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 - 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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× In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, a resident of the nickel mining island of Manicani in central Philippines adjusts her headband during a rally in front of the office of Nickel Asia, a Nickel mining company, to demand its closure after 25 years of operation, in Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. Protesters and environmental activists urged the government to uphold the ban on open-pit mining and impose a moratorium on all large-scale mining in the country where they allegedly have contributed to the degradation of the eco-system and deprived them of their livelihood. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

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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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× Li Haotong of China hits a shot during round two of the Hong Kong Open at the Hong Kong Golf Club on November 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE

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× OPUWO,22 November 2017(NAMPA) - Elderly people receive donations from the Mission Work for Christ Church. (Photo by : Tjizumaue Undari) NAMPA

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× West Virginia guard Chase Harler (14) reacts as he makes a 3 -point basket in front of Marist guard Brian Parker (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the AdvoCare Invitational tournament Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. West Virginia won 84-78. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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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 ==

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× England's Stuart Broad appeals for the wicket of Australia's Shaun Marsh, left, with bat in hand, during the Ashes cricket test between England and Australia in Brisbane, Australia, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)