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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 - 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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× WINDHOEK, 20 October 2017 - The Head of the Namibian Police Force's High Profile Crime Division, Deputy Commissioner Sydney Phillander. (Photo by: Anna Salkeus) NAMPA

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× German candidate for the post of parliamentary vice-president of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right party, Albrecht Glaser answers journalists' questions during a meeting of his party on October 23, 2017 at the Bundestag (or lower house of parliament) in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Bernd von Jutrczenka / Germany OUT

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× Rohingya refugees gather outside their shelter in Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

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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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× Firefighters arrive 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

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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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× A model poses with a 37.30-carat "The Raj Pink", the world's largest known fancy intense pink diamond expected to fetch up to $30 million in an upcoming Geneva auction, during a Sotheby's preview in Hong Kong, China October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY