Skip to comments.Terrorists operate in Namibia
Posted on 11/12/2011 9:01:29 PM PST by Got_to_say_it
Terrorists operate in Namibia: NamRights Informante - Nov 2, 2011 Written by Hilma Ndapandula Himotha The human rights organisation NamRights claims that some of the countrys highest political office holders tolerated and protected operations of at least two militant Islamic terrorist groups n Namibia. NamRights director Phil ya Nangoloh claims that his organisation is in possession of credible information that members of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militias as well as Somali al-Shabab jihadists have been operating in Namibia for several years. In a press release that NamRights published yesterday, ya Nangoloh demands from President Pohamba to clearly deny or confirm such allegations. Our belief is rooted in the largely circumstantial evidence supported by some actionable documentary evidence. We came across this disquieting evidence through our normal day-to-day human rights monitoring activities and our daily interactions with members of the public. We had a duty to duly inform the Pohamba Administration about our findings and we have done so and have so far received no feedback, says ya Nangoloh. NamRights further claims that during its probe into allegations of human trafficking, the organisation also received plausible information that Namibia has become a safe haven for money laundering and other criminal activities on behalf of other terrorist group, including al-Qaeda.
Ride the lightning...newb....
Terrorist operate everywhere.
Any particular reason he should ride the lightning?
My question as well...
Maybe he just likes to see people fry!?!
Odd. I’m probably one of the few on this forum who has spent a significant amount of time in Namibia. They certainly have their share of problems, but by African standards, it’s a pretty nice place...
I guess the OP and the zotmeister are off to more exciting things. So! Is the food interesting in Namibia?
Not bad at all, if you like game. Kudu, orix, springbok are common. Ostrich is very tasty. Don’t care for zebra at all. There is a small melon there called a !nara (you’ve got to do the “click”) that are outstanding. A very common food is biltong, dried meat that’s kind of a cross between jerky and sausage (you can never be sure what manner of beast goes into it, so you just eat).
Perhaps Namibia is more noted for something other than its cuisine. Diamonds? Textiles? Big game hunting?
That must explain why it doesn’t make much news. That pic looks familiar. I think I have seen some documentary program about the region and didn’t retain what country they said they were in.
If the pic looks familiar somebody owes me some money, cause I took it...
I guess I should have said the landscape in the pic looks familiar to landscape I saw in the video.
Ah - it’s the Namib sand sea near Sesriem. As far as Namibia goes, the area is pretty popular. The other really significant attraction is Etosha National Park in the north.
Skeleton coast, Sites of WWI & WWII naval raider battles.l former German colony after WWI administered by South Africa, Any of the German coloists left ? I think it still maintains some connections to Germany tourism and trade . I’ve heard that some of the Borers Afrikaners have resettled there .
The Skeleton Coast is pretty interesting, but there are a number of areas where travel is restricted because of mining operations or are closed for conservation reasons. There is still a German influence (architecture, place names, etc) and there are a fair number of German speakers, generally elderly. Lots of Afrikaners and mixed race from South Africa ended up there fleeing apartheid. I know of several who emigrated after losing their jobs in SA because their spouses were mixed race. Tourists there are generally northern European or from neighboring countries SA, Zambia, and Botswana; exceeding rare to encounter an American.
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