Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirlef is expected to join other former presidents, top lawyers, policymakers, and stakeholders in the justice sector for the 2021 African Bar Association (AfBA) Annual Conference in Niamey, Republic of Niger, Women Voices newspaper has reliably gathered.

The conference, which is scheduled to take place between October 3 and 7, will feature stakeholders from across Africa, according to Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Forum of AfBA, Mr. Owoicho Adejo-Ogiri.

Speaking with the press on Tuesday in Abuja, Mr Adejo-Ogiri disclosed that the keynote speaker of the upcoming confab would be the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner from DR Congo, Denis Mukwege.

At the 2021 edition of the AfBA Annual Conference which is scheduled to be held at the Mahatma Gandhi International Conference Centre, stakeholders would advance discussion on the theme “Accountable Governance as a Panacea for the Unending Conflicts in Africa: The Legal Profession as the Driver.”

Others listed to attend are Mohammed Bazoum, President of Niger Republic; Mohamadou Issofou, former president of Niger Republic; Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria; and Ernest Bai Koroma, former president of Sierra-Leone.

Others are Judge Navanethem Pillay, the first woman of color to be appointed as Judge in South Africa; 2016 AfBA Conference keynote speaker, Joseph Daudu (SAN); Abdulsamad Rabiu, founder/chairman of BUA Group, among others.

According to Mr Adejo-Ogiri, the annual conference will bring together experts and participants in the legal profession, judiciary, legislature, executive, academia, military and security agencies, and people from the business and policymaking sectors.

Speaking on the expected outcome, he said, “Judging by the very important guests that will grace the occasion, the very interesting topics selected, and seasoned experts to dissect them, it promises to be another memorable productive discourse.”

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