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

Mediocre education to blame for high unemployment: Venaani

Written by Edward Mumbuu Jnr on 23 January 2018

WINDHOEK, 23 JAN (NAMPA) – Namibia’s 34 per cent unemployment rate can be attributed to a lack of excellence in schools and misappropriation of State resources in the education sector.
This is according to the leader of the official opposition party – the Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) – McHenry Venaani.
Briefing the media here on Monday, Venaani branded what he termed “quantitative education” a failure.
He said without sufficient absorptive mechanisms and institutions in place to cater for those who ...


Three women in KHP court for fraud

Written by Patience Smith on 23 January 2018

KEETMANSHOOP, 23 JAN (NAMPA) – Three women appeared in an ongoing trial before magistrate Murray Shikongo in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of fraud involving an estimated N.dollars 324 000.
The accused - Magret Diergaardt, Eugene Fleermuys and Violet Basson - are all former employees of the Lewis furniture store in Keetmanshoop, where the alleged theft of money took place.
The crime was detected in February last year, following an audit at the company.
It is believed that one of t ...

Hitman confident of winning second world title

WINDHOEK, 22 JAN (NAMPA) –Paulus ‘Hitman’ Moses has warned his opponent Raymundo ‘Sugar’ Beltran to underestimate him at his own peril when the two pugilists meet on 16 February for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Lightweight Title in Las Vegas, United States of America. (NAMPA) KM/HP (Video by: Lydia Pitiri)

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× (From left) Kamborimbori Mbendura and Belita Tjekupe who were reported missing from Otjivaava village in the Epupa Constituency have been found. (Photo: Contributed)

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× (180123) -- NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Guests and journalists take photos of Mavic Air and its accessories during a launching ceremony in New York, the United States, Jan. 23, 2018. Civilian drones producer DJI released it latest product Mavic Air here on Tuesday. Mavic Air is an ultra-portable and foldable camera drone with a 4K high quality camera and has a maximum flight time of 21 minutes. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

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× (180123) -- DAVOS, Jan. 23, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the plenary session during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting at Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2018. Heads of state called for 2018 to be the year of collaboration and multilateralism to address major global challenges like climate change, terrorism and protectionism, as the World Economic Forum opened in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Xu Jinquan)

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× NEWPORT BEACH, CA - JANUARY 23: Kei Nishikori of Japan reacts after winning a point against Dennis Novikov during the first round of the Oracle Challenger Series at the Newport Beach Tennis Club on January 23, 2018 in Newport Beach, California. Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× WINDHOEK, 22 January 2018 - (From left) Tim Ekandjo, Paulus Moses and Nestor Tobias seen at a press conference in Windhoek following the confirmation of the Hitman's fight in America. (Photo by: Maqonda Ndlovu) NAMPA

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× (180123) -- SINGAPORE, Jan. 23, 2018 (Xinhua) -- A woman walks through the bamboo maze installation at the National Gallery Singapore on Jan. 23, 2018. The bamboo maze installation, created by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, will be on display from Jan. 24 to Oct. 28, 2018. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey) (whw)

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× SWAKOPMUND, 21 January 2018 - Small businesses in Swakopmund are finding it tough to make a profit owing to a lack of clients in January. Pictured here is Johannes Kuwa, a street vendor in Mondesa who sells clothes. (Photo by: Kiiyala Paulus Shiku) NAMPA

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× A former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva supporter attends a demonstration in support of his candidacy for the 2018 presidential race, and gestures against those seeking Lula's arrest, in Brasilia, on January 23, 2018. Lula was sentenced in July 2017 to 9.5 years behind bars after being convicted of corruption in Brazil's huge 'Car Wash' graft scandal. The court in Porto Alegre said it will rule on his appeal on January 24. That could decide whether Lula -- hugely popular during his 2001-2010 two-term presidency -- can take part in the October 2018 presidential elections in which he is currently the frontrunner. / AFP PHOTO / Sergio LIMA