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AFRICAN LEADERSHIP FORUM BIGINS IN DAR ES SALAAM, FIVE FORMER AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE HAD ATTENDED

Jul 28, 2016

South Africa former President, Thabo Mbeki, (Second left), speaks at a plenary session of the African Leadership Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Thursday July 28, 2016. The African Leadership Forum brings together former Heads of State as well as leaders from business, government, civil society and academia from across Africa. Building on the success of the inaugural dialogue in 2014 and the second dialogue in 2015, the African Leadership Forum 2016 is focusing on the theme of: Enabling African business to transform the continent, with the overarching objective of the dialogue to draw out the obstacles preventing African businesses from flourishing, and identify what needs to be done about them. With him from left to right, Sipho Nkosi, former President of the Chamber of Mines of South , former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano,  Professor Kwesi Botchwey, former Finance Minister of Ghana, and Dr. Frannie Leautier, Vice-President of the African Development Bank. (K-VIS BLOG/Khalfan Said)
Dr. Frannie Leautier, Vice-President of the African Development Bank

K-VIS MEDIA/Khalfan Said
A two-day African Leadership Forum has started in Dar es Salaam, Thursday July 28, 2016, brings together former Heads of State as well as leaders from business, government, civil society and academia from across Africa.
Building on the success of the inaugural dialogue in 2014  and the second dialogue in 2015, the African Leadership Forum 2016 is focusing on the theme of: “Enabling African business to tranform the continent,” with the overarching objective of the dialogue to draw out the obstacles preventing African businesses from flourishing, and identify what needs to be done about them.
This is the third in a series of annual dialogues regarding the pressing strategic issues facing the continent, and how we as Africans can contribute in our individual and collective capacities to lead and support Africa’s sustainable development.
Five former African Heads of State will be in attendance, including H.E. Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique,  H.E. Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, H.E. Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia and H.E. Armando Guebuza of Mozambique.
The African Leadership Forum is an initiative of H.E. Benjamin W. Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, and is organised in collaboration with UONGOZI Institute under the leadership of Professor Joseph Semboja.

Former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, (L), speaks at a plenary session of the African Leadership Forum in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Thursday July 28, 2016. The African Leadership Forum brings together former Heads of State as well as leaders from business, government, civil society and academia from across Africa. Building on the success of the inaugural dialogue in 2014 and the second dialogue in 2015, the African Leadership Forum 2016 is focusing on the theme of: Enabling African business to transform the continent, with the overarching objective of the dialogue to draw out the obstacles preventing African businesses from flourishing, and identify what needs to be done about them
 Former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, (L), and Professor, Kwesi Botchwey, former Finance Minister of Ghana

 Mr. Sipho Nkosi, former President of the Chamber of Mines of Sout, with his is Mozambican former President, Joaquim Chissano
 Tanzanian Ali Mufuruki, the CEO Roundtable Chair, speaks at a  forum
 Former President of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa, The African Leadership Forum is an initiative of President Mkapa
 A cross section of participants
  Professor Kwesi Botchwey, former Finance Minister of Ghana
 The renown African economist, Tanzanian Professor, Ibrahim H. Lipumba, (L)
 A cross section of business leaders
 High Commissioners
 Chief Executive Officer with Uongozi Institute, the convenor of the forum Professor Joseph Semboja,
 Former Tanzania's Prime Ministers, David Cleopa Msuya, (R), and John Samwel Malecela
 A Young Tanzanian entrepreneur, Krantz Mwantepele, (L), was also in the house





 Japanese ambassador to Tanzania, Masaharu Yoshida, attend the forum

 The forum moderator, Kenyan Lilian Gechuru,

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