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)

Swapo congress in full swing

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× WINDHOEK, 23 November 2017 - President Hage Geingob (with Swapo scarf) arrives at the official opening of the Swapo party's sixth congress in the capital on Thursday. (Photo by: Anna Salkeus) NAMPA

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× A boy plays ahead of the November 26 presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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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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× In this Nov. 21, 2017, file photo, a visitor walks under the colorful autumn leaves in Hibiya park in Tokyo. The public park is located in the heart of the capital. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

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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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× FILES): This file photo taken on March 20, 2017 shows US Senator Al Franken (D-MN) taking a break during the Neil Gorsuch Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing as US President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. US Senator and former Saturday Night Live star Al Franken, accused of groping women, issued a fresh apology on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017, after new complaints of inappropriate behaviour emerged this week. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan SMIALOWSKI

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× Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - GABBA Ground, Brisbane, Australia, November 24, 2017. England's Stuart Broad dives but fails to stop a boundary by Australia's Shaun Marsh during the second day of the first Ashes cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray

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× REFILE - CORRECTING ID Russia Marshavin Roman, Head of Department of International Cooperation, attends a session at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum Summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/David Mercado