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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

Namibian Economics to the point - April 2019

30. April 2019, inke - Economics

Namibia’s Chamber of Mines turns 50 this year and will celebrate the golden jubilee at its annual mining conference and expo on 8 May, the organisation announced. President Hage Geingob attended the annual Horasis economic conference in Cascais, Portugal, where he stated that the Namibia Dollar will remain linked to the South African Rand for the time being. The local tourism company Gondwana Collection Namibia announced that it acquired the popular Palmwag Lodge and Omarunga Lodge in the Kunene Region.

Namibian Economics to the point - April 2019

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

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