US commits more funds to African rail link
The rail consortium plans to spend US$455 million in Angola and US$100 million in the DRC on equipment, operations and infrastructure maintenance. Photo Unsplash/Onder Ortel

US commits more funds to African rail link

The United States will provide more funds for the construction of the Lobito Corridor, a rail link to export metals from Central Africa's Copperbelt, including a link for Zambia, US energy envoy Amos Hochstein said.

Washington has been supporting the project linking mineral-rich Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia to Lobito port in Angola. The link seeks to bypass logistics bottlenecks in South Africa that have held up copper and cobalt exports - metals vital to the energy transition away from fossil fuels.

In 2022, a consortium led by global commodities giant Trafigura, Portugal's Mota-Engil and Vecturis SA of Belgium was awarded a 30-year concession for railway services and support logistics on the Lobito Corridor.

The consortium plans to spend US$455 million in Angola and US$100 million in the DRC on equipment, operations and infrastructure maintenance.

Additional funding is required to extend the 1 700 km line into Zambia in the second phase.

"We have committed to finance US$250 million for the Angola phase one. I expect that we will commit additional resources in the same range for the second phase," Hochstein said in an interview ahead of an investment forum on the project in Zambia.



Phases

The first phase involved upgrading the rail line on the Angolan side, and the second phase will involve building a new multibillion-dollar rail through Zambia and beyond, he said.

"I expect that we will start seeing some significant volumes using the rail by June-July," he said, without giving figures.

The US and its partners have also mobilised close to US$1 billion to expand the Lobito Corridor by developing a new 800 km rail line to further connect Zambia to the network, he said during the opening of the investment forum on Thursday.

"With the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) as the private-sector lead developing the project, we aim to break ground in 2026 and have an operational rail between eastern Angola across northwestern Zambia by 2028," he said.

The AFC had financing commitments from the US, the European Union and African Development Bank (AfDB), which would bring in extra private sector financing, he said.



Similar projects

Hochstein welcomed the announcement on Wednesday by mining firm Ivanhoe Mines that it had signed up to use the rail line for its copper exports from the DRC.

"That's critically important because it shows commitment by the private sector to this project. It will also make financing cheaper," Hochstein said.

He also said the US was contemplating other similar projects in Africa and elsewhere.

"Within Africa, I expect to have at least one more in the next year," Hochstein said, without specifying where. – Fin24/Reuters

