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.
A male Agama planiceps shows off his colouring on a rock in Namibia.
By eliminating the less fit individuals over time, predation can drive the population to increasing fitness in terms of survival and reproductive success.
Researchers are looking into why around 5,000 Cape fur seals were found dead on Namibia's coast.
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The protests carried on for days and continue to simmer in a country whose social fabric has been torn by toxic masculinity and a violent colonial past.
Fracking in the headwaters of the Okavango delta may negatively affect the water quality in this water source area.
Fracking in Botswana could have an impact not only the country’s groundwater, but also that of Namibia and South Africa.
The most effective means of controlling locusts is to prevent the swarms from forming.
Locust outbreaks are driven by unusual climatic conditions.
A late season fire in Bwabwata National park.
Understanding fire history is crucial to designing effective fire management in order to maintain biodiversity and support the livelihoods of people.
The tourism establishment could be depleting scarce water resources to the detriment of local communities.
Tourism ventures in a water-stressed region like southern Africa need to balance the needs of guests and staff with the needs of surrounding communities.
Detail of an Aneliese Scherz photograph from 1930s Namibia.
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Images of white Namibian farmers and their workers and a collection of portraits by travelling black photographers form part of the early archive.
The Faraday Muti Market, a popular African traditional medicine market in downtown Johannesburg.
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Communities who are the custodians of the knowledge associated with African traditional medicinal plants must derive a fair economic return from these natural resources.