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Background of the Meeting for Peace, Solidarity,
and African Reconstruction

The journey of the African Caravan for Peace and Solidarity, which began one year ago, is ending in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) with the African Continental Meeting. The meeting will be attended, between June 21 and June 26, by about 80 participants from all the sub-regions of Africa.

Tanzania is playing a key role in the peace process of the Great Lakes Region. It hosts the International Penal Tribunal for Rwanda and is central in mediating the peace negotiations.

Started in Cape Town (South Africa) on the anniversary of the South African Freedom Charter, the Caravan thus remains true to its calling.

The Meeting is organized jointly by the Martin Luther King International Centre (Burundi) and the Global PanAfrican Movement (formerly Nyerere Foundation - Tanzania). A youth group from UVIKIUTA (Young Christians Organisation for Development) is taking an active part in welcoming the participants, in the cultural activities, and in the workshops.

The work is organized around 3 themes: Governance; Economy; and Values and Culture. Workshops will for instance be held on "Decentralization and Regional Integration" and "The Future of African Business Networks".

by Claire Launay and Véronique Rioufol (France)

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