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Nangula Geingos I love you, sending Peace to you and all your sisters @angryprincess' said Angry_Princess | 'Our hearts are going out to the family. God is with all of you. From Johan Marelyn André.' said Marelyn Van Zyl | 'My sincerest condolences at this time, my deepest sympathy and unwavering support, wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to madam Monica Geingos and the Geingob clan at this difficult time. May the memories of the late Dr. Hage G. Geingob help you find peace and comfort. ❤️🕊️😇' said Aka My Hele Lewe In Een❤️ | 'We all know that we cant bring back what is taken away from us ,for God is the great one, when he says yes nobody can say no!! The late one was 1 in a million,he would alwys make his people happy one way or the ather,although human beings are ungrateful,he really fought for his nation,he mybe couldnt invant all he promised but i know he did all what he thought was the best for us! May we let his soul rest in peace and refrain from asking why he was taken away from us,condolences to family,friends nd the nation ,we really lost someon that was dear to us! REST IN PEACE DADDY Of the nation you will foever be in our hearts!🕊️ 😰' said BeNiThA📍 | '#Respect. A leader of compassion and servanthood. As a nation we mourn with hope, that the vision of our President will be carried forward with the same diligence, and mostly sacrificial leadership. We thank you Pres. Hage G Geingob. 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Go well tate kuuu...' said Wilika S | 'My sincere condolences to wife Monica Geingos, children, siblings and close relatives of the president and the entire Namibia at large, May the precious soul of our president find solace in the bosom of his creator, SOAR HIGH LEGEND! 😭😭' said Dr CHICCO 🔥 | '#Respect MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT HAGE GEINGOB OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA On behalf of the Members of the National Collaborative Board youth Association,the Secretariat, and on my own behalf, I hereby express our great sadness and a deep sense of loss, on the passing early today, 4 February 2024, of His Excellency Dr Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia. We at the National Collaborative Board youth Association will remember President Geingob as a freedom fighter, a people's president, and a unifier dedicated to building a Namibian House for all. He made significant contributions to the liberation of our country and its people. As we honor the life and times of our third President, may we take comfort in the realization that he has completed his dignified life journey with a commitment to serving Namibia. We now express our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the people of Namibia, particularly the First Lady Madame Monica Geingos and the immediate and extended family. May the soul of H.E Dr Hage Geingob, Rest in Eternal Peace. Hon. Ingashipola Lucas Executive Director National Collaborative Board youth Association' said Minister OfSocial Justice | 'I bow my head to a great person. In thoughts of his family. I wish you the strenght to overcome' said Gabi | 'Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of our beloved President. His passion, wisdom, and unwavering commitment have been an inspiration to us all. Beyond his professional achievements, he was a mentor, a friend, and a beacon of kindness. In this time of sorrow, may we find solace in the memories we hold dear and in the legacy he leaves behind. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, loved ones, and all who were touched by his remarkable spirit. Rest peacefully, Mr President. You will be dearly missed🕊️🤍' said Collin Engelbrecht | 'R.I.P. Heartfelt condolences to the family 🙏.' said Nessa Edlin | '#Respect Rest in peace A TRUE AND STRONG LEADER UNSHAKABLE WITH PRINCIPLES, YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON AND NAMIBIAN POLITICAL SPHERES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOUR PRESENCE TO GRACE OCCASIONS' said @dr Sir | 'You were a very delicate man a man of honor a true father to the nation thank you for your excellent service we honor you Papa go well your place surely will be empty your voice will be missed but go easy and go rest easy thank you for your service we have lost a legend it feels like a dream Namibia bleeds and hope we could wake from this dream go easy Grootman u will be missed...😥🙏🏼' said Nino | 'Condolences toe the Dr Hage Geingob family may his soul rest in peace.' said lorenciaberendt | 'Dear Late Honorable Mr. President Hage Geingob bereaved wife, family, colleagues and us as nation. This is a very very sad time. He was one remarkable mam. He lead our country through lots of strain. Through Covid with a strong hand. He leave a empty space, which will hard to be filled. My heart ❤️ goes out to you as family and friends. I thank his wife and family sharing him with us. Sharing the mourning with us. Be strong as the man that President Hage always was. Take time to mourn and let his light shine through all' said 🌈💧BUBBLES🌈💧 | 'We extend our condolence to Mrs GEINGOB and to the government and people of Namibia on the passing of our President HE. DR HAGE GEINGOB. We are all saddened at the loss of this good man, whose ideals and accomplishments we have long respected. He was a wise and valiant leader, dedicated to the preservation of democracy and the safety of his nation. The passing of His death makes us feel the more deeply "Efimano Nalipewe Kalunga's team" loss. Our hearts are with you in this sorrow fellow Namibians. Sincerely, Founder of Efimano Nalipewe Kalunga [Windhoek ,Namibia ] Shuaibu Ishmael Fayo Message to Mrs. MONICA GEINGOB and to the nation of Namibia' said EFMANO NALIPEW KALUNGA🇳🇦 | 'my sincere condolence to our first lady mrs Monica Geingos and children...may our beloved President RIP..u were the best...will miss you specialy your great dancing moves😔😔😔' said Valenchia | 'My warm sincere condolences May your soul rest in eternal peace our president May meme Monica and the kids be comforted during this difficult moment From:Monika Nelao Nghishongwa' said laotuafy | 'Dear Mada Monica Geingos, family, Namibia, and the global community, We deeply mourn the passing of our venerated President Hage G. Geingob a champion of democracy, transparency, and selflessness. His legacy inspires us to continue his work for a better world. Our heartfelt condolences and support are with you during this difficult time. Let us honor his memory by upholding his values and striving for a brighter future. With sympathy, Mr. Taljaard & Mrs. Lovey Uaputauka' said TJF Investments CC | 'In loving memory, we, NFM-Namibia Facility Management, express our heartfelt condolences on the profound loss of Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia. His visionary leadership has significantly contributed to the growth and development of Namibia. During this somber time, our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the entire Namibian community. Dr. Geingob's legacy will be remembered as a beacon of inspiration for progress and unity. As he once eloquently stated, 'Peace is a wonderful gift but is a fragile one as well. Therefore, for us to maintain peace and unity in our independent Namibia, it requires each one of us to bury the hatchets, banish grudges and don the garments of blue, green, red, white and yellow. These are the colours of our flag, these are the colours of our Namibian House and these are the only colours that should matter to the free and liberated people of Namibia.' May the indelible impact of his leadership and these wise words continue to guide the nation toward a brighter future. Our sympathies are extended to all those mourning this great loss. As we join in honoring Dr. Hage G. Geingob, may his memory be a source of strength and resilience for the people of Namibia. May his soul rest in eternal peace' said Marcus Kirchner-Frankle | 'With a heavy heart, I wish to give my sincere condolences to the Geingob family And the Namibian nation at large. Yours trully Mutileni family' said M | 'Message of condolences To meme Monica I recall how much time you two spent together. You were virtually inseparable. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time. May God comfort you and the entire family members and may his soul rest in peace From Hofni Deo Gratia' said Deo Gratia | '#Respect Fellow Namibians By Jackson S Shikalepo. It is with heavy hearts that we come together to mourn the passing of our beloved President, H.E. Dr Hage G. Geingob. We are not only grieving the loss of a leader but also a compassionate soul who deeply cared for our nation. President Hage Geingob devoted his life to the service of our country, tirelessly working to improve the lives of its citizens. I remember Mr. President as an exemplified true leader, demonstrating the needs of the people and a loving and caring man. His legacy is one of compassion, unity, and a genuine concern for the Namibian nation. His Excellency will be remembered not only for the policies he implemented or the challenges he faced but for the profound impact he had on the fabric of our nation. He was a leader who cared deeply about the well-being of each citizen. President Geingob was a leader who liked engaging with his people visiting different places around the country and hearing from them, he was that leader who had an open door policies, a leader who used to listen to every Namibian citizen, a leader who was not tribalism, a leader who used to laugh with everyone he was a loving soul. In times of adversity, he stood tall, reminding us of the resilience that defines a great leader. His commitment to justice, equality, and the pursuit of a better future for all will resonate through the pages of history. As we mourn our beloved President Hage G Geingob, let us carry forward the lessons he taught us, the importance of empathy, the power of unity, and the unwavering dedication to the greater good. Though he may no longer be with us, his legacy lives on in the collective memory of a nation grateful for his service. Your Excellency in this, as a youth member, I would like to say we will continue where you have ended our beloved Mr President. My thoughts and condolences go out to Madame Monica Geingos, the children, family, and the Namibian Nation at large during this difficult time. May the Soul of Our 3rd President Rest In Power. Jackson Simanekeni Shikalepo is a Swapo Party Youth League member serving as a Branch Secretary for Kaxumba Kandola Branch and a DEC member in Samora Michel District.' said JSS | 'Dear Madame Monica Geingos, As a fellow Namibian, my heart aches for you during this profound moment of loss. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of our esteemed President, Dr. Hage Geingob. May the words of Psalms 34:18 bring you some measure of comfort: "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." In this time of grief, I lift President Geingob's soul in prayer, asking for eternal peace. May you, Madame Geingos, find solace in the embrace of God's grace and strength in the cherished memories you shared. With heartfelt sympathy, Hidipo Hamata' said Hidipo Hamata | '#Respect On behalf of my family and myself, we join the entire nation to express our heartfelt condolences to madame Monica Geingos, the children, and the Geingob extended family. Our prayers are with you and may our good Lord continue to be and guide you during this difficult time.' said 247MoFaya | 'Condolences to the bereaved family of Dr Hage...We will forever cherish your leadership...Amen' said Noa Edwig | 'I will always remember ur dance move, Mr president was a fun man. Forever in our hearts, may you soul rest in peace🕊️🙏🏻' said Shellyn | 'I'm deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our president. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and the nation during this difficult time. May his legacy of leadership and service be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all😭 🕊' said Madam T | 'We have lost a great leader 😢, go well Mr president, you will forever be remembered. Your kind of personality is unmatched. Thank you for laying a firm foundation and setting a sound frame of governance of our country 🙌. ENDAPO NAWA TATE🧎🏼‍♀️🙏🏾' said Visto | '#Respect. Tresia Kefas# I salute Dr Hage G Geigob's dedication to democratic values and commitment to building systems, processes, and institutions in service to the Namibian people. Today, we honor his memory and extend our deepest condolences to his family, the Namibian Government, and the people of the Land of the Brave.' said Tresia | '"I just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family.” "We are wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning.” "Our hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow.” "We hold you close in our thoughts. We are deeply sorry for your loss.” "Our condolences for the loss of your [mother/father/partner]. With deepest sympathy from your coworkers at [company name].” "Please know we are thinking of you during this painful time. As your work family, we are here for you.” "We’re so deeply sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you.” "Our hearts are saddened by your loss, and our thoughts are with you.” "We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.” Condolence message for loss of a parent "Extending my deepest sympathies for the loss of our father "I was deeply saddened to hear about our father’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.” "I am terribly sorry to hear the news about our father.Please accept my condolences.” "You and your whole family are in my thoughts.” "May loving memories of your father help you find peace.” "Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort.” "Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.” "You have my deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful person.” "Please accept these flowers in honor of dor hage May he rest in peace.” "I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the soul of our father] rest in peace.”' said Thanksfully🥰🥰🥰😍 | 'May your soul rest in peace dear President!!!!!!!' said Richard Lesley Links | 'Subject: HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF OUR PRESIDENT. Dear family and the entire nation. On behalf of our mental health community, we extend our deepest condolences to you and the entire nation on the passing of our President HGG. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. His Excellency HGG served our nation with dedication and commitment, leaving a lasting impact on all of us. We share in your grief and express our sincere sympathy to the family. In this challenging moments, may you find strength, comfort, and support from those around you. Our mental community is here for you, offering a listening ear and understanding hearts. With heartfelt sympathy Namibia National Mental Friendly Society. NNMHFS Oskar K Johannes (MBCHB)' said Mental Health Advocacy💯 | 'My sincere and heartfelt condolences for madam Geingos the widow, the children of His Excellency Tate Hage G. Geingob and the entire Namibian nation. Tate Hage was such a tolerant man, a true Nationalist who always reminded us of peace, unity and stability of the Namibia house. Thank you for everything Omes the most friendly President ever. And we need more Hage type of leaders in Namibia. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort us all with his grace and may we trust and fully rely on him not only in difficult times as this but all days of our lives. Enda nawa Hon. President.' said Kwatouta Katenda | '#Respect....my prayers are with you. May the Lord heal your hearts and comfort you. May you also draw comfort from your treasured memories. I know words aren't enough, may the passage of time heal your grief. A strong and brave heart sadly stopped beating, but a great soul soared to heaven. Find comfort in the Lord. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." - Psalm 147:3 Selwana Kesebonye 🇧🇼' said 叶枫 | 'The Charcoal Association of Namibia extends its condolences to the family and loved ones of our beloved President, His Excellency Dr H Geingob. No words can describe what his loved ones and friends are going through in these difficult times. We want to ensure you that we are mourning with you and will remember you in our prayers!' said Michael Degé | 'Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. By: Ben Mwashekele' said Ben | '#Respect Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart failed: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” With this words from the bible I would like to share my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the late Dr Hage G Geingob and the 3rd President of our country. In short my first time I came to know our Late President in the year 2002 at Uis settlement currently known as Uis Mine town. My 2nd was Youth Parliament in 2007 and last was 2022 in coastal towns. May his soul rest in peace I quote his word I picked for myself " A leader leads and teaches and is exemplary"' said Tresia | 'With the sudden passing of our beloved President, His Excellency President Hage Gottfried Geingob, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the First Lady, Ms Monica Geingos, the entirety of the Geingob Family, the Namibian Government and the citizens of Namibia. President Geingob served Namibia and its people with diligence, determination and pride. His Excellency will always be admired for his love, respect and courage, which he proudly expressed towards our great nation. The late President served as a forward-thinking leader - a leader who never let his people down and who worked tirelessly to improve the state of this country. His Excellency was indeed a true freedom fighter and a true role model for countless Namibians. President Geingob will forever be a symbol of hope - hope for a better and even brighter future for our nation. Thank you for everything, President Geingob.' said milanø 🪐 | 'My sincerest condolences for the First Lady Mrs Monika Geingob at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Omwene Nghidengwa' said ~Omwene🩷~ | 'It’s very incomprehensible that we are calling our Gentle Giant, Our Beloved Statesman, Late. We were blessed with a visionary, a humble man who only had the best for his people. Namibia 🇳🇦 has lost a great leader and it’s very disheartening that our beloved leader will not be around to see the wonderful results of his labor… Mr President, Thank You For Your Service. 🫡 May Your Soul Rest In Peace George Hipondoka' said Don George Hipondoka | '#Respect Death isn’t new, but losing a Head of State is new to us all Namibians. 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We have lost a true friend, a liberation icon, a distinguished diplomat, a senior African statesman, and an elder brother, and at this time, our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, madame Monica Geingos, and family, the Namibian people, and the entire African continent. May his soul rest in peace.' said Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema | 'President Geingob was a towering veteran of Namibia’s liberation from colonialism and apartheid. He was also greatly influential in the solidarity the people of Namibia, extended to the people of South Africa so that we could be free today,” Ramaphosa said in a statement issued on Sunday. He also reminisced about their last meeting. During the visit, we committed our two countries to even closer partnership, inspired in great measure by president Geingob’s passionate conviction on our shared future as nations and greater opportunities and prosperity for citizens on both sides of the Orange River.' said South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa | 'We extend our condolences to the family and the Namibian people so that we will be able to overcome the grief during this time of mourning. I appeal to the Namibians to remain calm and also to remain strong. Thank you.' said Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health and Social Services of Namibia | 'He was a revolutionary with a vision to take Namibia high.' said SWAPO secretary of the Elder’s Council Mukwaita Shanyengana | 'Let us thank God for the life and the legacy of a great man in Jesus name.' said Pastor Naas Vermaak CRC Church Windhoek | 'We acknowledge that the passing of president Geingob is not easy for all of us to take. He was indeed a giant in the political landscape of Namibia. Let’s celebrate his contribution to freedom. His governance was a period of resilience.' said United Democratic Front (UDF) spokesperson Mabasen //Narib | 'It is with sadness that I learned of the untimely passing of our president, comrade Hage Geingob, a true democratic and transformational leader, who touched many lives.' said SWAPO vice president Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah | 'My son was born on the same day as the president.' said Ivan Josob | 'A believer of a unified Africa, strongly promoted the continent’s voice and visibility at the global arena.' said Kenya’s President William Ruto | 'We in Zimbabwe fondly remember President Geingob as a pan-Africanist, a liberation hero and a visionary statesman who served his people with utmost distinction.' said President Emmerson Mnangagwa | 'We are very sad to hear of the passing of President Dr. Hage Geingob. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and to the people of Namibia. Namibia has lost a great statesman. We mourn with you. May he rest in peace.' said German Embassy in Namibia | 'The staff and doctors consider it a privilege to have cared for him in his final days. Heartfelt condolences are extended to his wife and family, with prayers and sympathy.' said Lady Pohamba Private Hospital team | 'Let us as Namibians join hands to ensure that together we steer our nation through this difficult time' said The Hospitality Association of Namibia (HAN) | 'It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved President Dr Hage Geingob' said Albe | 'RIP President Hage G Geingob🕊️🙏🏿' said Lukas Nepolo | 'I extend my deepest condolences to President Dr. Hage G. Geingob and the people of Namibia during this challenging time. The passing of a leader is a moment that profoundly impacts a nation, and I want to express my sympathies for the loss you are experiencing. Dr. Geingob's leadership has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on Namibia, fostering progress and unity. In these moments of grief, it is essential to reflect on the legacy of a leader who dedicated their life to the betterment of their country. His commitment to social and economic development, as well as his efforts in promoting regional stability, will be remembered with gratitude. The loss of a leader is not only a personal tragedy for the family but also a collective one for the entire nation. It is a time when unity becomes a source of strength. Namibia, under Dr. Geingob's guidance, has undoubtedly faced numerous challenges and triumphs. His vision and dedication have played a crucial role in shaping the nation's trajectory. As you mourn, may you find solace in the memories of Dr. Geingob's contributions and the positive impact he has had on Namibia. His legacy will continue to inspire generations, and his principles will guide the nation towards a future of prosperity and stability. During this difficult period, I encourage the Namibian people to come together, support one another, and honor the memory of President Dr. Hage G. Geingob. As you navigate the grieving process, may you find strength in the shared resilience and spirit that defines Namibia. The international community also stands in solidarity with Namibia, recognizing the loss of a statesman whose leadership extended beyond borders. Dr. Geingob's diplomatic efforts and commitment to regional cooperation have left a lasting impact, fostering goodwill and collaboration. In closing, let us remember President Dr. Hage G. Geingob as a visionary leader whose legacy will endure in the hearts and minds of those he served. May the nation find comfort in the memories of his leadership and the progress achieved under his guidance. As Namibia mourns, may the spirit of unity prevail, offering strength and hope for a future guided by the principles and values President Dr. Geingob championed throughout his distinguished career.' said Dr TT Uunona | 'It's with heavy heart that I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of our president. His unwavering dedication and leadership have left indelible mark on our country. May the lord console the entire family and country wide' said Esylife OR NOTHING | 'Our own dear President, death stole you from us in the middle of the night. But out good God will fix our broken hearts, fill us with hope and give strength during these dark periods we face. My deepest condolences to Mandam Geingos, the children and families. Hegelulu may your soul RIP. Shalom Salute my president' said Nico KK | 'May his soul rest in eternal peace,,,my 🙏 condolences to the whole family we are together in this hard times🙏🏻' said 😘😘😘😗😗 | 'A man may die, but his legacy will continue through his deeds. Today the pain of losing Mr president Dr Hage G Geingob is extremely difficult to bear because this world needed him for some more years. RIP SON OF THE SOIL 😭😔😭🙏🙏💔💔. From Linea Chakee, Otjiwarongo' said Linea Chakee | '#Respect #Geingob #Namibia My heartfelt condolences to Madam Geingos, Family & the entire Namibian Nation. We lost an icon, he loved his country and his people, he was the people’s president, and was always accessible, may we as a nation honor him by uniting and strive for a better Namibia. I will always miss his jokes and his great sense of humor. My Commander in Chief, may your soul rest in eternal peace. Forever in our hearts. Rhauna WN Shimwandi' said ~Winnie | 'I want to give my message of condolences to our late President's family , wife and children as well to the whole country in large . We have appreciated the works that he has done upon our nation and I am still grateful in my heart for the legacy that he has passed on and his legacy will still continue from generation to generation. May his soul rest in Ertenal Peace. May God Almighty comfort us in this difficult moment as we still continue to mourn our president.' said Tuyenikumwe Pinias | 'My condolences to the bereaved family 🙏🏻 May he rest in peace.' said Valencia Van Wyk | 'My deepest condolences to the first lady Madam Monica Geingos, To the late Dr Geingob's children and the whole Namibian nation at large. May God comfort us, may he give us strength and may his love lead us through this difficult time.' said SN NANKUDHU | 'Dear Dr Hage G.Geingob’s family and the nation. I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of Mr president,may his legacy and service be remembered and honored during this difficult time🕊🇳🇦' said MN | '#Respect Greetings with a heavy and bleeding heart,I would just like to extend my deepest heartelt condolences to the bereaved family and my Namibian nation at large a giany tree has fallen and the roots have been uprooted with it aswell,But let us look up to JESUS which is our only hope and comforter the prince of peace to give us peace in our broken heart during this dismal time in our country .R.C Ilonga Windhoek💔🇳🇦' said 👑Owen'$Momma♥️👑 | 'I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our president. My thoughts and prayers are with their family, friends, and the nation during this difficult time." Additionally, acknowledging the impact the president had on the country or highlighting their accomplishments can also be a respectful way to honor their legacy.' said Amakutuwa 🤝 | 'I deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Dr Hage G Geingob president of the Republic of Namibia on 04 February 2024 in Lady Pohamba Private hospital,Windhoek. I,as a Namibian citizen would like to express my most sincere condolences to the former first lady madame Monica Gringos and the entire family. May the Lord be with you during this difficult time. May his soul rest in internal peace France Nakale' said Electrical | 'My thoughts and prayers are with The Geingob Family, during this difficult time. May the Lord give you all comfort and peace in your sorrow,May God wrap His loving arms around you all as you grieve the loss of your Father, Husband and family member, I am deeply sorry for your loss. May Jesus bring solace to your heart's during this time. Nangula Geingos I love you, sending Peace to you and all your sisters @angryprincess' said Angry_Princess | 'Our hearts are going out to the family. God is with all of you. From Johan Marelyn André.' said Marelyn Van Zyl | 'My sincerest condolences at this time, my deepest sympathy and unwavering support, wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to madam Monica Geingos and the Geingob clan at this difficult time. May the memories of the late Dr. Hage G. Geingob help you find peace and comfort. ❤️🕊️😇' said Aka My Hele Lewe In Een❤️ | 'We all know that we cant bring back what is taken away from us ,for God is the great one, when he says yes nobody can say no!! The late one was 1 in a million,he would alwys make his people happy one way or the ather,although human beings are ungrateful,he really fought for his nation,he mybe couldnt invant all he promised but i know he did all what he thought was the best for us! May we let his soul rest in peace and refrain from asking why he was taken away from us,condolences to family,friends nd the nation ,we really lost someon that was dear to us! REST IN PEACE DADDY Of the nation you will foever be in our hearts!🕊️ 😰' said BeNiThA📍 | '#Respect. A leader of compassion and servanthood. As a nation we mourn with hope, that the vision of our President will be carried forward with the same diligence, and mostly sacrificial leadership. We thank you Pres. Hage G Geingob. You have served us well!🙏' said Ms. ZZ Bio | 'Today, we honor his memory and extend our deepest condolences to his family, the Namibian Nation and Government, and the people of the Land of the Brave....Rest in peace Mr President....*Fly high*🕊️🕊️🕊️ *To Madam Geingos* Our thoughts are with you and your family and we pray God may now give you the same strength and courage that earned your husband's the esteem of his countrymen.' said Santa | 'Rest well our beloved late president 🙏❤️' said @NAMCOMEDY22 | 'Dear fellow nambians. All my deepest condolences on this though occasion. May the Lord All Mighty grant to this Giant African an Eternal rest. "Chiefs doesn't die, they just change their location" say a proverb.' said Moses PANGA | 'I am so grateful that I can live in a country where there is peace. I think your tremendous towards this has been underrated. Thank you for your leadership!!' said Liffie Champion | 'May your Soul Rest in Peace Mr President. You’ll be missed dearly. Thank you for what you’ve done for our country.' said Tay | 'The passing of our beloved president has left me devastated and confused. Mr Hange Geingob was one of my personal favourite parliaments members before he became President also in 2015. Mr Hange Geingob was the coolest of them all presidents to me. I grief with the family and the nation at large. May your soul rest in peace. Tjizakuye Tjirunga' said Tjitji Love Tjirunga | 'My condolences to the first lady and the family, the whole Namibia, if God say Yes no body can say no, we remember you my president.... Go well tate kuuu...' said Wilika S | 'My sincere condolences to wife Monica Geingos, children, siblings and close relatives of the president and the entire Namibia at large, May the precious soul of our president find solace in the bosom of his creator, SOAR HIGH LEGEND! 😭😭' said Dr CHICCO 🔥 | '#Respect MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT HAGE GEINGOB OF THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA On behalf of the Members of the National Collaborative Board youth Association,the Secretariat, and on my own behalf, I hereby express our great sadness and a deep sense of loss, on the passing early today, 4 February 2024, of His Excellency Dr Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia. We at the National Collaborative Board youth Association will remember President Geingob as a freedom fighter, a people's president, and a unifier dedicated to building a Namibian House for all. He made significant contributions to the liberation of our country and its people. As we honor the life and times of our third President, may we take comfort in the realization that he has completed his dignified life journey with a commitment to serving Namibia. We now express our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the people of Namibia, particularly the First Lady Madame Monica Geingos and the immediate and extended family. May the soul of H.E Dr Hage Geingob, Rest in Eternal Peace. Hon. Ingashipola Lucas Executive Director National Collaborative Board youth Association' said Minister OfSocial Justice | 'I bow my head to a great person. In thoughts of his family. I wish you the strenght to overcome' said Gabi | 'Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of our beloved President. His passion, wisdom, and unwavering commitment have been an inspiration to us all. Beyond his professional achievements, he was a mentor, a friend, and a beacon of kindness. In this time of sorrow, may we find solace in the memories we hold dear and in the legacy he leaves behind. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, loved ones, and all who were touched by his remarkable spirit. Rest peacefully, Mr President. You will be dearly missed🕊️🤍' said Collin Engelbrecht | 'R.I.P. Heartfelt condolences to the family 🙏.' said Nessa Edlin | '#Respect Rest in peace A TRUE AND STRONG LEADER UNSHAKABLE WITH PRINCIPLES, YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON AND NAMIBIAN POLITICAL SPHERES WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOUR PRESENCE TO GRACE OCCASIONS' said @dr Sir | 'You were a very delicate man a man of honor a true father to the nation thank you for your excellent service we honor you Papa go well your place surely will be empty your voice will be missed but go easy and go rest easy thank you for your service we have lost a legend it feels like a dream Namibia bleeds and hope we could wake from this dream go easy Grootman u will be missed...😥🙏🏼' said Nino | 'Condolences toe the Dr Hage Geingob family may his soul rest in peace.' said lorenciaberendt | 'Dear Late Honorable Mr. President Hage Geingob bereaved wife, family, colleagues and us as nation. This is a very very sad time. He was one remarkable mam. He lead our country through lots of strain. Through Covid with a strong hand. He leave a empty space, which will hard to be filled. My heart ❤️ goes out to you as family and friends. I thank his wife and family sharing him with us. Sharing the mourning with us. Be strong as the man that President Hage always was. Take time to mourn and let his light shine through all' said 🌈💧BUBBLES🌈💧 | 'We extend our condolence to Mrs GEINGOB and to the government and people of Namibia on the passing of our President HE. DR HAGE GEINGOB. We are all saddened at the loss of this good man, whose ideals and accomplishments we have long respected. He was a wise and valiant leader, dedicated to the preservation of democracy and the safety of his nation. The passing of His death makes us feel the more deeply "Efimano Nalipewe Kalunga's team" loss. Our hearts are with you in this sorrow fellow Namibians. Sincerely, Founder of Efimano Nalipewe Kalunga [Windhoek ,Namibia ] Shuaibu Ishmael Fayo Message to Mrs. MONICA GEINGOB and to the nation of Namibia' said EFMANO NALIPEW KALUNGA🇳🇦 | 'my sincere condolence to our first lady mrs Monica Geingos and children...may our beloved President RIP..u were the best...will miss you specialy your great dancing moves😔😔😔' said Valenchia | 'My warm sincere condolences May your soul rest in eternal peace our president May meme Monica and the kids be comforted during this difficult moment From:Monika Nelao Nghishongwa' said laotuafy | 'Dear Mada Monica Geingos, family, Namibia, and the global community, We deeply mourn the passing of our venerated President Hage G. Geingob a champion of democracy, transparency, and selflessness. His legacy inspires us to continue his work for a better world. Our heartfelt condolences and support are with you during this difficult time. Let us honor his memory by upholding his values and striving for a brighter future. With sympathy, Mr. Taljaard & Mrs. Lovey Uaputauka' said TJF Investments CC | 'In loving memory, we, NFM-Namibia Facility Management, express our heartfelt condolences on the profound loss of Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia. His visionary leadership has significantly contributed to the growth and development of Namibia. During this somber time, our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the entire Namibian community. Dr. Geingob's legacy will be remembered as a beacon of inspiration for progress and unity. As he once eloquently stated, 'Peace is a wonderful gift but is a fragile one as well. Therefore, for us to maintain peace and unity in our independent Namibia, it requires each one of us to bury the hatchets, banish grudges and don the garments of blue, green, red, white and yellow. These are the colours of our flag, these are the colours of our Namibian House and these are the only colours that should matter to the free and liberated people of Namibia.' May the indelible impact of his leadership and these wise words continue to guide the nation toward a brighter future. Our sympathies are extended to all those mourning this great loss. As we join in honoring Dr. Hage G. Geingob, may his memory be a source of strength and resilience for the people of Namibia. May his soul rest in eternal peace' said Marcus Kirchner-Frankle | 'With a heavy heart, I wish to give my sincere condolences to the Geingob family And the Namibian nation at large. Yours trully Mutileni family' said M | 'Message of condolences To meme Monica I recall how much time you two spent together. You were virtually inseparable. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time. May God comfort you and the entire family members and may his soul rest in peace From Hofni Deo Gratia' said Deo Gratia | '#Respect Fellow Namibians By Jackson S Shikalepo. It is with heavy hearts that we come together to mourn the passing of our beloved President, H.E. Dr Hage G. Geingob. We are not only grieving the loss of a leader but also a compassionate soul who deeply cared for our nation. President Hage Geingob devoted his life to the service of our country, tirelessly working to improve the lives of its citizens. I remember Mr. President as an exemplified true leader, demonstrating the needs of the people and a loving and caring man. His legacy is one of compassion, unity, and a genuine concern for the Namibian nation. His Excellency will be remembered not only for the policies he implemented or the challenges he faced but for the profound impact he had on the fabric of our nation. He was a leader who cared deeply about the well-being of each citizen. President Geingob was a leader who liked engaging with his people visiting different places around the country and hearing from them, he was that leader who had an open door policies, a leader who used to listen to every Namibian citizen, a leader who was not tribalism, a leader who used to laugh with everyone he was a loving soul. In times of adversity, he stood tall, reminding us of the resilience that defines a great leader. His commitment to justice, equality, and the pursuit of a better future for all will resonate through the pages of history. As we mourn our beloved President Hage G Geingob, let us carry forward the lessons he taught us, the importance of empathy, the power of unity, and the unwavering dedication to the greater good. Though he may no longer be with us, his legacy lives on in the collective memory of a nation grateful for his service. Your Excellency in this, as a youth member, I would like to say we will continue where you have ended our beloved Mr President. My thoughts and condolences go out to Madame Monica Geingos, the children, family, and the Namibian Nation at large during this difficult time. May the Soul of Our 3rd President Rest In Power. Jackson Simanekeni Shikalepo is a Swapo Party Youth League member serving as a Branch Secretary for Kaxumba Kandola Branch and a DEC member in Samora Michel District.' said JSS | 'Dear Madame Monica Geingos, As a fellow Namibian, my heart aches for you during this profound moment of loss. Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of our esteemed President, Dr. Hage Geingob. May the words of Psalms 34:18 bring you some measure of comfort: "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." In this time of grief, I lift President Geingob's soul in prayer, asking for eternal peace. May you, Madame Geingos, find solace in the embrace of God's grace and strength in the cherished memories you shared. With heartfelt sympathy, Hidipo Hamata' said Hidipo Hamata | '#Respect On behalf of my family and myself, we join the entire nation to express our heartfelt condolences to madame Monica Geingos, the children, and the Geingob extended family. Our prayers are with you and may our good Lord continue to be and guide you during this difficult time.' said 247MoFaya | 'Condolences to the bereaved family of Dr Hage...We will forever cherish your leadership...Amen' said Noa Edwig | 'I will always remember ur dance move, Mr president was a fun man. Forever in our hearts, may you soul rest in peace🕊️🙏🏻' said Shellyn | 'I'm deeply saddened to hear about the passing of our president. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and the nation during this difficult time. May his legacy of leadership and service be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all😭 🕊' said Madam T | 'We have lost a great leader 😢, go well Mr president, you will forever be remembered. Your kind of personality is unmatched. Thank you for laying a firm foundation and setting a sound frame of governance of our country 🙌. ENDAPO NAWA TATE🧎🏼‍♀️🙏🏾' said Visto | '#Respect. Tresia Kefas# I salute Dr Hage G Geigob's dedication to democratic values and commitment to building systems, processes, and institutions in service to the Namibian people. Today, we honor his memory and extend our deepest condolences to his family, the Namibian Government, and the people of the Land of the Brave.' said Tresia | '"I just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with you and your family.” "We are wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning.” "Our hearts go out to you during this time of sorrow.” "We hold you close in our thoughts. We are deeply sorry for your loss.” "Our condolences for the loss of your [mother/father/partner]. With deepest sympathy from your coworkers at [company name].” "Please know we are thinking of you during this painful time. As your work family, we are here for you.” "We’re so deeply sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you.” "Our hearts are saddened by your loss, and our thoughts are with you.” "We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.” Condolence message for loss of a parent "Extending my deepest sympathies for the loss of our father "I was deeply saddened to hear about our father’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.” "I am terribly sorry to hear the news about our father.Please accept my condolences.” "You and your whole family are in my thoughts.” "May loving memories of your father help you find peace.” "Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort.” "Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sorrowful time.” "You have my deepest condolences for the loss of such a wonderful person.” "Please accept these flowers in honor of dor hage May he rest in peace.” "I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the soul of our father] rest in peace.”' said Thanksfully🥰🥰🥰😍 | 'May your soul rest in peace dear President!!!!!!!' said Richard Lesley Links | 'Subject: HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES ON THE PASSING OF OUR PRESIDENT. Dear family and the entire nation. On behalf of our mental health community, we extend our deepest condolences to you and the entire nation on the passing of our President HGG. