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30.01.2012 Liberia

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia) and President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (Tanzania) to announce new leadership and key commitments by 41 African Presidents in malaria fight

By African Union Commission (AUC)
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 30, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and His Excellency President JakayaMrishoKikwete of Tanzania will address members of the press directly following the meeting of the Africa Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) during the African Union Summit. ALMA members-- 41 heads of state and government and the African Union—will take decisions on financing challenges and solutions and new commitments to the malaria fight and its impact on child and maternal health. ALMA members elected President Sirleaf to succeed the founding chair, President Kikwete. A new deputy chair will be elected during the meeting.

WHEN: Monday, 30th January 2012,15h00

WHO: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President JakayaMrishoKikweteand ALMA Executive Secretary Joy Phumaphi

WHAT: Press Conference with Q&A

WHERE: New African Union Commission Conference Complex – “Small Conference Hall 1”, above the “Multipurpose Hall”, on the second floor (look for ALMA Media sign)

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