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Namibia president names Hage Geingob to return as nation's prime minister in cabinet reshuffle

Namibia's president has said that Hage Geingob will return to serve as the nation's prime minister as part of a major cabinet reshuffle in the southern Africa nation.

The Namibian Press Agency said President Hifikepunye Pohamba made the announcement Tuesday during a hastily called news conference in the capital Windhoek. Geingob is part of the ruling party South West African People's Organization, a former guerrilla movement known as SWAPO.

Geingob's elevation comes after he was confirmed Sunday as SWAPO's vice president. That puts him in a strong position to become SWAPO's presidential candidate in the nation's coming 2014 election.

Geingob previously served as Namibia's first prime minister from 1990 to 2002. Namibia gained its independence and a majority-rule government in 1990.