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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 – (From left) Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb; Oranjemund Mayor, Henry Coetzee and Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya pictured during the official opening ceremony of Oranjemund from a mining town to a local authority. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× Olympics - Dress Rehearsal - Lighting Ceremony of the Olympic Flame Pyeongchang 2018 - Ancient Olympia, Olympia, Greece - October 23, 2017 Greek actress Katerina Lehou, playing the role of High Priestess, lights a torch from the sun's rays reflected in a parabolic mirror 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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× FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file picture, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and his wife Brigitte Macron arrive with their dog called Nemo for a group photo with invited chefs during an event at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. French President Emmanuel Macron's dog Nemo interrupted a meeting his master was having with members of his government when he urinated against a fireplace in the Elysee Palace. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool, File)

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× Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the 2017 Chatham House London Conference at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, Britain. October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - African Stars player Ronald Ketjijere (in red) and Petrus Swartbooi of Orlando Pirates in action during the opening match of the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League season on Friday. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× (171023) -- HELSINKI, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- German rider Daniel Deusser and his horse Cornet compete in the second leg qualifier match of FEI World Cup Jumping Western European League in Helsinki, Finland, on Oct. 22, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhangxuan)

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× (171023) -- RUOQIANG, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Plants are seen near the Daxihaizi Reservoir on the Tarim River in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 21, 2017. The water diversion to the lower reaches of Tarim River has reached one billion cubic meters since April 27 this year, which is part of the sustained efforts of the local government to maintain the eco-environment of the Tarim valley. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge) (zwx)

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× ONGWEDIVA, 20 October 2017 – Owner of the Kandjengo Garage at Ongwediva, Gabriel Kandjengo,, on Friday officially retired as veteran motor mechanic at the age of 86 after being repairing cars since 1978. Kandjengo (M) is seated with his wife, Lusia (L) and the retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) retired Bishop Kleopas Dumeni during his retirement function held at his Garage in Ongwediva on the same day. (Photo by Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA