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A present based on memory

Fidel y Nujoma

As soon as Namibia achieved its independence, the nation established diplomatic relations with Cuba, an island 11,000 kilometers away. It was March 21, 1990. Ndapandula Akwaake had not yet been born, much less could her family have imagined that one day she, or some other relative, would travel to the Caribbean island experiencing a Revolution

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Raúl receives Namibian Prime Minister

Raul Namibia

Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday February 15, received her Excellency Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, who is making an official visit to our country.

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Díaz-Canel receives the Prime Minister of Namibia

Diaz Canel Namibia

The First Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, received on Thursday, February 15, Her Excellency Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, who is on an official visit to the island.

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Thousands pay tribute to Fidel in Namibia

namibia fidel

Thousands of people attended a solemn ceremony in the capital – led by Namibian President Hage Geingob – in honor of Cuban leader Fidel Castro. According to the Cuban Embassy in that country, the posthumous tribute, held in the gardens of Namibia’s Parliament building, was broadcast live by channel NBC and saw the participation of the all senior members of government, the SWAPO Party and representatives of the diplomatic corps.

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Painting of Fidel unveiled at Fidel Castro School in Katutura, Namibia

Fidel homenaje Namibia

With a simple but moving ceremony a painting of the Commander in Chief of five meters high by five wide was unveiled on the wall of the entrance to the elementary school “Fidel Castro”. It was painted by Cuban artist based in Windhoek, Yasiel Palomino, who replaced the old one deteriorated by weather and wind.

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Raúl holds official talks with the President of Namibia

raul conversa namibia

During the fraternal meeting, both leaders noted the excellent state of bilateral relations and reiterated their willingness to further strengthen them, in line with the historic ties that unite the two countries. They also addressed other issues of mutual interest on the international and regional agenda.

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Cuba and Namibia are great friends

Cuba Namibia

The first place I wanted to visit outside of Africa was Cuba, that’s why I’m here, noted Namibian President Hage Gottfried Geingob on arrival to the José Martí International Airport on August 14, where he was received by Deputy Minister of Foreign Relations Rogelio Sierra and Namibia’s ambassador on the island, Jerobeam Shaanika.