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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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× German leaders of the parliamentary group of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right party Alexander Gauland (R), and Alice Weidel arrive for a meeting of their party on October 23, 2017 at the Bundestag (or lower house of parliament) in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bernd von Jutrczenka / Germany OUT

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× This Saturday, Oct 19, 2017 frame grab from video, shows two Syrian soldiers walking in the street of Qaryatayn, a town in central Syria which was recaptured from Islamic State group militants on Saturday. The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in Qaryatayn, activists said Monday. (AP Photo)

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× Indian tech workers crawl out of their bubbles after playing bubble football in a rooftop arena in Bangalore on October 23, 2017. The first ever bubble football world cup is set to take place in London in May 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRAN

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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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× German member of the leadership of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right party Beatrix von Storch arrives for a meeting of her party on October 23, 2017 at the Bundestag (or lower house of parliament) in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bernd von Jutrczenka / Germany OUT

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× Olympics - Dress Rehearsal - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 23, 2017 Actresses 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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× (171023) -- RUOQIANG, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Birds search for food at 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)