Namibia

1.15.19

"Worst Sound Installation Ever" to Play Toto's "Africa" for All Eternity

Artist Max Siedentopf has set up some battery-powered speakers in the Namib Desert. "Africa" will play on loop until the installation is consumed by the sands of time.

1.31.18

African Countries Are Using Trump's 'Shithole' Comments to Drive Tourism

"We would like to invite you to come to shithole Namibia, one of the best shithole countries out there."

8.8.16

Another Olympic Boxer is Accused of Sexually Assaulting Worker in Rio

Namibia's flag-bearer is accused of forcing himself on a housekeeper in the Olympic village.

5.23.16

South African Court Overturns Ban on Domestic Trade in Rhino Horn

South Africa saw a drop in the number of rhinos killed in 2015, but a record number of the animals were slaughtered in Namibia and Zimbabwe, primarily to satisfy Asian demand for rhino horn.

2.29.16

UN Report Details North Korea's Exploits in Africa, Including Training Cops in Martial Arts

A report to the UN Security Council says North Korea is building munitions factories in Namibia, attempting to send spare missile parts to Egypt, and trying to buy surveillance equipment from the UK.

2.26.16

Africa's Light Pollution-Free Natural Wonders Make a Gorgeous 4K Timelapse

Filmmaker Maciej Tomków journeyed to Namibia and Botswana to find a world untouched by human expansion.

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1.11.16

Cheetahs Are Hard

In the hills of Virginia, biologists are breeding droves of the wild African cats, but it's not an easy task.

2.12.15

Internet Neo-Nazis Are Trying to Build a White Supremacist Utopia in Namibia

They're sick of living with non-white people in the West, so they're trying to colonize Africa. Makes sense.

2.5.15

Dueling Scientists War Over Namibian Fairy Circles

Why, my good sir, is your effect not replicated in neighboring ecosystems?

11.17.14

How Mobile Phones Can Track Census Data in Hard-to-Reach Places

Knowing where people are is essential to tracking disease and distributing resources.

5.23.14

Texans Are Drinking Toilet Water

The old adage of “desperate times call for desperate measures” has been taken up by Wichita Falls, a drought-stricken Texas town that’s looking to a new source for its drinking water: its toilets.