U.N. panel visits Sudan polling centers

U.N. panel visits Sudan polling centers

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A U.N. panel charged with monitoring the secession referendum in Sudan visited polling centers for the fifth straight day Thursday, U.N. officials said.

U.N. laments low Sudanese voter turnout

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Low turnout for voter registration for a January referendum in Sudan is a sign of a lack of political interest, a U.N. official said.

U.N. calls for implementing of agreements

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 9 (UPI) -- The United Nations and the African Union are calling on leaders in Congo take steps to implement agreements made for peace.

Talks resume to end violence in DR Congo

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A third session of peace talks is under way in Kenya aimed at bringing an end to rebel violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Kenyan crisis talks expand in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The former U.N. leader mediating talks between the Kenyan government and opposition said personalities aren't the main issue, Nairobi media reported Tuesday.
Annan sets Kenyan election talks deadlines

Annan sets Kenyan election talks deadlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has given the two sides in Kenya's disputed election results two deadlines for talks in Nairobi, aides reported.

Annan bows out of Zimbabwe mediation

HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 3 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has bowed out of mediating talks with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and is leaving it to the African Union.

Burundi peace talks end without agreement

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A regional Burundi peace summit ended Tuesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, without an agreement, but some officials stressed the talks had not collapsed.
Benjamin Mkapa
U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shares a light moment with Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa during the morning session of the G8 Summit Friday, July 8, 2005, at Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland. At left is British Prime Minister Tony Blair. (UPI Photo/Eric Draper/White House)

Benjamin William Mkapa (born November 12, 1938) was the third President of the United Republic of Tanzania (1995–2005) and former Chairman for the Revolutionary State Party (Chama Cha Mapinduzi, CCM).

Mkapa was born in 1938 in Ndanda, near Masasi in southern Tanganyika. He graduated from Makerere University in Uganda in 1962 with a degree in English. He also attended Columbia University in 1963 was awarded a master’s degree in international affairs. Previous posts include being the administrative officer in Dodoma and the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education. He also led the Tanzania mission to the United States and was the Foreign affairs Minister from 1977 to 1980 and from 1984 to 1990.

In 1995, Mkapa was elected president based on a popular anti-corruption campaign and the strong support of former president Julius Nyerere. Mkapa's anti-corruption efforts included creation of an open forum called the Presidential Commission on Corruption (Warioba Commission) and increased support for the Prevention of Corruption Bureau.

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