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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 Petrus Swartbooi of Orlando Pirates in action during the opening match of the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League season on Friday. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× A 37.30 carat diamond "The Raj Pink" is displayed by a model at a Sotheby's auction room in Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Sotheby's plans to auction the gem, which it says is the largest known fancy intense pink diamond, in Geneva in November for an estimated US$ 20-30 million. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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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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× (171023) -- NAIROBI, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Locals attend the Mashujaa day celebration at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, Oct. 20, 2017. Kenya's Mashujaa Day is marked on Oct. 20 every year to commemorate the heroes who fought for the freedom and independence of Kenya. (Xinhua/Allan Mutiso)

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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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× (171023) -- HELSINKI, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- German rider Daniel Deusser and his horse Cornet compete in the second leg qualifier match of FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League in Helsinki, Finland, on Oct. 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhangxuan)

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× Speaker of the Catalan regional Parliament Carme Forcadell is seen after presiding over the parties' spokespersons board meeting at the Parliament in Barcelona, Spain October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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× Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY