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Transcontinental Race: Germany's Fiona Kolbinger becomes first female winner of endurance race

Germany's Fiona Kolbinger has beaten more than 200 men to become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race, cycling more than 2,485 miles across Europe in just over 10 days.

The cancer researcher, 24, endured thunderstorms, scorching heat and icy rain in the solo race, which took her from Burgas, Bulgaria to Brest in north west France via five other countries.

After finishing in a time of 10 days, two hours and 48 minutes, Kolbinger says she could have "gone harder", adding: "I could have slept less."

Laurent Koscielny: Arsenal defender set to join Bordeaux

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sell defender Laurent Koscielny to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m).

The 33-year-old centre-back is having a medical on Tuesday before completing a return to France after nine years with the Premier League club.

Frenchman Koscielny had a year left on his contract at Emirates Stadium and the Gunners wanted him to stay.

But he asked for a free transfer and refused to travel on a pre-season tour.

NDF sports tourney kicks off at Keetmanshoop

The sixth edition of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) annual sports tournament kicked off at Keetmanshoop on Monday.
This year’s sports edition is scheduled for 05 to 10 August and is being hosted by the 12 Motorised Infantry Brigade (Mot Inf Bde) based at Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi barracks, Keetmanshoop.
Speaking to Nampa here on Monday, 12 Bde sports vice chairperson of the management committee, Lieutenant Colonel Samora Njambari said the tournament includes sport codes such as soccer, volleyball, netball, boxing, pool table and field and track.

Woman kept hidden for 22 years because of albinism

A 34-year-old woman with albinism says she was kept hidden from society for 22 years due to attacks from community members on her family because of her genetic condition.
Claudia Mwira, along with her father, Ndumba Mwira, revealed this during a public hearing on discrimination and other challenges faced by persons with albinism held here on Thursday by the Office of The Ombudsman.

The family of Petrina Johannes received donations and assistance from good Samaritan

The family of Petrina Johannes received donations and assistance from good Samaritan from Tuudila Musical Works today.
They received groceries, cosmetics and many others.
Johannes is a 21 years old lady who is taking care of her siblings and her kids at their homestead at Okakango in Okankolo constituency while the mother left them home alone after 7 years. Though they have been starving she make sure that her family have something to eat.
She returned home yesterday with the assistance of the councillor.

BoN gives N.dollars 5 million towards drought relief

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) here on Tuesday donated N.dollars 5 million to the Office of the Prime Minister towards the national drought relief programme.
This is in response to the government’s call for all Namibians to contribute to the initiative.
Receiving the donation on behalf of Government from BoN Governor Ipumbu Shiimi, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila noted that the call for support has been receiving positive feedback from various donors.

Ovaherero should work together with other tribes: Kambazembi

Chief Sam Kambazembi of the Kambazembi Royal House on Sunday called on fellow Ovaherero people to work hand in hand with other tribes in order to build unity between Namibian tribes.
Speaking here at the Red Flag (Otjiserandu) commemoration, Kambazembi said it is not a mistake that Ovaherero are living in Namibia with other tribes.
“It is not by accident that we are living in Namibia with each other but a blessing for Ovaherero people,” he said.

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