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President of China Xi Jinping and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attend the China-Africa Leaders' Roundtable Dialogue on the last day of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Aug. 24, 2023.
May 28, 2024
Post-COVID, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals
While new Chinese investment in Africa increased 114% last year, it was centered on minerals essential to the global energy transition and China's plans to revive its economy.
Uruguay's Felipe Arcos Perez is tackled during his team's Pool A match against Namibia at the Rugby World Cup in Lyon, France, on Wednesday.
Sep 28, 2023
Uruguay accomplishes mission with win over Namibia at Rugby World Cup
The South Americans made the most of Namibia's poor discipline to stage a second-half comeback and prevail 36-26 to avoid finishing last in Pool A.
Namibia's players acknowledge the crowd after their 96-0 defeat to France at the 2023 Rugby World Cup in Marseille, France, on Thursday.
Sep 26, 2023
Uruguay and Namibia braced for their Rugby World Cup 'final'
The two sides have met five times before with Uruguay winning four of those, including a World Cup warmup in August.
France's Antoine Dupont receives medical attention after sustaining an injury during the team's 96-0 victory over Namibia in the 2023 Rugby World Cup, in Marseille, France, on Thursday.
Sep 22, 2023
France's Dupont has 'suspected broken jaw' after Namibia thrashing
The loss of 26-year-old Dupont, widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, would be a severe blow to host nation France's chances.
Fiji can credit its historic Pool C win over Australia on Sunday to significant investment by World Rugby as well as the inclusion of a local team in the Super Rugby Pacific competition.
Sep 20, 2023
Fiji shows the way, but it is unlikely many others will follow
More investment and structural changes will be needed before rugby union's minnows can regularly challenge the sport's leading nations.
Of the five nations in Southern Africa where elephants live, a survey has found that Botswana has the largest elephant population with 131,909.
Sep 1, 2023
More elephants in Southern Africa than previously thought: survey
The aerial survey done using seven fixed-wing aircraft covered Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Japan Times
Jul 19, 2023
No more plundering: Can Africa take control in green mineral rush?
Governments on the continent have increasingly restricted or banned mineral exports in recent years in a bid to boost processing and retain more of the gains.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2022
Putin’s media blitz on Africa food crisis sparks alarm in Europe
Russian diplomats have gone on a media offensive in recent months to push the narrative that sanctions, rather than Russian blockades, are causing shortages.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 1, 2019
Namibian President Hage Geingob wins second term
Namibia's incumbent President Hage Geingob has won the 2019 presidential election with 56.3 percent of the vote, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said on Saturday, surviving the country's biggest corruption scandal, an economic recession and a fractured ruling party.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2019
Canada, Namibia hoping to end RWC campaigns with triumph in Kamaishi
Canada and Namibia are both looking to finish their Rugby World Cup campaigns on a winning note by posting their first victory of the tournament on Sunday.
Japan Times
Oct 6, 2019
All Blacks overcome early struggles to crush Namibia
For about 30 minutes on Sunday, Namibia looked very much New Zealand's equal, the African nation that has yet to win at the Rugby World Cup giving as good as it got until the inevitable talent gap allowed the Kiwis to run away with a 71-9 win.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2019
All Blacks won't take Namibia lightly, center Anton Lienert-Brown says
Playing Namibia will be exactly the same as playing South Africa, England or any other rugby heavyweight and the All Blacks were treating their Pool B clash with the lowest-ranked side at the World Cup as such, center Anton Lienert-Brown said on Saturday.
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2019
All Blacks' Jordie Barrett ready for unfamiliar role
New Zealand utility back Jordie Barrett insists he is ready to rise to the challenge of being named as the All Blacks' starting standoff to face Namibia on Sunday — despite never having played the position in a test match before.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2019
South Africa overpowers Namibia in Pool B rout
South Africa's electric wing Makazole Mapimpi scored two tries as the Springboks eased to a nine-try 57-3 win over neighbor Namibia, but it was a far from polished performance in the Rugby World Cup Pool B clash on Saturday.
Japan Times
Aug 30, 2018
Germany returns to Namibia skulls from colonial-era massacre, the 20th century's first genocide
Skulls and other remains of massacred tribespeople used in the colonial era for experiments to push claims of European racial superiority were handed over by Germany to Namibia at a church ceremony in Berlin.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 25, 2017
Tokyo freezes North Korea-linked assets, including in China and Namibia
The Cabinet approves new unilateral Japanese sanctions on firms and individuals from China, Namibia and North Korea over Pyongyang's weapons programs.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2017
Demands for return of land block German effort to atone for African genocide
Namibia's Herero people are heartened that Germany is keen to atone for the genocide of their ancestors, but they expect something that Berlin says it cannot give.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 16, 2016
Prize for 'outstanding African leadership' again finds no winner
Organizers of a $5 million prize for former African leaders that aims to shine a spotlight on democracy and outstanding leadership has again failed to find a winner after no one met the criteria.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 7, 2016
Namibian ambassador says Japan has helped build economic growth
Namibian Ambassador Sophia-Namupa Nangombe said Monday she wants her nation to be seen as a success story rather than just another African country suffering from poverty, disease and starvation.
Aug 24, 2013
Six new embassies eyed as Beijing's influence spreads
The Foreign Ministry looks to set up six new embassies in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa to counter China's growing global influence.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world