Penehupifo Pohamba
Namibian First Lady
Penehupifo Pohamba
Penehupifo Pohamba has been First Lady of Namibia since her husband President Hifikepunye Pohamba took office in March 2005. Penehupifo was born in Okatale in Ohangwena Region,in the Consituency of Oshikango closer to the borders of Angola, She attended her primary and secondary school at Odimbo with Jeremiah Nambinga and Joel Kaapanda, She was a school teacher at St George in Windhoek,
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Diplomatic Spouses to Raise Funds - Middle East North Africa Financial Network
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The dinner would be graced by the presence of the Namibian First Lady, Madam Penehupifo Pohamba, ambassadors, diplomatic personnel, and local and international business dignitaries. "There will be music, dancing and performances from different cultures
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The first ladies' club - Washington Post
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Namibia's first lady, Penehupifo Pohamba, is a former midwife and seeks to improve access to children's health care and combat HIV/AIDS. Rosalynn Carter, former first lady of the United States, also attended the program. Cherie Blair was a respected
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Namibia: State to Fund First Lady's Office - AllAfrica.com
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Cabinet motivates its decision by pointing out that Namibia's current First Lady, Penehupifo Pohamba, is currently president of the Geneva based Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA), established in 2002 by 37 African first
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First Lady to Do More in OAFLA - Middle East North Africa Financial Network
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Windhoek, Sep 06, 2011 (New Era/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- Namibia's First Lady, Penehupifo Pohamba, says she wants to focus on advocacy for good partnerships and fund raising as President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against
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Presidente da Namíbia deixa País - AngolaPress
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O presidente namibiano, que se fez acompanhar da primeira-dama, Penehupifo Pohamba, participou na reunião da cúpula da SADC, cuja sessão de encerramento teve início hoje, por volta das 13h57 e contou com a participação de mais de 600 convidados
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SADC first ladies socialise with Celamar group - AngolaPress
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Ana Paula dos Santos of Angola, Penehupifo Pohamba (Namíbia) and Queen La Magongo (Swaziland) started visiting the gallery, where the works of national and foreign artists are displayed. The delegation toured the divisions of the painting, pictures,
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    THIRTIES
  • 2006
    In July 2006, she was elected Vice-President for the Southern Africa Development Committee (SADC).
    More Details Hide Details Mrs. Pohamba was trained in midwifery both in Tanzania and Jamaica and practiced as a midwife and as a registered nurse up until she became First Lady.
  • 2005
    Penehupifo Pohamba is a Namibian educator and politician who has served as the First Lady of Namibia since her husband President Hifikepunye Pohamba took office in March 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Penehupifo was born in Okatale in Ohangwena Region, in the Constituency of Oshikango closer to the borders of Angola, She attended her primary and secondary school at Odimbo with Jeremiah Nambinga and Joel Kaapanda (both Namibian politicians). She was a school teacher at St George in Windhoek. Penny is a member of SWAPO. In 1974, Penehupifo left Namibia via Angola and headed to Zambia.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    In 1983 She returned to Angola and was re-married to Hifikepunye Pohamba and they have 3 children (Tulongeni meaning "Lets work", Kaupu which means "In this world you will not finish the bad people", and Ndapandula was born shortly after independence, which means "I am happy")
    More Details Hide Details In her tenure as First Lady, she has advocated for the empowerment of women to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the development of society and has fought for the eradication of violence and other forms of injustice against women. She has also been active in supporting maternal and child health-care, and also in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • 1982
    In August 1982, She was sent to East Germany to study politics at a college designed for Namibian.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    She was married to Malakias Shiluwa in 1971 and they have one son (Waldeheim).
    More Details Hide Details After a few months in Zambia, Penehupifo was sent to Tanzania for medical training, she also received military training and work in the camps were the refugees from Namibia were housed. She was then sent to Jamaica for a three years period to study midwife, her husband (Malakias) was killed in the land mine and by that time she have a daughter (Ndelitungapo). She was sent back to Angola to practice her medical skills among her own people.
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