Africa Mourns President Geingob, 'Remembered as Unifier'

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi traveled to Windhoek, one day after the death on Sunday of Namibia's president, Hage Geingob, to convey condolences to former first lady Monica Geingos and newly inaugurated President Nangolo Mbumba.

Other leaders from across Africa and the world are sending messages celebrating Geingob's achievements and mourning his passing. In Namibia, Mbumba has declared a period of mouring until the date of the state funeral, which has not been announced.

The 82-year-old, who died from cancer, was the country's third president and a veteran of its liberation struggle. Mbumba was sworn in hours after the death announcement was made in accordance with the constitution.

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi paying a condolence visit to Namibia's former First Lady, Monica Geingos, a day after the death of her husband, President Hage Geingob.


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