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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 – Mineworkers Union of Namibia branch chairperson for Oranjemund, Mbidhi Shavuka. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× Windhoek, 07 October 2017 - A damaged section of the tartan track at the Independence Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA.

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× This Saturday, Oct 19, 2017 frame grab from video, shows two Syrian soldiers walking in the street of Qaryatayn, a town in central Syria which was recaptured from Islamic State group militants on Saturday. The bodies of at least 67 Syrian civilians, many summarily killed by the Islamic State group, have been discovered in Qaryatayn, activists said Monday. (AP Photo)

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× Loa Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, left, loks at Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo delivering a speech during a mayors meeting in Paris, Monday Oct.23, 2017. Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games while Los Angeles while host the 2028 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - Tura Magic player Petrus Shitembi (L) and Pandeni Kandjambanga of UNAM FC in action during their 2017/18 Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× First Greek torchbearer for Pyeongchang 2018, cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis (2nd-R) receives the Olympic flame from actress Katerina Lechou (3rd-R) acting the high priestessat the Temple of Hera on October 23, 2017 during a dressed rehearsal of the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame in ancient Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC. / AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS

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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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× 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