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Bakili Muluzi off to Tanzania for African Leaders Forum

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Former President Bakili Muluzi is expected to leave the country for Tanzania today where he will participate in the annual African Leadership Forum to be held tomorrow in Dar es Salaam.

According to the letter of invitation, the meeting seeks to, among other things, explore the challenges of integrating Africa so that it becomes the backbone for sustainable growth, and ensure that Africa and Africans contribute to as well as benefit from the global market.

“On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Union (now AU) formerly, the heads of state and governments expressed their commitment to continuing to pursue the pan-African vision on an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens representing a dynamic force in the global arena. Integration would be politically and economically beneficial for Africa, and the key to challenges is to find a way to make this vision a reality,” reads the letter.

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The one-day meeting brings together former heads of states as well as business, government and civil society leaders.

The forum is the second in the series of dialogues regarding the pressing strategic issues facing Africa and how people from the continent can, in their personal or collective capacity, lead and support in Africa’s sustainable development.

Recently, Muluzi went to Swaziland on a mediation mission which saw the release of that countries government critics who were being held in jail for political reasons.

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