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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 – (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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× (171023) -- TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Shiann Darkangelo (R) of Chinese Shenzhen Kunlun Red Star controls the puck during the 2017-2018 Canadian Women's Hockey League (CWHL) game against Markham Thunder in Markham, Canada, Oct. 22, 2017. Chinese Shenzhen Kunlun Red Star lost 0-3. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)

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× Veteran attend a ceremony for victims of war at the War Memorial on the Ile du Souvenir in Lyon on October 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE

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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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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - Tura Magic player Romeo Kasume (in blue and yellow) and Risto Makuti of UNAM FC pictured during their 2017/18 Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× (171023) -- NANTONG, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Oct. 22, 2017 shows the Tianshenggang Channel Bridge, part of a large bridge crossing the Yangtze river and linking Zhangjiagang and Nantong of east China's Jiangsu Province. Closure of the main arch of Tianshenggang Channel Bridge was finished on Sunday. The main span of the bridge is 336 meters. It is the world's largest long-span heavy-duty highway and railway steel arch bridge. (Xinhua/Xu Congjun) (zwx)

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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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× German Chancellor Angela Merkel leads a board meeting of her Christian Democratic Union party, CDU, at the party's headquarters in Berlin, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The new elected German parliament Bundestag will have its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)