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Annual Nama festival preserves tradition and identity

07. June 2019, inke - Culture

The feet of the young dancers in their colourful leather shoes move to the tunes and rhythms of the music. The row of girls in brightly coloured patchwork-style dresses and neatly tied headscarves gently move and turn. The youngsters are beaming pride as they receive their well-deserved applause after performing the traditional ‘Nama stap’ dance. It is a special occasion after all: the opening of the annual Nama festival in the town of Keetmanshoop in southern Namibia.

Annual Nama festival preserves tradition and identity

Out of death comes life – observations at a waterhole

04. June 2019, inke - Environment

Less than ten minutes after nature conservation officials have pulled a dead giraffe bull from the man-made waterhole the first black-backed jackal appears at the scene. This little predator cannot bite through the giraffe’s thick skin, so it goes for the tongue of the dead animal. More jackals turn up, soon they are joined by a spotted hyena that is attracted by the stench of the carcass. More and more hyenas emerge from between the green mopane trees. 

Out of death comes life – observations at a waterhole

Namibian Economics to the point - May 2019

28. May 2019, inke - Economics

With the rainy season over and winter approaching, President Hage Geingob declared a national drought emergency in Namibia on 6 May. Government has requested all working Namibians to donate two percent of their monthly income as a once-off contribution for drought support and youth programmes. The Windhoek municipality informed residents that they must save 15 percent water, up from 10 percent, due to low dam levels after a bad rainy season.announced that it acquired the popular Palmwag Lodge and Omarunga Lodge in the Kunene Region.

Namibian Economics to the point - May 2019

Lazarett Street renamed to Julius K. Nyerere Street

28. May 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

Bass Angling Association runs out of water

28. May 2019, inke - Sport

Eleven members of the Namibia Bass Angling Association (NBAA) gathered at Oanob Dam on the weekend of 27 and 28 April 2019 in an attempt to qualify for the international 2020 Bass Nation Championship in the United States. Determining factors for good results are accurate throwing, patience, knowing the area and the behaviour of the fish, the choice of fishing tackle and artificial lures, as well as a little bit of luck.

Bass Angling Association runs out of water

Oasis in Windhoek - the national botanical garden

24. May 2019, inke - Tourism

The only botanical garden in Namibia is located in Windhoek and is less known than the Zoo Garden or the Parliament Garden. It lies just a few hundred metres further south hidden on a hill in the direction of Klein Windhoek. A visit to the national botanical garden is definitely worth it. A patch of wilderness in the middle of the capital can be found here, with hiking trails and benches with beautiful views. The twelve-hectare site also houses the building of Namibia's National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI).

Oasis in Windhoek - the national botanical garden

The Etosha Pan holds fossils of mammoths and prehistoric antelopes

21. May 2019, inke - Environment

Once upon a time when mammoths roamed northern Namibia and the Etosha Pan. The South African mammoth was more than 3.5 metres tall and weighed nine tons. Fossils of this species have been discovered in the Ekuma Delta. Experts like French palaeontologist Professor Martin Pickford need just one bone, a tooth or a snail shell to identify the species which has been extinct for millions of years. 

The Etosha Pan holds fossils of mammoths and prehistoric antelopes

Germany will return 500-year-old cross to Namibia

17. May 2019, inke - Culture

The ancient, over 500-year-old stone pillar with a cross on its top in the German Historical Museum in Berlin, which was originally erected by Portuguese seafarers on Namibia's coast, will return to the African country. The return to Namibia was announced by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media at a press conference on Friday, 17 May 2019 in Berlin. 

Germany will return 500-year-old cross to Namibia

Hello Owamboland!

17. May 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!

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