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Old presidents, new agenda

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (front centre right) and Chairperson of the Forum for Former Presidents, Mr Joachim Chissano (front centre left), with their colleagues during the consultation meeting on Agenda 2063 of the Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government. The meeting convened in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photograph by Jacoline Shoonees)

A meeting of former African heads of state convened on Human Rights Day this week in Pretoria, South Africa to discuss the contribution by former government leaders in shaping Africa’s future through the so-called Agenda 2063.

Chaired by former Mozambican president, H.E. Joachim Chissano, the meeting was convened by the African Union Commission and hosted by South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation. The meeting re-affirmed that the Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government working closely with the African Union Commission, various AU policy making organs, African governments, the private sector, professional associations, churches and ordinary citizens including Africans in the Diaspora, has a critical supportive role, particularly in the area of advocacy to ensure full realisation of the aspirations of Agenda 2063. The meeting was also attended by Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency

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