The Namibia Press Agency, (NAMPA), was established in 1991 as a national news agency responsible for the distribution of local, regional and international news.

Refrain from making corruption accusations: Geingob

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 13 December 2017

WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob has called on members of the public to refrain from making accusations of corruption as it destroys people’s lives.
Geingob was speaking at the year-end media conference at State House on Wednesday, saying: “Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, so let them be proven guilty”.
The president explained that corruption is however a hard thing to prove, and questioned why people are condemning the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
He added that there are many ...


Schoolgirls get pregnant over holidays

Written by Maria Kandjungu on 13 December 2017

WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA) – The Ministry of Education Arts and Culture (MEAC) is urging parents to take care of their girls during holidays as most pregnancies in learners are recorded a few months after school breaks.
Speaking to Nampa recently, Deputy Director in the HIV/AIDS Management Unit at MEAC, Julius Nghifikwa said they have generally observed that girls are getting pregnant during holidays when they are away from schools and under parents’ care.
“Children get pregnant while at home, especially [du ...

Geingob throws suprise party for State House employees

WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob hosted a surprise year-end function for State House employees here on Thursday. Over 150 people, including employees from the office of the vice-president, prime minister, and the two former presidents attended the function at State House. (NAMPA) MM/HP/ND (Video by: Lydia Pitiri)

Nujoma happy with operation of Etunda clinic

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× OTJIWARONGO, 13 December 2017 - Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Otjozondjupa Region ride bicycles which were donated to them by the Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored) at Otjiwarongo on Wednesday. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× (171214) -- SARAJEVO, Dec. 14, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Refik Basic (R) of Spars shoots during the match against Kakanj at the Men's Basketball Championship 2017/2018 of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in Sarajevo, BiH, on Dec. 13, 2017. Spars won 81-77. (Xinhua/Haris Memija)

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× Masked demonstrator participates in a protest vigil and the symbolic closing of the Senate building against the potential approval of an Internal Security Law which would allow the army to act as police, in Mexico City, on December 13, 2017. Mexican deputies approved a new security law which provides a legal framework for military deployment, the controversial initiative is being discussed in the Senate. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ

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× Dec 13, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up for a shot ahead of Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams (2) during the first quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

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× ONGHALA, 10 December 2017 – Omaalala Football Club (FC) are the champions of the Nanghili Nashima Tournament held at Onghala yaShikondjo village in the Ohangwena Region on Saturday and Sunday. Players and officials of the club are pictured here shortly after their team beat Sevila FC 2-1 in the final on Sunday. (Photo by Mathias Nanghanda) NAMPA

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× OTAVI, 06 December 2017 - Deputy Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sylvia Makgone speaks at the official handing over of 20 new houses built under the Shack Dwellers' Federation of Namibia at Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region on Wednesday. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Cricket - Ashes test match - Australia v England - WACA Ground, Perth, Australia, December 14, 2017. England's Mark Stoneman holds his broken bat during the first day of the third Ashes cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray

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× Former Philippine President Benigno Aquino takes his oath during the continuing hearing on the dengue vaccine "dengvaxia" manufactured by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi at the Senate in Manila on December 14, 2017. The Philippine Senate on December 11 began its probe into a public dengue immunisation programme which was suspended this month after French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said its vaccine could lead to severe infections in some cases. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE