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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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× RUNDU , 23 October 2017 - Blue Waters Football Club striker, Dominic Edom, (blue) runs for the ball in their second match of the 2017/18 MTC Namibia Premier League against Rundu Chiefs Football Club at the Rundu Sports Stadium on Sunday. Blue Waters won the game with a single goal. (Photo by: Petrus Muronga) NAMPA

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× A Canadair firefighting aircraft drops water over a wildfire near Palasca, on October 23, 2017, after a fire that devasted neartly 2,000 hecatres of forest on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA

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× Meerkats nibble at a carved pumpkin, during a Halloween photocall at Bristol Zoo, in Bristol, England, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

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× OTJIWARONGO, 19 October 2017 - The founder of the Frans Indongo Group, Frans Indongo (L) and Otjozondjupa Governor, Otto Ipinge shortly before the official inauguration of Indongo Toyota Otjiwarongo on Wednesday. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× ORANJEMUND, 21 October 2017 – (From left) Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb; Oranjemund Mayor, Henry Coetzee and Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya pictured during the official opening ceremony of Oranjemund from a mining town to a local authority. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× Bangladeshi police women search Rohingya refugees before Jordan's Queen Rania visit to Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on October 23, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence erupted in northern Rakhine in August, a UN report said October 22. The grim new landmark comes as authorities in Bangladesh were bracing for another possible surge in Rohingya arrivals, with thousands from the Muslim minority believed to be stranded along the border waiting to cross. / AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFA

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× Olympics - Dress Rehearsal - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 23, 2017 Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, performs during the dress rehearsal for the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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× An employee works on an electric train assembly line at the Stadler Minsk plant in Fanipol, Belarus August 1, 2017. Photo taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko