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Ghost towns and wild horses in world's oldest desertupdated: Wed May 02 2012 13:18:00

Vast and inhospitable, the Namib Desert in south west Africa is a land of ghosts. Along a notorious stretch of shoreline known as the Skeleton Coast lie the wrecks of ships stranded in the morning seafogs.

Burkino Faso cleared to play in Africa Cup of Nationsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 07:27:00

Burkino Faso have been cleared to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations after Namibia's claims they fielded an ineligible player were thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The sail boat that thinks it's a plane updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 06:22:00

Sailor Paul Larsen hopes that 2012 will be the year that he and his team will break the world speed sailing record -- and he believes he has the right contraption to do it. The Vestas Sailrocket 2 is half boat, half plane, and hopefully it will soon to be the fastest sailing vessel on water too.

Creating glamor in Nigeria's ghettosupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 06:31:00

In the ghettos of the Niger Delta, one woman is on a mission to bring glamor to the region while at the same time educating and inspiring promising young talent from the area.

'Stolen' African skulls return to Namibiaupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 11:41:00

Skulls taken by German scientists over a century ago have been returned to Namibia amid jubilant scenes and celebrations.

Rugby teams target quarter finalsupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 07:44:00

Welsh international Rugby player Nicky Robinson looks at the teams who could reach the Rugby World Cup Final.

An unexpected career choiceupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 10:50:00

Namibian doctor Helena Ndume talks to CNN about her journey into medicine.

Auckland's Rugby World Cup sightsupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:51:00

Travel past the Viaduct Basin, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill on the way to the RWC final venue, Eden Park.

Second-half spree gives Wales record win at Rugby World Cupupdated: Mon Sep 26 2011 10:51:00

Wales scored 59 second-half points against Namibia on Monday to seal a record 81-7 victory at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

South Africa overpower Namibia in 12-try romp at World Cupupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:30:00

Wing Bryan Habana became South Africa's all-time leading try scorer on Thursday as the Springboks thrashed Namibia 87-0 at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Canada's comeback downs Tongaupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 06:22:00

Two tries in the last 15 minutes handed Canada a 25-20 victory over Tonga in their opening match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand on Wednesday.

Changing perceptions, playing footballupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 12:00:00

The coach of Namibia's national women's football team, Jacqui Shipanga is a also tireless worker for women's football in Africa.

Women's football scores in fight against AIDSupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 12:00:00

As coach of Namibia's national women's football team, Jacqui Shipanga is credited with changing attitudes to the sport.

People.com: Angelina Jolie: My Kids Learn About Each Other's Culturesupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 17:30:00

The actress's adopted children each hang their country's flag above their beds

Record flooding has affected half a million Namibians, Red Cross saysupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 22:41:00

Heavy rains that began early in January in northern central Namibia have reached staggering proportions, with 80 people drowned and half a million others affected directly or indirectly, officials said.

Animating 'Supa Strikas'updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 19:52:00

CNN's Nkepile Mabuse meets the ambitious animators of the football comic book celebrating a milestone.

Football comic book scoring big around the worldupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 19:52:00

He is one of Africa's brightest footballing talents, with a reputation that's spreading around the world. His name is Shakes -- a brash young striker known for his "lethal combination of skill and determination" and his signature move -- the bicycle kick.

People.com: Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Donate $2 Million to Wildlife Sanctuaryupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 16:10:00

The stars' charitable gift will help injured animals in Namibia

People.com: Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Have Family Time in Namibiaupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 08:48:00

The couple and their kids spend the holiday at an animal preserve in Africa

Namibian airport official arrested over 'test device' found in luggageupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 13:36:00

The head of safety at a Namibian airport has been arrested on suspicion of placing a piece of luggage containing a "test device" among the baggage of an Air Berlin flight, the German Interior Ministry said Saturday.

Police: Suspicious bag found in Namibian airport was a 'test device'updated: Fri Nov 19 2010 17:30:00

A suspicious piece of luggage that was about to be loaded onto a flight in Namibia was a "test device" from a U.S. company that sells products designed to test security, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in a news conference Friday in Hamburg, Germany.

Terror fears in Germanyupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 17:30:00

Germany beefs up security because of intelligence of a possible terror threat. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Airline: Suspicious luggage contained no explosivesupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 17:51:00

A suspicious piece of luggage that was about to be loaded onto a plane at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia contained no explosives, a spokeswoman for the airline said Thursday.

