Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Hage Gottfried Geingob is a politician born on August 3, 1941. He’s best known as the president of Namibia who assumed office since 21 March 2015. In the past, he was the first Prime Minister of Namibia from 21 March 1990 to 28 August 2002 and came back again as a prime minister from 4 December 2012 to 21 March 2015. Other positions he has held are as Minister of Trade and Industry and Vice-President of the South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO) between 2007 and 2015. Gottfried has been married twice, first was to Loini Kandume from 1993 to 2008 and finally Monica Geingos who he married in 2015.
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Concerning his education, Hage attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States in 1964. He has won many awards honors such as;
Palmes Academiques (Officer Class) by the French Government in recognition of valuable services in education in 1980.
Awarded second highest order in Cuba, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes in 1994.
Awarded Doctorate of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) by The American University of Rome in 1998.
Order of the Sun, 1st Class by the Government of Namibia for providing outstanding political leadership in 1994.