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

MVA implores road users to be responsible

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 24 November 2017

WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund on Thursday appealed to members of the public to avoid being the sources of trouble and misfortune on the roads by acting responsibly as the festive season begins.
“This is in view of the fact that during the previous festive season between 22 November 2016 and 17 January 2017, Namibian roads claimed the lives of 124 persons,” said a statement issued by the MVA Fund.
It further stated that of the 124 deceased, 70 per cent were male and 30 pe ...


Ombudsman launches racism, tribalism and discrimination report

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 23 November 2017

WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) – Ombudsman John Walters on Thursday launched a report on a national inquiry into racism, racial and other forms of discrimination and tribalism.
The report named ‘A nation divided: Why do racism and other forms of discrimination still persist 27 years after independence?’ was compiled by the office of the Ombudsman after public hearings to establish the level of discrimination in Namibia.
The report deals with issues of access to justice, disability, indigenous people, land resettl ...

Swapo not a shortcut to personal wealth: Geingob

WINDHOEK, 23 NOV (NAMPA) - Speaking during the official opening of the party’s 6th ordinary congress on Thursday, President Hage Geingob said the Swapo Party is not a personality cult or an exclusive club, but bigger than any individual. (Video by George Hendricks)

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× WINDHOEK, 23 November 2017 - Former Prime Minister Libertine Amathila and other delegates arrive for the official opening of the 6th Swapo congress on Thursday. (Photo by:Anna Salkeus) NAMPA

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× Marist guard Brian Parker (2) is fouled by West Virginia forward Sagaba Konate (50) while going up to shoot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the AdvoCare Invitational tournament Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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× Pakistani security personnel inspect a destroyed vehicle at the site of suicide bomb attack that targeted a senior police officer in Peshawar on November 24, 2017. A top police official in Pakistan's northwest was killed along with his bodyguard when a suicide bomber on a motorbike rammed into their vehicle on November 24, police said. / AFP PHOTO / ABDUL MAJEED

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× (171124) -- DALI, Nov. 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2017 shows the scenery of the Zibi Lake in Eryuan County of Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Water quality of Zibi Lake has been improved since local authorities took measures including reversing land reclamation and water ecological restoration. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)(wsw)

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× WINDHOEK, 23 November 2017 - Minister of Public Enterprises, Leon Jooste (L) chats with NEPC Chief Executive Officer Audrin Mathe during the official opening of the Swapo congress on Thursday. (Photo by: Anna Salkeus) NAMPA

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× Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - GABBA Ground, Brisbane, Australia, November 24, 2017. Australia's captain Steve Smith avoids a bouncer bowled by England's Stuart Broad during the second day of the first Ashes cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray

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× (171124) -- LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- People enjoy their free Thanksgiving meal in Los Angeles, the United States, on Nov. 23, 2017. Thousands of Skid Row residents and homeless people from downtown and beyond were served Thanksgiving meals during an annual free holiday feast event. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong)(yy)

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× FULLERTON, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Chibueze Jacobs #1 and Jeff Wu #14 of the Sacramento State Hornets guard Matt Mitchell #11 of the San Diego State Aztecs as he drives to the basket in the first half of the game at Titan Gym on November 23, 2017 in Fullerton, California. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==