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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× WALVIS BAY, 16 November 2017 - Chief Executive Officer of Embwinda Fishing Jose Reyero speaks at a recent event.(Photo by: Paulus Kiiyala Shiku) NAMPA

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× Windhoek, 20 November 2017 (NAMPA) - Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb speaks during the 7th Africa Road Safety Day. (Photo BY : Maria Kandjungu) NAMPA

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× LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 21: Udoka Azubuike #35 of the Kansas Jayhawks lays the ball up against Trayvon Reed #5 of the Texas Southern Tigers in the second half at Allen Fieldhouse on November 21, 2017 in Lawrence, Kansas. Ed Zurga/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× This image made from Nov. 13, 2017, surveillance video released by the United Nations command shows a North Korean soldier, second right, running from a jeep and later shot by North Korean soldiers at right. A North Korean soldier made a desperate dash to freedom in a jeep and then on foot, being shot at least five times as he limped across the border and was rescued by South Korean soldiers, according to dramatic video released by the U.S.-led U.N. command Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (United Nations Command via AP)

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× RUNDU, 20 November 2017 - Team Harambee vice-presidency candidate, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah speaks at a campaign event in Rundu. (Photo by: Peter Muronga) NAMPA

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× Montreal Canadiens defenseman Victor Mete (53) and Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark (13) skate for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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× WINDHOEK, 16 November 2017 - Some of the clothing items of Founding President Sam Nujoma, which were auctioned during a fundraising gala dinner held in the capital on Wednesday. (Photo by: Esmer Konstantinus) NAMPA

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× (171121) -- HEFEI, Nov. 21, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Yu Jiajun pays a home visit in Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, Sept. 14, 2017. Local people in Haidao Village in Anhui call the village "an isolated island in the sea." The village is located deep in the mountains near the Xianghongdian Reservoir. A houseboat has been docked for nearly 20 years in the east of the reservoir. Yu Jiajun, 39, is the houseboat's owner and the only doctor in Haidao village, which is home to more than 200 people. In 1999, Yu graduated from Lu'an Medical School and settled with his wife on the houseboat. He named the boat "Haidao Clinic." For the past 18 years, he has rowed the small wooden boat every day to see his patients. Haidao villagers call it the "water ambulance." There are 55 households in Haidao with a population of more than 200 people. In recent years, many young people have gone to work in big cities, leaving behind over 100 old men, women and children at home. "There was no clinic in the past. Villagers had to walk and row for hours to go to the hospital in town," Yu recalled. As more and more young people leave for big cities, Yu has been reluctant to leave the clinic and his patients, according to Yu's wife, Wu Qijiao. Years ago, Wu's brother asked the couple to help him with business. But Yu chose to stay at his clinic because "my patients want me to stay." (Xinhua/Liu Junxi)(mcg)(zt)