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

Genocide is a Namibian issue: Ithete

Written by Mathias Nanghanda on 05 May 2016

ONAMUTAI, 05 MAY (NAMPA) – The racial extermination committed against Namibians by the German colonial troops between 1904 and 1908 should be treated as an issue concerning every Namibian, said Deputy Minister of Finance Natangwe Ithete.
Addressing the community of the Oshana Region’s Ongwediva Constituency at Onamutai community centre on the occasion of Cassinga Day on Wednesday, Ithete suggested Namibians remain a united nation on the issue of genocide.
“Although majority of the said extermination were th ...


Struggle kids feel left out of Casing Day commemorations

Written by Anna Salkeus on 04 May 2016

WINDHOEK, 04 MAY (NAMPA) – Over 200 children of the liberation struggle living at a Swapo-owned farm on the northern outskirts of Windhoek on Wednesday commemorated Cassinga Day with a peaceful march, but feel left out of the main remembrance event in Angola.
Cassinga Day is commemorated on 04 May each year in honour of the about 600 people who died when the South African Defence Force attacked a Swapo camp at Cassinga in Angola in 1978.
The group of about 237 women, men and children marched to and from the ...

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× WINDHOEK, 02 MAY 2016 - Jukskei players during the 2016 Namibian Jukskei Championships underway in the city. (Photo by Francois Lottering) NAMPA

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× (160505) -- HARARE, May 5, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People queue to withdraw cash outside a bank in Harare, Zimbabwe, on May 5, 2016. Zimbabwe's central bank on Wednesday announced a package of drastic measures to retain the U.S. dollar, the country's main circulation currency, in the economy as the liquidity crunch bites. (Xinhua)

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× Chicago Cubs' Dexter Fowler reacts to home plate umpire Vic Carapazza after being called out on strikes during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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× This photo taken on May 4, 2016 shows pedestrians crossing a street in Yangon. The resource-rich country now has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and commercial hub Yangon has morphed from a crumbling relic to a rapidly transforming metropolis, with an ever-changing skyline. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

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× GAM, 28 April 2016 - Fresh elephant dung on the road to Gam settlement in the Otjozondjupa Region. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - MAY 5: Dr. Jill Biden waves as she arrives onstage during a comedy show organized by United Services Organizations (USO) for members of the military and their families, at Andrews Air Force Base, May 5, 2016, in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The program is also being live streamed for active duty service members stationed at bases domestically and abroad. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

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× Longdy Chhap, a Cambodian who suffered from polio and was trafficked as a child to beg in Thailand poses for a photo during an interview in Singapore April 29, 2016. To match Interview CAMBODIA-HUMANTRAFFICKING/CHILDBEGGAR REUTERS/Alisa Tang

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× Mexicans wearing period costumes re-enact the battle of Puebla, along the streets in the Penon de los Banos neighbourhood of Mexico City, Mexico May 5, 2016. The battle marked the defeat of French forces by Mexican troops and local Indians in the central state of Puebla in 1862. During the re-enactment, participants fired homemade shotguns loaded with gunpowder and hundreds of men dressed as Indian peasants fought mock battles against others dressed as French invaders. REUTERS/Henry Romero