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

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× WINDHOEK, 21 NOVEMBER 2017 - Nigel Mubita was elected president of the Khomas Basketball Association (KBA) over the weekend. (Photo: Contributed) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 16 November 2017 - One of the portraits auctioned during the Swapo party fundraising gala dinner held in the capital on Wednesday. (Photo by: Esmer Konstantinus) NAMPA

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× (171121) -- WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump (3rd R, rear) participates in 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)

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× Montreal Canadiens center Torrey Mitchell (17) is kept from the puck by Dallas Stars defenseman Jamie Oleksiak (5) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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× RUNDU, 16 November 2017 - Regional Chairperson of Namibia Public Passenger Transport Association (NPPTA) in Kavango East Region, Thobias Hamutenya speaks during a stakeholder meeting. (Photo by: Petrus Muronga) NAMPA

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× Antonio Bareiro of Paraguay's Libertad, top, jumps over Maximiliano Meza of Argentina's Independiente during Copa Sudamericana soccer game, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

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× London-based photographer Tim Flach poses with his book "Endangered" November 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. As a child, Tim Flach would immerse himself in the outdoors, becoming so attuned to the natural world that he could feel a bee's energy as it streaked by while he sketched in a corn field. This same sense of hyper-awareness of the natural world drove the British photographer to document some of the most threatened species across the globe, from pangolins hunted for their scales to great white sharks swimming off the Galapagos Islands. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

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× England's cricket team captain Joe Root and Australia's cricket team captain Steve Smith react as they are directed where to stand while holding the Ashes series trophy during an official event ahead of the Ashes opening test match at the GABBA ground in Brisbane, Australia, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray