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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

Mary Rice: 'One-off' legal sale has done nothing to halt smuggling

The ivory trade is a polarised issue. It is also complicated by the raft of conflicting messages reverberating worldwide every time the members of Cites (Convention on Trade in Endangered Species) meet to discuss, and often agree, changes to the rules governing international trade in elephant ivory. There are too many elephants. Elephants are endangered. International ivory trade is forbidden.

Five hotels for stargazers

Whether it's from a geodesic dome in the desert or a Himalayan spa retreat, the view will be stellar.

Investment Column: Premier Farnell making all the right moves

Kalahari; Mulberry

The Right Rev Richard Wood: Anglican bishop in Namibia expelled for his opposition to apartheid

Richard Wood stands high, with Michael Scott and Colin Winter, among those on the roll of Anglican churchmen who stood up against South African white racial supremacy.

Nobel peace prize for ‘stubborn’ Finn

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, the Finnish diplomat who has successfully banged heads together to end many conflicts from southern Africa to Indonesia to the Balkans.

Namibian wilderness: Self service

Creature comforts were thin on the ground when Matt Carroll headed out into the Namibian wilderness to fend for himself – helped by one of the last remaining tribes of hunter-gatherers

Brangelina: Price tag of $11m put on first pictures of the world's most famous children

From the hordes of paparazzi, camera crews and satellite trucks – and the security guards hired to contain them – it was obvious that a matter of great international importance was lurking within France's Lenval hospital.

To find Windhoek's soul, visit Katutura

Where do you discover the heart of a city? In the most unexpected places, says Hilary Bradt, founder of the acclaimed Bradt Travel Guides. Use her tale from Namibia's capital as inspiration for your own travel writing.

Don't be complacent, Ghana warned by manager Le Roy

The hosts, Ghana, could qualify for the African Nations Cup quarter-finals as early as today if they beat Namibia in their second group game.

Namibia 1 Morocco 5: Alloudi quick off the mark for Morocco

A first-half hat-trick from Soufiane Alloudi ensured an easy 5-1 win for Morocco over Namibia in their African Nations Cup Group A match here in Accra yesterday.

Last Night's TV: It's only rock and holes - but I like it

Earth: The Power of the Planet, BBC2; Imagine BBC1

Dublin: Craic a smile

Dublin has been transforming over the past few years into a sleek, smart, modern city. But, says Olivia Williams, the splendid Georgian architecture, cultural heritage and traditional pubs are still what charm today's visitors

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