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Vol 42 No 11

Published 1st June 2001


Ghana

Ole Kufuor!

The President scores on his first major international trip

As a row simmered over security for former President Jerry John Rawlings, President John Kufuor jetted off to speak at the African Development Bank's 29-31 May meeting in Valencia, Spain, and to meet Prime Minister José Maria Aznar. Kufuor's first major international outing since taking over on 7 January demonstrated the President's confidence in his government's grip on events back home and his rapid elevation to the clique of African reforming leaders that includes Mozambique's Joaquim Chissano and Senegal's Abdoulaye Wade.

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