President Hage Geingob (1941-2024) of Namibia, a revered liberation leader turned statesman, passed away on February 4 at the age of 82, leaving behind a legacy of unwavering dedication to democracy and development. Remembered for his pivotal role in guiding Namibia to independence in 1990, President Geingob’s profound impact resonates globally, earning tributes from prestigious publications across the globe. As a beacon of progressive leadership, he championed social justice, economic empowerment, and human rights, shaping Namibia into a model of unity amidst diversity.

Pope Francis, acknowledging Geingob’s years of service, extended heartfelt condolences to his family and the Namibian people, invoking divine blessings of consolation and peace upon the nation. President Geingob’s vision and resilience continue to inspire hope and admiration, ensuring his legacy endures in the hearts of many.

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