Hifikepunye Pohamba Politician

Hifikepunye pohamba

Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba (born August 18, 1935) is the second and current President of Namibia. He won the 2004 and 2009 presidential elections overwhelmingly as the candidate of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) ruling party, taking office in March 2005. He has also been the President of SWAPO since November 2007. Re-elected in 2009, his second term will expire in 2015. As a child, he was educated at an Anglican mission. At the age of 25, Pohamba was a founding member of SWAPO in 1960. He was arrested for his political activity but moved to Southern Rhodesia, whence he was deported soon afterwards. He then spent four months in prison in South West Africa before spending two years in Ovamboland under house arrest. In 1964, he went to Lusaka to set up SWAPO's Zambian office, and on his return, met the man who was later to become President, Sam Nujoma. Until the achievement of Namibian independence, Pohamba represented SWAPO across Africa, although he studied politics in the Soviet Union for a time in the early 1980s.

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Date of birth
August 18th, 1935




1. Peoples' Friendship University of Russia Colleges/University

The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Russian: Российский университет дружбы народов, РУДН) is an educational and research institution located in the South of Moscow and is ranked by the Ministry of Education of Russia as the country's third-best university after Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University. It was founded in 1960 as Peoples' Friendship University (Russian: Университет дружбы народов им. Патриса Лумумбы). Its stated objective at the time was to help nations of the Third World, mainly in Asia, Africa and South America, at the height of the Cold War by providing higher education and professional training, but many students from developed countries also attended.

Type Public university
Miklukho-Maklaya str. 6, 117198 - Moscow, Central Federal District
Official web page www.rudn.ru
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People attended Peoples' Friendship University of Russia connected by profession and/or age

b. 1932., Politician
b. 1964., Politician
b. 1965., Politician
b. 1947., Politician
b. 1976., Politician
b. 1949., Politician
b. 1974., Politician
b. 1935., Military Commander

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Democratic socialism
Social democracy


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The SWAPO Party of Namibia, formerly South West Africa People's Organization, is a political party and former national liberation movement in Namibia. It has been the governing party in Namibia since achieving independence in 1990. The party won 75.25% of the popular vote and 54 out of 72 seats in the parliamentary election held in November 2009. Though the organisation rejected the term "South West Africa" and insisted on replacing it with "Namibia", the organisation's own name—derived from the territory's old name—was already too deeply rooted to be changed. However, the original full name is no longer used and only the acronym remains.

Other members

born 1929
born 1943

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President of Namibia





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