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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 – (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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× Windhoek,18 October 2017 - The poster of the annual Felabration international music festival.(Photo contributed) NAMPA

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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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× (171023) -- NAIROBI, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 21, 2017 shows a section of the Nairobi War Cemetery along Ngong Road in Nairobi, capital of Kenya. The war cemetery which was opened in 1941 by the military authorities is the largest war cemetery in East Africa. It contains 1,952 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 11 of which are unidentified. There are also 76 non-war burials and one French grave. (Xinhua/Crystal)

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× ROSH PINAH, 20 October 2017 – Children of the Hoeksteen Primary School at Rosh Pinah perform a traditional dance in celebration of the opening of the Rosh Pinah-Oranjemund road. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× French firefighters look and take pictures of a Canadair firefighting aircraft dropping water over a wildfire near Palasca, on October 23, 2017, after a fire that devastated nearly 2,000 hectares of forest on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA

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× Auckland mayor Phil Goff delivers a speech during a mayors' conference as Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo looks on in Paris, Monday Oct.23, 2017. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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× A deer roars near the village of Kobylintsy, some 305 km north of Minsk, on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei GAPON