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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 – Tony Bessinger, Namdeb’s Head of Town Transformation and Sustainability. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× (171023) -- MADRID, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Eibar's Joan Jordan shoots 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)

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× (171023) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2017 shows a scene of salt production 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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× REHOBOTH, 18 October 2017 - Aris Grundschulle Primary School boys pictured with volunteers before a training session. Current and former learners will bid farewell to long-time Principal Salomon Skrywer during a tournament hosted later this month in Aris. (Photo: Contributed) NAMPA

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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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× Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, holds Olympic Flames which 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 Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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× (171023) -- VIENTIANE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 23, 2017 shows a scene of salt production 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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× 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