Zambia's Ambassador to Germany Signed the Book of Condolences at Namibia's Embassy in Berlin

In February, Mrs. Winnie Natala Chibesakunda participated in the remembrance ceremony of the late President Hage G. Geingob of the Republic of Namibia

April 22nd, 2024
Marina R. Ferrández Esclapez, News from Berlin
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The President of the Republic of Namibia, Hage Geingob, passed away at the age of 82. In memory of him, on February 7th, Zambia's Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Mrs. Winnie Natala Chibesakunda, signed the book of condolences at the Embassy of Namibia in Berlin. She did this to commemorate his life and acknowledge his various achievements during his career.

Namibians living in Berlin organized a memorial service to honor the late President Geingob, who was buried at Heroes Acre in Windhoek. They were seen singing and paying tribute to his life.

Hage Gottfried Geingob was born in Grootfontein on August 3, 1941. He was elected as the President of the Constituent Assembly, and the country unanimously approved the Constitution on February 9, 1990. That same year, Namibia gained its complete independence from South Africa.

This Constitution is considered one of the most liberal and democratic in Africa. Geingob fled Namibia, which was under the control of South Africa and its policy of apartheid. In the neighboring country of Botswana, he was appointed representative of SWAPO, the South West African People's Organization, and in 1964 he was appointed ambassador to the United Nations.

A month later Geingob took over the position of prime minister of Namibia, which he held for twelve years in which he modernized the country. After accumulating other important positions, in 2012 he was again elected prime minister, until 2015 when he was sworn in as president of the Republic of Namibia.

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that Hage Geingob will always be remembered for reaching out "across the dark abyss of our history." In 2021, Germany recognized the murder of Herero and Nama peo


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