NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT DIES AT 82

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NAMIBIAN PRESIDENT DIES AT 82

Namibia’s third president, Hage Geingob has died at a hospital in Windhoek at the age of 82.

Vice president Nangolo Mbumba announced on NBC TV that Geingob died on Saturday morning.

“By his side was his wife and his dear children,” Mbumba said.

Geingob emerged president in 2015 and was on his second term. He became the country’s first prime minister in 1990 and served until 2002 under former president Sam Nujoma.

On January 8, 2024, Geingob announced that he was diagnosed with cancer.

Geingob returned from the US on Wednesday where he received medical treatment for cancerous cells.The President was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Windhoek following his recent return from the United States of America where he received medical treatment as a prelude to him undergoing chemotherapy.

About Dons Eze

DONS EZE, PhD, Political Philosopher and Journalist of over four decades standing, worked in several newspaper houses across the country, and rose to the positions of Editor and General Manager. A UNESCO Fellow in Journalism, Dr. Dons Eze, a prolific writer and author of many books, attended several courses on Journalism and Communication in both Nigeria and overseas, including a Postgraduate Course on Journalism at Warsaw, Poland; Strategic Communication and Practical Communication Approach at RIPA International, London, the United Kingdom, among others.

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