Six African Former Heads of State to Hold Summit, News Conference at Boston University
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(Boston, Mass.) — Six African former heads of state attending a historic two-day summit at Boston University will hold a joint news conference on Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Executive Leadership Center, School of Management, 4th floor, 595 Commonwealth Ave.
They will review the inaugural annual roundtable instituted by the BU African Presidential Archives and Research Center (APARC). Along with U.S. policymakers and business executives, the African leaders were invited to the summit to explore how to attract business and increase capital flows to Africa. A key focus will be the short-term impact of the Iraq war on African economies.
Participating in the news conference will be Nicephore Sogolo of Benin; Ketumile Masire of Botswana; Jerry Rawlings of Ghana; Ali Hassan Mwinyi of Tanzania; Dr. Navichandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius; and Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia, who is the current APARC Balfour African President-in-Residence at BU.
Other participants in the roundtable include Walter Kansteiner, assistant secretary of State for African affairs; Andrew Natsios, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development; and James Harmon, former chairman of the Export/Import Bank. For details of the April 22-23 APARC summit, see http://www.bu.edu/aparc/news/summit.htm
Event: African Former Heads of State news conference
Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Executive Leadership Center
School of Management, 4th floor
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston