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Saturday, 9 June 2018

The Body of a Mysterious Sea Creature Has Washed Up in Namibia

Despite not being seen often, Cuvier's beaked whales are actually incredibly common. On the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species they're listed as of "least concern" and it's believed there are around 100,000 of them living in oceans all across the world. The reason they're not often sighted is because they can dive incredibly deep - reaching depths of almost 1,000 metres (3,300 feet).


The corpse of a mysterious, 6-metre (20-foot) long sea creature washed up in Namibia, confusing experts over whether the remains belonged to a whale or a dolphin. Scientists have now identified the animal - and it's a unique deep-diving species of whale that hasn't been seen in Namibia since 2000. After measuring the body and analysing its head shape, researchers are confident that the creature is a Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris).

The only member of the Ziphius genus, the species is the most commonly sited beaked whale, but it hasn't been seen in Namibia since 2000, according to Simon Elwen, an investigator with the Namibian Dolphin project. "I was quite surprised," Elwen told the Daily Mail. "These animals are rarely seen in the water, so to see them on land is very unique.



Friday, 8 June 2018

STOLEN CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LETTER RETURNED TO SPAIN

Mr Morenes described the event as "a showcase of the ties that bind the United States and Spain together". Homeland Security Investigations, a division of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), conducted the investigation with the Department of Justice (DOJ), according to a statement from ICE.

The letter was a manual copy of the original, known as the Catalonia Plannck II Columbus and written in Spanish to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. It describes the people, landscape and wealth Columbus found when he arrived in the Americas.

The US  returned a 500-year-old stolen Christopher Columbus letter to Spain after a seven-year hunt. Written in 1493, the letter describes the explorer's discoveries in the New World and was addressed to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

However, authorities received a tip in 2011 that several copies had been stolen and replaced with forgeries. Spain's US ambassador Pedro Morenes received the letter in a repatriation ceremony in Washington.



Friday, 1 June 2018

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 2008 XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS


Kwere is an offensive term used by black people to refer to foreign Africans. Petersen says they want to provoke thought around the issue of the attack on foreign nationals.

Africa Awake is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2008 xenophobic attacks by remembering the victims.

In 2008, a xenophobic attack erupted in South Africa claiming over 50 lives and leaving over 15,000 people displaced.

Africa Awake will showcase a documentary and an exhibition at 56Pim Studio in Newtown on Thursday.

The documentary, Blood and Fire, is based on Ernesto Nhamuave, a Mozambican who was burned alive in the Ramaphosa informal settlement in the East Rand.

Speaking to Eyewitness News, Africa Awake’s director Romy Petersen says they have themed the event “Kwere” to dismantle negative connotations around foreign nationals in the country.


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