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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 – Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb (L) and Oranjemund Mayor, Henry Coetzee pictured at the official opening ceremony of Oranjemund from a mining town to a local authority. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× An elderly Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rests inside a shelter by the roadside along with others at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. U.N. humanitarian officials, high-level government envoys and advocacy group leaders on Monday opened a one-day conference aimed at drumming up funds to help ethnic Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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× (171023) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- A man measures the weight of salt in Ban Keun salt factory in Vientiane province, Laos. Oct. 22, 2017. 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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× A Bangladeshi police man stands guard as Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for the arrival of Queen Rania of Jordan, at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. More than 580,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar security forces began a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. Myanmar's government has said it was responding to attacks by Muslim insurgents, but the United Nations and others have said the response was disproportionate. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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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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× SWAKOPMUND, 20 October 2017 - Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua. (Photo by: Paulus Kiiyala Shiku) NAMPA

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× Newly appointed Prefect of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Stephane Bouillon (C) 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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× REHOBOTH, 18 October 2017 - Aris Grundschulle Primary School boys pictured with volunteers before a training session. Current and former learners will bid farewell to long-time Principal Salomon Skrywer during a tournament hosted later this month in Aris. (Photo: Contributed) NAMPA