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General News of Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Source: GNA

Kufuor mentioned in Africa Report

Accra, Feb. 6, GNA - President John Agyekum Kufuor, is one of 15 African leaders to be represented in the Boston University's "African Leaders State of Africa Report 2007," a statement in Accra said on Wednesday.

President Kufuor has been invited to participate in the report, which features the visions and strategies of heads of state, for a sixth time in 2007.

The programme, scheduled for February 19, 2008 at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg would also feature other African countries including Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde, Kenya Liberia, Malawi, Mali South Africa and Zambia.

The statement said American Ambassador Charles R. Stith, Director of African Presidential Archives and Research Centre at Boston University (APARC) and former US Ambassador to Tanzania would travel to eight African nations in conjunction with the official release of the African Leaders State of Africa report 2007.

The Research Centre at Boston University is a resource for fostering efforts at free-market reforms and democratisation in Africa. A repository for the papers of former and current African leaders, it offers a residency programme for former democratically elected heads of state and would host an annual African Presidential Roundtable in April. The African Leaders State Report is one of APARC's core projects and provides selected African leaders a forum to address the world about the goals, programmes and policies of their respective countries. This is the sixth edition of the Report jointly funded by Coca-Cola Africa and USIAD.

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