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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 - African Stars player Panduleni Nemkundi (L) and Petrus Swartbooi of Orlando Pirates in action at Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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

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× Sri Lanka's Sadeera Samarawickrama is bowled by Pakistan's Usman Khan Shinwari during their forth ODI cricket match in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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× ONGWEDIVA, 20 October 2017 – Owner of the Kandjengo Garage at Ongwediva, Gabriel Kandjengo,, on Friday officially retired as veteran motor mechanic at the age of 86 after being repairing cars since 1978. Kandjengo (M) is seated with his wife, Lusia (L) and the retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) retired Bishop Kleopas Dumeni during his retirement function held at his Garage in Ongwediva on the same day. (Photo by Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - African Stars player Ronald Ketjijere (in red) and Rian !Hanamub of Orlando Pirates pictured during the opening match of the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League season at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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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) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 22, 2017 shows a salt storage room 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) and his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari leave after a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV