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Corey Knowlton has been identified as the winner of the Dallas Safari Club sponsored auction on Saturday and said he 'deeply cares' about animals

We may be few but we're proud to be Basters

BENEATH his "national" flag - a set of rectangles in red, black and white - Dap Isaaks, the middle-aged acting Kaptein of Rehoboth, suddenly sticks out his chest and throws back his shoulders. "I am a Baster," he says. "And I am proud to be a Baster."

Football: 130 days... and counting until the World Cup finals

130 days... and counting until the World Cup finals begin in France

Cricket: Powell quells Namibian quest

The England Under-19 side scraped home by three wickets against the rank outsiders, Namibia, in the second round of matches in the Under- 19 World Cup in Randjesfontein, South Africa, yesterday.

Rugby Union: Pontypridd's backs help overcome combative visitors

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TRAVEL SPECIAL: THE SEA OF SAND

The Namib Desert is Earth's own lunar landscape, a fragile environment of rare wildlife and bizarre beauty

Africa: Namibia's bushmen threatened with oppression by black government

The past couple of centuries have not been kind to the Kxoe-speaking San, or `bushmen', of north-eastern Namibia. Ed O'Loughlin found out why their problems have got worse since the country became independent.

Baby boomerangs come back

You've finished university, where next? Probably straight home again, says Fiona Mountford

Visual Arts: Shock of the Bushveld

This is meant to be a visual arts column - which means painting and sculpture and, I suppose, any and every other art of a visual nature - but for some reason I never seem to get beyond painting and sculpture. This week, then, something a little different: an exhibition of new work by the ceramicist Hylton Nel.

World: Forces lose five planes in four days

One plane crash is unfortunate. Five in four days, the toll that has afflicted the US armed forces, is downright eerie. President Bill Clinton said yesterday that investigators were studying whether a pattern had emerged that required serious review or whether the crashes marked "an unfortunate string of coincidences".

Skeleton Coast crash `one in a million'

Washington - Two military planes which disappeared on Sunday probably collided in mid-air over the south Atlantic off Namibia and there were no signs yesterday that any of the 33 people on board survived.

Collision fear on missing planes

A German military aircraft with 24 people on board crashed into the sea off the west coast of southern Africa, and may have collided with an American military plane carrying nine people, German and US officials announced yesterday.

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Rugby Union: Scotland can extend winning run against Zimbabwe

Scotland open their six-match summer tour against Zimbabwe today hoping the altitude will not prevent them raising their game to new heights.

New ivory trade condemned

The elephant conservationist Iain Douglas-Hamilton has described as dangerous a campaign by Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana to allow limited trade in ivory. Mr Douglas-Hamilton said reopening the ivory trade would send the wrong signal. Reuters - Nairobi
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