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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

UDSM welcomes President Sirleaf of Republic of Liberia

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia gives her public lecture at University of Dar es Salaam, where large number of scholars turned-out to witness the historical moment.   Prior to that, President Sirleaf was awarded the Prestigious Univeristy of Dar es Salaam 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Award.

Listening on to President Sirleaf's lecture was Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (3rd right-front row), Chairman Reginald Mengi (4th right-front row) of IPP Group and Hon. Mahadhi Juma Maalim (Mb) (2nd right-2nd row), Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. 
President Sirleaf continues with her public lecture that was also attended by Hon. Sophia Simba (1st left), Minister for Community Development, Gender and Children, Professor Rwekaza Mukandala (2nd left), Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam and Professor Y. Mgaya (3rd left), Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University.  President Sirleaf is also a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Large turnout of scholars from the University of Dar es Salaam and other schools within proximity filled out the Nkrumah Hall, listening to public lecture conducted by President Sirleaf of Republic of Liberia.

Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro also shared her experience as a Former United Nations Deputy Secretary General, the African Union position on the permanent seat for the Security Council for the United Nations and the MDGs implementation and post MDGs 2015.

Ambassador Getrude Mongella, the former and first president of the African Union Parliament was also among the distinguished guests in the audience.

Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, President Kikwete's Senior Advisor - Diplomatic Affairs was also among the distinguished guests in attendance.

British High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ambassador Diane Corner and United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr. Alberic Kacou were also present. 

Other distinguished guests in attendance were Ms. Tonia Kandiero (left -2nd row), Resident Representative for the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tanzania, Ambassador Alfonso Lenhardt (2nd left-2nd row) of the United States of America to Tanzania, Mr. Jatinto Januario Maguni (3rd left - 2nd row), Deputy High Commissioner for the High Commission of Mozambique to Tanzania, Mr. Omary Mjenga (2nd right - 2nd row), Country Representative for the United Nations Office for Projects Services in Sierra Leone (UNOPS) and High Commissioner of Nigeria.

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