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

Snoek factory to create more employment

Written by Paulus Shiku on 13 February 2016

WALVIS BAY, 13 FEB (NAMPA) – The expansion of a factory for salted snoek at Walvis Bay is expected to create more than 20 employment opportunities.
The N.dollars 7 million factory owned by Freddie Fish Processors currently employs 41 factory workers and 90 seagoing employees.
At the inauguration of the enlarged factory here on Thursday, Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau lauded the company for adding value to Namibian fish and for creating employment.
Esau said the ministry will continu ...


Otjiwarongo community clears crime hot spots

Written by Mulisa Simiyasa on 13 February 2016

OTJIWARONGO, 13 FEB (NAMPA) - Otjiwarongo community members on Friday teamed up with members of the police and defence force to de-bush areas suspected to harbour criminals.
The clearing exercise of the area between the Otjiwarongo Military Base and DRC informal settlement here marked the official launch of the Omake Police Operations campaign in the entire Otjozondjupa Region.
The Omake operation was launched in the capital in November 2015 by the Minister of Safety and Security, Retired Major-General Cha ...

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× WINDHOEK, 12 February 2016- Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein delivers his speech during the official opening of the new Road Fund Administration headquarters in Windhoek.( Photo by Martha Kanime) NAMPA

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× FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Sister Mary Valerie, center, hands out bags of popcorn at the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen in San Francisco. San Francisco nuns whohave been in danger of getting kicked out of their home after a rent hike of more than 50 percent, have won a reprieve. Lawyers for the nuns and landlord, with help from motivational speaker Tony Robbins, reached a deal Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, allowing the nuns to stay for a year at their current rent. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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× (160213) -- LISBON, Feb. 13, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Porto's Vincent Aboubakar (2nd R) celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Portuguese league soccer match between SL Benfica and FC Porto at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, on Feb. 12, 2016. Benfica lost 1-2. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)

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× (160212) -- BHOPAL, Feb. 12, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People light up candles for Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, an Indian soldier who died at an army hospital in New Delhi days after being rescued alive at Siachen glacier avalanche incident, in Bhopal, central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, Feb 12, 2016. Koppad was miraculously found alive after being buried under huge mass of snow for six days at Siachen glacier while other nine soldiers were died in the accident. (Xinhua/Stringer)

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× WINDHOEK, 11 February 2016 - Finance Minister Calle Schelettwein emphasising a point during a courtesy call on President Hage Geingob by a United Kingdom-based business delegation at State House. (Photo by: Joseph Nekaya) NAMPA

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× German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) speaks to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 13, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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× TO GO WITH AFP STORY Centenary twins, Paulette Olivier (L) and Simone Thiot (R) pose with an old picture of their 20 years inside their room at the Ephad "Les Bois Blancs" on February 11, 2016. The twins, birth name Lamolie, were born on January 30, 1912 at 11 o'clock at the address Impasse "du coteau" in Limeray, a few kilometres from Amboise. The two sisters aged 104 years are believed to be the two oldest twins in the world. / AFP / GUILLAUME SOUVANT

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× (160212) -- "XUELONG" ICEBREAKER, Feb. 12, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on Feb. 9, 2016 shows scenery on Ross Sea in Antarctica. The Chinese icebreaker "Xuelong", or Snow Dragon, reached the Ross Sea for scientific research. (Xinhua/Zhu Jichai) (dhf)