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. His Excellency HGG served our nation with dedication and commitment, leaving a lasting impact on all of us. We share in your grief and express our sincere sympathy to the family. In this challenging moments, may you find strength, comfort, and support from those around you. Our mental community is here for you, offering a listening ear and understanding hearts. With heartfelt sympathy Namibia National Mental Friendly Society. NNMHFS Oskar K Johannes (MBCHB)' said Mental Health Advocacy💯 | 'My sincere and heartfelt condolences for madam Geingos the widow, the children of His Excellency Tate Hage G. Geingob and the entire Namibian nation. Tate Hage was such a tolerant man, a true Nationalist who always reminded us of peace, unity and stability of the Namibia house. Thank you for everything Omes the most friendly President ever. And we need more Hage type of leaders in Namibia. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort us all with his grace and may we trust and fully rely on him not only in difficult times as this but all days of our lives. Enda nawa Hon. President.' said Kwatouta Katenda | '#Respect....my prayers are with you. May the Lord heal your hearts and comfort you. May you also draw comfort from your treasured memories. I know words aren't enough, may the passage of time heal your grief. A strong and brave heart sadly stopped beating, but a great soul soared to heaven. Find comfort in the Lord. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." - Psalm 147:3 Selwana Kesebonye 🇧🇼' said 叶枫 | 'The Charcoal Association of Namibia extends its condolences to the family and loved ones of our beloved President, His Excellency Dr H Geingob. No words can describe what his loved ones and friends are going through in these difficult times. We want to ensure you that we are mourning with you and will remember you in our prayers!' said Michael Degé | 'Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. By: Ben Mwashekele' said Ben | '#Respect Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart failed: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” With this words from the bible I would like to share my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the late Dr Hage G Geingob and the 3rd President of our country. In short my first time I came to know our Late President in the year 2002 at Uis settlement currently known as Uis Mine town. My 2nd was Youth Parliament in 2007 and last was 2022 in coastal towns. May his soul rest in peace I quote his word I picked for myself " A leader leads and teaches and is exemplary"' said Tresia | 'With the sudden passing of our beloved President, His Excellency President Hage Gottfried Geingob, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the First Lady, Ms Monica Geingos, the entirety of the Geingob Family, the Namibian Government and the citizens of Namibia. President Geingob served Namibia and its people with diligence, determination and pride. His Excellency will always be admired for his love, respect and courage, which he proudly expressed towards our great nation. The late President served as a forward-thinking leader - a leader who never let his people down and who worked tirelessly to improve the state of this country. His Excellency was indeed a true freedom fighter and a true role model for countless Namibians. President Geingob will forever be a symbol of hope - hope for a better and even brighter future for our nation. Thank you for everything, President Geingob.' said milanø 🪐 | 'My sincerest condolences for the First Lady Mrs Monika Geingob at this time. You have my deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. Omwene Nghidengwa' said ~Omwene🩷~ | 'It’s very incomprehensible that we are calling our Gentle Giant, Our Beloved Statesman, Late. We were blessed with a visionary, a humble man who only had the best for his people. Namibia 🇳🇦 has lost a great leader and it’s very disheartening that our beloved leader will not be around to see the wonderful results of his labor… Mr President, Thank You For Your Service. 🫡 May Your Soul Rest In Peace George Hipondoka' said Don George Hipondoka | '#Respect Death isn’t new, but losing a Head of State is new to us all Namibians. Psalm 118:24 MYSRIP Mr. President' said NdeyakunePremier League: Liverpool 4 vs 1 Luton Town | Manchester City 1 vs 0 Brentford SerieA: Torino 0 vs 2 SS Lazio European Championships Qualifying: Plymouth Argyle 0 vs 3 West Bromwich Albion | Ipswich Town 4 vs 3 Rotherham United | Cardiff City 0 vs 0 Blackburn Rovers | Southampton 1 vs 2 Hull City English Championship: Plymouth Argyle 0 vs 3 West Bromwich Albion | Ipswich Town 4 vs 3 Rotherham United | Cardiff City 0 vs 0 Blackburn Rovers | Southampton 1 vs 2 Hull City Weather: Katima Mulilo: 19° | 39° Rundu: 20° | 40° Eenhana: 22° | 36° Oshakati: 24° | 35° Ruacana: 20° | 36° Tsumeb: 21° | 38° Otjiwarongo: 22° | 36° Omaruru: 21° | 37° Windhoek: 21° | 34° Gobabis: 22° | 38° Henties Bay: 16° | 20° Wind speed: 20km/h, Wind direction: S, Low tide: 09:20, High tide: 03:23, Low Tide: 21:25, High tide: 15:32 Swakopmund: 16° | 18° Wind speed: 25km/h, Wind direction: SW, Low tide: 09:18, High tide: 03:21, Low Tide: 21:23, High tide: 15:30 Walvis Bay: 16° | 22° Wind speed: 30km/h, Wind direction: SW, Low tide: 09:18, High tide: 03:20, Low Tide: 21:23, High tide: 15:29 Rehoboth: 22° | 35° Mariental: 25° | 37° Keetmanshoop: 22° | 39° Aranos: 25° | 38° Lüderitz: 13° | 26° Ariamsvlei: 20° | 38° Oranjemund: 14° | 23° Luanda: 26° | 28° Gaborone: 22° | 38° Lubumbashi: 17° | 25° Mbabane: 17° | 34° Maseru: 18° | 32° Antananarivo: 16° | 26° Lilongwe: 20° | 25° Maputo: 22° | 37° Windhoek: 21° | 34° Cape Town: 18° | 22° Durban: 22° | 36° Johannesburg: 20° | 31° Dar es Salaam: 27° | 32° Lusaka: 19° | 32° Harare: 18° | 32° Economic Indicators: Currency: GBP to NAD 24.43 | EUR to NAD 20.89 | CNY to NAD 2.68 | USD to NAD 19.32 | DZD to NAD 0.14 | AOA to NAD 0.02 | BWP to NAD 1.35 | EGP to NAD 0.61 | KES to NAD 0.13 | NGN to NAD 0.01 | ZMW to NAD 0.83 | ZWL to NAD 0.04 | BRL to NAD 3.85 | RUB to NAD 0.2 | INR to NAD 0.23 | USD to DZD 134.17 | USD to AOA 828.51 | USD to BWP 13.77 | USD to EGP 30.85 | USD to KES 144.98 | USD to NGN 1605.32 | USD to ZAR 19.3 | USD to ZMW 23.05 | USD to ZWL 321 | Stock Exchange: JSE All Share Index 74112.75 Up +1.48% | Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) Overall Index 1551.19 Up +1.67% | Casablanca Stock Exchange (CSE) MASI 12986.77 Up +0.20% | Egyptian Exchange (EGX) 30 Index 29309.73 Up +0.06% | Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) DCI 9001.84 Up +0.11% | NSX: MTC 7.75 SAME | Anirep 8.99 SAME | Capricorn Investment group 17.34 SAME | FirstRand Namibia Ltd 49 DOWN 0.50% | Letshego Holdings (Namibia) Ltd 4.1 UP 2.50% | Namibia Asset Management Ltd 0.7 SAME | Namibia Breweries Ltd 31.49 UP 0.03% | Nictus Holdings - Nam 2.22 SAME | Oryx Properties Ltd 12.1 UP 1.70% | Paratus Namibia Holdings 11.99 SAME | SBN Holdings 8.45 SAME | Trustco Group Holdings Ltd 0.48 SAME | B2Gold Corporation 47.34 DOWN 1.50% | Local Index closed 677.62 UP 0.12% | Overall Index closed 1534.6 DOWN 0.05% | Osino Resources Corp 19.47 DOWN 2.41% | Commodities: Gold US$ 2 018.12/OZ DOWN -0.0033 | Copper US$ 3.84/lb DOWN -0.0116 | Zinc US$ 2 391.40/T DOWN -0.4% | Brent Crude Oil US$ 82.58/BBP DOWN -0.009 | Platinum US$ 889.18/OZ DOWN -0.014 |