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Promoting e-powering in Namibia: The 7-Rivers Journey of Discovery

13. May 2019, inke - Gondwana Collection

On 13 May 2019, Steve Galloway pedalled off on a 4000-kilometre journey to promote E-powering and environmental awareness. His two-month road trip will traverse the country from the south to the north, incorporating Namibia’s perennial rivers. Steve is a well-known figure from the banking and mining sectors, and more recently also the tourism sector as the chairperson of the Gondwana Collection Namibia.

Promoting e-powering in Namibia: The 7-Rivers Journey of Discovery

Mining and gemstones in Namibia

10. May 2019, inke - Economics, Tourism

Namibia is not only regarded as a touristic gem waiting to be discovered by travellers from all over the world, the country has many hidden gems in the literal sense of the word. Tourists love to take home a lasting memory from their trip to Namibia. Many semi precious stones found in Namibia are beautifully transformed by local goldsmiths into jewellery. The gemstone and jewellery trade is a smaller, but important part of Namibia’s economically significant mining sector.

Mining and gemstones in Namibia

Omagongo Festival – An intangible cultural heritage of humanity

08. May 2019, inke - Culture

The Aawambo have lived in harmony with their environment since time immemorial. The Omugongo or Marula tree, however, is of special significance to them as it provides a variety of products. The arrival of the Marula season was traditionally celebrated separately by the eight Aawambo communities, but has been rotated annually since 2001 when the first combined festival was held. Most importantly, it was inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015. 

Omagongo Festival – An intangible cultural heritage of humanity

President declares state of emergency because of drought

07. May 2019, inke - Environment, Weather

President Hage Geingob declared this afternoon (6th May 2019) a state of emergency because of the drought in the country. He said in a statement, that “the rainy season is almost over and we did not receive good rainfall. This means that we are facing the natural disaster of a drought and many will be affected by the situation.” He further said that during the period of the state of emergency, Government shall endeavour at all times to protect Namibians and their livestock from the drought.

President declares state of emergency because of drought

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

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