Hage Gottfried Geingob
(1941- )

Hage Gottfried Geingob, the third democratically elected president and the first prime minister of Namibia, was born on August 3, 1941, in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Republic of Namibia. He was reared by his mother-figure Ouma Hendrina Thomas Geingob.   He began his primary education in the … Read MoreHage Gottfried Geingob
(1941- )

Mokgweetsi Masisi (1962- )

Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi has been serving as the President of the Republic of Botswana since 2018. Masisi was born on July 21, 1962, in Mosopa, but was raised in Gaborone, Botswana. His father, Edison Masisi, was a government official for the village of Moshupa, … Read MoreMokgweetsi Masisi (1962- )

Seretse Khama (1921-1980)

The Republic of Botswana’s first president was Seretse Khama. He was born on July 1, 1921, at Serowe in the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland. His grandfather was paramount chief (kgosi) Kigama III. In 1923 his son, Seretse’s father became Kgosi Sekgoma II. Upon Sekgoma’s death … Read MoreSeretse Khama (1921-1980)

Charles Joseph Nelson (1921-2011)

Ambassador Charles Joseph Nelson was born in 1921 and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan.  He was a 1942 graduate of Lincoln University, a historically black college in Pennsylvania where his field of study was Public Administration and Political Science. Upon graduation, Nelson was drafted into … Read MoreCharles Joseph Nelson (1921-2011)