Argentina hammers Namibia in teams' Pool C finale

More Sports / Rugby Oct 11, 2015

Argentina hammers Namibia in teams' Pool C finale

Argentina concluded Pool C with a nine-try, 64-19 win over Namibia on Sunday in a contest that served more or less as an opposed training run for the Pumas ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals. The Pumas were already assured of second spot in ...

Tonga holds off plucky Namibia

More Sports / Rugby Sep 30, 2015

Tonga holds off plucky Namibia

Namibia scored three tries in a Rugby World Cup game for the first time but its wait for a maiden victory at the tournament goes on after losing 35-21 to Tonga in an entertaining Pool C match on Tuesday. Lively winger Telusa Veainu and roaming ...

All Blacks made to work in rout of lowly Namibia

More Sports / Rugby Sep 25, 2015

All Blacks made to work in rout of lowly Namibia

Nobody does ruthless like New Zealand. Three of the six highest scores in Rugby World Cup history belong to the All Blacks. Another big score was predicted from a game in which they were the 77-point favorites at Olympic Stadium on Thursday, but Namibia promised ...

World / Offbeat Feb 27, 2015

New name for Namibian town is a tongue-twister

A linguistic storm is brewing in Luderitz, where some residents of the remote Namibian town are protesting plans to change its name to !Nami#nus. Those are not typographical errors. The name, proposed by some government officials and tribal authorities, incorporates clicklike sounds in the language spoken ...

American citizen tries to escape from Namibian prison

World / Crime & Legal Nov 4, 2014

American citizen tries to escape from Namibian prison

An American citizen attempted to escape from a prison in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, but was caught, the country's press agency said Monday. The Namibian Press Agency reported that Los Angeles native Marcus Kevin Tomas climbed a tree inside the Windhoek Central Prison and tried to ...

Finding elusive elephants on Namibia safari

Travel Aug 2, 2014

Finding elusive elephants on Namibia safari

by Donna Bryson

Before setting out on a game drive across ruggedly beautiful northwest Namibia, we told the safari camp managers we were happy to take sandwiches. We were intent on finding the notoriously elusive desert elephant, and we didn't want to waste time returning to camp ...