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JOSÉ EDUARDO DOS SANTOS IS AFRICAWORLD MAN OF THE YEAR 2014

By Ukachukwu Okorie President of the Republic of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos is AFRICAWORLD MAN OF THE YEAR 2014. The coveted award which was launched in 2012 had Alan Shatter TD, Ireland

former Minister of Defence, Equality and Justice as maiden winner while President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya clinched it in 2013. In selecting the shy Angolan leader, the progress of An-

gola, a country that came out of fratricidal war comes into focus especially its postconflict era achievements and in the consolidation of democracy. Continue on page 4

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of African countries in the African Great Lakes region. The 12 Member States of the body include: Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Republic of South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. In a testimony by United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russell D. Feingold before the Congressional Senate Foreign Relations Committee, titled : Prospects for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Great Lakes Region, the Congressman spoke of Eduardo dos Santos regional efforts. “... I believe one of the most promising signs in the Great Lakes region is the budding dialogue taking place under the stewardship of Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos, who assumed the chair of the ICGLR on January 15 of this year.

During his first day as the ICGLR chair, President dos Santos convened the Presidents of the D.R.C., Rwanda, Uganda, and South Africa to discuss the FDLR, an armed group led by Rwandan genocidaires which has plagued eastern Congo and Rwanda for more than a decade. My fellow envoys and I, as well as regional leaders, saw in this meeting the potential start to the needed broader dialogue. Participating presidents were particularly complimentary of dos Santos’ role in the process. We strongly support and encourage Angola’s role in facilitating a regionally owned and initiated dialogue within the context of the Framework and stand ready to support President dos Santos in furthering it. We hope the ICGLR mechanism under Angolan leadership will expand to cover issues such as the return of M23 combatants from Rwanda and Uganda, border security, ethnic

tension, domestic challenges to the voluntary and sustainable return of refugees and internally displaced persons, and regional economic cooperation. We welcomed Angola Foreign Minister Chicoti’s recent trip through the Great Lakes region and Angola’s pledge of financial support to the ICGLR Executive Secretariat to strengthen its technical and organizational capacity, as indicators of Angola’s commitment to its new role as Chair of the organization.”

gentina, Australia, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea and Rwanda. Angola and other new Council members will take their seats on 1 January 2015. With their new seat, Angola will be better positioned to play vital role in efforts for global peace especially in steering the leadership of the Great Lakes.

The political stability and path to prosperity created by President Eduardo dos Santos has energized Angolans abroad. As a matter of fact, Angolans back home and abroad On the 18 October cherish the re2014, at the Sixty- wards that peace ninth session, and security has offered and there25th Meeting (AM) fore render due of the United Na- homage to their tions General Ascalm and calculasembly, Angola, tive leader, knowMalaysia, Venezu- ing fully well that ela, New Zealand the future is bright and Spain were for the former porelected to serve as tuguese colony. non-permanent members of the More reports on Security Council Angola and Afrifor the next two caWorld Man of years. the Year 2014 will unfold in all our Those elected news sources onwill fill seats to line especially in be vacated on 31 the social media as December by Ar2015 set in.


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