damaraland for many years. It is the gateway to sparsely populated Kaokoland where adventure beckons. The second property, Omarunga Lodge, is located close to the Epupa Falls on the banks of the Kunene River in the far north of the Kunene Region.

Gondwana heads into Namibia’s wild northwest

Namibian Economics to the point - March 2019

31. March 2019, inke - Economics

Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein tabled the new budget of N$66.5 billion (about 4 billion Euros) on 27 March for 2019-20. Namibia’s unemployment rate stands at 33.4 percent, according to the latest survey, down from 34 percent in 2016. The inflation rate was 4.4 percent in February, down from 4.7% in January, the national statistics agency announced. Cabinet decided to avail N$272 million (about 16.5 million Euros) drought relief to farmers and rural inhabitants from April onwards. 

Namibian Economics to the point - March 2019

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