Former South African President FW De Klerk at the opening of parliament recently. The Economic Freedom Fighters objected to his presence.
It seems that former president FW De Klerk continues to find it hard to accept that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
FW de Klerk, the last president of apartheid South Africa.
In his new capacity as President of South Africa, FW de Klerk directly experienced for the first time how the international community had abandoned its support for minority white rule.
Chinese soldiers and police serve in eight UN peace missions in Africa.
The Chinese model of peace differs fundamentally from that pursued by western nations.
A beader in Botswana strings ostrich eggshell beads.
A survey of San ostrich eggshell beads - a common find at archaeological sites - paints a bigger picture of hunter-gatherers, herders and shifting cultural tradition.
The guitar man. ‘The chords reached a crescendo as the Casspir drowned the song in its passing,’ says the photographer of taking the shot.
© Photo courtesy John Liebenberg
An archive project is restoring the secret history of Namibia’s resistance music culture from the 1950s to the late 1980s – suppressed and censored during apartheid but now touring the world.
The results of the Namibian election reflect growing discontent among voters with the way the country is being run.
For the first time since independence, Namibia’s ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
Namibian president Hage Geingob.
Namibia’s political stability so far has been vested in the dominance of Swapo. Those opposing its control face an uphill battle.
The Delta’s rich array of wildlife makes it a popular tourist destination.
It’s imperative that we understand what creates and sustains the delta for the future management of the system.
The British Tribe Next Door.
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Critics who called the show featuring Scarlett Moffatt ‘racist’ need to look at their own prejudices.
TB is still a leading cause of death around the world.
Many of the most fundamental aspects of TB disease remain unknown. For example, after exposure to the organism that causes TB, why do only some people get infected and only some of those fall ill?
Consumers should bear in mind that the bigger the fish, the more likely that it will have a high concentration of mercury.
Cape monkfish caught from some areas off Namibia’s coast should be screened for mercury and other heavy metals.
Researcher Vanessa Hayes with the Ju/’hoansi people in the ancestral homeland of humanity.
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Genetic analysis has traced the evolutionary footsteps of modern humans all the way back to a prehistoric wetland that spanned parts of modern-day Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
An informal settlement in Windhoek, Namibia.
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Urban dwellers who live in informal city settlements have limited access to basic services, and many of them don’t own the land they live on.
One of the Klasies River spinning discs and the replica built for the recording studio.
Kumbani et al (2019), Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa’s southern Cape region, we’ve been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.
Daniel Günther, prime minister of Schleswig-Holstein, at the Swakopmund monument to colonial concentration camp victims.
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Germany praises itself for having declared a ‘special responsibility’ for Namibia since independence. But the relationship is viewed differently from Windhoek.
Activists celebrate outside the High Court in Gaborone, Botswana on June 11, 2019. Botswana became the latest country to decriminalize gay sex.
The recent ruling to decriminalize same sex behaviour in Botswana may have a positive impact on the rest of southern Africa.
Senegalese women cast their ballots in the presidential elections in February.
Africa’s democracies have grown stronger during a period in which the world is backsliding on democracy.
Botswana’s LGBTI community is celebrating the decriminalisation of gay sex.
By placing less emphasis on public opinion, and questioning public morality as the basis of its decision, the latest High Court decision shows that times have indeed changed.
A male lion with a porcupine quill lodged in his cheek.
The team found evidence of about 50 lions that had been injured or killed by porcupines since the 17th century.
Smoking is a threat to public health.
Ghana is the latest country in Africa to mandate the use of pictures on cigarette packages to convey health warnings.