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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× RUNDU, 20 November 2017 - Team Harambee vice-presidency candidate, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah speaks at a campaign event in Rundu. (Photo by: Peter Muronga) NAMPA

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× FILE - In this July 9, 2011, file photo, actor David Cassidy acknowledges the crowd before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the Florida Marlins and the Houston Astros, in Miami. Former teen idol Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67, publicist said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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× Columbus Crew's Wil Trapp, right, tries to clear the ball away from Toronto FC's Armando Cooper during the second half of an MLS Eastern Conference championship soccer match Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The match ended in a 0-0 tie. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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× Immigration advocates rally, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in front of the Jacob J. Javits Federal Building in New York to protest the decision from the Department of Homeland Security to terminate Temporary Protected Status for people from Haiti. The Homeland Security Department said conditions in Haiti have improved significantly, so the benefit will be extended until July 2019 to give Haitians time to prepare to return home. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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× WINDHOEK, 16 November 2017 - Some of the clothing items of Founding President Sam Nujoma, which were auctioned during a fundraising gala dinner held in the capital on Wednesday. (Photo by: Esmer Konstantinus) NAMPA

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× Egyptian actor Elham Shahin poses during the opening of the 39th Cairo International Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt November 21, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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× WINDHOEK, 16 November 2017 - Chief Executive Officer of the New Era Publication Corporation (NEPC), Audrin Mathe takes an oath when he appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Accounts. (Photo by: Esme Konstantinus) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 16 November 2017 – Football players and coaches from Black Africa and Orlando Pirates - Da Costa Angula (L), Anorld Subeb, Woody Jacobs and Innocent Tembo seen after a media conference ahead of the 2017 derby. (Photo by: Maqonda Ndlovu) NAMPA