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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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× 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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× German leader of the parliamentary group of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) far-right party, Alice Weidel, arrives for a meeting of her 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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× Olympics - Dress Rehearsal - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 23, 2017 Actresses 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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× Farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins (R) look on during their court appearance as they face sentencing in connection with forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive, at the Middelburg High Court in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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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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× A deer grazes 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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× Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, holds a torch after the Olympic Flame was lit from the sun's rays, during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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× FILE - In this April 15, 2009, file photo, the Halliburton sign adorns the side of a machine being used by the company at a site in Rulison, Colo. On Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, Halliburton Co. reports financial results. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)