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25.06.2009 Politics

Du Bois Centre to mark President Obama’s visit

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Accra, June 25, GNA – The W. E. B. Du Bois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture on Thursday outlined activities to mark President Barack Obama's visit to Ghana next month.

The activities include screening of two African centered films on June 28. The first film focuses on ancient Egypt and the second film on West African empires after the fall of Ancient Egypt, the Sahara and Trans Atlantic Slave Trade.

The climax of activities is slated for July 10th with a public discussion on the theme: “The Historic visit to Ghana, Benefits to Ghanaians, Continental Africans and Africans in the Diaspora.”

In a statement to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, the Du Bois Memorial Centre urged Ghanaians and Africans to take advantage of the historic visit, which has caused the global world community to see the African Continent in a much more positive light.

The statement said dignitaries expected to participate in the public discussion include Ministers of State, Members of Parliament, Africans in the Diaspora, media practitioners and the cross section of the public.

The centre called on the public to participate in the activities to ensure that Ghanaians share rich experience on the development of the country as well as establishing mutual relationship with the rest of the world.

The Centre is a national monument to the memory of the “Father of Pan-Africanism,” Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois.


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