Elephant tusks, rhino horns seized in Kenyaupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 17:23:00

Two suspects were arrested over the weekend after authorities found two tons of raw elephant ivory and five rhinoceros horns at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the Kenya Wildlife Service said Monday.

The sporting contests that never endedupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 14:58:00

You can only imagine what they felt like when the woke up the next morning.

Wimbledon match 'more than oustanding'updated: Thu Jun 24 2010 14:58:00

Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri talks about the epic Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut.

Elephants are real giants of South African soccerupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 06:40:00

The real giant of the World Cup isn't Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka or Lionel Messi -- it's Namibia, a four-ton orphaned elephant with serious dribbling skills and a placid temperament unlike many of the stars on the human fields.

True football giantsupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 06:40:00

CNN's David McKenzie reports on a soccer game of a very different kind.

Fixing the world with online gamesupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 14:45:00

Game developer, Jane McGonigal, hopes to harness kids' passions to create change.

TED2010: Ten fascinating people you've never heard ofupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 14:45:00

Jane McGonigal is one of the most interesting inventors you've never heard of.

Racing the planetupdated: Sun May 17 2009 07:44:00

Racers from across the world participate in a 6 day, 150 mile footrace through the Sahara desert in Egypt in 2008.

120 degrees + 150 miles - toilet = funupdated: Sun May 17 2009 07:44:00

Let's just say it. The whole thing sounds insane.

Hostels: The cure for expensive, lonely travelupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 09:46:00

If you want to save money while traveling, consider hosteling. Several thousand hostels provide beds throughout Europe -- in cities, towns, and the countryside -- for $20 to $40 per night.

People.com: Brad Pitt Finds His Home Chaotic - But Really Funupdated: Sat Jan 31 2009 15:40:00

"There's such joy in the house," says the dad of six. "Everyone's pretty well integrated"

10,000 BC Terror Birdsupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:56:00

Steven Strait's mission takes him to the Lost Valley where they take on the terror birds that hunt like sharks.

10,000 BC: Emmerich's hardest film yetupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 06:56:00

Let's say you were making a film. Which do you think would be harder? A. Coordinating a mass alien invasion B. Invoking tidal waves and tornadoes C. Telling a prehistoric love story.

Race to the record books intensifiesupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 12:02:00

The international race among sailors, kite surfers and wind surfers to be the fastest wind-powered boat on the planet is rapidly gaining momentum as speeds reach all-time highs.

Former Finland leader accepts Nobel Peace Prizeupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 14:38:00

Nobel Peace Prize winner Martti Ahtisaari Wednesday called on U.S. President-elect Barack Obama to "give high priority to the Middle East conflict in his first year in office."

Controversial legal ivory sale raises $1.2Mupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 12:55:00

The first officially sanctioned ivory auction in nearly a decade happened Tuesday in Namibia, with opinion split on whether the sale will help or hurt efforts to stop elephant poaching.

Time.com: The Nobel Peace Winner: Important Work, Uninspired Choice updated: Fri Oct 10 2008 13:00:00

Viewpoint: Professional troubleshooter Martti Ahtisaari may not seem an inspired Nobel choice, but who'd want the job of brokering agreements between those who'd prefer to have blown one another way

Money Magazine: The wild world of frontier fundsupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 05:27:00

Where in the world can you get good returns these days? The gains from foreign equity funds are mighty tempting, especially those of emerging market portfolios, which, despite a recent slump, are up an annualized 25% over three years.

FSB: Breakfast with cheetahsupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 14:40:00

The vintage bush plane banks sharply to starboard, allowing me a bird's-eye view of a giraffe trotting along the red-orange Namibian desert floor.

This week on Inside Africaupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 13:58:00

This week on Inside Africa we have an update on the political crisis in Zimbabwe, then we head to the Big Apple for a look at the 15th annual New York African Film Festival.

People.com: Wesley Snipes Acquitted of Tax Fraudupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 10:42:00

Wesley Snipes was acquitted of tax fraud but was convicted of failure to file taxes, in a Florida courtroom Friday.

Essien steers hosts Ghana to last eightupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 16:50:00

Premier League pair Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari scored as Ghana progressed to the quarterfinals of the African Nations Cup as group winners following a 2-0 victory over Morocco.

