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2017 Edition of Nedbank Desert Dash launched

Written by Hesron Kapanga on 23 October 2017

WINDHOEK, 23 OCT (NAMPA) - The 13th edition of the Desert Dash cycling competition was launched here on Monday.
It is Namibia's biggest cycling competition and covers 369 kilometres of mainly gravel road between Windhoek and Swakopmund. It must be completed within 24 hours.
This year’s competition takes place on 08 and 09 December, starting at 15h00 on the Friday at the Grove Mall in Kleine Kuppe.
The cut-off time is 15h00 on Saturday at Tiger Reef in Swakopmund.
Speaking at the launch of the Desert Dash, ...


Ongwediva Town Lodge burns down

Written by Mathias Nanghanda on 22 October 2017

ONGWEDIVA, 22 OCT (NAMPA) – A fire broke out at the Ongwediva Town Lodge at around 16h00 on Saturday, destroying the lodge and damaging the neighbouring Hotel Destiny.
The owner of the lodge, Hafeni Shiponeni in a telephone interview with Nampa on Saturday said the cause of the fire had not yet been determined.
“Certain people were reportedly having a braai near the swimming pool, but that is yet to be confirmed,” Shiponeni said.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Oshana Region, Warrant Office ...

Muharukua laid to rest next to her Father

OPUWO 21 OCT (NAMPA) – Governor of Kunene Region, Angelika Muharukua has been laid to rest at the Okozongondjoza next to her father. Okozongondjoza is situated almost 23 kilometres north of Opuwo in the Epupa Constituency of Kunene Region. (Video by George Hendricks) NAMPA

Kunene Region remembers the late Muharukua

White Cane Day commemorated in Swakopmund

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× Windhoek, 21 October 2017 - UNAM FC's Muna Katupose in action against Tura Magic FC during their Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× Actress Katerina Lechou acting the high priestess holds the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera on October 23, 2017 during a dressed rehearsal of the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

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× Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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× Barcelona mayor Ada Colau delivers a speech during a mayors meeting in Paris, Monday Oct.23, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - Tura Magic player Romeo Kasume (in blue and yellow) and Risto Makuti of UNAM FC pictured during their 2017/18 Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× Victor Mlotshwa (C) arrives at the court as farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins appear in connection with forcing him into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive, at the Middelburg High Court in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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× (171023) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2017 shows a scene of salt production at Ban Keun salt factory in Vientiane province, Laos. Salt in Ban Keun salt factory is made in traditional way by boiling briny water and collecting the salt that is left behind. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun)(srb)

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× Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV