Mo Ibrahim to hold 3-day governance forum in Addis
By TREVOR ANALO in Nairobi |
Sudan-born telecoms tycoon Mo Ibrahim, founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, speaks at the launch of the 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG). PHOTO | FILE
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will hold its annual Governance Weekend forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from November 8 to10, 2013.
The forum brings together political leaders, top business executives, selected intellectuals and journalists to discuss the major opportunities and challenges the continent faces over the next 50 years.
The three-day event will also include a friendly football match between Ethiopian Bunna SC and TP Mazembe (of DRC) at the Addis Ababa stadium.
This will be followed by top musical performances and the 2013 Ibrahim Annual Leadership Ceremony.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Hailemariam Desalegn is the keynote speaker while BBC’s Komla Dumor, presenter of Focus on Africa, will chair the forum.
Zeinab Badawi of BBC’s World News Today will host the 2013 Ibrahim Annual Leadership Ceremony at the African Union headquarters.
The forum will also feature Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group; Jendayi Frazer of the Carnegie Mellon University; Trevor Manuel, South Africa’s planning minister; and Donald Kaberuka, President of African Development Bank, among other eminent international personalities.
Held annually since 2010, the Ibrahim Governance Weekend forum aims to tackle specific issues that are of critical importance to Africa, and require both committed leadership and governance.
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