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

Refrain from making corruption accusations: Geingob

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 13 December 2017

WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob has called on members of the public to refrain from making accusations of corruption as it destroys people’s lives.
Geingob was speaking at the year-end media conference at State House on Wednesday, saying: “Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, so let them be proven guilty”.
The president explained that corruption is however a hard thing to prove, and questioned why people are condemning the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
He added that there are many ...


Schoolgirls get pregnant over holidays

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 13 December 2017

WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Education Arts and Culture (MEAC) is urging parents to take care of their girls during holidays as most pregnancies in learners are recorded a few months after school breaks.
Speaking to Nampa recently, Deputy Director in the HIV/AIDS Management Unit at MEAC, Julius Nghifikwa said they have generally observed that girls are getting pregnant during holidays when they are away from schools and under parents’ care.
“Children get pregnant while at home, especially [du ...

Geingob throws suprise party for State House employees

WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob hosted a surprise year-end function for State House employees here on Thursday. Over 150 people, including employees from the office of the vice-president, prime minister, and the two former presidents attended the function at State House. (NAMPA) MM/HP/ND (Video by: Lydia Pitiri)

Nujoma happy with operation of Etunda clinic

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× SWAKOPMUND, 11 December 2017 - Minister of Works and Transport Alpheus !Naruseb speaks at the official opening of the PIDA week in Swakopmund. (Photo by: Paulus Kiiyala Shiku) NAMPA

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× (171214) -- LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Dwayne Johnson (C) poses for photos at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony in Los Angeles, the United States, Dec. 13, 2017. Dwayne Johnson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. (Xinhua/Li Ying) (djj)

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× Masked demonstrator participates in a protest vigil and the symbolic closing of the Senate building against the potential approval of an Internal Security Law which would allow the army to act as police, in Mexico City, on December 13, 2017. Mexican deputies approved a new security law which provides a legal framework for military deployment, the controversial initiative is being discussed in the Senate. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ

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× (171214) -- QUITO, Dec. 14, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's suspended vice-president Jorge Glas (L) reacts during a hearing of his trial at the headquarters of the National Court of Justice, in Quito, capital of Ecuador, on Dec. 13, 2017. A criminal court in Ecuador on Wednesday sentenced the suspended vice-president, Jorge Glas, to six years in prison for illicit association within the bribery scheme run by Brazilian construction firm, Odebrecht. (Xinhua/Santiago Armas) (da) (fnc)(gj)

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× OTJIWARONGO, 12 December 2017 - Christmas food parcels distributed to the community members of Otjiwarongo on Tuesday afternoon by the office of Otjozondjupa Governor, Otto Ipinge. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Activists hold candles during a protest against a new security bill, Law of Internal Security, outside Senate building, in Mexico City, Mexico, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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× (171214) -- SARAJEVO, Dec. 14, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Eldar Merdanovic (top) of Kakanj goes up to the basket during the match against Spars at the Men's Basketball Championship 2017/2018 of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Sarajevo, BiH, on Dec. 13, 2017. Spars won 81-77. (Xinhua/Haris Memija)

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× Masked demonstrator participates in a protest vigil and the symbolic closing of the Senate building against the potential approval of an Internal Security Law which would allow the army to act as police, in Mexico City, on December 13, 2017. Mexican deputies approved a new security law which provides a legal framework for military deployment, the controversial initiative is being discussed in the Senate. Mexican deputies approved a new security law which provides a legal framework for military deployment, the controversial initiative is being discussed in the Senate. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