The Namibia Press Agency, (NAMPA), was established in 1991 as a national news agency responsible for the distribution of local, regional and international news.

UPDATE: ROBERT MUGABE RESIGNS

Written by Isabel Bento on 21 November 2017

WINDHOEK, 21 NOV (NAMPA) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has stepped down as president late Tuesday afternoon.
His resignation follows pressure from that country’s army which took over the government last week to rid the government of “criminals”.
According to international news reports, Mugabe resigned in a letter to the Zimbabwean Speaker of Parliament.
Large crowds of people were witnessed on live television dancing, singing and jumping in joy after hearing the news of Mugabe’s resignation.
“We coul ...


Police officer arrested for illegal game products

Written by Linea Dishena on 21 November 2017

WINDHOEK, 21 NOV (NAMPA) – A Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officer was arrested in the capital on Tuesday for drunken driving and illegal possession of game products.
The officer was apprehended after he lost control over the police bus he was driving, causing it to overturn at about 02h24 along the Western Bypass.
He was treated for minor injuries at the Katutura State Hospital. His two civilian passengers escaped unharmed.
Police found an unskinned oryx and a warthog in the bus.
NamPol Deputy Commissio ...

Mugabe's resignation casts mixed emotions.

WINDHOEK, 21 NOV (NAMPA) ? While the exit of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe from active politics is hailed in some circles, many Zimbabweans will be looking at the situation with mixed emotions. Mugabe resigned as president on Tuesday in a letter read by Speaker Jacob Mudenda in Parliament. Namibian political analysts and commentators told Nampa on Tuesday shortly after news broke on Mugabe?s resignation that the next few years will be critical for Zimbabwe. Political analyst Dr Nico Horn is of the opinion that while many may celebrate Mugabe's departure, it could in fact be a wait-and-see situation for many Zimbabweans. He said the fact that Mugabe only resigned after a military intervention, speaks volumes of the political future of the southern African nation. CT/ND/HP (Edited by: Francois Lottering) NAMPA

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× REHOBOTH, 19 November 2017 - Manager: Communication and Transformation at Old Mutual Mauriza Fredericks (front left); Old Mutual Executive: Marketing, Transformation and Customer Strategy Ndangi Katoma (second from left); CEO and Founder of African Leadership Institute Dawie Fourie (behind woman with light blue dress) and graduates of the Old Mutual Principals’ Academy for 2017. (Photo: Contributed) NAMPA

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× Jordanian actor Saba Mubarak smiles on the red carpet during the opening of the 39th Cairo International Film Festiva in Cairo, Egypt November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh ,

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× MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 21: Gaston Diedhiou #41 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers shoots the ball against Mohamed Sherif #23 of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs during the second half of the game on November 21, 2017 at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers defeated the Bulldogs 100-57. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× WINDHOEK, 16 November 2017- Representatives of the Welwitchia University which won the Development Bank of Namibia 2017 Good Business Awards Emerging Enterprise category worth N.dollars 100 000. The university, established with Development Bank of Namibia finance, addresses the shortage of private health education for nurses. (Photo by: Linea Dishena) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 17 NOVEMBER 2017 - Stimulus Director Josephat Mwatotele. (Photo Contributed) Nampa

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× This photo taken on November 7, 2017 shows Japanese master shoemaker Yohei Fukuda posing in his workshop in Tokyo. When Yohei Fukuda left for England more than a decade ago to learn his trade as a master leather shoemaker, he could hardly have imagined that his native Japan would one day become a leader in this traditionally European art. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

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× (171121) -- HARARE, Nov. 21, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda reads the resignation letter of President Robert Mugabe in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, on Nov. 21, 2017. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned. His resignation was announced Tuesday by Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda during a joint sitting of Senate and National Assembly that was debating his impeachment motion. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

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× Col. Chad G. Carroll, a spokesman for the U.N. command, shows the CCTV footage regarding a North Korean soldier's defection during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)