Mikhail Gorbachev at his news conference following a summit with US President Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986.
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External changes, including the end of the Cold War, helped lead to the ending of apartheid. Gorbachev played a major role in that process.
The pink periwinkle is used as a tonic and emetic for the treatment of many health conditions.
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Thousands of plant species are used in African traditional medicine. Extracts from some of these plants are part of important pharmaceutical drugs.
Moving surplus rhinos to set up new populations, and hunting small numbers of males encourages population growth and range expansion.
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Legal hunting helps rhino conservation for biological and socio-economic reasons.
Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of Namibia.
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With a growing number of younger Namibian voters born after independence, the struggle narrative became increasingly anachronistic.
Voting at the United Nations General Assembly special session on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Namibia’s refusal to condemn Russia undermines the credibility of its claims to support sovereignty, territorial integrity, and self-determination of all nations.
Saponins from plants can destroy viruses and other microorganisms in the same way commercial soaps and detergents do.
An aerial view of members of the Herero and Nama communities taking part in the Reparation Walk in 2019.
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The problem is that communities who continue to be most affected by the violent past have not been involved in negotiations.
Emperor moth cocoon rattles on the ankles of a ritual dancer, Kalahari, 1959.
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The moth cocoons are the first archaeological evidence of shamanic ritual paraphernalia in southern Africa.
Africans are stereotyped as having no regard for time and timing. This is a myth.
Namibian phosphorite isn’t just beautiful: it holds secrets from the past.
Studying these deposits gives scientists information about how past environments change. That, in turn, gives us informed estimates on how climates and environments will change in the near future.
Vaccinating domestic dogs is a successful and cost-effective way to prevent rabies in dogs.
Domestic dogs have been shown to be the only species necessary to maintain rabies across most of Africa. This means that dog vaccination should control the disease in all species.
Unemployed men seek casual jobs from passers-by on a road in Cape Town, South Africa.
Recent developments in the organisation of production have led to the decline of wage employment across much of the world.
Beatrice Masilingi (left) celebrates with her Namibian teammate and silver medal winner Christine Mboma at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
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The controversy over female athletes being tested for testosterone levels is not just a contested scientific issue but also one of human rights.
Consulting with the communities that have suffered the most harm from past acts of mass violence is a key part of a successful reparations process.
From Germany to Georgetown, the Global North has a lot to learn about reckoning successfully with past human rights wrongs.
The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal decision ends years of confusion over the status of prisoners on death row.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
The mortal remains of some of the victims of German atrocities in Namibia that Germany handed over in 2018.
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German’s commitment of €1.1bn for development projects in Namibia over 30 years is too cheap a price to pay for remorse.
Appropriately designed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages would result in proportional reductions in consumption.
Without reliable, local and timely data, countries will miss the potential of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation as a public health intervention.
The competing interests of economic growth and public health aren’t being managed well.
Implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in all African countries will require sufficient political will and support from civil society.
A bottle of Windhoek Lager beer stands on the terrace of Hotel Thule in Windhoek.
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The escalation of the liberation wars across the subcontinent had an important impact on the beer industry.
The November 2020 local and regional elections have indeed put Namibia’s political culture at a crossroads.