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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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× Actors perform at 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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× 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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× Experts walk past a pannel reading "let's end children marriage and give them a better start" as they arrive to attend a high-level meeting to end forced children marriage, in Dakar, on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SEYLLOU

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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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× Olympics - Dress Rehearsal - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 23, 2017 Actresses with the flame during the dress rehearsal for the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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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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× (171023) -- BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- The press center of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) holds a press conference on pursuing green development and building beautiful China, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2017. Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie, and Yang Weimin, deputy director of the Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs attended the press conference. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei) (ry)