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Hage Gottfried Geingob

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Birth
Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
Death
4 Feb 2024 (aged 82)
Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia
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Namibian Statesman. He served as the 3rd President of Namibia from March 21, 2015 to February 4, 2024. He also served as the Prime Minister of Namibia during two tenures (March 21, 1990 - August 28, 2002, December 4, 2012 - March 20, 2015). He took up teaching during his early adult years, but later went to Botswana to learn to try to change the educational system in his country. It was in Botswana, where he became involved in the political group SWAPO, which advocated for independence for Namibia. In 1964, he went to the United States to study and later earned degrees from Fordham University and the New School in New York. He was also appointed SWAPO's representative, both to the United Nations and the Americas. He went on to work for the United Nations, while at the same time, rose through SWAPO's hierarchy. In 1989, he served as the chairman of the Constituent Assembly, which drew up Namibia's constitution. On March 21, 1990, the day Namibia became independent, he became the first prime minister and went on to serve for 12 years before a cabinet reshuffle forced him out in August of 2002. After leaving office in 2002, he continued in both the policy and party arenas. In December of 2012, he was named prime minister for the second time and this time, served for three years before stepping down in March of 2015 after he was elected president of Namibia. He went on to serve as president until his passing of cancer in February of 2024.
Namibian Statesman. He served as the 3rd President of Namibia from March 21, 2015 to February 4, 2024. He also served as the Prime Minister of Namibia during two tenures (March 21, 1990 - August 28, 2002, December 4, 2012 - March 20, 2015). He took up teaching during his early adult years, but later went to Botswana to learn to try to change the educational system in his country. It was in Botswana, where he became involved in the political group SWAPO, which advocated for independence for Namibia. In 1964, he went to the United States to study and later earned degrees from Fordham University and the New School in New York. He was also appointed SWAPO's representative, both to the United Nations and the Americas. He went on to work for the United Nations, while at the same time, rose through SWAPO's hierarchy. In 1989, he served as the chairman of the Constituent Assembly, which drew up Namibia's constitution. On March 21, 1990, the day Namibia became independent, he became the first prime minister and went on to serve for 12 years before a cabinet reshuffle forced him out in August of 2002. After leaving office in 2002, he continued in both the policy and party arenas. In December of 2012, he was named prime minister for the second time and this time, served for three years before stepping down in March of 2015 after he was elected president of Namibia. He went on to serve as president until his passing of cancer in February of 2024.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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