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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 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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× Two deer clash antlers in a field near the village of Kobylintsy, some 305 km north of Minsk, on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Sergei GAPON

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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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× WINDHOEK, 20 October 2017 - Orlando Pirates supporters pictured at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Friday. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA.

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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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× Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shakes hands with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari at the end of a joint press conference following their meeting in Moscow on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

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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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× Experts sit in a seminar room as they attend a high-level meeting to end forced children marriage, in Dakar, on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU