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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

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

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