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General News of Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Swiss President to speak at IMANI event tonight, live on Citi FM

The President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, will give a speech tonight, Wednesday, July 12, ahead of an event organised by policy think-tank IMANI Africa.

The speech, which will be delivered from the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, will be live on radio from 6:30pm and online at

Doris Leuthard’s address will precede a panel discussion on the theme “Governance in the age of social media”.

The event will also feature contributions from the Vice President of IMANI, Kofi Bentil and Jemima Nunoo, a senior lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Interested persons can also follow IMANI on Facebook at Imani Center for Policy and Education and on Twitter @imaniafr. with the hashtag #ImaniSwissEvent.

About Swiss President Doris Leuthard

The 53-year-old studied law at the University of Zurich, and became a partner in a law firm before entering parliament as an MP for the canton of Aargau in 1999.

She is currently the longest-serving member of the current Federal Council
In 2010, Leuthard became the third woman in Swiss history to become President and the first from the Swiss-German region. She also speaks French, Italian and English.