Namibia report second match fixing bidupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 13:50:00

Namibia say that they were approached to 'throw' their final group game in the second reported instance of an attempt at match fixing at the African nations Cup

Host nation Ghana claim second winupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 16:58:00

Ghana need only a draw against Morocco on Monday to guarantee their quarterfinal berth at the African Nations Cup after Nottingham Forest striker Junior Agogo earned the hosts a 1-0 win over Namibia on Thursday.

Ivory Coast's Kalou stuns Nigeriaupdated: Mon Jan 21 2008 16:40:00

Chelsea's Salomon Kalou hit a stunning strike which saw favorites Ivory Coast launch their African Nations Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over Group B rivals Nigeria at Sekondi in Ghana.

Thomas recalled for his 100th capupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 16:06:00

Wales captain Gareth Thomas will join a small group of elite players when he makes his 100th appearance for his country in Saturday's World Cup game against Fiji in Nantes.

Springboks survive Tonga fightbackupdated: Tue Sep 25 2007 05:13:00

South Africa survived a late Tongan fightback in Pool A in Lens to claim a scrappy 30-25 victory and secure a place in the rugby World Cup quarterfinals.

Chabal is named to face the Irishupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 08:02:00

The imposing figure of Sebastien Chabal will be in France's starting line-up for their all-important World Cup clash with Ireland at the Stade de France on Friday.

Hernandez expects to face Irelandupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 14:34:00

Argentina fly-half Juan Martin Hernandez expects to be fit for the potential Rugby World Cup Pool D decider against Ireland a week on Sunday.

France bounce back with record winupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 17:24:00

France went some way to erasing the memory of their disastrous defeat by Argentina when they ran up their record score in international rugby by overpowering Namibia 87-10 in Toulouse.

France coach Laporte rings changesupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 11:53:00

France have reacted to their shock defeat to Argentina in the World Cup opener by making 12 changes to their starting line-up for Sunday's match against minnows Namibia in Toulouse on Sunday.

O'Driscoll ready for Georgia matchupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 16:34:00

Ireland skipper Brian O'Driscoll is available for Saturday's rugby World Cup clash with Georgia in Bordeaux.

Montgomery inspires South Africansupdated: Sun Sep 09 2007 16:32:00

Veteran South Africa fullback Percy Montgomery inspired his side to a 59-7 victory over Samoa in their rugby World Cup Pool A clash at the Parc des Princes -- scoring 29 points.

Ireland coach agrees new contractupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 04:35:00

Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan has been given a contract extension until 2012, the Irish Rugby Football Union said on Wednesday.

Cobra heart, seal eyeballs part of TV host's menuupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 03:12:00

Anthony Bourdain suffered quietly as he dined on wart hog -- encrusted with sand, fur and fecal bacteria -- in the African country of Namibia.

O'Driscoll out of Irish Cup openerupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 00:23:00

Captain Brian O'Driscoll will miss Ireland's opening match of the World Cup next month after suffering a fractured sinus during a warm-up match in France, the Irish Rugby Union said on Friday.

CNNMoney: Wanted exec still eludes U.S.updated: Sun Aug 12 2007 21:36:00

Fugitive U.S. millionaire Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, who has made political connections and pledged to invest millions of dollars in Namibia, secured another delay in his extradition hearing on Monday.

Millions mark 100 years of Scoutsupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 03:27:00

Millions of people around the world have taken part in ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Scouting movement.

CNNMoney: Software fugitive case bogged down in Namibiaupdated: Sun Jul 08 2007 23:01:00

The long-delayed extradition hearing of fugitive U.S. millionaire and ex-software executive Jacob "Kobi" Alexander became bogged down in a Namibian court on Monday over which judge should hear the case.

Money Magazine: Shopping for happiness? Here's what to buyupdated: Fri Mar 30 2007 10:58:00

The pursuit of money and the pursuit of happiness often get equated, especially in our success-addled culture. But over the past decade or so, science has set us straight on two points: First, once...

Fortune: PERFORMANCE REVIEW 2006updated: Mon Jan 22 2007 00:01:00

Corporate governance is perhaps the central issue of this post-Enron era, and so, as we take stock of the year just past, it is with a slightly jaundiced eye. What a year it was! Boardroom leakers!...

