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

Sister parties to attend Swapo congress

GBV combating receives boost

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× OMUTHIYA, 19 November 2017 - Defence Minister and chairperson of Swapo national leaders assigned to the Oshikoto Region, Penda ya Ndakolo speaks during Team Harambee campaign meeting at Omuthiya in the Region on Sunday, when he suggested President Hage Geingob should dismiss ministers who are insulting him in their campaign for top Swapo positions. (Photo by Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 16 NOVEMBER 2017 - This Shoprite employee (l) fell victim to the violent actions that broke out between members of the Special Field Force of the Namibian Police (Nampol) and an angry mob which was accusing a house owner in Golgotha 14, Katutura of kidnapping children. The police had to use teargas on the crowd in response to the stones thrown on them by the members of the public. (Photo by: Uerikoha Tjijombo) Nampa

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× Nov 21, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Crew SC fans show support with a Save The Crew sign against the Toronto FC in the first half in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Championship at MAPFRE Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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× Journalists watch the CCTV footage regarding a North Korean soldier's defection during a press conference at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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× RUNDU, 20 November 2017 - Swapo deputy secretary-general candidate, Marco Hausiku speaks at a campaign rally in Rundu on Monday. (Photo by: Petrus Muronga) NAMPA

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× HELAO NAFIDI, 18 November 2017 - President Hage Geingob (R) inaugurates an Open Market at the Helao Nafidi Town's Oshikango suburb on Saturday, while Ohangwena regional governor Usko Nghaamwa (L) and mayor of the town, Eliaser Nghipangelwa, look on. (Photo by Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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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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× (171121) -- WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump (L) pats a turkey as Ivanka Trump (R) and her daughter Arabella look on after the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Nov. 21, 2017. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)