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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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× ORANJEMUND, 21 October 2017 – Mineworkers Union of Namibia branch chairperson for Oranjemund, Mbidhi Shavuka. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× Farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins (R) look on during their court appearance as they face sentencing in connection with forcing a black South African 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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× Newly appointed Prefect of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Stephane Bouillon attends a ceremony for victims of war at the War Memorial on the Ile du Souvenir in Lyon on October 23, 2017, as he takes office. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE

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× (171023) -- DHAKA, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Team members of India celebrate with the trophy after the awarding ceremony for Asia Cup Hockey 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Oct. 22, 2017. India clinched the title for the third time by defeating Malaysia with 2-1 in the final. (Xinhua/Salim Reza)(wll)

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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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× (171023) -- RUOQIANG, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Plants are seen near the Daxihaizi Reservoir on the Tarim River in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 21, 2017. The water diversion to the lower reaches of Tarim River has reached one billion cubic meters since April 27 this year, which is part of the sustained efforts of the local government to maintain the eco-environment of the Tarim valley. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge) (zwx)

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× Experts sit in a seminar room as they attend a high-level meeting to end forced children marriage, in Dakar, on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU

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× ORANJEMUND, 21 October 2017 – The entrance to the residential area of Oranjemund in the southwest of Namibia bordering South Africa. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA