|Dinyando, Raphael Nakare - Swapo|
|Raphael Dinyando is a former Mayor of Rundu, whose name appeared on the Swapo list of candidates for the 1999 National Assembly elections. At number 54 he just made it and was able to start his parliamentary career in March 2000.
He had been a Swapo activist since 1986 and during the transition to independence in 1989-90 he was the deputy head of Swapos office at Rundu. He served on the Security Commission - the constitutional body, which makes recommendations to the President on top army and police appointments and other security matters - from 2001 to 2005.
In 2005 President Hifikepunye Pohamba promoted Dinyando to the position of Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting.
|Born on August 2 1960 at Divundu in the Kavango region.|
|Diploma in Local Government and Administration, University of Zululand, South Africa (1982-85).|
|Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting since 2005. Member of the National Assembly since 2000. Vice Chairperson of Rundu Town Council (1998-2000). Mayor of Rundu (1993-98). Member of Rundu Town Council (1993-2000).|
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