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

2017 Edition of Nedbank Desert Dash launched

Written by Hesron Kapanga on 23 October 2017

WINDHOEK, 23 OCT (NAMPA) - The 13th edition of the Desert Dash cycling competition was launched here on Monday.
It is Namibia's biggest cycling competition and covers 369 kilometres of mainly gravel road between Windhoek and Swakopmund. It must be completed within 24 hours.
This year’s competition takes place on 08 and 09 December, starting at 15h00 on the Friday at the Grove Mall in Kleine Kuppe.
The cut-off time is 15h00 on Saturday at Tiger Reef in Swakopmund.
Speaking at the launch of the Desert Dash, ...


Ongwediva Town Lodge burns down

Written by Mathias Nanghanda on 22 October 2017

ONGWEDIVA, 22 OCT (NAMPA) – A fire broke out at the Ongwediva Town Lodge at around 16h00 on Saturday, destroying the lodge and damaging the neighbouring Hotel Destiny.
The owner of the lodge, Hafeni Shiponeni in a telephone interview with Nampa on Saturday said the cause of the fire had not yet been determined.
“Certain people were reportedly having a braai near the swimming pool, but that is yet to be confirmed,” Shiponeni said.
Spokesperson of the Namibian Police Force in the Oshana Region, Warrant Office ...

Muharukua laid to rest next to her Father

OPUWO 21 OCT (NAMPA) – Governor of Kunene Region, Angelika Muharukua has been laid to rest at the Okozongondjoza next to her father. Okozongondjoza is situated almost 23 kilometres north of Opuwo in the Epupa Constituency of Kunene Region. (Video by George Hendricks) NAMPA

Kunene Region remembers the late Muharukua

White Cane Day commemorated in Swakopmund

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - Tura Magic player Romeo Kasume (in blue and yellow) and Risto Makuti of UNAM FC pictured during their 2017/18 Namibia Premier League match at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× (171023) -- BEIJING, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie receives an interview after a press conference held by the press center of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 23, 2017. The press conference was themed on pursuing green development and building beautiful China. (Xinhua/Li Xin) (wyl)

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× (171023) -- RUOQIANG, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Plants are seen near the Daxihaizi Reservoir on the Tarim River in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Oct. 21, 2017. The water diversion to the lower reaches of Tarim River has reached one billion cubic meters since April 27 this year, which is part of the sustained efforts of the local government to maintain the eco-environment of the Tarim valley. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge) (zwx)

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× (171023) -- HUANGSHAN, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Farmers harvest chrysanthemum in Xiuning County, east China's Anhui Province, Oct. 23, 2017. Frost's Descent is the 18th solar term. As the last solar term in autumn, Frost's Descent signifies the upcoming winter. Days around Frost's Descent are harvest time for most crops. (Xinhua/Shi Guangde) (wf)

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× ROSH PINAH, 20 October 2017 – Children of the Hoeksteen Primary School at Rosh Pinah perform a traditional dance in celebration of the opening of the Rosh Pinah-Oranjemund road. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 19 October - Chairperson of the Namibia Manufacturers Association (NMA), Brian Black addressing guests at the Manufacturer of the Year Awards 2017. (Photo by: Esme Konstantinus) NAMPA

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× WINDHOEK, 21 October 2017 - African Stars player Ronald Ketjijere (in red) and Rian !Hanamub of Orlando Pirates pictured during the opening match of the 2017/18 Namibia Premier League season at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (Photo by: Hesron Kapanga) NAMPA

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× (171023) -- ALICANTE, Oct. 23, 2017 (Xinhua) -- People take photos of sailboat of China's Dongfeng Team before the Volvo Ocean Race at Alicante, Spain, Oct. 22, 2017. The 2017-18 edition Volvo Ocean Race will take seven teams across four oceans, touching 12 host cities during the nine-month epic journey. (Xinhua/Guo Qiuda)