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Hifikepunye Pohamba
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Pohamba in 2009
2nd President of Namibia
In office
21 March 2005 – 21 March 2015
Prime Minister Nahas Angula (2005-2012)
Hage Geingob (2012-2015)
Preceded by Sam Nujoma
Succeeded by Hage Geingob
President of SWAPO
In office
29 November 2007 – 19 April 2015
Preceded by Sam Nujoma
Succeeded by Hage Geingob
Personal details
Born 18 August 1936 (1936-08-18) (age 83)
Okanghudi, Southwest Africa
(now Namibia)
Political party SWAPO
Spouse(s) Penehupifo Pohamba
Children Tulongeni
Kaupu
Ndapanda
Alma mater Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Religion Anglicanism

Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba (born 18 August 1936) is a Namibian politician. He was the second President of Namibia from 21 March 2005 to 21 March 2015. Pohamba was the President of SWAPO from 2007 until his retirement in 2015. Pohamba is a recipient of the Ibrahim Prize.


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