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Namibian diamond town opens gates to the public

A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy. The remote town of Oranjemund, which lies in a diamond-mining area called the Sperrgebiet, or “prohibited area” in German, held celebrations this month to declare an end …

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Woman who saved hubby from crocodile gets award

A Namibian woman who fought off a crocodile that was attacking her husband has been awarded a police prize for “extraordinary” bravery. “Men must see how prepared our women are to save us from danger,” Kavango East governor Samuel Mbambo was quoted as saying at a ceremony to hand over …

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