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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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× Newly appointed Prefect of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Stephane Bouillon 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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× Olympics - Dress Rehearsal - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 23, 2017 Actresses with the flame 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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× An employee works in a production department at Mark Formelle's factory in Zaslavl, Belarus October 12, 2017. Photo taken October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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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 - 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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× FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 file picture, France's President Emmanuel Macron walks down the steps of the Elysee Palace, with his newly adopted dog, a labrador crossed griffon named Nemo, as he prepares to welcome the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou, in Paris, France. Macron's dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government when he urinated against a fireplace in the Elysee Palace. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

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× An employee works on an electric train assembly line at the Stadler Minsk plant in Fanipol, Belarus August 1, 2017. Photo taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko