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

Namibians observe national and international days

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× OTJIWARONGO, 13 December 2017 - Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region ride bicycles which were donated to them by the Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored) at Otjiwarongo on Wednesday. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× (171213) -- WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2017 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference in Washington D.C., the United States, on Dec. 13, 2017. The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, the third such increase in 2017. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

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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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× WINDHOEK, 13 DECEMBER 2017 - Legal Assistance Centre Coordinator of Land Environment and Development Unit Willem Odendaal (L), US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Peter Lord (C), and Inspector-General of the Namibian Police Lieutenant-General Sebastian Ndeitunga. (Photo by: Isabel Bento) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 10 December 2017- Namibians commemorating International Human Rights Day and Namibian Women's Day. (Photo: Linea Dishena) NAMPA

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× (171214) -- SINAIA, Dec. 14, 2017 (Xinhua) -- The Peles castle is seen in Sinaia, north of Bucharest, Romania, on Dec 13, 2017. The coffin of Romania's former King Mihai I was transported in Peles castle on Wednesday and will be buried on Dec. 16. Romania's former King Mihai I died on Tuesday at the age of 96 at his residence in Switzerland. (Xinhua/Cristian Cristel) (gj)

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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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× United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (2-R) is accompanied by Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2-L) before their meeting at the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Franck Robichon/Pool