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, The speedy response of the Windhoek Emergency Service's Fire Brigade prevented a family house in Avis from extensive fire damage. The fire that allegedly started in the kitchen was confined and extinguished before it could spread to other parts of the house. The fire broke out around 11h00 on Thursday. The Avis Neighbourhood Watch group already started with assistance to ensure the residents will not endure any discomfort due to the fire damage. (Photo by: Francois Lottering) NAMPA

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× (171124) -- DALI, Nov. 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Nov. 20, 2017 shows the scenery of the Zibi Lake and the wetland 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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× (171124) -- VANCOUVER, Nov. 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- A diver dresses as Santa Claus waves to a child inside a fish tank during the annual "Scuba Santa" event at Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, Canada, Nov. 23, 2017. The "Scuba Santa" is one of the top attraction and traditional event to celebrate the coming Christmas season for visitors in the Vancouver Aquarium. (Xinhua/Liang Sen) (zy)

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× WINDHOEK, 23 November 2017 - Minister of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare Zephania Kameeta (L) and Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein chat during the Swapo party's 6th congress in the capital on Thursday. (Photo by: Anna Salkeus) NAMPA

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× OTJIWARONGO, 22 November 2017 - Special Advisor in the Office of the Otjozondjupa Regional Governor, Moses Tjipurua !Omeb speaks at the occasion that marked the graduation of 96 community health extension workers at Otjiwarongo on Wednesday. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× FULLERTON, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach Mark Fox of the Georgia Bulldogs during the game against the Cal State Fullerton Titans at the Titan Gym on November 23, 2017 in Fullerton, California. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× Nov 23, 2017; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) talks with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) after their game at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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× A woman leaves with a child after telling the media she came to withdraw the child from the RYB kindergarten in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Chinese authorities are investigating allegations that children attending the RYB kindergarten in Beijing run by a U.S.-listed company have been abused and molested. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)