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

Swapo elders hail Mzee as a man of principles

Written by Sawi Hausiku on 02 September 2014

WINDHOEK, 02 AUG (NAMPA) – It will be a major challenge to measure the greatness of the late Simon Hafeni “Mzee” Kaukungwa, the Secretary of the Swapo-Party Elders’ Council (SPEC), Mukwaita Shanyengana says.
He made the statement on Tuesday following the death of Kaukungwa on Monday in the Ongwediva Medipark Private Hospital at the age of 95.
The veteran Swapo founder and Namibian liberation struggle icon fell ill some two weeks ago, and was admitted to that hospital shortly afterwards.
Shanyengana told Nam ...


Annual sports awards launched

Written by Hesron Kapanga on 02 September 2014

WINDHOEK, 02 AUG (NAMPA) - The annual sports awards' ceremony is set to take place on 31 October.
This was announced by the Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) here on Tuesday.
At the same occasion, the nomination process for the best sportspersons for the 2013/2014 year was launched.
The nomination period is 02 to 31 September 2014.
Athletes allegeable for nomination are those who have been in action from October 2013 to September 2014.
Speaking during the event, NSC vice-chairperson Amos Shiyuka said the comm ...

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× Windhoek, 01 September 2014 - Two of five members of the group known as the 'Children of the Liberation Struggle' who entered the Katutura Police Station by force on Friday last week and freed one of their colleagues, appeared in court on Monday. They were all denied bail. (Photo by: Simon Kopper Endjala)

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× In this Wednesday, June 18, 2014 photo, a North Korean woman walks on the peak of Mt. Paektu in North Korea's Ryanggang province. More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major volcanos around the world, the remote and politically sensitive Mount Paektu remains almost a complete mystery to foreign scientists who have - until recently - been unable to conduct on-site studies. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

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× In this photograph taken on August 29, 2014, a mahout for the elephant patrol unit run by Leuser International Foundation prepares his Sumatran elephant for a patrol in Langkat District, North Sumatra Province, located near the Leuser ecosystem forest conservation area in Indonesia's Sumatra island. According to wildlife officials, dozens of the elephants have died after being poisoned in recent years on Sumatra island, as the creatures come into conflict with humans due to the rapid expansion of palm oil plantations which destroys their habitat. Swathes of rainforest have been destroyed in recent years to make way for plantations and villagers increasingly target Sumatran elephants, which they regard as pests. AFP PHOTO / SUTANTA ADITYA

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× Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp, left, waits for the call from home plate umpire Ted Barrett after attempting to score on a bunt by Carl Crawford during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. Kemp was out. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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× Windhoek, 01 September 2014 - Two of five members of the group known as the 'Children of the Liberation Struggle' who entered the Katutura Police Station by force on Friday last week and freed one of their colleagues, appeared in court on Monday. They were all denied bail. (Photo by: Simon Kopper Endjala)

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× FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, Theodore Wafer, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., testifies in his own defense during his trial for the Nov. 2, 2013, killing of Renisha McBride in Detroit. Wafer is scheduled to return to court for sentencing next Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, about a month after he was convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting of Renisha McBride. Prosecutors want the judge to follow sentencing guidelines and send Wafer to prison for at least 17 years for murder and the unlawful use of a gun. Defense attorney Cheryl Carpenter is asking for as little as six years. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Clarence Tabb Jr., File)

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× Cameron at UJ, 29 August 2014 - Judge Edwin Cameron speaks about sexual orientation and equality at a discussion at the University of Johannesburg on Friday, 29 August 2014. "We became the very first country in April 1994... that included two crucial words in our Constitution and the words were sexual orientation and our equality clause contains the prohibition against unfair discrimination regarding sexual orientation," he said."No other country in the world has done that."There were many forms of discrimination not just race and gender.Cameron said it was a difficult but vital issue which needed to be discussed. Cameron, who is a Constitutional Court judge, is an openly HIV positive gay man and activist.Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

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× ONGWEDIVA, 23 August 2013 - SWAPO-Party Legend Simon 'Mzee' Kaukungwa has died. In thie file photo is President Hifikepunye Pohamba on the side of his Hospital bed at Ongwediva Medi Park last week. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA