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Miss Namibia receives heroes welcome as she returns from Miss Universe pageant 

Family. friends and fans flocked to the Hosea Kutako International Airport to welcome Miss Namibia Cassia Sharpley.

Sharpley returned home from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America, where she participated in the Miss Universe pageant.

It was an emotional affair for the beauty queen as her father, alongside her grandmother, welcomed her at the airport.

The beauty queen says it was an honor to represent Namibia internationally and quite an experience and journey for her.

Three chosen for Multichoice Talent Factory Class of 2023

Namibia will be represented by three aspiring filmmakers in the latest cohort of the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF), MultiChoice Namibia (MCN) has announced.

The three are Fimanekweni Paulus, Tekla Nakale, and Romeo Urikeraka, who were chosen from 60 applicants to participate in the MTF's 12-month training program in Lusaka, Zambia.

According to a press release issued by MultiChoice on Tuesday, the program focuses on theory and hands-on filmmaking experience, including scriptwriting, cinematography, editing, and audio post-production.

Ms Namibia Heads to New Orleans for Ms Universe

Miss Namibia Cassia Sharpley left the country on Saturday to represent Namibia at the Miss Universe pageant in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America.

Sharpley has been chosen to represent Namibia at the 71st Miss Universe pageant, which will be held on January 14, 2023.

She will be competing against other beauty queens from 90 countries in the Miss Universe Organization (MUO), which is a global, inclusive organization that celebrates all cultures, backgrounds, and religions.

Governor's Music Bash at Gam a Huge Success

For the first time in a long time, the youth of Gam filled the Gam Combined School hall while some peered from the windows to witness and enjoy a music bash.

It was the final event for the Gam Christmas Extravaganza, courtesy of Otjozondjupa Governor James Uerikua.

Get-togethers such as these hardly happen in Gam, as there are no recreational areas nor performances from top Oviritje artists.

Stolen moments exhibition opens

Some Namibians are reliving the memories of when they were deprived of their own identity in music and arts through the 'stolen moments' exhibition.

The project seeks to revive Namibian musical traditions that the apartheid regime attempted to erase.

Before Namibia's independence in 1990, many were made to believe that the country had no real musical legacy.

Popular productions by Namibian artists from the past were hidden from the masses under the apartheid regime, depriving many an opportunity to connect with their own musical heritage.

Miss Namibia second runner up Diana Andimba returns home

Miss Namibia's second runner-up, Diana Andimba is back home after competing in the Miss Earth 2022 pageant.  
 
The beauty contest which took place in Manila, Philippines last month saw Andimba making it to the top twenty. 

Limited resources and poverty among people in rural areas are hampering efforts to end the spread of HIV/Aids in Namibia.

It was an intimate affair as Andimba was welcomed by her father, aunts, and niece. 

City of Windhoek hosts Christmas open market

The spirit of Christmas lingers in Windhoek as the City Council hosts its Christmas open market in the Central Business District.

The event, the second of its kind, is aimed at promoting the economic and artistic vibrancy of the capital.

The city administrators have transformed the Zoo Park, Post Street Mall, and sections of Independence Avenue into a bustling hub for over 100 small business enterprises and some corporate companies.

Business activities on Independence Avenue are dominated by small and medium enterprises.

Miss Namibia 2022 visits Frans Aupa Iindongo Special Care Center

Miss Namibia 2022, Cassia Sharpley, paid a visit to the Frans Aupa Iindongo Special Care Center at Okandjengedhi in Oshana Region.

The center was established in 2002 and currently looks after 25 children with special needs.

Some of the children were abandoned by their mothers at the center up to four years ago, and they have since disappeared.

The center needs to be renovated and expanded to the required standard so that it can be registered with the Gender Ministry.

There is also a need for ablution facilities, food, diapers, toys, and stationery.

Damara clans celebrate annual cultural festival at Okombahe

The Damaran people gathered at Okombahe to celebrate the annual cultural festival, which is aimed at uniting the different Damara sub-tribes as well as showcasing their culture and traditions for the benefit of the youth.

As the ray of sunlight touched the face of the earth, the Damaran Gaob Justus |Uruhe ||Gäroeb performed a ritual ceremony upon his visit to the graveyard monument of the late leaders and unveiled new plaques in their honour.
 
The Damaran Gaob led the lighting of the ritual fire that represents unity among the 34 Damara clans.

Oshakati Carribean Recreational Facility inaugurated

The Minister of Industrialization and Trade has called on the Oshakati Town Council to set up a recreational park for children to bring them together and nurture them into becoming responsible adults.

Lucia Iipumbu made these remarks when she officially inaugurated the revamped Oshakati Caribbean Recreational Facility.

Oshakati Caribbean was once a popular recreational facility in the 1990s, but it has since fallen into a dilapidated state and could no longer be used by the public.