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

Trade deficit increase during Q1 of 2018

Written by Anna Salkeus on 19 June 2018

WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) – Namibia’s trade deficit worsened significantly by 71 per cent during the first quarter of 2018, due to lower exports.
The first quarter of 2018 trade deficit amounted to N.dollars 8.35 million compared to N.dollars 4.88 million recorded during the same period last year.
According to the latest quarterly trade statistics bulletin released by the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) on Tuesday, lower exports were valued at N.dollars 18.8 million compared to a higher import figure of N.do ...


Poverty eradication high on consultative meeting agenda

Written by Mulisa Simiyasa on 19 June 2018

OTJIWARONGO, 19 JUN (NAMPA) - Chairperson of the National Council, Margaret Mensah-Williams on Monday expressed concern with the increasing levels of poverty among children and vulnerable groups despite Government’s mitigating efforts.
Mensah-Williams was speaking at the official opening of a joint five-day consultative meeting between Government officials and National Council Standing Committees on Poverty Alleviation, Gender, Youth as well as Information and Communication Technology underway at Otjiwarong ...

Norway lobbies Namibia for support for seat at UN Security Council (Geingob)

WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) – The outgoing Norwegian Ambassador, Trine Skymoen on Tuesday lobbied for Namibia’s support for Norway’s bid for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations (UN) Security Council. Norway is competing for that seat against Ireland and Canada for the period 2021 to 2022. LP/EK/PS (Video by Lydia Pitiri)

Norway lobbies Namibia for support for seat at UN Security Council (Skymoen)

OvaMbanderu Traditional Authority Chief Kilus Nguvauva vows to support government

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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 June 2018 - Deputy Minister of Environment and Tourism, Bernadette Jagger speaks at a workshop on Monday organised for the local authority councils in the country on zero waste management. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× China's Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng attends a news conference at the commerce ministry in Beijing, China, June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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× (180620) -- YUNCHENG, June 20, 2018 (Xinhua) -- The Yellow River Bridge of the Yuncheng-Lingbao Expressway is under construction in Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province, June 19, 2018. The closure of the 1,690-meter bridge was finished on Wednesday. The construction of the bridge of the expressway linking Yuncheng and Lingbao in central China's Henan Province is expected to be finished in October this year. (Xinhua/Cao Yang) (mp)

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× (180619) -- OSLO, June 19, 2018 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (C), Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Soreide (L), and Somalian Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire, attend a joint press conference in Oslo, capital of Norway, on June 19, 2018. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that more mediation is needed as the world is "dangerous" and the situation is "deteriorating." (Xinhua/Liang Youchang)

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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 June 2018 - Executive Director of the Otjozondjupa Sustainable Waste Management (Oswam) Forum, Lydia Kazapua on Monday at a workshop, organised for local authorities on zero waste management, underway at Otjiwarongo. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× (FILES) In this file photo taken on June 26, 2015, festival goers attend a concert during the Solidays music festival in Paris. The emblematic solidarity festival Solidays, which will be held between June 22-24, 2018 in Paris, honours its 2,400 volunteers for its 20th anniversary. / AFP PHOTO / Thomas SAMSON

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× Indian yoga practitioners take part in a yoga session ahead of International Yoga Day at a park in Amritsar on June 20, 2018. Yoga, which means union in Sanskrit, is a family of ancient spiritual practices and also a school of spiritual thought from the South East Asian continent, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means of enlightenment. / AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU

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× D'Arcy Carden, from left, William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto arrive at a For Your Consideration event for "The Good Place" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Sunset Theatre on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)