Africa's Diaspora acknowledge Sullivan's advocacy

Paris- France (PANA) -- South Africa's Ambassador in Paris Skweyiya Thuthukile has paid tribute to the late African American, Rev.
Leon Sullivan, acknowledging that the latter was a true advocate of the African Renaissance.
Thuthukile made the remarks last Friday in a keynote address to the African Diaspora in Paris, at a function organised by the Paris-based Africa Renaissance Committee to render Sullivan homage.
Rev.
Sullivan, who passed on last April in the United States, initiated the Africa-African American summit, which brings together African leaders and US corporate entities in a bid to boost investments in Africa.
Sullivan was equally known for advocating social, economic and political justice and respect for human rights wherever companies did business.
Thuthukile recalled that "he believed in a holistic approach to human development.
For Ambassador Thuthukile, Rev.
Sullivan "left a legacy for many to make a meaningful contribution towards the rebirth of the African continent through a solid foundation (such as the Africa- Africa American Summits).
Thuthukile dropped hint of plans for a major workshop in Paris to brainstorm on what contribution the African Diaspora in France could bring to Africa's renaissance.

30 june 2001 18:25:00




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