Sunday, August 27, 2006

suggested a "United States of Africa"

Alpha Oumar Konaré at UNU
The United States of Africa

Chair of the Commission of the African Union and former president of Mali Alpha Oumar Konaré lectured at UNU on Monday, July 24 on "African Dynamism: Efforts towards Regional Cooperation and Integration." Dr. Konaré's lecture was introduced by UNU Rector Hans van Ginkel and preceded by remarks from H.E. Elly Elikunda Mtango, Tanzania's Ambassador to Japan, and Katsutoshi Kaneda, the Japanese government's Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Konaré spoke to a standing room only audience on the need for a recommitted investment in Africa that helps the continent develop beyond the simple exportation of raw materials, and suggested a "United States of Africa" could help ensure the development of the smaller, weaker countries and the continent as a whole.
UNU Video Portal: Konaré at UNU


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