In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ripped from the Headlines!.”
I am currently writing a book based in Namibia Africa. When I saw this prompt today I decided to share some information I learned from a article in the Huffing ton post. It seems that Namibia, Angola and South Africa have one of the biggest and oldest deserts in the world.
Each country has a different name for their part of the desert. The desert that runs through Namibia is called Namib.The name comes from the Nama language and means “Vast”. The part of the desert running through South Africa is called the Karoo desert and the third part of the desert running through Angola is called KaoKovveld.
While each country has their own name for their part of the desert it is all one desert covering around 311,000 square miles. The desert has been there for for at least 55 million years and has very extreme temperatures.