The former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Olubanke King-Akerele will tomorrow, April 3, sign her third book and her most recent Book entitled the “Growing” of Africa’s Emergent Leadership” at the Monrovia City Hall.
The ceremony takes place under the auspices of the Angie Brooks International Centre for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security and the Liberian Institute for “Growing” Patriotism.
The book was launched in Zambia officially on February 25, where Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the first President of Zambia was unable to perform the launch himself as scheduled because he had just been released from the hospital but was deputized by his daughter. His speech is now available for distribution.
This book, based on extensive research on the contribution of Africa’s next generation of leaders cover the author’s ongoing activities and efforts over more than 20 years for the development of the youths and young professionals from all regions of the African Continent, as well as young Africa’s Emergent leaders in the Diaspora, Africa’s 6th region as designated by the African Union.
The release of the book for the first time in Liberia took place on 25 March at Tubman’s University in Harper, Maryland. We want to thank the President of Tubman University, Dr. Elizabeth Davis Russell and the Vice President Rev. Rita Townsend, the faculty and academic staff as well as the student body there for the excellent programme organized at the Release.
Proceeds from the sale of the book are applied to the Yahne Sangare fund that serves as seed capital at the Angie Brooks International Centre to support the internship and mentorship programmes for young professionals (i. e. Africa’s Emergent Leadership) in Liberia and the MRU sub-region.