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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

Angolan troops `kill civilians' in assault on guerillas in Namibia

ANGOLAN TROOPS who swept through a rural area along the Namibia- Angola border have left a trail of burnt huts and dead bodies, some of whom appear to have been executed.

WILDLIFE WATCHING: The complete guide to; wildlife holidays

Stalking tigers on the back of an elephant, ticking off the `Big Five' on an African safari, watching birds from St Kilda to Kathmandu - this year's wildlife holidays span the planet and are as varied as the creatures that inhabit the world's wildest places. Go on, drive yourself to distraction. By Ann Warburton and Steven Toon

Frelimo and Swapo under threat as voters turn to opposition Namibia Frelimo majority is under threat as Mozambique goes to polls

TWO OF southern Africa's newest democracies go to the polls this week. Namibia enters its second day of voting today and in Mozambique presidential and parliamentary ballots will be cast on Friday and Saturday.

Rugby Union: THE FINAL RECKONING

QUARTER-FINAL PLAY-OFFS

GRADUATE: A VOLUNTEER ABROAD

Elliot Taylor, 33, graduated from Leicester University with a degree in Biological Sciences. After completing a PhD he went to work for the National Rivers Authority (NRA). Several years later he applied to join the VSO and after being accepted was posted to Namibia.

Rugby World Cup: A-Z guide - from Australia to an Australian

AUSTRALIA: With 33,950 adult participants, Australia has the smallest union population of the "big five" Test-playing nations. (New Zealand, always keen to put one over their Tasman cousins, have precisely 23 more, according to latest official statistics). But the Wallabies possess quality where most others are lumbered with mere quantity, and the smart money says that John Eales, their great lock forward and captain, will wrap his outsized mitts around the golden pot in Cardiff on 6 November.

THE RUGBY WORLD CUP: FIRST XV: UNLIKELY NATIONAL HEROES

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The Rugby World Cup: Which team to put your shirt on: Our guide to the squads, odds and omens

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New Zealand is backpackers' latest nirvana

THAILAND, INDIA and Nepal are passe. Asia has been replaced by far-flung New Zealand, Chile and Namibia as the backpackers' favourites. And Stansted Airport in Essex has been voted the best European airport in a poll of 1,200 independent travellers.

Southern Africa: The complete guide to Southern Africa

In southern Africa everything is on a larger scale: the waterfalls are higher, the wildlife is wilder and the beaches are never-ending. It is also a place of vivid contrasts: a landscape of huge deserts, yet replete with verdant gardens; where the modern wine industry has taken root and flourished, yet where you are as likely to travel in a steam train as in a car.

Frontline: Ngoma, Namibia - A century on, a cartological freak rises in revolt

THE CAPRIVI Strip is one of those bits of the map that seem to be asking for trouble. A corridor of Namibian territory protruding more than 400km into Zambia, Botswana and Angola, this cartological freak was spawned in the 19th-century Scramble for Africa, when European colonial powers meeting in Berlin swapped vast territories as if they were football cards.

Congo's rebels to fight on

CONGOLESE rebels warned yesterday they would continue their war against the government of President Laurent Kabila despite the signing of a peace accord to end Africa's biggest war.

Flotation to value Mutual at pounds 4bn

OLD MUTUAL, the South African financial services group, will sell 1,171 million shares or about 36 per cent of the enlarged company when it floats and lists on the London stock market on 12 July.

Travel: Trapped in a truck in Africa

Nine weeks travelling overland to Cape Town from Nairobi should have been the trip of a lifetime. But for Caroline Synge, it turned out to be a bit of nightmare
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