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Hifikepunye Pohamba

Namibian politician

Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba (born 18 August 1936)[1][2] 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.

Hifikepunye Pohamba
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Pohamba in 2009
2nd President of Namibia
In office
21 March 2005 – 21 March 2015
Prime MinisterNahas Angula (2005-2012)
Hage Geingob (2012-2015)
Preceded bySam Nujoma
Succeeded byHage Geingob
President of SWAPO
In office
29 November 2007 – 19 April 2015
Preceded bySam Nujoma
Succeeded byHage Geingob
Personal details
Born (1936-08-18) 18 August 1936 (age 82)
Okanghudi, Southwest Africa
(now Namibia)
Political partySWAPO
Spouse(s)Penehupifo Pohamba
Alma materPeoples' Friendship University of Russia