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General News of Monday, 26 October 2015

Source: Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Annual Governance Weekend to commence

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will hold its flagship, high-level Annual Governance Weekend from the 20-22 November 2015 in Accra, Ghana.

The focus of the weekend will be the Leadership Ceremony on Friday 20 November and the Ibrahim Forum on Saturday 21 November. This year’s topic will focus on urban issues in Africa.

The planned schedule of activities includes:

Friday, 20 November – Leadership Ceremony honouring the 2014 Ibrahim Laureate, His Excellency President Hifikipunye Pohamba, former President of Namibia. (19:30 – 21:00 GMT)

Saturday, 21 November Ibrahim Forum (09:00-17:30 GMT)

During the Forum, participants will be able to interact with Mo Ibrahim and other speakers by submitting questions through the live webcast platform.

Evening concert (19:00 GMT)

Live music concert featuring Angélique Kidjo, Youssou N'Dour, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy and DJ Mic Smith.

Sunday, 22 November – Live football match between the Ghana Dream Team and TP Mazembe (16:00 GMT)

Other Events: Friday, 20 November

In partnership with Mo Ibrahim Foundation, The Africa Report magazine will host an annual debate. The debate will gather leaders and decision makers from the continent, around the theme: “Is Democracy getting in the way of Development”. (14:00 – 18:00 GMT)

For more information or if you would like to attend the TAR Debates, media should contact Alison Kingsley-Hall: a.kingsley-hall@theafricareport.com

ONE will announce the 2015 ONE Africa Award, which recognises Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level.

It aims to recognise, reward, and advance the exceptional work of organisations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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