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

Stunting in Namibia still too high: Machel

Written by Esme Rusberg on 10 December 2016

WINDHOEK, 10 DEC (NAMPA) – The levels of stunting amongst children in Namibia are still too high, global child rights advocate for the United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) Graca Machel has said.
Machel was speaking at a gala dinner held in her honour by Prime Minister (PM) Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila here on Wednesday.
She was in Namibia with Unicef Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Leila Pakkala, Machel for a three-day visit to lend support to government’s efforts to reduce malnutrition am ...


Corruption prevention promotes good governance: Noa

Written by Anna Salkeus on 10 December 2016

WINDHOEK, 10 DEC (NAMPA) – Good governance through improved systems, practices and policies to curb corruption is key to Namibia’s economic growth and development, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director General, Paulus Noa has said.
He was speaking during the commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day here on Friday.
The day was set following the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Convention against Corruption by the UN General Assembly in 2003.
Noa said corruption attacks the foundation of demo ...

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× WINDHOEK, 09 December 2016 - Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa pictured during the meeting between President Hage Geingob and the Shambyu Traditional Authority delegation headed by Senior Headman Edward Sikerete Mutero at State House. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

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× (161210) -- DOHA, Dec. 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Hirano Miu of Japan returns a shot during the women's singles quarterfinal against Tie Yana of Hong Kong of China at the Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals in Doha, capital of Qatar, on Dec. 10, 2016. Hirano Miu won 4-3. (Xinhua/Nikku)(wll)

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× WINDHOEK, 08 December 2016 - Senior citizens attend the City of Windhoek (CoW) Christmas gift hand over ceremony at the head office. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

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× French scientist Jean-Pierre Sauvage (L) receives the Nobel Prize in Chemistry by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (2nd L) during the award ceremony of the Nobel Prizes in medicine, economics, physics and chemistry on December 10, 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Nobel laureates are honoured every year on December 10 -- the anniversary of the death of prize's founder Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist, inventor and philanthropist. / AFP PHOTO / Soren Andersson

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× WINDHOEK, 09 December 2016 - Shambyu Traditional Authority Senior Headman Edward Sikerete Mutero speaks during a meeting with President Hage Geingob at State House. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

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× (161110) -- Gaza, Dec. 10, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Palestinians wait for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Dec. 10, 2016. The Egyptian authorities on Saturday opened Rafah crossing border with the Gaza Strip for humanitarian cases for three days, officials said. (Xinhua/Khaled Omar)(gl)

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× Nobel Peace prize laureate Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, right, shakes hand with King Harald of Norway during the Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo, Saturday Dec. 10, 2016. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end. (Haakon Mosvold Larsen/ NTB scanpix via AP)

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× Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, center, is flanked by Forza Italia party's members Renato Brunetta, left, and Paolo Romani as he addresses reporters after meeting President Sergio Mattarella, at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Italian President Sergio Mattarella, as head of state, has been opening formal consultations as he weighs who should get the mandate to try to form a new government. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA via AP)