Malawi President Peter Mutharika will visit United Kingdom in the month of April for official tour which will also take him to the London School of Economics and Political Science to speak at the third annual Africa Summit to take place on April 22 and 23, 2016.
A source in the ministry of foreign affairs told Nyasa Times that a list of delegation that will go with the President to UK has been vetted .
The source said Mutharika has been invited to speak at London School of Economics at the summit themed “Africa within a Global Context,” will feature an interdisciplinary research conference and a transnational business conference focused on economic development in the African continent.
The LSE Africa Summit is an annual gathering that showcases Africa’s contributions to the world and fosters debates on the challenges facing the continent.
Some past speakers include Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice-President of Nigeria; Jean Louis Billon, Minister of Commerce of Cote d’Ivoire; and Acha Leke, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company.
According to the prominent university, the 2016 LSE Africa Summit will explore how nations in Africa can capitalise on opportunities and address challenges shaped by their position in a Global Context.
It features a research conference that moves beyond conventions in provocative and practical debates between scholars, policy-makers and practitioners, as well as a business conference that challenges business leaders, government representatives, and multinational corporations to think beyond investment on the continent.
This year’s Summit will also feature the launch of the LSE Africa Centre, part of the LSE Institute of Global Affairs.
The goal of the Africa Centre is to leverage LSE’s expertise to grow a global and interdisciplinary focus on Africa and build a locus for students, faculty, and members of the wider Africanist community to come together.