Today's leaders juggle e-mails, blogs and integrityupdated: Sun Jan 07 2007 15:37:00

Think about this scenario: A leader misspeaks, the comments are posted on a blog three minutes later, and within an hour media organizations have picked up the comments, reporting them on television and online.

Angelina Jolie advocates aid for refugeesupdated: Fri Jan 05 2007 12:05:00

Actress Angelina Jolie is becoming almost as well known for her international charity projects, particularly those involving refugees, as she is for her roles in movies.

The day in numbers: 4.5 billionupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 03:52:00

On January 18, 2000 a meteorite entered the earth's atmosphere over Canada before fragmenting and raining down across the frozen surface of Lake Tagish in British Columbia. Researchers have just announced that the meteorite remains appear to be the oldest objects ever found on earth.

Fortune: Short the CEO - Buy the Stock?updated: Mon Nov 06 2006 11:23:00

Options backdating has sparked investigations at more than 120 companies and cost a few CEOs their jobs. But sometimes uncertainty creates a buying opportunity. By Katie Benner, Fortune reporter

Fortune: Privacy does have a price: $3 Million plus $37,500/yearupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 12:38:00

Tim Blixseth is, you might say, a bit fanatical about privacy. The timber baron and self-made billionaire flies on a private jet. He skis on a private mountain at the Yellowstone Club, a members-on...

Your e-mails: Response to the global refugee crisisupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 16:42:00

June 20th marks World Refugee Day, a day that The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees hopes will raise consciousness about the plight of millions of refugees who suffer around the world.

Jolie on motherhood and charity workupdated: Mon Jun 19 2006 06:52:00

In her first U.S. television interview since the birth of her daughter in Namibia, Angelina Jolie speaks with CNN's Anderson Cooper about motherhood and her work with refugees in Africa.

The Brangelina no-showupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 07:00:00

To get away from the public scrutiny that befits one of the world's most famous showbiz couples, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decamped to Swakpomund -- a sleepy little town on the southwest coast of Africa.

Photographer on Jolie's trail arrested againupdated: Tue May 23 2006 09:15:00

A South African photographer was arrested in Namibia on Wednesday for the second time in a week while trying to snap a picture of Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Baby Brangelina: A million-dollar photo?updated: Wed May 10 2006 09:08:00

With Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie holed up in Namibia for the birth of their child, one of the most pressing questions in Hollywood has been: How much money will the photograph of Baby Brangelina fetch?

CNN Future Summit forumupdated: Wed Apr 26 2006 06:31:00

How would you feel if the surgeon operating on you was a robot?

Deadly Ebola-like virus spreadsupdated: Fri Apr 08 2005 00:57:00

Angola's death toll from the Marburg virus has climbed to 173 and four more countries have been placed on alert, as health officials struggle to contain the deadly virus, according to the World Health Organization Web site.

Fredericks to quit after final 200updated: Tue Aug 24 2004 04:56:00

Veteran sprinter Frankie Fredericks said he would retire from athletics after this week's Olympic 200 meters event in Athens.

Tributes suggested for Reaganupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 11:27:00

CNN.com asked its users to reflect on the death of Ronald Reagan and share their memories of the former president. Thousands of e-mails were received from around the world.

Fact sheet: Violence in Congoupdated: Fri Jun 11 2004 07:55:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa's third-largest country.

Fortune: Chastising The Mega-Chargersupdated: Mon May 27 2002 00:01:00

Now let's see if I've got this right. AOL Time Warner (my sainted employer) takes "a one-time, noncash charge" of about $54 billion in the first quarter. Since the company was otherwise breaking ev...

Fortune: Diamond Nickupdated: Mon Feb 19 2001 00:01:00

By birthright, Nick Stein should have been in the diamond trade. Born in Johannesburg and raised in Toronto, he would have been the third generation of his family to earn a living wholesaling the p...

Fortune: North Korea's Website of Intrigueupdated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

North Korea has a reputation for being insular and odd. Well, okay, it is insular and odd. But give the rulers of the Hermit Kingdom credit: The official Website of the Democratic People's Republic...

Fortune: Being braver than George Plimpton, playing Pollyanna in the State Department, and other matters. DOWN AND OUT IN SOUTHERN AFRICAupdated: Mon Dec 05 1988 00:01:00

Everybody agrees that the United States has won a great diplomatic victory in southern Africa. Well, everybody who matters. Among those enthusing about the victory as we went to press (just before ...

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