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- )

Hakainde Hichilema (1962- )

The seventh and current president of Zambia, Hakainde Hichilema, was inaugurated on August 24, 2021. Hichilema was born on June 4, 1962, in the Monze District of Zambia. Little is known about his childhood. In 1986, he graduated from the University of Zambia with a … Read MoreHakainde Hichilema (1962- )

Emmerson Mnangagwa (1942- )

Zimbabwe’s current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was born on September 15, 1942, in Zvishavane, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). His parents were Mafidhi and Mhurai Mnangagwa. In 1955, his family moved to Zambia where Emmerson attended the Mumbwa Boarding School, Kafue Trade School, and Hodgson Technical College. … Read MoreEmmerson Mnangagwa (1942- )

Third Congo Civil War (1998-2003)

The Third Congo Civil War—also known as Africa’s World War—was a five-year conflict that occurred primarily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Nine African countries eventually became involved in the war other than the DRC: Angola, Chad, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. The Third Congo Civil War became the deadliest conflict since World … Read MoreThird Congo Civil War (1998-2003)

George Campbell Jr. (1945- )

Physicist George Campbell Jr. was born on December 2, 1945, in Richmond, Virginia, to Lilia and George Campbell. George’s parent divorced when he was in elementary school. Because of the disappearance of his father’s financial support and his mother’s low-paying domestic job, Campbell grew up … Read MoreGeorge Campbell Jr. (1945- )