Hopelong Uushona Ipinge became ambassador of Namibia to the United States on March 8, 2005.
Ambassador Ipinge previously served as ambassador to China, Korea and Vietnam (1999-2005), as well as deputy secretary to the Ministry of Defense in Namibia (1995-99). In addition, he served on the Panel of Government Experts on Small Arms Proliferation, which in August 1997 issued a report to the U.N. secretary-general for complete disarmament of small arms (1996-98). Ambassador Ipinge was also the chief executive officer of the Omusati Regional Counsel (1993-95) and senior staff officer for the Directorate of Policy and Operations in the Ministry of Defense (1990-92).
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Washington International University, Pa., and his master’s degree in diplomatic studies from Keele University in the United Kingdom. He speaks English, Oshiwambo and Afrikaans and easily understands Portuguese.
He is married with three children.
Embassy of Namibia
1605 New Hampshire Ave., NW
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