Namibian President Hage Geingob wins second term

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. Geingob, Namibia's third leader since ...

World / Science & Health Oct 29, 2019

Modern humanity's 'ancestral homeland' found in Botswana

Modern humans emerged 200,000 years ago in a region of northern Botswana, scientists claimed Monday, in what appeared to be the most precise location of mankind's "ancestral homeland" yet discovered. While it has long been known that anatomically modern humans — Homo sapiens — originated ...

Canada, Namibia hoping to end RWC campaigns with triumph in Kamaishi

Rugby 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. However, with a powerful typhoon expected to make landfall on Saturday, questions still remain whether tournament organizers will ...

All Blacks overcome early struggles to crush Namibia

Rugby 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 ...

South Africa overpowers Namibia in Pool B rout

Rugby 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. Billed the "African Derby," there was ...

Italy opts to rest captain Sergio Parisse against Canada

Rugby Sep 24, 2019

Italy opts to rest captain Sergio Parisse against Canada

Italy announced 10 changes on Monday for its Rugby World Cup match against Canada and rested talismanic captain Sergio Parisse, with an eye on sterner tests against New Zealand and South Africa. Lock Dean Budd will skipper the side in Parisse's absence in Fukuoka on ...