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 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).
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.
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.
Skulls taken by German scientists over a century ago have been returned to Namibia amid jubilant scenes and celebrations.
Welsh international Rugby player Nicky Robinson looks at the teams who could reach the Rugby World Cup Final.
Namibian doctor Helena Ndume talks to CNN about her journey into medicine.
Travel past the Viaduct Basin, the Sky Tower and One Tree Hill on the way to the RWC final venue, Eden Park.
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.
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.
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.
The coach of Namibia's national women's football team, Jacqui Shipanga is a also tireless worker for women's football in Africa.
As coach of Namibia's national women's football team, Jacqui Shipanga is credited with changing attitudes to the sport.
The actress's adopted children each hang their country's flag above their beds
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.
CNN's Nkepile Mabuse meets the ambitious animators of the football comic book celebrating a milestone.
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.
The stars' charitable gift will help injured animals in Namibia
The couple and their kids spend the holiday at an animal preserve in Africa
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.
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.
Germany beefs up security because of intelligence of a possible terror threat. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
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.
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.
You can only imagine what they felt like when the woke up the next morning.
Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri talks about the epic Wimbledon match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut.
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.
CNN's David McKenzie reports on a soccer game of a very different kind.
Game developer, Jane McGonigal, hopes to harness kids' passions to create change.
Jane McGonigal is one of the most interesting inventors you've never heard of.
Racers from across the world participate in a 6 day, 150 mile footrace through the Sahara desert in Egypt in 2008.
Let's just say it. The whole thing sounds insane.
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.
"There's such joy in the house," says the dad of six. "Everyone's pretty well integrated"
Steven Strait's mission takes him to the Lost Valley where they take on the terror birds that hunt like sharks.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
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 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.
Wesley Snipes was acquitted of tax fraud but was convicted of failure to file taxes, in a Florida courtroom Friday.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Ireland skipper Brian O'Driscoll is available for Saturday's rugby World Cup clash with Georgia in Bordeaux.
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 Eddie O'Sullivan has been given a contract extension until 2012, the Irish Rugby Football Union said on Wednesday.
Anthony Bourdain suffered quietly as he dined on wart hog -- encrusted with sand, fur and fecal bacteria -- in the African country of Namibia.
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.
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 of people around the world have taken part in ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Scouting movement.
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.
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...
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!...
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How would you feel if the surgeon operating on you was a robot?
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.
Veteran sprinter Frankie Fredericks said he would retire from athletics after this week's Olympic 200 meters event in Athens.
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.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is Africa's third-largest country.
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...
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...
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...
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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