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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× OSHAKATI, 01 July 2017 - A volleyball game played at Oshakati during the Far Northern Volleyball Association (FNVA)-hosted tournament for corporate entities in July 2017. (Photo by Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× (FILES): This file photo taken on October 30, 2017 shows US Senator Al Franken (D-MN) listening during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing titled 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. US Senator and former Saturday Night Live star Al Franken, accused of groping women, issued a fresh apology Thursday, November 23, 2017 after new complaints of inappropriate behaviour emerged this week. The case of the Minnesota Democrat, who faces a potential Senate ethics investigation, is the latest in a series of sexual assault complaints against prominent American men in the entertainment, sports, political and media worlds. Two women have anonymously alleged that Franken touched their buttocks at two separate political events in 2007 and 2008, the Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, taking the total number of accusations against him to four. On the United States holiday of Thanksgiving, Franken wrote that he "feels terribly that I've made some women feel badly," the Star Tribune newspaper in his home state reported. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Drew Angerer

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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 Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 photo textile conservator Kate Tarleton, of Rochester, Mass., stands between two oversized spools holding a portion of the 1848, "Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage Round the World," at the museum in New Bedford, Mass. The quarter-mile-long (0.4-kilometer-long) panorama toured the U.S. after it was completed in 1848. . (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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× WINDHOEK, 23 November 2017 - Delegates greet one another while they wait for the official opening of the Swapo party's 6th congress to commence at the Safari Hotel in the capital. (Photo by: Anna Salkeus) NAMPA

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× (171124) -- BELGRADE, Nov. 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Crvena Zvezda's Mathias Lessort (C) vies with Baskonia's Tornike Shengelia (2nd L) and Miguel Gonzalez (2nd R) during the Euroleague basketball match in Belgrade, Serbia on Nov. 23. 2017. Baskonia won 85-81. (Xinhua/Predrag Milosavljevic)

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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) -- LONDON, Nov. 24, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Light installations are seen in Chiswick House Gardens during the Magical Lantern Festival switching-on ceremony in London, Britain, on Nov. 23, 2017. Hundreds of handmade, illuminated installations will be on display from Nov. 24, 2017 until Jan. 1, 2018. (Xinhua/Han Yan)(yy)