Namibia

  • 'Dame' Angelina Jolie seeks Namibian citizenship? June 19, 2014

    London: Actress and philanthropist Angelina Jolie is reportedly in talks to acquire citizenship of Namibia so that she can use her new title - honorary dame - from Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The "Tomb Raider" actress was named an honorary dame in the monarch's Birthday Honours List recently for her humanitarian...
  • MP tells Centre to foot Rs 260 crore bill to import Cheetas from Africa February 21, 2014

    Cheetah, which became extinct from the country about seven decades back, may find a home in India if the Centre agrees to fund WII's Rs 260 crore project for reintroducing the feline in Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar district. If the project gets the nod, the spotted animal would...
  • ICC World Cup Qualifier: Smit steers Namibia to win over Kenya January 17, 2014

    Wellington: An all-round effort from 18-year-old JJ Smit saw Namibia record a nail-biting two wicket victory over Kenya on day four of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in windy conditions at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, Friday. After restricting Kenya to 186 for eight, Namibia chased down the total with seven...
  • Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in Namibia, killing all 34 on board November 30, 2013

    A Mozambique Airlines plane en route to Angola crashed in a game park in northeast Namibia killing all 34 people on board, a Namibian police official said on Saturday. Namibian Police Force Deputy Commissioner Willy Bampton said the burned out wreckage of the aircraft, which went missing on Friday, was found...
  • U-19 WC, Day 6: Pakistan crush NZ August 16, 2012

    Pakistan defeated New Zealand by five wickets on the sixth day of the ICC U-19 World Cup. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first but their decision didn't prove right as they could only muster 152 runs in 50 overs for the loss of eight wickets. Henry...
  • Kenya-Namibia ties shifted to Mombasa June 4, 2012

    Johannesburg: The International Cricket Council moved Kenya's Intercontinental Cup match against Namibia to the coastal town of Mombasa on Monday because of security fears in Nairobi. The ICC said the four-day match and two 50-over games had been moved out of the Kenyan capital and were postponed from June until late...
  • SC stops project to bring back cheetahs to India May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stopped a project that was meanto bring cheetahs to India. The flagship project was considered to be the pet project of former environment minister Jairam Ramesh and was cleared by the Cabinet as well. The Court has stated that proper approvals were not taken from...
  • Afghanistan target World T20 spot March 21, 2012

    Dubai: Missing out on the Asia Cup has added to Afghanistan's motivation to win the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier for another shot at cricket's major teams. Afghanistan, who play Namibia on Thursday with one of two World T20 spots on the line, hoped recent international success would have been enough to...
  • Ireland beat Scotland in T20 qualifiers March 18, 2012

    Dubai: Ed Joyce hit an unbeaten half-century to help Ireland defeat Scotland by 17 runs and move closer to the playoffs in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifying on Sunday. Afghanistan and Namibia, meanwhile, remained unbeaten in the 16-team tournament. Samiullah Shenwari collected four wickets and scored 61 as defending champions and Group...
  • Namibia, Afghanistan unbeaten in World T20 March 16, 2012

    Dubai: Namibia and Afghanistan won their fourth straight matches to remain undefeated and on pace to reach the playoffs of ICC World T20 Qualifiers on Friday. Namibia paid back Uganda for beating them in the African qualifiers by winning by four runs. Raymond van Schoor scored 60 for Namibia and captain...
  • Namibia, Afghanistan win in World T20 qualifiers March 15, 2012

    Dubai: Namibia and Afghanistan notched their third straight victories in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers on Thursday. Namibia survived a late charge from the United States to record a 17-run win, while Afghanistan made short work of Denmark with an 89-run victory. Opening batsman Raymond van Schoor hit an unbeaten 79 as...
  • Hong Kong stun Bermuda in World T20 qualifiers March 14, 2012

    Dubai: Captain Jamie Atkinson led Hong Kong to a stunning eight-wicket victory over Bermuda by hitting a superb half-century in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers on Wednesday. Also, spinner Shakti Gauchan took a hat-trick as Nepal convincingly beat Denmark by nine wickets. Gauchan's was the first hat-trick of the tournament and came...
  • African teams out to impress in WC qualifiers March 12, 2012

    Dubai: Making their first appearance the Twenty20 World Cup cricket qualifying tournament, Uganda are hoping to prove there is more to cricket in Africa than South Africa and Zimbabwe. The 10th-seeded Ugandans are joined by Kenya and Namibia in the 16-team tournament starting Tuesday. The African teams are likely to face...
  • Suspected bomb bound for Germany intercepted November 19, 2010

    Berlin: A suspected bomb in a suitcase that was to be put on a Germany-bound plane was intercepted in Namibia, German police said on Thursay, a day after Berlin issued an alert on a tip about an imminent attack. The BKA federal police force said the suspicious baggage had been...