The Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC) series is the foremost pan-African gathering of senior media professionals on the African continent, and is hosted annually by the Media Programme for Sub-Saharan Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Rhodes University’s Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership (SPI).
Excerpts from a memo from Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) to the staff of the NEPAD Agency on the outcomes of the 23rd NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) and the 15th African Union (AU) Summit held in Kampala, Uganda from 19-27 July 2010.
A continent with half of its population under the age of twenty owes it to itself to invent a new way of governance, adapted and contextualized to the challenges imposed by its demography as well as its development. This way of governance would only be able to emerge with a leadership that is conscious of our reality, in order to create an enabling environment for security and progress.
Being the world’s second largest continent, Africa is richly endowed with a variety of resources. But it needs to set aside its intra-continental differences in order to maximise the opportunities available from growing foreign interest.
Dr Jean Ping, has paid a three-day visit to Japan at the invitation of the the Japanese Government. Mr Naoto Kanstated that Japan is willing to further strengthen the relationship between Japan and the African Union.