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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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× (171023) -- BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- The press center of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds a press conference on pursuing green development and building beautiful China, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2017. Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie (C), and Yang Weimin (R), deputy director of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs attended the press conference. (Xinhua/Shen Hong) (wyo)

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - Tura Magic player Petrus Shitembi (L) and Pandeni Kandjambanga of UNAM FC in action during their 2017/18 Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× Actress Katerina Lechou acting the high priestess holds the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera on October 23, 2017 during a dressed rehearsal of the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

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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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× Jordan's Queen Rania sits with Rohingya children inside a temporary school run by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) during her 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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× (171023) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2017 shows salt in bamboo basket 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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× Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, left, hugs Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo during a mayors' conference in Paris, Monday Oct.23, 2017. Japan's leader Shinzo Abe has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion. Analysts initially thought that a new opposition party launched by populist Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike could put a dent in the ruling coalition's majority. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)