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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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× (171023) -- ALICANTE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- A plane flies over a sailboat of Volvo Ocean Race at Alicante, Spain, Oct. 22, 2017. The 2017-18 edition Volvo Ocean Race will take seven teams across four oceans, touching 12 host cities during the nine-month epic journey. (Xinhua/Guo Qiuda)

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× Newly appointed Prefect of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Stephane Bouillon attends a ceremony for victims of war at the War Memorial on the Ile du Souvenir in Lyon on October 23, 2017, as he takes office. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE

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× OUTAPI, 21 October 2017 - Salomon Valombola, the captain of the Ondombeyohumba Combined School Under-13 football team lifts the trophy. They won the first-ever Outapi Build It U-13 Football Competition on Saturday. Looking on is Emily Kandjaba (L) from Build It's Outapi branch. (Photo by: Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - African Stars player Ronald Ketjijere (in red) and Rian !Hanamub of Orlando Pirates pictured during the opening match of the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League season at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× Pakistan's Usman Khan Shinwari celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Sadeera Samarawickrama during their forth ODI cricket match in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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× FILE - A Thursday March 30, 2017 file photo of Britain's Prince of Wales being greeted by Princess Marina Sturdza as he visits the FARA Foundation in Bucharest, Romania. Hope and Homes for Children, of which Sturdza was patron, said she died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at her New York home. (Chris Jackson/PA via AP, File)

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× First Greek torchbearer for Pyeongchang 2018, cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis (2nd-R) receives the Olympic flame from actress Katerina Lechou (3rd-R) acting the high priestessat 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