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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 – 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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× Employees work at the ADANI company in Minsk, Belarus October 11, 2017. Photo taken October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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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 Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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× (171023) -- BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie speaks at a press conference held by the press center of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2017. The press conference was themed on pursuing green development and building beautiful China. (Xinhua/Li Xin) (ry)

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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) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 22, 2017 shows a salt storage room at Ban Keun salt factory in Vientiane province, Laos. 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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× 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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× This Monday, Oct 23, 2017 frame grab from video, shows Syrian soldiers patroling 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)