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Category Archives: Namibia Question

Shejavali, Selma

(Namibia) Educator Namibian-born educator, Selma Shejavali contributes her strong sense of community with her childhood, having been taught in Namibian girls' schools and finishing her training in education in 1966 at the Teachers Training College for women in Okahao. A year and a half after her husband had moved to the United States to study, [...]

Posted in Apartheid, Namibia Question

Gurirab, Theo-Ben

(Namibia, 1939 – ) Foreign Minister, Prime Minister, Namibia Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Namibia, Dr. Theo-Ben Gurirab has been the Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia since 2005. Regarded as one of the founding fathers of the Republic, Dr. Gurirab was also a Member of Parliament, a member of the South [...]

Posted in Namibia Question

Dumeni, Kleopas

(Namibia, 1930 – ) Bishop Bishop Kleopas Dumeni served as a member of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Program Committee for Mission and Development (DMD). After being elected as assistant to the late Bishop Leonard Auala of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, he succeeded Bishop Auala in December 1978. Bishop Dumeni remained bishop of the [...]

Posted in Namibia Question

Katjavivi, Peter

(Namibia, 1941 – ) Educator, Diplomat At an early age, Peter Katjavivi became involved with Namibian independence from South Africa.  He left Namibia in 1962 and worked for the South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) while continuing his education.  In 1968, he became the SWAPO Deputy Representative in Tanzania.  The same year, he opened a SWAPO [...]

Posted in Namibia Question

Eckhard, Frederic

(United States of America) Former Spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan Prior to joining the Secretariat in 1985, Frederic Eckhard worked 12 years for the United Nations Association of the United States of America, where he was Chief Editor and Vice President.  When he first joined the United Nations, he worked as an information officer [...]

Posted in Communication Media, Namibia Question