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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 - Tura Magic player Romeo Kasume (in blue and yellow) and Risto Makuti of UNAM FC pictured during their 2017/18 Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× An elderly Rohingya Muslim woman, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, rests inside a shelter by the roadside along with others at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. U.N. humanitarian officials, high-level government envoys and advocacy group leaders on Monday opened a one-day conference aimed at drumming up funds to help ethnic Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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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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× Employees work on an electric train assembly line at the Stadler Minsk plant in Fanipol, Belarus August 1, 2017. Photo taken August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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

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× (171023) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- A man measures the weight of salt in Ban Keun salt factory in Vientiane province, Laos. Oct. 22, 2017. Salt in Ban Keun salt factory is made in traditional way by boiling briny water and collecting the salt that is left behind. (Xinhua/Liu Ailun)(srb)

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× (171023) -- MADRID, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid's Marcelo Vieira celebrates a goal during the Spanish Laliga football match between Real Madrid and Eibar at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 22, 2017. Real Madrid won the match with 3-0. (Xinhua/Juan Carlos Rojas)