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June 19, 2009

World Economic Forum on Africa – A Cape Town Tourism photo essay

Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, was one of the 700 delegates who gathered in Cape Town from June 10-12, 2009 for the World Economic Forum on Africa. The event aimed to consider the implications of the global economic crisis on Africa.

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Graca Machel, president of the Foundation for Community Development and wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela, spoke among other things about how agriculture can play a role in boosting Africa’s economy and lift people out of poverty.

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President Jacob Zuma opened the meeting, which was held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

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President Jacob Zuma during a panel discussion on whether Africa could be the world’s bread basket. 

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, managing director of the World Bank, speaking about the implications of the crisis for Africa. “Sixteen million Africans have been pushed into poverty as a result of the downturn,” she said.

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Images © Miriam Mannak 2009

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