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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× RUNDU , 23 October 2017 - Blue Waters Football Club striker, Dominic Edom, (blue) runs for the ball in their second match of the 2017/18 MTC Namibia Premier League against Rundu Chiefs Football Club at the Rundu Sports Stadium on Sunday. Blue Waters won the game with a single goal. (Photo by: Petrus Muronga) NAMPA

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× Actress Katerina Lehou as high priestess, right, holds a torch after the Olympic Flame was lit from the sun's rays, during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The flame will be transported by torch relay to the Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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× Priestesses perform during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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× Firefighters fight wildfire near Palasca, on October 23, 2017, that devastated nearly 2,000 hectares of forest on the French Mediterranean Island of Corsica. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA

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× ORANJEMUND, 21 October 2017 – (From left) Minister of Works and Transport, Alpheus !Naruseb; Oranjemund Mayor, Henry Coetzee and Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya pictured during the official opening ceremony of Oranjemund from a mining town to a local authority. (Photo by: Patience Smith) NAMPA

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× OTJIWARONGO, 18 October 2017 - The newly renovated building of Indongo Toyota Otjiwarongo. (Photo by: Mulisa Simiyasa) NAMPA

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× Priestesses perform during the final dress rehearsal for the lighting of the Olympic flame at Ancient Olympia, southwestern Greece on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Pyeongchang, South Korea, which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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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)