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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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× 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

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× ROSH PINAH, 20 October 2017 – Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb cuts the ribbon as he opens the Rosh Pinah-Oranjemund road while other Government and Roads Authority officials look on. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× Police officers arrive at a building where the Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station office is located in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Russia’s leading news radio station said on Monday its deputy editor-in-chief has been stabbed by an unknown attacker. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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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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× 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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× Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, right, 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 the Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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× Rohingya refugees line up to receive humanitarian aid in Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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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