President of Ghana to visit UCR in October

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, will visit UC Riverside at the University Theatre to give an address on Oct 2. The event will start at 6:00 p.m while doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will be free and open to the public.

President Mahama’s address will be entitled “The African Diaspora: Possibilities and Privileges of Empowerment in this Technological Age.” The talk will cover the African diaspora and Africans living in the United States and how they can contribute to the globalization and economic development of Africa.

Mahama is visiting UC Riverside in the 3rd year of his presidency after serving as Vice President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012 until the death of former president John Atta Mills. Copies of President Mahama’s book, “My First Coup d’Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa,” will be available for purchase at the event and signing will take place after the lecture.


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