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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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× RUNDU , 23 October 2017 - Blue Waters Football Club striker, Dominic Edom, (blue) runs for the ball in their second match of the 2017/18 MTC Namibia Premier League against Rundu Chiefs Football Club at the Rundu Sports Stadium on Sunday. Blue Waters won the game with a single goal. (Photo by: Petrus Muronga) NAMPA

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× (171023) -- PAMPANGA PROVINCE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Attendees pose for group photos during the opening ceremony of the 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) held in Pampanga Province, the Philippines, on Oct. 23, 2017. The defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started here on Monday their high-level security dialogue to discuss security issues facing the region including counterterrorism, drug trafficking and maritime conflicts. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali) (zcc)

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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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× Protesters chant slogans outside the court as farmers Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Martins appear in connection with forcing a black South African into a coffin and threatening to douse him in petrol and burn him alive, at the Middelburg High Court in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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× ORANJEMUND, 21 October 2017 – (From left) Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb; Oranjemund Mayor, Henry Coetzee and Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya pictured during the official opening ceremony of Oranjemund from a mining town to a local authority. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× This photo taken on October 17, 2017 shows Philippine soldiers flashing victory signs in what was the main combat area of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao. A five-month battle against Islamic State group supporters in the southern Philippines that claimed more than 1,000 lives has ended following a final battle inside a mosque, defence chiefs said on October 23. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

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× Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson attends the 2017 Chatham House London Conference at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, Britain. October 23, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner

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× (171023) -- ALICANTE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Sailing athletes and other boats march on the sea before Volvo Ocean Race starts 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)