Shot of the day

FESTIVE MOOD: Vendors in Manila wait for customers among Christmas lanterns, known locally as 'parol'. The parol are patterned to resemble the Star of Bethlehem, and are made from bamboo covered with paper. They are displayed in houses, offices, buildings, and streets, and according to Filipino tradition and beliefs, also represent the victory of light over darkness.
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Samantha: 'I can't wait to come to Namibia'

South African BBA housemate Samantha was evicted alongside Malawi’s Mr 265 on Sunday and in a candid interview with tjil from Johannesburg, she spoke about her love for Namibian housemates Luis and Permithias and revealed plans to visit Namibia soon. Former Big Brother Africa contestants have returned to the show in one of Biggie’s many twists and turns. Read more about Samantha: 'I can't wait to come to Namibia'

Keeping it real

I’m a lover of music. I can’t sing or play any instrument, but I’ve always had this deep and personal appreciation of music. My darkest of moments had it its own soundtrack. There were times when I would just want to be in my own little space and feel sorry for myself and songs about struggles and triumph would often be my wake-up call or my inspiration to give faith a fighting chance. I’ve learned important life lessons from The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. Read more about Keeping it real

Ex-BBA housemates return to cause trouble

South Africa’s Samantha was always considered a front-runner for the Big Brother Africa Hotshots winner’s cheque. She is pretty, sings very well and is smart and a law student. In one of the most shocking eviction shows on Sunday, the beauty received only one country vote and was shown the door.
This shock eviction has cemented what seems to be a trend this year: that social network popularity is not transforming into actual votes.
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Oprah’s new movie tipped for Oscar glory

‘Selma’, a powerful new film about civil rights icon Martin Luther King, triumphed at its premiere in Los Angeles this week while critics are predicting awards season glory.
Co-starring Oprah Winfrey and rising British star David Oyelowo, the film received a standing ovation in Hollywood as industry journal Variety forecast “considerable box-office and awards-season gold”.
The film, due for limited release on December 25 to qualify for the Oscars, focuses on a short period after the 1964 passage of the Civil Rights Act, the law that abolished segregation in the US South.
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Shot of the day

PRO-DEMOCRACY: Small paper umbrellas, symbols of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are strung up in a display at the site of protest in the Causeway Bay area this past Sunday. Three Hong Kong democracy protest leaders denied permission at the weekend to board a flight to Beijing, where they had hoped to raise their demand for free elections directly to Chinese authorities. Photo: NAMPA/AFP Read more about Shot of the day

Shot of the day

INFERNO: An Afghan shop owner carries a water container as he attempts to extinguish a raging fire at the Mazar-i-Sharif central market. More than 200 shops were destroyed with no casualties reported as a fire swept through a clothes market in the northern Afghan city at the weekend.
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Friday, November 14

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre
Annual Unam Exhibition

DHPS School Hall
Battle of the Crews
Supporters Sports Bar
Soulful Fridays

Saturday, November 15

Hage Geingob Stadium
Windhoek Jazz Festival

National Theatre of Namibia
Katya Grineva Presents: Enchanting Evening of Romantic Piano

Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre
Storytelling Hour - Christmas with the Storytellers
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All that Jazz

The Windhoek Jazz Festival is back! Legends like Salif Keita are expected to wow Namibians, while local acts like Erna Chimu and Big Ben promise to hold their own on the stage. Read more about All that Jazz

Local acts excited to share stage with Golden Voice of Africa

Tomorrow evening, all roads lead to the Hage Geingob Stadium where the biggest event on Namibia’s musical calendar will be staged. City of Windhoek spokesperson Lydia Amutenya promises that this year’s event will be spectacular. “We are expecting between 4 000 and 5 000 music lovers so it’s extremely exciting,” she said.
The biggest-puller has to be African legend Salif Keita, who will be headlining the festival.
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