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A Historic Visit from Africa

July 12, 2013

Ambassador Tunde Adetunji, CEO of The African Heritage Center at Southern Polytechnic State University, has invited Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the new chairperson of the African Union (AU), to visit Atlanta in September.

Dr. Zuma is visiting Atlanta during a celebration of a historic year. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech as well as the AU’s 50th anniversary.

Dr. Zuma is the first woman chairperson of the African Union and acts as a single voice for the AU. Her visit in September will follow the legislation of the SR9 Resolution, which specifically designates Georgia as the international gateway for the exchange of knowledge and commerce between the United States and Africa.

During her visit, Dr. Zuma is expected to visit many places in Atlanta rich in African history. She will also address many business leaders who have invested in the relationship between Africa and the United States.

“The destiny of Africa and America is tied together,” stated Dr. Zuma.

With continued ventures between the States and the AU, a lasting relationship with Africa will generate job opportunities and exponential growth. The use of resources, wisdom and communication will set the pace for the growth between the two continents.

“Africa is the continent of possibilities and has re-emerged as the new frontier and the antidote to the global economy,” says Adetunji. “Vision is greater than ambition.”

To learn more about the African Heritage Center, visit For more on this monumental event, click here.


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