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Lee Myung-bak

Date of Birth: 19/12/1941
Place of Birth: Osaka


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Big plans for 2014

'During the [Lee Myung-bak] government, efforts in securing energy resources in Africa was one of the top agenda items, but those efforts came in below expectations,' Park admits...


Going strong

Outgoing President Lee Myung-bak visited South Africa, Congo-Kinshasa and Ethiopia in July 2011 to expand Korea’s engagement with Africa to include sub-Saharan Africa’s least developed countries in what he called ‘win-win Korea-Africa cooperation’...


Park Geun-hye

The daughter of former President Park Chung-hee (1961-1979), she succeeds her fellow Saenuri Party member President Lee Myung-bak...


Kim Hwang-sik

In October 2010, he was appointed Prime Minister by President Lee Myung-bak despite allegations of dodging military service: he avoided conscription in 1972 due to a thyroid gland disorder...


The big diamond scam

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak prides himself on his government’s resource diplomacy, but now a corrupt Cameroonian diamond deal has taken its first political casualties...


Diamond dealers

President Lee Myung-bak’s government faces another corruption scandal linked to its African resource diplomacy after a little-known mining company claimed to have made a record-shattering diamond discovery in eastern Cameroon...


The Bulldozer arrives

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak (aka “Bulldozer”) secured Pyeongchang’s 2018 Winter Olympic bid on his trip to Durban, South Africa, that began 6 July...


Kim Sung-hwan

He returned from Vienna in 2008 to become Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade and soon joined President Lee Myung-bak’s cabinet as Senior Secretary for Foreign Affairs and National Security...


Building without BRICs

In mid-January, President Lee Myung-bak dispatched the Choi Young destroyer to rescue a hijacked South Korean ship off the coast of Oman...


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