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American Hunter pays $350000 to kill Black Rhino in Namibia

American Hunter pays $350000 to kill Black Rhino in Namibia

Corey Knowlton of Texas paid about $350000 to shoot a black rhino in Namibia. According to reports, Knowlton killed the animal on Monday. While confirming the killing of the animal, Knowlton said he was helping to protect the endangered species.

Earlier, during an auction in January this year in Dallas, the 36-year-old Knowlton was awarded the right to kill the black rhino. The auction led to criticism from a number of conservationists. To justify the death of the animal, Knowlton took a CNN camera crew with him on the hunt.

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Vast Network of Reefs Built around 548 Million Years Ago Discovered

Vast Network of Reefs Built around 548 Million Years Ago Discovered

One of the earth's oldest reefs was built almost 550 million years ago and is now present on dry land on Namibia. It was built by the first animals to have hard shells.

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Rand Weakness results in PS4 Price Rise

Rand Weakness results in PS4 Price Rise

Sony Playstation 4 gaming console will soon be expensive in the South African market due to rapid decline in rand compared to US dollar. The distributor for Sony gaming products in the country, Ster Kinekor Entertainment, informed that the company is left with no option but to increase price in the local market, due to decline in currency.

PS4 was launched in the local market at a price tag of R6,299. Ster Kinekor has decided to resolve the price to R6,599. The demand for PS4 gaming console is strong in the country. The supply has been limited.

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$350,000 for Killing Black Rhino in Namibia

$350,000 for Killing Black Rhino in Namibia

Black Rhino killing permit in Namibia has been auctioned for $350,000 in Dallas, Texas. Dallas Safari Club organized the auction. The club informed that all the funds will be given for habitat protection and anti-poaching patrols in Namibia.

Steve Wagner from Dallas Safari Club confirmed the sale during, as per report published by Associated Press. Safari Club director Ben Carter said that he received more than 10 death threats via email.

In year 2012, government of Namibia approved killing of five black rhinos in the country, per year.

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Health Ministries of Ethiopia, Namibia Sign Accord

Health Ministries of Ethiopia, Namibia Sign Accord

According to a latest report, the Health Ministers of Ethiopia as well as Namibia recently signed an accord between both the nations. According to sources, this agreement will prove to be very helpful for Namibia, as it will unable Namibia to seek benefits from the reviving health sector of Ethiopia.

Sources said this deal came into existence in the Namibian capital Windhoek. Also, according to this agreement, the country Ethiopia will be soon sending health experts to the other South African country, Namibia.

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Germany Returns Stolen Namibian Skulls

Germany Returns Stolen Namibian Skulls

Latest reports have confirmed that during a solemn ceremonial blemished by protests and demonstrations, Germany has returned 20 skulls whisked off from Namibia during last century.

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Namibia Has Huge Oil Potential: Geologists

Namibia Has Huge Oil Potential: Geologists

Geologists have long said that Namibia has the same geological formations as that of Brazil, which indicates that the Southern African country has huge oil potential. Discovery of huge oil reservoirs in Angola, Brazil have raised hopes for similar finds across the Atlantic.

On Wednesday, Namibia's Mines and Energy Minister, Isak Katali told the Parliament this past week that drillers had found an approximately 11.2 billion barrels of crude off the Atlantic coast. Experts have warned that the recent oil findings in Namibia will be a huge challenge for Brazil.

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ILO to Set Standards for Domestic Workers

ILO to Set Standards for Domestic Workers

A conference is due to be held by the International Labor Organization to discuss the standards of the domestic workers. It has been told by the Director of International Labor Organization (ILO), Martin Clemensson, that the topics which will be discussed during the meeting will include poverty reduction, provision of decent employment opportunities, better social protection, economic diversity and the need to reduce the country’s dependency on cooper.

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Wal-Mart Faces Hurdle with Retailer Acquisition in Namibia

Wal-Mart Faces Hurdle with Retailer Acquisition in Namibia

In its efforts to acquire the regional retailer Massmart, Wal-Mart may have to deal with yet another hurdle because the antitrust body in Namibia has stated that it might make an appeal against a recent decision by the high court that ruled in Wal-Mart’s favor.

Last month, Wal-Mart, a company based in the United States, was able to add Namibia to their list of countries they have influence over after Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland and Malawi all approved a takeover of Massmart in their nations.

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