Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, 82, died in hospital early Sunday, the presidency said, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer.
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Geingob died at the Lady Pohamba Hospital in Windhoek, where he was receiving treatment from his medical team, the presidency said.
As prime minister in 2014, he told the public that he had survived prostate cancer. He became president the following year.
The southern African country will hold presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of the year.