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Karume set to deliver lecture at UDSM on Friday; wrapped up the US leg of his recent lectureship

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    By In2EastAfrica - Thu May 19, 9:25 pm

    Former Zanzibar President Dr Amani Abeid Karume

    Former Zanzibar President Dr Amani Abeid Karume is on Friday expected to deliver a lecture at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), having wrapped up the US leg of his recent lectureship at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

    The former president will be speaking on the future of US-Africa relations and a reflection of his time in the US.

    A statement issued on Thursday indicated that at the end of this month, Karume will speak in London at a forum organized by African Presidential Roundtable and Thomson-Reuters news service.

    On June 2 and 3rd the former Zanzibar President will open African Presidential Roundtable in Mauritius, the focus of which is "21st Century solutions to Africa's energy challenges."

    Mr Karume's stay at Boston University began on March 10, this year, with his inaugural lecture – "Are Islamic Nations at Crossroads: What are the Implications of Tunisia and Egypt for Africa, the Middle East and the West?."

    After the lecture, the audience was allowed to participate in a question and answer session.
    Over 250 Boston University students and academics from Boston area colleges, as well as public and private sector leaders attended the lecture.

    The former president's lecturership included a stop at American African University Collaborative member school Elizabeth City State University.

    While there, he met with University leaders, City officials, students and faculty.

    He delivered a classroom lecture to students about his Malaria initiatives in Zanzibar that reduced the prevalence of Malaria from around 40 to below 1 per cent.

    He later gave a Keynote Lecture on ‘Political Reconciliation in Zanzibar' during a luncheon held in his honour.

    Also on his itinerary was a conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan Africa Business Club.

    During the conference, "Africa 2.0: Achieving Growth through Innovation," Karume gave a keynote lecture on opportunities and challenges to innovation in Africa.

    The conference was attended by more than 150 students, faculty, entrepreneurs, as well as public and private sector leaders from around the world.

    Mr Karume then travelled to Atlanta. During his trip to Atlanta, where he also toured the Carter Centre, where he met with several public and private sector leaders and explored the legacy of former US President Jimmy Carter.

    He also met with Civil Rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young and paid homage to Martin Luther King Jr. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Centre.

    After a tour of Dr Martin Luther King's birth place, the tour culminated with Dr Karume and his wife placing a wreath on the crypt of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott-King.

    The former president met with Mr Isaac Farris, former President and CEO of the King Centre, who personally walked him through the civil rights museum and historic district.

    Mr Karume concluded his trip to Atlanta at Morehouse College and he toured Atlanta University Centre, which consists of Morehouse College, Spelman College, Interdenominational Theological College and Morehouse Medical School.

    This consortium of schools were founded immediately after the Civil War, for the sole purpose of educating African Americans.

    The former president attended a class of 15 students to share his experiences and give them a one-on-one opportunity to converse with a former Head of State and Government.

    He addressed students, faculty and staff; sharing his views on ethical leadership and how it relates to the current political climates around the world.
    Source Tanzania Daily News