5 July 2013

Ethiopia: Mo Ibrahim Foundation to Host Governance Weekend in Ethiopia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Tedros Adhanom on Friday held talks with Mohammed Ibrahim, the founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Mohammed Ibrahim announced, on the occasion, the Foundation's plan to hold its annual Governance Weekend program here in Addis Ababa.

This year's theme: "Africa after 50 years" will host a forum that will reflect on the achievements and challenges of Africa in the last fifty years.

The three-day event will also include a music concert where artists such as Youssou N'Ndour will perform and a high-profile football match featuring the Ethiopian national team.

The Foundation will also hold its board meeting during the course of the weekend. Dignitaries including former Secretary of State Dr. Condoleeza Rice, Rock star Bono and former African Heads of State such as Olesegun Obasanjo.

Mohammed Ibrahim said "the event will be an opportunity to showcase Ethiopia's development endeavors as Ethiopian and foreign investors will also take part in the program".

Mo Ibrahim's Foundation had hosted similar events in Tunis and Dakar under themes focusing on African agriculture and youth.

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