Climate change: Scientists say time is running out to protect Africa's food supply

Photo©ReutersWithout action to help farmers adjust to changing climate conditions, it will become impossible to grow some staple food crops in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, with maize, beans and bananas most at risk, researchers said on Monday.

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Mining: Attractiveness is more important than short-term fluctuations

Alan Davies Chief executive for diamonds and minerals, rio TintoRio Tinto's chief executive for diamonds and minerals, Alan Davies, explains how he sees the company's future in Africa.

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Namibia wants new mining empowerment laws passed next year

Obeth Kandjoze, Namibia's Minister of Mines and EnergyNamibia wants new laws passed within a year compelling mining firms to have a minimum 20 percent stake reserved for the black majority, before issuing or renewing prospecting and mining licences as part of an empowerment drive to fight poverty, the mines minister said on Thursday.

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Mining: Rio Tinto seeks growth opportunities in Africa

File Photo©ReutersGlobal mining firm Rio Tinto is looking for opportunities to expand in Africa as it bets on long term demand growth for minerals, a senior executive said on Monday.

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Spoken word: Poetry’s cool in the desert

Photos© All rights reservedPerformance poetry has come out of the shadows in the Namibian capital, Windhoek

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Namibia Country Profile 2015: SWAPO's clean sweep


Hage Geingob, the incumbent prime minister and ruling South West African People's Organisation (SWAPO) vice-president, was firmly confident of election as Namibia's first non-northern and non-Oshiwambo president on 29 November 2014.

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Southern Africa power generation investment up to $233 bn by 2027

The Southern African Development Community (SADC), a regional trade bloc, will invest between $114 billion and $233 billion from 2012-2027 to improve electricity generation, a new report said, as part of plans to ramp up renewable energy projects.

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Moe Shaik: We need a more reality-based approach

Photos© Lulama Zenzile/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyThe spy chief turned bank chief is bullish about the development bank's impact in the region, but says risk mitigation must inform large multi-country projects

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Heineken and Diageo end joint ventures in South Africa and Namibia

File photo©ReutersDutch brewer Heineken and spirits maker Diageo have agreed to end their 11-year cooperation in South Africa and Namibia in a series of deals to disentangle joint ventures.

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Namibia and Ghana get ready for business

File photo©Vincent Fournier for JANamibia has established an embassy in Ghana as it seeks to grow political and business relations with the West African country.

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A popular uprising concentrates the minds of African leaders

President Yoweri Museveni, Uganda (L) President Paul Kagame, Rwanda (R)The game of thrones and succession planning in Africa was jolted by the spectacle on 31 October of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaoré fleeing the mass street demonstrations in Ouagadougou on a French helicopter for exile in neighbouring Côte d'Ivoire.

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Namibia faces power shortages due to major plant delays

Photo©ReutersNamibia faces electricity shortages over the next four years due to delays in a major gas-to-power project.

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Namibia goes for full electronic voting

File photo©ReutersNamibia will become the first African nation to use an electronic voting system, as it prepares to elect a new president and a record number of women in government.

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Global wrongs, people's rights

The war-makers changed the world, although they didn't know it, on 4 August 1914.

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Mining: De Beers' big green machine sucks up Namibia's marine diamonds

De Beers' Debmar Atlantic VesselHuge mud-sifting machinery and other technological advances pioneered by De Beers over the past decade have enabled it to profitably exploit the world's largest marine diamond deposits in deep waters off Namibia.

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Namibia: Glencore to cut over 100 jobs at zinc and lead mine

Global mining and commodity trading company Glencore said it was cutting 124 jobs, or about 20 percent of the staff, at its Rosh Pinah zinc and lead mine in Namibia to control costs.

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Rwanda ranked Africa's most enticing market for retailers

Rwanda is Africa's most attractive market for retailers looking to expand in the fast-growing continent, according to a report by consultancy A.T. Kearney that hails the small east African state's economic reforms and business-friendly agenda.

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Shell to drill for oil in Namibian waters

Shell is to drill offshore Namibia, a growing area of interest for oil and gas explorers, the southern African country's mines and energy minister said on Monday.

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Investors must add value to our industries - Namibian PM

Hage Geingob Prime Minister, Namibia. Photo©LEIGH DANIZ/NABIRMHage Geingob, Namibia's prime minister says that technology transfer and job creation in the resources sector are the way to speed development and reduce poverty.

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AngloGold Ashanti changes tactics

AngloGold Ashanti, one of the top gold-producing companies in Africa, is battling to hedge itself against falling gold prices by retrenching workers in Ghana and selling one its mines in Namibia.

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