Namibia

New Zealander declared Mr Gay World

New Zealand's Andreas Derleth has been crowned Mr Gay World, after a contest in Johannesburg that organisers said aimed to challenge homophobia throughout Africa.

General Magnus Malan: Feared and notorious politician who waged a

The death of Magnus Malan marks the passing of one of the most powerful and notorious leaders of the apartheid era. To his enemies, he was a figure of fear and hatred – one of the monsters of an evil system; to his colleagues and subordinates he was a figure of awe – the general who reorganised the military and then reorganised the country along military lines.

Traveller's guide: Family safaris

If you get the details right, a trip to view Africa's amazing wildlife can be the ultimate adventure for parents and children, says Mike Unwin

Where the weird things are: Meet the pangolin, the mammal that thinks

A 15kg walking artichoke? A metre-long ant-eating pine cone? Even though the pangolin is fairly widespread in savannah woodland right across sub-Saharan Africa, it's hard to describe in animal terms. For a start, this bizarre mammal is the only warm-blooded creature on the planet that is completely covered in scales.

Jacques Burger: the new toughest guy in rugby?

As the Namibian enforcer takes on top-of-the-table Northampton, he speaks to Chris Hewett about how he came to Saracens and why he intends to till 14,000 acres back home when he retires

The Kaiser's Holocaust, By David Olusoga & Caspar W Erichsen

In 1904, in what was then German South-West Africa, now Namibia, the Herero and Nama peoples rebelled against colonial control. The two risings were neither coordinated nor very shrewdly planned. Like rebels throughout Africa and Asia, the insurgents were almost inevitably doomed to failure: outgunned and outnumbered.

Traveller's Guide To: Namibia

The incredible wildernesses of this vast south-west African country offer wildlife watching, adventure sports, ancient art and plenty more

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