Namibia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20286/all en Namibia: Matt Lauer visits Southern African nation (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111107/namibia-matt-lauer-visits-southern-african-nation-nbc <p> Lauer revealed his location on the show while he was on top of a sand dune.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111107/namibia-matt-lauer-visits-southern-african-nation-nbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Namibia Travel/Tourism Entertainment Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:38:00 +0000 News Desk 5680549 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: Adapting to climate change http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5685938 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Namib desert yields clues to coping with a warming world.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeffrey Barbee </div> </div> </div> <p> Scientists look to one of the world&#39;s oldest deserts for lessons on adapting to a hotter, drier climate.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="Video: Adapting to climate change" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/c21932c301d99-original.jpg?1325704412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:01:06 06:37</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("c21932c301d99", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Africa Climate Change Global Warming Global Warming Namibia On Location Fri, 06 Jan 2012 11:37:10 +0000 Jeffrey Barbee 5685938 at http://www.globalpost.com Donkey milk touted in Namibia as a way to help the needy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/donkey-milk-namibia-oshikoto-milking-donkeys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reverend Edward Amadhila started a donkey milking project at a community center in northern Namibia to help HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erin Conway-Smith </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; Could donkey milk be the way of the future for helping needy children in Namibia?</p> <p> A community center in the country&#39;s northern Oshikoto region has started a donkey milking project as a way of providing nutrition to HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children, <a href="http://www.namibian.com.na/news/full-story/archive/2012/january/article/donkey-milking-takes-off/">according to The Namibian newspaper</a>.</p> <p> The <a href="http://tsumeb.info/tov/index.html">Tov Multipurpose Center</a> in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsumeb">Tsumeb</a>, the region&#39;s largest town (with a population of just 15,000), is also touting its donkey milking project as a way to provide jobs for the community and raise funding.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111103/kenya-military-twitter-donkeys-militants">Kenya&#39;s military tweets: don&#39;t sell donkeys to militants</a></strong></p> <p> Reverend Edward Amadhila, the center&#39;s founder, was inspired to milk donkeys after reading a newspaper article praising the nutritional benefits of the drink, said to be low in fat and high in vitamins and proteins, The Namibian reported.</p> <p> He still wasn&#39;t entirely convinced that the project would work.</p> <p> &ldquo;We see the donkey as a work animal and not as an animal that can provide nutrition,&quot; Amadhila said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/donkey-milk-namibia-oshikoto-milking-donkeys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Namibia Food & Drink Weird Wide Web Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:33:05 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5689762 at http://www.globalpost.com Namibia fossils, Otavia antiqua, are "world's first animals," scientists say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120206/namibia-fossils-first-animals-otavia-antiqua-etosha-national-park While animal life was previously thought to have emerged 600 million to 650 million years ago, these fossils were discovered in rocks dated to about 760 million and 550 million years ago, researchers said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120206/namibia-fossils-first-animals-otavia-antiqua-etosha-national-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Namibia Science Mon, 06 Feb 2012 15:08:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5690515 at http://www.globalpost.com Namibia to send 'Noah's Ark' of animals to Cuba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120712/namibia-send-cuba-noahs-ark-endangered-animals "It is saddening to note that these animals will be taken out of their natural habitats and sent to a strange land," a South African animal protection group said.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120712/namibia-send-cuba-noahs-ark-endangered-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Namibia Travel/Tourism Wildlife News Cuba Thu, 12 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5711536 at http://www.globalpost.com Namibia: HIV-positive women were sterilized without consent, court rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120730/namibia-hiv-positive-women-sterilized-without-consent-court-rules The Southern Africa Litigation Center called the ruling a "significant victory for HIV-positive women in Namibia."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120730/namibia-hiv-positive-women-sterilized-without-consent-court-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa HIV/AIDS Namibia Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:58:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5714149 at http://www.globalpost.com #AFridayIn Namibia: Conway-Smith takes over @GlobalPost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120831/friday-namibia-conway-smith-takes-over-globalpost This week, our South Africa correspondent, Erin Conway-Smith, took over the feed from Namibia, where she live-tweeted while on a safari.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120831/friday-namibia-conway-smith-takes-over-globalpost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A Friday In Africa Namibia Travel/Tourism Want to Know Fri, 31 Aug 2012 19:12:00 +0000 Hanna Ingber 5717913 at http://www.globalpost.com