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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 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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× Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

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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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× Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike looks on during a mayors' conference in Paris, Monday Oct. 23, 2017. Koike, head of new Japanese opposition party Party of Hope, says she broke a glass ceiling when she became Tokyo’s first female governor, but found “iron ceiling” when she launched a political party for Sunday’s national elections. Koike was speaking Monday at a mayors’ conference in Paris less than a day after her party made a disappointing showing in the lower house elections. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - Tura Magic player Junias Theophilus (L) and Boniface Siyanga of UNAM FC in action during their Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× Protesters chant slogans outside the court as farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins appear 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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× (171023) -- BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- A journalist asks questions at a press conference on pursuing green development and building beautiful China held by the press center of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2017. (Xinhua/Li Xin) (wyl)

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× A firefighter holds a water tube in order to fight a wildfire near Palasca, on October 23, 2017, that devastated nearly 2,000 hectares of forest on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA